Sands China has announced 20 September 2012 as the opening date for the second phase of its Sands Cotai Central integrated resort.
This second phase will include the launch of the complex’s third hotel – the 3,896-room Polynesian-themed Sheraton Macao Hotel Cotai Central, which will become the largest hotel both for Macau and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The first of the Sheraton Macao’s two hotel towers will be launched next month, with the second tower opening in early 2013.
Other facilities being opened on 20 September include a second level of duty-free shops at the Shoppes Cotai Central, plus additional restaurants and an international food court.
“The opening of the Sheraton Macao Hotel at Sands Cotai Central represents another milestone in my vision for the Cotai Strip,” said Sands China’s Chairman, Sheldon Adelson. “I’m very happy to see Sheraton join our growing family of integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip. Sands China remains committed to establishing Macao as a world centre of tourism and leisure, and Asia’s number one business and leisure destination. The addition of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and its impressive array of luxury accommodation is an important development towards reaching that goal.”
The opening will further expand the range of attractions and tourist facilities on Macau’s Cotai Strip. Sands China’s Macau investment now exceeds US$8 billion and will soon bring the company’s combined Cotai Strip offerings to more than 9,000 rooms across five hotels, 120,000m² of meeting and exhibition space, 600 duty-free shops and more than 57 restaurants, bars and lounges.
“Our team members worked incredibly hard to launch Sands Cotai Central back in April; they’ve worked equally hard to introduce the expanded facilities of Sands Cotai Central to Macao this September. All of us are excited to unveil this latest development and we are already looking forward to serving our visitors with the opening of our next phase in early 2013,” said Sands China’s President & CEO, Edward Tracy.
The opening ceremony will take place on 20 September.