MACAU – Thursday, December 17, 2015: Studio City, Asia's New Entertainment Capital, proudly announced that it has received its very first industry honor since its grand opening on October 27, 2015.
The new widely-acclaimed, cinematically-themed resort has been named the ‘Best New Venue Opening’ in the 2016 CEI Readers’ Choice Awards organised by CEI Asia magazine. This distinguished award recognizes Studio City’s excellence and success in its bespoke meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (“MICE”) services and facilities that have distinguished it within the industry.
CEI Asia’s annual industry survey has been a benchmark in showcasing and celebrating the best in business events for the past 15 years and has gathered valuable insights into what event planners and buyers across the region regard as the top choices in destinations, hotels, bureaus, event agencies and more.
“Thanks to the support from business and event planners across Asia Pacific, this is absolutely the most encouraging achievement of Studio City in its MICE offering, especially since we have achieved it only two months after our opening”, said Mr. Grant Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Melco Crown Entertainment Limited. “This award is the result of cross-team efforts from our dedicated MICE, Hotel Operations, F&B teams and many others, who collectively deliver spectacular services for business visitors and events of any size. We are excited to be top-ranked among the new participants in the industry. This will definitely motivate us to persevere in further strengthening our contribution to the depth and diversity of Macau’s business travel proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia.”
Studio City offers over 4,000 square meters of indoor event space with flexible configurations, allowing meeting and event planners to host anything from an exclusive banquet to an international conference, with everything customizable to the theme of their choice. The Grand Ballroom space at 1,820 square meters can be configured into three separate ballrooms with a banquet capacity of 1,600 people or a cocktail reception for over 1,900 people. Eight individual salons provide meeting and break-out spaces with extensive pre-function areas. Make your special event an opulent affair, fit for the most famous stars!
The dazzling array of entertainment and iconic venues mean endless possibilities for each event. Whether it is a team building adventure on our lush pool deck complete with a scenic RiverScape lazy river; a thrilling 4D simulation ride Batman Dark Flight through Gotham City; or a stylish reception under the stars in our Event Garden, Studio City lets business visitors dictate their own experience.
Celebrate and make a successful event at Studio City by booking before January 31, 2016 to enjoy all of these outstanding offers:
• 10% off half / full-day meeting packages
• Complimentary hotel room upgrades for VIPs
• Complimentary Golden Reel tickets for all attendees
• Special discount for your next event
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About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment's business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation's subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.
Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited ("Melco") and Crown Resorts Limited ("Crown"). Melco is a listed company on the Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment.
About Studio City
Studio City, when it opens, is set to take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels, by providing a ‘next generation’ of outstanding entertainment-driven leisure destination experiences that will help the territory’s evolution into a truly international tourism center.
The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit, Studio City will deliver more world-class entertainment amenities than any integrated resort in the market.
Studio City’s stunning Art Deco facade includes the “Golden Reel”, the world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel which straddles the resort’s two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort will provide the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences.
The resort’s innovative entertainment offerings include “Studio City Event Center”, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; and “Studio 8”, a 300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show productions distributed in the Asia region. The entertainment experiences also include a magic theater “The House of Magic” and a Warner Bros. Batman-themed 4D flight simulation “Batman Dark Flight”, a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center “Warner Bros. Fun Zone” for kids filled with Warner Bros.’ and DC Comics’ franchise characters and play-rides, together with “Pacha Macau” which will bring Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau.
Studio City is destined to deliver an unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening the depth and diversity of Macau’s leisure, business and tourism proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Melco Crown Entertainment
Ms. Natalie Leung
Manager, Public Relations
Tel: +853 8868 7273
Ms. Carmen U
Officer, Public Relations
Tel: +853 8868 6855
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