Hilton Worldwide and Sands China Ltd sign Franchise Agreement to bring a New Conrad Hotel to Macao
The 636-room Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012
MACAO and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and Sands China Ltd., a majority-held subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., today announced the signing of a franchise agreement to open the first Conrad hotel in Macao. Comprising 636 rooms, the Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012 at Cotai Central. Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip joins existing Conrad hotels in Hong Kong and Sanya Haitang Bay, and seven hotels under construction in Dalian, Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, and Xiamen in Greater China.
John T. A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide said, "Adding a Conrad in an exciting location like Macao reflects the brand's intent to have a presence in the world's gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations. Offering a world of style, service, and connection, Conrad Hotels & Resorts are designed for today's affluent traveller. On five continents, Conrad Hotels & Resorts offers stylish, sophisticated global guests the ultimate luxury - The Luxury of Being Yourself®."
Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, "This is a key project for us as it marks the entry of the Conrad brand, one of Hilton Worldwide's luxury segment brands, into an exciting new market like Macao. To be able to do this on this with a well-respected hospitality company such as Sands China Ltd. which has a deep understanding of the luxury segment, is indeed beneficial to the brand and we believe the partnership will deliver mutual benefits to both corporations. Conrad Macao now joins a pipeline of 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts scheduled to open within the next four years, thereby making it one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the hospitality segment."
A world of style, service and connections, Conrad offers guests one-of-a-kind experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings. The Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip will boast four food and beverage outlets; including Chinese and Macanese specialty restaurants, a health club, spa and outdoor pool. It will be integrated in a development that includes expansive meeting and convention space, two casinos, and a wide and diverse offering of luxury retail outlets, entertainment and dining options.
Edward Tracy, president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd said, "Sands China is pleased to introduce our newest integrated resort - Sands Cotai Central - to this fastest growing hospitality market in the world. Cotai Central will specifically provide both high-end branded products for premium guests seeking a luxury lifestyle, and accommodation for affordable luxury on the Cotai Strip. We are excited about bringing the first Conrad to Macao. Renowned for its sophisticated, stylish and luxurious hospitality for affluent travelers, Hilton Worldwide's experience and brand promise will certainly complement existing anchor Sands China properties to further increase and enhance Macau's reputation as the premier and most diversified tourism destination in the region."
Conrad Macao joins a pipeline of 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts scheduled to open within the next four years, including hotels in China and other global destinations such as Koh Samui (Thailand), New York, Seoul (Korea) and Dubai.
Anne Marie Chua
Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+65 9726 5862
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKSE: 1928, Sands China or Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company owns and operates THE VENETIAN® Macao-Resort-Hotel and THE PLAZATM Macao at COTAI STRIPTM development and the SANDS® Macao Hotel on the Macau peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at CotaiArenaTM and high-speed CotaiJetTM ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company is also developing new properties on Cotai, with its goal of transforming Cotai into Asia's premier entertainment and business destination. For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 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.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning more than five continents with nearly 35 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. 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 checkout, all from their own mobile device. 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 newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.