MACAO and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and Sands China Ltd., a majority-held subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., today announced the signing of a franchise agreement to open the first Conrad hotel in Macao. Comprising 636 rooms, the Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012 at Cotai Central. Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip joins existing Conrad hotels in Hong Kong and Sanya Haitang Bay, and seven hotels under construction in Dalian, Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Xiamen in Greater China.
John T. A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide said, “Adding a Conrad in an exciting location like Macao reflects the brand’s intent to have a presence in the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations. Offering a world of style, service, and connection, Conrad Hotels & Resorts are designed for today’s affluent traveller. On five continents, Conrad Hotels & Resorts offers stylish, sophisticated global guests the ultimate luxury – The Luxury of Being Yourself®.”
Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “This is a key project for us as it marks the entry of the Conrad brand, one of Hilton Worldwide’s luxury segment brands, into an exciting new market like Macao. To be able to do this on this with a well-respected hospitality company such as Sands China Ltd. which has a deep understanding of the luxury segment, is indeed beneficial to the brand and we believe the partnership will deliver mutual benefits to both corporations. Conrad Macao now joins a pipeline of 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts scheduled to open within the next four years, thereby making it one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the hospitality segment.”
A world of style, service and connections, Conrad offers guests one-of-a-kind experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings. The Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip will boast four food and beverage outlets; including Chinese and Macanese specialty restaurants, a health club, spa and outdoor pool. It will be integrated in a development that includes expansive meeting and convention space, two casinos, and a wide and diverse offering of luxury retail outlets, entertainment and dining options.
Edward Tracy, president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd said, “Sands China is pleased to introduce our newest integrated resort – Sands Cotai Central – to this fastest growing hospitality market in the world. Cotai Central will specifically provide both high-end branded products for premium guests seeking a luxury lifestyle, and accommodation for affordable luxury on the Cotai Strip. We are excited about bringing the first Conrad to Macao. Renowned for its sophisticated, stylish and luxurious hospitality for affluent travelers, Hilton Worldwide’s experience and brand promise will certainly complement existing anchor Sands China properties to further increase and enhance Macau’s reputation as the premier and most diversified tourism destination in the region.”
Conrad Macao joins a pipeline of 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts scheduled to open within the next four years, including hotels in China and other global destinations such as Koh Samui (Thailand), New York, Seoul (Korea) and Dubai.