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World’s Largest Conrad Hotel Opening at Sands Cotai Central This April

Hilton Worldwide to debut in Macao with new Conrad Hotels & Resorts property

March 01, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.
 

MACAO, China - Conrad adds another jewel to its stellar portfolio of hotels with the opening of Conrad Macao, Cotai Central this April. The world's largest Conrad hotel, at 636 rooms and suites, will welcome guests in conjunction with the opening of Sands Cotai Central, the newest integrated resort offering from Sands China Ltd. on the Cotai Strip.

John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide, said, "Designed for today's affluent traveller, Conrad Hotels & Resorts answers the needs of China's increasingly sophisticated guests by delivering a world of style, service, and connection. We are pleased to offer our distinctive style of service to Macao to provide business and leisure travellers the ultimate luxury - The Luxury of Being Yourself."

"Hilton Worldwide is excited to enter Macao, one of the world's leading resort destinations and to be partnering with Sands China Ltd. on this special project. The opening of the largest Conrad hotel to date signals our firm intent to extend and deepen our presence in Greater China. We hope our presence will also contribute to enhancing Macao's reputation as the premier tourism destination in the region," said Martin Rinck, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

Conrad Macao will be the destination for a new generation of travellers to the famous Cotai Strip, providing one-of-a-kind experiences where business and pleasure seamlessly connect. It will be the luxury hotel of choice where one can truly be oneself, whilst enjoying the adventure, fun and fortune of the Sands Cotai Central.

Conrad Macao, with its unique and contemporary Himalayan-inspired surroundings, will feature 430 exquisite rooms and 206 magnificent suites housed in a 39-floor tower overlooking the Cotai Strip. Rooms are generously apportioned at an average 560 square feet, with the largest suite at 4,000 square feet. All rooms and suites come equipped with LED flat screen televisions featuring cable channels, video on demand, DVD and CD players available upon request, high speed wired and wireless Internet access and docking stations for both iPods and iPads. Also included are plush his and hers hooded robes and slippers, premium bathroom amenities from Acca Kappa, bespoke handmade candy by Papabubble, Harney & Sons premium tea, and Nespresso machines. Each room and suite will also feature the introduction of a unique new and bespoke rubber duck especially for Conrad Macao - Lucky Ducky.

The hotel's Conrad Club features a 24-hour Concierge and butler service, an exclusive check-in and check-out service, and the Conrad Club Lounge, offering afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and complimentary breakfast. The lounge is Macao's largest and most elaborate, equipped with iMacs, complimentary Wi-Fi, an exclusive bar and a business centre with two meeting rooms, featuring the most stunning views of the Cotai Strip anywhere in the building.

Dining options at Conrad Macao include its signature Chinese restaurant, Dynasty 8, featuring Chef Wong Man serving his culinary wizardry in an ambience of old world China charm, brought to life by decor inspired by eight ancient Chinese dynasties. Chef Wong brings with him four decades of culinary expertise, having most recently headed the two-Michelin-starred Tim's Kitchen in Hong Kong. Grand Orbit offers a culinary journey around the globe with an all-day buffet, as well as a la carte options. Do Mar features fresh and fun Mediterranean cooking at its best and The Lounge is the perfect place to have a quick bite to eat while greeting friends or simply relaxing and watching the world go by.

One of the most noteworthy features of Conrad Macao is its world-class meeting facilities. Three versatile junior ballrooms average 16,000 square feet each, and are each divisible into 16 separate conference, meeting and board rooms with sound proof partitions. With access to the Kashgar Ballroom, which has the capacity to accommodate 4,000 people, in the second half of 2012, Conrad will provide its guests with over 100,000 square feet of dynamic and flexible meeting areas. All function spaces feature the latest audio visual and technical facilities, with satellite and video conferencing, as well as simultaneous translation services available.

For couples looking for a place to host their nuptials, Conrad Macao will specialise in luxury weddings with bespoke concepts and tailor-made arrangements, offering design and personalisation of the wedding experience, including theme, cake, menus and other details.

Conrad Macao has a range of services for the athletic and the health-conscious. Bodhi Spa takes guests on a journey through ancient spa traditions aligning Ayurvedic, Aboriginal and Asian spa elements. The spa features ten suites with full changing and wet facilities, and products by Thalgo and Li'Tya. The state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, 6,600-square-foot fitness centre by Technogym features cardiovascular and strength equipment, as well as a functional training room with yoga and Pilates lessons available. Outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzi come with full changing and shower facilities, nine cabanas with day beds, and food and beverage service.

As part of an integrated resort-city on the Cotai Strip, Conrad Macao guests have access to all the entertainment, retail, dining, gaming and conventions of Sands Cotai Central, as well as its interconnected properties across the street, The Venetian Macao and The Plaza Macao. Gaming excitement is readily available at two uniquely-themed casinos at Sands Cotai Central, Himalaya and Pacifica. Visitors to Shoppes Cotai Central, as part of the larger Shoppes Cotai, will have access to nearly 600 retails outlets, for the ultimate luxury duty-free shopping experience of the region, complete with amazing Streetmosphere entertainment. And Macao's biggest entertainment events are waiting to be enjoyed at the 15,000-seat CotaiArena, which hosts the most famous names in sports, music, awards and other shows.

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is five-minutes from Macau International Airport, and offers easy access to all parts of Macao with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses, including access to ferry terminals and border crossing points within a few minutes travel time.

Bookings can be made online now at www.conradhotels.hilton.com and at www.sandscotaicentral.com.

Contact:
Tingting Gao
Hilton Worldwide, Greater China & Mongolia
+86 21 2321 6819
tingting.gao@hilton.com

Robert Allegrini
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
+1 312 663 6516
robert.allegrini@hilton.com

Mabel Wu
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
+853 8118 2268
mabel.wu@conradhotels.com

About Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is a world-class, contemporary, luxury resort located at Sands Cotai Central, offering luxurious guestrooms and suites in a 39-floor tower overlooking the Cotai Strip. Just a five-minute drive from Macau International Airport, Conrad Macao offers easy access to all parts of Macao with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses. Conrad Macao is also connected conveniently to ferry terminals and border crossing points within a few minutes of the hotel. Take advantage of our authentic connections to Macao's cultural and heritage areas or stay entertained with direct access to restaurants and over 90 luxury brand shops at Shoppes Cotai Central or relax at the Pool Deck or Health Club and Spa. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is the place to be in Macao to experience the luxury of being yourself.

About Sands Cotai Central
Sands Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai Strip - the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring three celebrated hotel brands - Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn - Sands Cotai Central offers visitors to the Cotai Strip an expanded offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 5,800 hotel rooms and suites, and 1.2 million square feet of retail, entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With nearly 100 retail outlets, Shoppes Cotai Central joins The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a total of nearly 600 luxury duty-free stores to choose from - the most in any one single location in all of Macao and Hong Kong. And with two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet of gaming space in two, uniquely themed casinos, Sands Cotai Central provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to the Cotai Strip. For more information, please visit www.sandscotaicentral.com.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 32 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.