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Experience The Luxury of Being Yourself at the Newly Opened Conrad Macao

The new luxury hotel of choice sets new benchmark in the world of style, connection and service

April 18, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.
 

MACAO - Conrad Macao, Cotai Central brings to global travellers "The Luxury of Being Yourself." For the first time on April 11, 2012, Conrad Macao opened its doors to welcome the public as part of the elegant and exciting opening of Sands Cotai Central. "We are extremely proud of this significant milestone both for Conrad and for Macao," said John T.A. Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide. "Conrad's entry into the Macao market sets a new benchmark for luxury accommodation on the Cotai Strip." General Manager Troy Hickox added, "Sophisticated global business and leisure travellers to the city now have a hotel where they can enjoy the ultimate luxury of being themselves in a world of style, service, and connection."

The Conrad Club Lounge, one of the hotel's three-bay suites and the restaurant Do Mar played host to some of Asia's most well-known actors, musicians and models in the afternoon, as media representatives were taken on a celebrity mystery tour. The starstudded line-up of surprise interviewees included Kuraki Mai, Park Min Young, Vivian Xu, Rene Liu, Richie Jen, Jaycee Chan, Kenny Bee, Annie Wu and Hey Girl.

The highlight of the day was the 5pm opening celebration. The China National Symphony Orchestra Choir gave a stirring performance, followed by a lion dance featuring a colourful purple lion representing the Conrad brand. After a coin ceremony, sky walkers 500 feet overhead began carefully traversing the 1,700-foot distance between The Venetian Macao and the top of the Conrad Macao tower at Sands Cotai Central, while balancing on a wire less than one-inch thick. Vanderslice participated in the culminating moment of the ceremony, along with other key executives and dignitaries, bringing together a large golden traditional Chinese knot, which then ascended to hang above the crowd in attendance, symbolising the union of both sides of the Cotai Strip.

Thousands of members of the public, who had been queuing outside during the ceremony, were given their first look inside the one-of-a-kind Conrad Macao when doors opened at 6pm.

In addition to the uniquely-designed lobby, which features a Himalayan theme, Conrad Macao offers guests a host of services and amenities in a contemporary luxury environment. Each of the 430 exquisite rooms and 206 magnificent suites provides luxurious comfort, along with the latest technology, in a spacious environment. The Conrad Club Lounge is Macao's largest and most elaborate, and features a magnificent view of the Cotai Strip. Guests have an exquisite variety of dining options at hand, including Dynasty 8, Conrad's signature restaurant, headed by the esteemed and experienced Chef Wong Man. Conrad's world-class meeting facilities are impressive, with three junior ballrooms in house providing 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Conrad Macao specialises in bespoke wedding experiences, and also has comprehensive athletic and wellness facilities, including heated pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre by Technogym and the luxurious Bodhi Spa.

Conrad Macao further provides guests with easy access to an extensive variety of dining, retail, entertainment, gaming and MICE offerings, as part of a fully integrated resort city at the heart of the Cotai Strip.

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is just minutes from all of Macao's major points of entry. It offers convenient access to all parts of the territory, including UNESCO heritage sites, with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central accepts reservations online at www.conradmacao.com and at www.sandscotaicentral.com. Or visit Conrad Macao's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/conradmacao.

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 6,000 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 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 33 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 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 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 Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 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.