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StarWorld Hotel's continental restaurant, Temptations, is listed as one of the Bib Gourmand choices in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 for the first time and less than a year after it was re-launched following an extensive renovation.

MACAU and HONG KONG –  Galaxy Entertainment Group is proud to share that the Group and its flagship properties, Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel, have been recognized with a total of seven high-profile awards from various authoritative organizations during October, and made nine appearances in the highly prestigious MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 revealed.
 
Following Galaxy Entertainment Group’s recent “Best Hotel Group Award” in the renowned Robb Report’s 2014 BEST of the BEST Awards, the Group’s Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel were big winners when the full listings for the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 were unveiled. In addition to StarWorld Hotel, all three of Galaxy Macau’s hotels – Galaxy Hotel, Banyan Tree Macau and Hotel Okura Macau – are now included in the prestigious guidebook, together with five restaurants across both properties, including Temptations, Terrazza, Gosto, Myung Ga and Saffron. Galaxy Macau was also voted “My Favorite Hotel and Resort” by readers of Hong Kong’s popular U Magazine; while its micro-film Reserve Your Happiness picked up three awards at the 2nd China (Hangzhou) International Micro-Films Exhibition; and Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau won an Agoda.com 2014 Gold Circle Award.
 
Galaxy Entertainment Group has been going from strength to strength in recent years. And, it’s always a pleasure to have our achievements recognized by such important organizations as MICHELIN and the Robb Report,” said Mike Mecca, President and Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group. “Our unique philosophy of ‘World Class, Asian Heart’ informs everything we do to provide guests with exceptional experiences that combine sincere Asian hospitality with the highest service standards found anywhere in the world. So, it is immensely satisfying to have the highly respected MICHELIN Guide recognize the quality of all our four hotels and five of our restaurants today. The opening of our Phase 2 development in Galaxy Macau next year, will add two additional world-class hotels, renowned restaurants and a doubling of our Grand Resort Deck, which I am confident will continue to delight our guests in future.
 
Robb Report rates Galaxy Entertainment Group the “BEST of the BEST”
 
Described as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers, Robb Report magazine has become a byword for quality and exclusivity across the world. Robb Report applies the same high standards to its awards, which makes winning the “Best Hotel Group Award” in the Robb Report China’s 2014 BEST of the BEST Awards a momentous achievement for the Galaxy Entertainment Group and a ringing endorsement of Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel.
 
MICHELIN Guide honors Group’s restaurants
 
StarWorld Hotel’s continental restaurant, Temptations, is listed as one of the Bib Gourmand choices in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015 for the first time and less than a year after it was re-launched following an extensive renovation. The guidebook comments Temptations as “a bright, airy restaurant serving a variety of cuisines from a number of European countries. This well-run restaurant is ideally suited for those wanting to relax with family and friends.
 
The sought after “Bib Gourmand” category represents the favorite eateries of the guide’s independent and anonymous inspectors selected for both the quality of food and value for money. This year the price limit for this category is MOP300 for a full three-course meal, excluding drinks, showing that fine dining can still be affordable.
 
Also appearing in this guide and joining Banyan Tree Macau’s elegant Thai restaurant Saffron, which has been recommended in the MICHELIN Guide for three consecutive years, are Galaxy Macau’s Terrazza, Gosto and Myung Ga restaurants. Terrazza Italian Restaurant has already won a host of awards for a menu built around the finest seasonal ingredients and genuine Italian flavors complemented by a great wine selection.Gosto captures the true spirit of its home city with a delicious array of traditional Portuguese and Macanese dishes. While, Myung Ga is all about sharing the fiery delights of Korean BBQ cuisine in a very convivial atmosphere.
 
Hotels are Top Class for Comfort
 
In the hotel section, the MICHELIN Guide rates properties on a five-tier scale that ranges from Quite Comfortable through to Top Class Comfort and then Luxury. Banyan Tree Macau has been listed in the ultimate Luxury category since 2012; and Hotel Okura Macau and StarWorld Hotel have had Top Class Comfort listings from 2012 and 2014 respectively. 2015 sees Galaxy Hotel join the Top Class Comfort category for the first time to complete a full house for Galaxy Entertainment Group’s properties. 
 
A firm favorite of readers in Hong Kong
 
Based in one of the biggest sources of visitors to Macau, Hong Kong’s U Magazine has gained a strong following for its travel and lifestyle coverage. Every year readers and the wider public are asked to vote for their preferred leisure and travel products, services and destinations. They have chosen Galaxy Macau as the “My Favorite Hotel and Resort” winner, recognizing the resort’s excellence in offering distinctive experiences and royally-inspired architecture and design.
 
Success for Galaxy Macau film
 
Galaxy Macau – home to the state-of-the-art UA Galaxy Cinemas – is also winning awards for its micro-film Reserve Your Happiness, created to promote the outstanding wedding facilities and services the resort has to offer. The micro-film recently received three awards at the 2nd China (Hangzhou) International Micro-Films Exhibition: “Excellent Brand Micro-Film for Influence Award”, “Macau Micro-Film Gold Award”, and a listing as one of the “Top 10 Micro-Films from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan”.
 
Agoda.com gives Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau Gold Circle Awards
 
Asia’s leading hotel booking site Agoda.com has named Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau as “2014 Gold Circle Award” winners. Primarily based on customer feedback and reviews on the site, the awards are also decided by properties placing high quality content on and making proficient use of the site, as well as committing to delivering the best service to customers – something Galaxy Macau’s “World Class, Asian Heart” service philosophy means is never in doubt. Galaxy Hotel and Banyan Tree Macau have received one of the highest scores of almost 9 out of 10 for overall guest experience.

 

Photo caption: Temptations of StarWorld Hotel, Terrazza, Gosto Myung Ga and Saffron of Galaxy Macau appeared in MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2015. The award-winning chefs (from left) Suonggi You, Mario Fernandes Gil, Joe Chan and Gleb Snegin attended the press conference and launching ceremony of MICHELIN Guide
 
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