According to SMH, Galaxy Macau is the third casino resort to open on the Cotai strip in Macau, and while the first half of the project debuted last May, news about phase two, which includes the two new Marriott developments, is already making its way to the airwaves. So, gamblers, hotel-lovers, and resort-dwellers, get excited!
Galaxy Hotel, Banyan Tree and Hotel Okura are the three hotels currently operating on the site, and by 2015, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton will add their special sparkle to the scene. Specifically, Ritz-Carlton will be opening its first-ever all-suite hotel, with 250 one- and two-bedroom suites. Located on the top floors of the Galaxy Macau, the hotel's rooftop pool and Ritz Bar should offer some pretty awesome views.
Meanwhile, the JW Marriott will offer 1,100 rooms and suites on a lesser scale, plus other similar amenities (pool, spa, and fitness center).
All this after the news in March that Marriott would be increasing its monopoly on the downtown LA Live complex with a total of four Marriott brands by the end of 2014. Not, it's not quite on the same level as Mega Macau, but Marriott sure loves to double-brand-whammy when it comes to these big resort complexes. We're just hoping that all the selection and competition make for lower rates!