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Galaxy Entertainment Group becomes first in Macau to accept WeChat Pay

Tatiana Rokou - 07 November 2017, 00:03

Macau visitors can now enjoy the convenience of WeChat pay at hotels, restaurants, entertainment outlets and more across Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau and StarWorld Hotel

MACAU - Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) launches a partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat, making it the first hospitality and entertainment group in Macau to accept WeChat pay throughout its properties, commence with a variety of 136 outlets across GEG's spectacular portfolio of world-class hotels, dining destinations, spas, entertainment facilities and retailers.

GEG's first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat answers the needs of Mainland Chinese visitors to Macau, who overwhelmingly prefer to pay with e-wallets such as WeChat Pay. More than three in four metro consumers in China (76%) use mobile wallets, as they seek easy and seamless ways to pay when travelling.

To deliver a more convenient and innovative experience to Macau visitors, GEG is first launching WeChat pay across its three flagship properties -- Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau and StarWorld Hotel. Guests can now pay with WeChat Pay at a wide range of establishments, with a total of 136 outlets launching the service in phases, including:

  • Premier hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel, Broadway Hotel and StarWorld Hotel
  • Fine dining restaurants such as Lai Heen, 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant and Yamazato
  • Stylish cafes like the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and Passion. by Gérard Dubois
  • Family-friendly, all-day dining outlets Urban Kitchen, Festiva and Temptations
  • Nightlife destinations China Rouge, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge and Macallan Bar
  • Festive restaurants and roadside hawker stalls at the Broadway Macau Food Street
  • The Broadway Theatre Box Office and Kiosks
  • The Banyan Tree Spa, ESPA by The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, and Foot Hub
  • Entertainment outlets such as the UA Cinema Director's Club and Jinmen Lounge
  • Retailers like the Banyan Tree Spa Gallery Shop and Galaxy Collections
  • Various parking, concierge, VIP and travel services
  • ...and more than 100 other destinations within GEG's integrated resort portfolio


Officiating guests celebrate the launch of GEG's first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat

Raymond Yap, Senior Director of International Premium and Mass Market Development of GEG, said, "GEG is proud to embark upon a first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat; two leaders at the forefront of their own industries who share our own commitment to delivering innovative, convenient experiences. By launching WeChat Pay across GEG properties, we are providing an exclusive opportunity for Macau's valued Mainland China visitors to use a preferred payment method for their comfort, security and convenience. In the meantime, we are also supporting SME throughout this launch to build up more business connections with Mainland Chinese consumers.

The launch of WeChat Pay represents yet another opportunity for GEG to pioneer new products and services for Macau's vibrant hospitality market, having also been first-to-Macau offerings with Macau's very first Apple Store at The Promenade Shops; the world's largest skytop wave pool on the Grand Resort Deck; Broadway Macau food street and entertainment district, and a large portfolio of retail product launches."

Speaking on behalf of ICBC (Macau), Mr. Zheng Kai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ICBC (Macau) said: "As the largest local registered bank in Macau, ICBC (Macau) has long been focused on the development of its finance technology. ICBC (Macau) was the first local WeChat Pay clearing organization officially approved by regulatory authority of Macau, and the launch of WeChat Pay also meets the regulatory requirements of the country. ICBC (Macau) aims to provide innovative, fast and reliable payment services to all locals and travelers. With the launch of WeChat Pay, we believe Mainland China visitors can fully experience this convenient payment method. The collaboration between ICBC (Macau), GEG and SMEs will also lead to significant results and contribute to the economic development of Macau. "



Photo caption: Officiating guests celebrate the launch of GEG's first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat 




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