Sands Cotai Central, the integrated resort at the absolute centre of Cotai Strip Resorts, celebrated the completion of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central’s Earth Tower on Monday, whose 2,067 new rooms and suites brings the hotel’s total room count to 3,896, making it the largest hotel both in Macao and in the global portfolio of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Sands Cotai Central’s parent-company Sands China Ltd, a majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp, commemorated the event with a celebrity-hosted ceremony that included drummers, a lion dance, firecrackers and an official ribbon cutting. With the completion of Earth Tower, Sands China’s Cotai Strip Resorts now provides over 9,000 hotel rooms and suites – the single largest accommodation offering in Macao.

“With each new milestone in the development of Cotai Strip Resorts, Macao becomes one step closer to establishing itself as a world centre of tourism and leisure,” said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sands China Ltd.

“Inspired by the vision of our chairman, Sheldon Adelson, Sands China is proud of our contribution toward that goal. His innovative integrated resort concept provides Macao’s visitors with a full spectrum of accommodation, retail, dining, entertainment and MICE offerings, which we are confident will transform Cotai into one of Asia’s top destinations for business and leisure travellers. The wide range of products and services provided by our integrated resort city will be key drivers in the diversification of Macao’s tourism industry.”

Hong Kong actors Louis Koo, Anita Yuen and Athena Chu officiated Monday afternoon’s ceremony along with Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director, Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Tracy; David Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd.; and Mr. Dolp. Koo, Yuen and Chu afterwards attended a ceremony to immortalise their hand prints and signatures for Sands Cotai Central’s upcoming Avenue of the Stars.

“Sheraton Macao Hotel is a landmark property for Macao and for Starwood,” said Josef Dolp, Managing Director, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central.

“Our dedicated team has worked very hard toward the completion of Earth Tower, and we all look forward to continuing to offer our guests Sheraton’s genuine and exceptional experiences, as we help define Macao as one of the world’s most exciting gathering places.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management