Ahead of the highly anticipated openings of Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and Andaz Macau in the first half of 2021, both MICE venues received honors from the Golden Five Stars awards this year. Recognized as "The Oscars of China's MICE industry", the Golden Five Stars awards are sponsored by China International Conference and Exhibition (CICE) magazine and are China's most influential honors for the MICE sector.
Poised to become Macau's premier MICE destination and most technologically advanced event facility in Asia when it opens next year, GICC received the "2020 Golden Five Stars – Most Anticipated Convention Center" award. Andaz Macau, which is set to become a vibrant new luxury lifestyle hotel offering more than 700 room & suites within GICC, won the "2020 Golden Five Stars – Most Anticipated Hotel".
GICC and Andaz Macau are the only two venues in Macau to receive awards from Golden Five Stars in 2020.
GICC: China's most anticipated convention center
"GICC is honored to receive the "2020 Golden Five Stars – Most Anticipated Convention Center" award from CICE," Joey Pather, Senior Vice President, MICE Operations and Sales, New Resort for Galaxy Entertainment Group said. "This recognition from China's leading MICE publication will motivate us even further as we strive to become Asia's most technologically advanced MICE destination."
Seamlessly situated within the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, GICC will offer 40,000m2 of versatile meeting space, a 650-seat auditorium and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena – all in one location. For large-scale exhibitions, GICC offers 10,000m2 of pillar-less convention and exhibition areas that can cater for 7,000 delegates. Galaxy Arena will play host to major sports events, world-class concerts, thrilling fight nights and corporate launches. The arena's impressive design, state-of-the-art audio-visual, lighting and communication systems set the stage for events of any kind. The auditorium has been designed to the most minute of detail for a more intimate experience, which also features advanced acoustic treatment to ensure the best quality of sound, and organizers will be able to drive a car right onto the stage for product launches.
As one of the most technologically advanced MICE destinations in Asia, GICC will offer 5G for high-speed connectivity and live streaming of content. With the right infrastructure and technology in place, GICC is set to become best in class in global digital and simulcast communication. Meeting organizers who take advantage of the digital hybrid format on offer at GICC will be able to create truly innovative events in future.
Beyond world-class venues and advanced technology, event organizers will also have the opportunity to partner with GICC's in-house team of event planners known as "EVENT STUDIO" to co-create customized events. This team provides a one-stop shop of experienced planners who are familiar with all of the venues at the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, which owns Macau's largest collection of luxury hotel brands in one destination. EVENT STUDIO goes beyond conventional event planning by developing creative concepts that make events truly impactful. Meeting organizers will receive assistance with venue selection, conceptualizing themes, décor, entertainment and marketing coordination to create events that are bespoke and tailor-made for the needs of delegates.
Andaz Macau: China's most anticipated MICE hotel
"Andaz Macau is thrilled to receive the prestigious "2020 Golden Five Stars – Most Anticipated Hotel" accolade from CICE," Chikako Shimizu, General Manager of Andaz Macau said. "Conveniently located within GICC, we look forward to offering seamless access to meeting venues and immersing MICE guests in an authentic Macau experience through Andaz Macau in future."
Rooted in local art and culture, this vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel with more than 700 rooms and suites, will immerse business and leisure guests in a stimulating environment inspired by the city's rich Chinese and Portuguese heritage. All of the hotel's guestrooms highlight key elements of the city through thoughtful décor and design.
In addition to the thriving culinary scene at Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct with over 120 dining options, the hotel will offer 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 will also provide a dedicated private check-in lounge catering to large MICE groups.
Perfectly positioned within the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, guests of the hotel are within walking distance to 1.1 million m2 of one-stop entertainment, 200 world-renowned luxury retail brands, more than 120 dining options, easy access to the Grand Resort Deck, boasting the world's largest Skytop Wave Pool, the longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Rapids at 575 meters and the 150m pristine white sand beach, and more leisure attractions.
Versatile MICE venues at Galaxy Integrated Resorts
GICC is located within the multiple award-winning Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, which features the largest collection of luxury hotel brands in one destination – StarWorld Hotel, Banyan Tree Macau, Galaxy Hotel™, Hotel Okura Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau and Broadway Hotel.
All of these world-class hotels are at the doorstep to a variety of versatile meeting venues. Stunning poolside cabanas, pristine beaches on the Grand Resort Deck, a festive Broadway Food Street featuring local Macau cuisine, the chic China Rouge and many more venues create distinctive settings for teambuilding activities, networking events, gala dinners and a host of other events. All venues are within convenient walking distance to one another so that meeting organizers need not worry about the logistics of arranging transportation, and the variety of venues offer new experiences for delegates each day.
"We Are Ready" for your event
The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. Galaxy Integrated Resorts has launched a "We Are Ready" campaign to safeguard visitors in three major ways: health screening; comprehensive disinfection measures and taking extra precautions to protect every guest. We also continue to explore and introduce new technology to safeguard each guest. These are the key measures now in place to ensure our guests are protected:
- Temperature screening at all main entrances and exits at the resorts
- Macau Health Codes must be presented upon entry
- UV light to sterilize hotel room key cards
- Nano-coating technology for long-lasting, self-disinfection of surfaces
- The use of hospital grade disinfections
- Galaxy Integrated Resorts is also the first and only resort in Macau to house its own laboratory certified by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) for food safety
- Hotels guests will receive complimentary hygiene kits with masks and sanitizers
- All team members attend regular health and safety training programs
We want you to be able to meet with confidence, and that is why we remain vigilant in safeguarding each and every one of our guests. We are ready, and look forward to welcoming you soon.