Galaxy Macau Appeals to FoodiesMay 12, 2011 By: Deanna Ting
|The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge // (c) Galaxy Macau 2011|
Galaxy Macau, the newest mega-resort to debut in Macau next week on May 15, with an estimated investment of nearly $1.93 billion, is hoping to appeal to serious foodies. Today, the resort released details of its anticipated food and beverage outlets, of which there will be nearly 50 upon opening, with more to come.
Some of the culinary highlights include the following:
Pan-Asian cuisine from Banyan Tree Macau’s Matías Martinez, an award-winning chef who has worked at some of Europe’s leading Michelin-starred restaurants; and Executive Chinese Chef Simon Tho, a veteran with more than 20 years of experience in Chinese and Asian cuisine, most recently with Shangri-La.
Partnerships at the resort include those with the legendary Japanese restaurant Yamazato from Hotel Okura Macau, Michelin-recommended Cantonese restaurant Laurel, highly regarded Chiu Chow restaurant Pak Loh and more.
High-end concepts specially built for Galaxy Macau include the signature Mediterranean restaurant Terrazza and the Banyan Tree Macau’s Belon Oyster Bar & Grill.
Galaxy Macau will be home to the world’s first and only The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge, with Macau’s largest selection of whiskies, with more than 360 labels, including the complete range of The Macallan single malts dating back to 1937.
Sakazuki Sake Bar by Hotel Okura Macau will offer a wide range of Japan’s finest sakes.
Leading wine expert Jeannie Cho Lee will serve as the property’s Master of Wine.
For Galaxy Macau, investment in food and beverage outlets—particularly those that cater to Pan-Asian tastes—is key to the resort’s success, especially among local source markets.
“It’s no secret that Asians love to eat when they travel,” said Gillian Murphy, senior vice President – non-gaming operations of Galaxy Macau. “We believe that by serving the best range of Asian food in town, we can make Galaxy Macau feel like a home away from home, and the kind of place that people who love Asian food will want to return to time and time again.”
When it opens on May 15, Galaxy Macau will feature more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas spread across three hotels from Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the Galaxy Hotel.