HotelsThe IR has collaborated with Accor to open an all-suite Raffles hotel, which will feature curated digital art technology in guestrooms.

Galaxy Macau raises the bar with Raffles

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Raffles at Galaxy Macau
The 450-suites Raffles at Galaxy Macau has topped off, and is on track to launch in the second half of 2021, together with Andaz Macau, also located in the IR. Photo Credit: Galaxy Entertainment Group

Accor has signed an agreement to bring its Raffles brand into the grounds of Galaxy Macau, the flagship property of Macau integrated resort operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG).

Set to launch in the later half of this year, Raffles at Galaxy Macau will offer some 450 suites, with a select number fitted with individual private pools and gardens, and a couple of loft suites featuring double-storey windows.

Through the Samsung The Frame Hospitality, guestrooms can also be turned into a multi-usage canvas by switching from globally curated art to in-room entertainment with one click, enabling customised experiences and personalised ambience for guests.

The all-suite tower will be distinguished by its glass airbridge connecting the hotel to the resort's east promenade. A private infinity edge pool will be located next to the Mediterranean-inspired The Glass House.

Apart from the brand's famed Raffles butlers, guests will be able to enjoy the hotel's signature afternoon tea experience, or sip on a new iconic Sling tailored for Macau — a twist of the iconic original Singapore Sling.

Further details on a luxury spa, a specialty restaurant rumoured to be helmed by a multi-Michelin-starred Japanese chef, are still under wraps.

"This collaboration with Raffles and Accor in the development of Raffles at Galaxy Macau brings yet another differentiated luxury perspective and dimension in GEG's growing portfolio and estate. Aside from offering more diversity in our luxury accommodations at Galaxy Macau, we expect it will also raise the bar to new heights throughout the region," said Francis Lui, vice chairman of GEG.

Gary Rosen, CEO with Accor Greater China added that "as a key destination on the global map, Macau is ideal for our next Raffles", while Accor chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin called Raffles at Galaxy Macau the "future flagship of Accor's luxury portfolio".

Currently, GEG houses Macau's largest collection of luxury hotels: StarWorld Hotel, Banyan Tree Macau, Galaxy Hotel, Hotel Okura Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Broadway Hotel, and Andaz Macau to be unveiled in the second half of 2021.

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