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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
macau The Venetian® Macao The Venetian® Macao offers world-class entertainment, high-tech meeting facilities, suite accommodation, exquisite shopping and dining all under one roof. It’s described as the perfect destination for any event – from intimate corporate meetings to international conventions. The Venetian® Macao has more than 100,000 square metres of convention and exhibition space; 3000 suites over 70 square metres in size, with fax/copier/printer and dedicated data lines; and 6500 square metres of pillarless ballroom and 108 meeting rooms. The venue also offers the 15,000-seat The Venetian® Arena and the 1800-seat The Venetian® Theatre, more than 35 acclaimed restaurants, a 1000-seat food court and more than 300 specialty stores. The beauty about this place is that when the meetings are over for the day your delegates never have to leave the resort. The Grand Canal Shoppes is one of the most exciting entertainment hubs not only in Macau but anywhere in the world. Here you can browse through the 350 stores, offering a wide range and variety of goods, take a gondola ride along the man-made canals, eat in one of the 20 restaurants and 1000-seat food court, or unwind in the deluxe day spa. For further details visit www.venetianmacao.com. Crown Macau MEET, EAT And SLEEP The Venetian® Macao Finding somewhere to hold a convention or incentive in Macau is simple. Deciding which venue to hold your event in is the hard part. Macau is one of the fastest growing destinations on the planet right now, with new five-star venues being constructed and completed at a phenomenal pace. While many of these are attached to casinos, what they offer in terms of meetings facilities are nothing short of amazing, both in size and quality. Below are some of the latest and greatest offerings that Macau has. The Westin Resort Macau The Westin Resort Macau is the only property located on Macau’s Hac Sa Beach, giving guests more of a resort escape than other city- based properties. With 208 guest rooms, each boasting a private balcony with stunning views, an 18-hole golf course, spa facilities, and plenty of conference space, The Westin Resort Macau is proving popular with MICE groups. The property has 12 meeting spaces, the largest of which is188 square metres, as well as plenty of outdoor space for cocktail parties and off-site events. Dining is always popular, with a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. And the good news is that the hustle and bustle of downtown Macau is only minutes away. Visit www.westin-macau.com for further details. 38 miceAsia.net The newly-opened Crown Macau describes itself as “six star”. It is the first extension of Australia’s iconic Crown brand in Asia, and offers luxurious and contemporary hotel casino style and sophistication. Located on the northern side of Macau’s Taipa Island, the property has 216 guest rooms, 220 gaming tables and 180 gaming machines, restaurants, chic bars, and a luxury day spa. The Spa at Crown provides a tranquil retreat to rejuvenate body and mind. Spanning two levels and more than 6000 square metres of floor space, The Spa at Crown features 12 exquisitely designed treatment rooms including an exclusive VIP area as well as a hair and beauty salon. Visit www.crown-macau.com for further details. MGM Grand Macau If style and sophistication is what you want for your convention or incentive delegates then it is hard to go past the centrally located MGM Grand Macau. The property isn’t short of rooms either, with 600 suites available in a variety of configurations. In terms of meetings facilities the venue also has all bases covered. The Grand Ballroom, for example, can seat up to 680 delegates. There are six banquet and meeting rooms in total as well as Vista, a poolside banquet room located on the third floor and featuring a glass wall overlooking the pool. This is especially good for special events that demand the “wow” factor. For further details visit www. mgmgrandmacau.com. Wynn Macau Located adjacent to the MGM Grand Macau and again in the heart of the city, Wynn Macau Resort offers 600 accommodation rooms, plenty of gaming tables and restaurants, and limited meetings space. This property is predominantly for those who enjoy gaming, however, its variety of restaurants and quality accommodation has ensured that it is also capturing a share of the meetings and incentive travel market. Visit www.wynnmacau.com for further details.