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Galaxy Entertainment Group Shines in Awards Season

From MICHELIN Guide recognition to Robb Report's BEST of BEST Awards, Galaxy Entertainment Group and its leading resort and hotels pick up a host of prestigious accolades
2014-10-31 14:04 3773

MACAU and HONG KONG, Oct. 31,2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group is proud to share that the Group and its flagship properties, Galaxy Macau™ and StarWorld Hotel, have been recognized with a total of seven high-profile awards from various authoritative organizations during October, and made nine appearances in the highly prestigious MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 revealed today.

Temptations of StarWorld Hotel, Terrazza, Gosto Myung Ga and Saffron of Galaxy Macau appeared in MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015. The award-winning chefs (from left) Suonggi You, Mario Fernandes Gil, Joe Chan and Gleb Snegin attended the press conference and launching ceremony of MICHELIN Guide.
Temptations of StarWorld Hotel, Terrazza, Gosto Myung Ga and Saffron of Galaxy Macau appeared in MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015. The award-winning chefs (from left) Suonggi You, Mario Fernandes Gil, Joe Chan and Gleb Snegin attended the press conference and launching ceremony of MICHELIN Guide.

Following Galaxy Entertainment Group's recent "Best Hotel Group Award" in the renowned Robb Report's 2014 BEST of the BEST Awards, the Group's Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel were big winners when the full listings for the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 were unveiled. In addition to StarWorld Hotel, all three of Galaxy Macau's hotels - Galaxy Hotel™, Banyan Tree Macau and Hotel Okura Macau - are now included in the prestigious guidebook, together with five restaurants across both properties, including Temptations, Terrazza, Gosto, Myung Ga and Saffron. Galaxy Macau was also voted "My Favorite Hotel and Resort" by readers of Hong Kong's popular U Magazine; while its micro-film Reserve Your Happiness picked up three awards at the 2nd China (Hangzhou) International Micro-Films Exhibition; and Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau won an Agoda.com 2014 Gold Circle Award.

"Galaxy Entertainment Group has been going from strength to strength in recent years. And, it's always a pleasure to have our achievements recognized by such important organizations as MICHELIN and the Robb Report," said Mike Mecca, President and Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group. "Our unique philosophy of 'World Class, Asian Heart' informs everything we do to provide guests with exceptional experiences that combine sincere Asian hospitality with the highest service standards found anywhere in the world. So, it is immensely satisfying to have the highly respected MICHELIN Guide recognize the quality of all our four hotels and five of our restaurants today. The opening of our Phase 2 development in Galaxy Macau next year, will add two additional world-class hotels, renowned restaurants and a doubling of our Grand Resort Deck, which I am confident will continue to delight our guests in future."

Robb Report rates Galaxy Entertainment Group the "BEST of the BEST"

Described as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers, Robb Report magazine has become a byword for quality and exclusivity across the world. Robb Report applies the same high standards to its awards, which makes winning the "Best Hotel Group Award" in the Robb Report China's 2014 BEST of the BEST Awards a momentous achievement for the Galaxy Entertainment Group and a ringing endorsement of Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel.

MICHELIN Guide honors Group's restaurants

StarWorld Hotel's continental restaurant, Temptations, is listed as one of the Bib Gourmand choices in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 for the first time and less than a year after it was re-launched following an extensive renovation. The guidebook comments Temptations as "a bright, airy restaurant serving a variety of cuisines from a number of European countries. This well-run restaurant is ideally suited for those wanting to relax with family and friends."

The sought after "Bib Gourmand" category represents the favorite eateries of the guide's independent and anonymous inspectors selected for both the quality of food and value for money. This year the price limit for this category is MOP300 for a full three-course meal, excluding drinks, showing that fine dining can still be affordable.

Also appearing in this guide and joining Banyan Tree Macau's elegant Thai restaurant Saffron, which has been recommended in the MICHELIN Guide for three consecutive years, are Galaxy Macau's Terrazza, Gosto and Myung Ga restaurants. Terrazza Italian Restaurant has already won a host of awards for a menu built around the finest seasonal ingredients and genuine Italian flavors complemented by a great wine selection. Gosto captures the true spirit of its home city with a delicious array of traditional Portuguese and Macanese dishes. While, Myung Ga is all about sharing the fiery delights of Korean BBQ cuisine in a very convivial atmosphere.

Hotels are Top Class for Comfort

In the hotel section, the MICHELIN Guide rates properties on a five-tier scale that ranges from Quite Comfortable through to Top Class Comfort and then Luxury. Banyan Tree Macau has been listed in the ultimate Luxury category since 2012; and Hotel Okura Macau and StarWorld Hotel have had Top Class Comfort listings from 2012 and 2014 respectively. 2015 sees Galaxy Hotel join the Top Class Comfort category for the first time to complete a full house for Galaxy Entertainment Group's properties. 

A firm favorite of readers in Hong Kong

Based in one of the biggest sources of visitors to Macau, Hong Kong's U Magazine has gained a strong following for its travel and lifestyle coverage. Every year readers and the wider public are asked to vote for their preferred leisure and travel products, services and destinations. They have chosen Galaxy Macau as the "My Favorite Hotel and Resort" winner, recognizing the resort's excellence in offering distinctive experiences and royally-inspired architecture and design.   

Success for Galaxy Macau film

Galaxy Macau - home to the state-of-the-art UA Galaxy Cinemas - is also winning awards for its micro-film Reserve Your Happiness, created to promote the outstanding wedding facilities and services the resort has to offer. The micro-film recently received three awards at the 2nd China (Hangzhou) International Micro-Films Exhibition: "Excellent Brand Micro-Film for Influence Award", "Macau Micro-Film Gold Award", and a listing as one of the "Top 10 Micro-Films from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan".

Agoda.com gives Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau Gold Circle Awards

Asia's leading hotel booking site Agoda.com has named Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau as "2014 Gold Circle Award" winners. Primarily based on customer feedback and reviews on the site, the awards are also decided by properties placing high quality content on and making proficient use of the site, as well as committing to delivering the best service to customers - something Galaxy Macau's "World Class, Asian Heart" service philosophy means is never in doubt. Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau have received one of the highest scores of almost 9 out of 10 for overall guest experience.

For more information and news about the award-winning Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel, please visit www.galaxymacau.com and http://www.starworldmacau.com.

About Galaxy Entertainment Group (HKEx stock code: 27)

Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG") is one of Asia's leading gaming and entertainment corporations, and is a member of the Hang Seng Index.

GEG primarily develops and operates hotels, gaming and integrated resort facilities in Macau, the only legal gaming location in China and the largest gaming entertainment market in the world.

The two flagship properties of GEG include Galaxy Macau™, a world class integrated destination resort opened in May 2011 at Cotai, and StarWorld Macau, an award-winning property opened in 2006 on the Macau peninsula.

In April 2012, GEG announced the development of Galaxy Macau™ Phase 2 that will nearly double the size of the existing resort to one million square metres. Upon its targeted completion by mid-2015, Galaxy Macau™ Phase 2 will bring to Macau some of the most exciting entertainment, leisure, retail and MICE facilities. In December 2012, GEG outlined its concept plans for Phases 3 & 4 of its Cotai landbank and expects to commence construction in 2014 with a targeted phased opening between 2016 and 2018.

Additionally, GEG operates a Construction Materials Division.

For more information, please visit www.galaxyentertainment.com.

About Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Macau™ is the first and only truly integrated destination resort in Macau. Developed at an investment of nearly HK$16.5 billion, it includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotel brands: the five-star Galaxy Hotel™, Japan's legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and the award-winning, ultra-exclusive Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. Facilities include the Grand Resort Deck, with lush oasis gardens covering its 52,000 square meters, the world's largest Skytop Wave Pool and a 350-ton white sand beach; the widest selection of pan-Asian and international cuisine under one roof in Macau; UA Galaxy Cinemas, a 10-screen, 3D-ready cinema complex unlike anything of its kind in Macau; CHINA ROUGE, an exclusive performance lounge; Foot Hub, Macau's largest premium foot reflexology center; and two boulevards of distinctive retail shops. For more details, please visit www.galaxymacau.com.

About StarWorld Hotel

StarWorld Hotel is located in the heart of Macau's dynamic gaming and entertainment district – the Avenida de Amizade. Galaxy Entertainment Group's first 5-star hotel and casino, the 39-story StarWorld Hotel embodies the distinct Asian characteristics of intelligence, experience and innovation, combining world-class accommodation, entertainment, leisure and dining facilities into "one world". Asian flair is incorporated in all the Star-grade amenities as well as in the ultra-high levels of personal service, appealing to both Asian and international tourists. Striking architecture and luxurious guestroom decor exemplify the outstanding level of quality. This attention to detail has gained StarWorld Hotel recognition through numerous prestigious awards, including the "5-Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for five consecutive years and the "Top 100 Hotels of China" by the China Hotel Industry Summit. Famed for its "Star Rated" quality in hospitality, entertainment, accommodation and restaurants, StarWorld Hotel is determined to offer its valued guests the prestigious feeling that "when I step into StarWorld, I shine like a star". For more details, please visit www.starworldmacau.com.

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Source: Galaxy Entertainment Group
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