With the rise of Macau’s popularity has come a wave of world-class hotels, aiming to reap the rewards of the region’s recent boom
The former Portuguese colony of Macau has become a hotspot for discerning travellers across the globe, as many seek to sample its distinctive air of extravagance. With the rise of Macau’s popularity has come a wave of world-class hotels, aiming to reap the rewards of the region’s recent boom. Sheraton Macao Hotel is the largest and newest of Macau’s towering abodes. With 3,896 rooms, the property is among the very best the region has to offer.
Combining modern facilities with world-class service, Sheraton Macao Hotel sits at the heart of Macau and grants easy access to over 600 world-renowned brands, shopping outlets, a variety of international dining options, and Macau’s many heritage destinations. Sheraton Macao Hotel is in close proximity to the region’s best-known locations and is a short five-minute shuttle ride from Macau International Airport. Sheraton Macao Hotel is the perfect blend of business and leisure for those travelling to Asia.
Over three billion people are only a five-hour flight from Macau. Unlike mainland China, Macau offers visa-free entry for nationals in over 70 countries. For this reason and others, it is widely regarded as the most important point of cultural interchange between Europe and Asia.
Unlike mainland China, Macau offers visa-free entry for nationals in over 70 countries
Since the Portuguese landed in the sixteenth century, Macau has kept its ties with Europe intact and in 2005 was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Evidence of Macau’s unique Sino-European heritage as well as its many modern landmarks are located within easy walking distance of one another, ensuring that visitors can sample the region’s must-sees, no matter their schedule.
The Cotai strip is home to over 12,000 rooms, all less than five years old. However, of them all, Sheraton Macao Hotel is undoubtedly the best equipped for business travellers, and maintains the very highest standards of corporate hospitality.
Work and play
With its extensive room inventory and plethora of meeting spaces, Sheraton Macao Hotel is capable of hosting large association gatherings, and can also be configured to accommodate smaller, more intimate gatherings.
Best representative of the hotel’s flexibility is the 4,891sq m pillar-less Kashgar Grand Ballroom, which accommodates up to 5,000 guests, but is also divisible into as many as 16 smaller rooms. The hotel also has six junior ballrooms that can cater for groups as small as 12, all the way up to parties of 2,000 guests. In total, Sheraton Macao has in excess of 14,000sq m of meeting space.
Every function held at Sheraton Macao Hotel is assigned a dedicated event specialist. The hotel’s state-of-the-art technical equipment and services meet even the loftiest expectations, and include a simultaneous interpretation system for multi-lingual events.
Meet 24: Your meeting, your time
- Groundbreaking and exclusive to Sheraton Macao Hotel, Meet 24 allows you to choose a 24-hour check-in and check-out option for your meeting groups.
- If the group check-in time is 8pm, checkout time will be 8pm on the day of departure with no additional charges.
- What’s more, you will enjoy the meeting space for the same duration, meaning delegates enjoy meeting and relaxing with incomparable flexibility.
- The offer is valid January 20 to December 19 2014, and can be claimed by groups booking a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 100 rooms per night. Terms and conditions apply.
As part of the enhanced Sheraton meeting experience, the property also offers FIT meetings, developed in collaboration with Core Performance and based on the approach to training used at Athletes’ Performance facilities. The programme integrates breaks designed with healthy dining options to recharge body and mind and prepare attendees to perform at their best.
Starwood MICE Advisory Board was treated to tailored events during their three-day meeting programme. Poolside, under the stars, 50 attendees enjoyed a cocktail event created with the hotel’s exclusive Silver Light theme, while stilt-walkers, saxophonists and other entertainers created a magical atmosphere. This unique and sparkling theme can be scaled up to 1,000 guests poolside, and can also be reproduced in one of the hotel ballrooms.
Proving Sheraton Macao Hotel’s proficiency in hosting successful meetings, the property has earned acclaim from numerous clients. Computer storage and data management company NetApp joins a long list of satisfied clientele, saying: “The Sheraton, and Macau as a destination, is attractive to such a diverse selection of cultures, it made the decision easy to host our conference there. Travel access was seamless to bring together our key partners and employees from several targeted countries within the Asia region. Sheraton is known as a world-class brand. We knew the team would offer our attendees first-class service, dining, and entertainment that would make it attractive for them to accept our invitation.”
Sheraton Macao Hotel is not only the largest hotel in Macau, but also the largest property in the Starwood Hotels and Resorts portfolio. The leading hotel and leisure company currently controls 1,134 properties in almost 100 countries and is universally renowned for its outstanding levels of service.
In keeping with the philosophy of Sheraton Macao Hotel’s Meet 24 package, the company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programmes, Starwood Preferred Planner (SPP), which allows you to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates.
It can be said with confidence that Sheraton Macao Hotel’s customer care, extensive corporate and leisure facilities, and ideal location make the property a premier stopover for those staying in Macau no matter the purpose of their visit.
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