My gosh, why all those casinos and where do all those players get their mooney?!
Here’s a handy listing of all the casinos, hotels and other attractions that are soon to open in Macau:
MGM Grand Macau – Five-star hotel with huge ballroom, spa, nightclub, convention center, 1500-seat theater and a split-level casino with 300 tables and 1,000 slot machines. Target launch date: December 2007
Ponte 16 – Five-star, 420-room Sofitel hotel with 19 “VIP mansions,” spa, conference area, shops and casino. Target launch date: November 2007
Grand Lisboa – 433-room hotel of 47-storeys with casino, restaurants, shops and banquet halls. The first phase opened February 2007 and the whole tower will complete by 2008.
Wynn Diamond Suites – The expansion of Wynn Macau is an integrated resort with a casino, restaurants, theater and high-end retail. To open early 2008
Four Seasons Hotel Macau – Five-star hotel with 400 rooms, 600 serviced apartments, spas, restaurants, a shopping mall connected to The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, plus a casino with 50 tables and 300 slot machines. To open Spring 2008
City of Dreams – Composed of two hotels in Cotai Strip to be managed by Hyatt International, “an underwater integrated resort.” Target opening: Mid-2008
Galaxy Mega Resort – First phase to open in end 2008 with 1,500 deluxe rooms, suites, water park, spa, retail shops, restaurants, theater and casino with 450 tables and 1,000 slots.
Macao Studio City– First phase scheduled to open beside The Venetian by 2009, second phase in 2011. A complex of four luxury hotels: 300-room Ritz-Carlton, 1,000-room Marriott, 137-room david Tang boutique hotel and 563-room Wynn Macau. Will also have convention center, shopping mall, studio facilities, casino with 400 tables and a “40,000 square feet Playboy Mansion.”
Cirque de Soleil – permanent theater in Cotai Strip for this world-famous performing arts company to be operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp.
The Mandarin Oriental & One Central – Six-star Mandarin Hotel with 210 rooms. One Central with 700 high-end apartments in the same area. To open 2008
Fisherman’s Wharf – Second phase is now being constructed with hotels and a 1300-seater Royal Opera House
Hilton Hotel – Five-star hotel of 1,200 rooms with shopping, casino and entertainment, to open 2009
Conrad Hotel – Five-star hotel with 300 rooms, vacation suites, retail, casino and entertainment, coming up 2009
Sheraton and St. Regis of Starwood Group – Five-star with 4000 rooms (Sheraton), 460 room-St. Regis and a 400-unit residential complex. Coming up 2009
Shang-ri La Hotel Macau – with 600 rooms, spa, convention area and restaurants. 2009.
Traders Hotel, Macau. Four-star with 1,209 rooms. Opening: 2009.
Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel. Coming up 210 with 1500 rooms.
There are presently 28 casinos in Macau:
Crown Macau, Diamond Casino @ Holiday Inn, Casa Real, Emperor Palace Casino @ Grand Emperor Hotel, Fortuna Casino @ Hotel Fortuna, Galaxy Casino @ Waldo Hotel, Golden Dragon Casino @ Hotel Golden Dragon, Grand Lisboa, Casino Lisboa, Grand Waldo Casino, Greek Mythology Casino @ New Century Hotel, Jai Alai Casino, Casino Kam Pek, Casino Kingsway, The Legend Club, Macau Jockey Club Casino @ Grandview Hotel, Casino Macau Palace, Casino Marina, Orbit Slot Machine and Gaming Lounge, Casino oriental @ Mandarin oriental, Paharaoh’s Palace Casino, President Casino @ Hotel President, Rio Casino @ Rio Hotel, The Sands Casino, StarWorld Casino, Casino Taipa @ Regency Hotel, The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Wynn Casino
Source: Destination Macau