Macau, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (December 11, 2019) –– Andaz Macau is pleased to announce the appointment of accomplished hotelier Ms. Chikako Shimizu as General Manager to open in first half of 2021. A Hyatt and Andaz veteran, Ms. Shimizu will bring a keen understanding of the unique experience offered by the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand of Andaz which perfectly complements the highly anticipated Galaxy International Convention Center.
Ms. Shimizu has garnered more than 25 years of extensive experience in hospitality leadership positions around the world. In her new role, she will serve as brand ambassador to bring the culture of this vibrant lifestyle hotel to life. She will also proactively promote the Andaz philosophy of providing each guest with an authentic local experience.
“I am very excited to introduce the Andaz brand to such a special city like Macau that has so much history and culture to share,” Ms. Shimizu says. “Once opened, the hotel will bring to life the vibrancy of this fascinating city, by offering distinct experiences designed to stimulate the senses and deliver thoughtful, unscripted service for curious-minded guests in search of inspiring sights, sounds, tastes and immersive local experiences that is unique to Macau.”
Most recently, Ms. Shimizu served as Director of Operations at Andaz Singapore where she was involved in the hotel’s successful opening.
A vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel rooted in local art and culture, Andaz Macau immerses business and leisure guests in a stimulating environment inspired by the city’s colorful heritage that is a blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. All of the hotel’s 700 guestrooms and suites highlight key elements of the city through thoughtful décor and design.
In addition to the thriving culinary scene at Galaxy Integrated Resorts, the hotel will offer an Andaz lounge, a bar and restaurant inspired by Macau’s rich culinary heritage and a neighborhood bar. The luxurious property will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.
As Andaz Macau is seamlessly connected to GICC and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena, the hotel offers a dedicated private lounge catering to large Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) groups.
Perfectly positioned within the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, guests of the hotel are within walking distance to 11.8 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of entertainment, 200 world-renowned luxury retail stores and more than 120 dining options.