Creative collaborations to showcase Michelin three-star Chef Masaaki Miyakawa; Asia’s 50 Best bars legend Antonio Lai; and celebrated designer Joyce Wang.
MACAU – Galaxy Macau, in partnership with Accor, unveil Raffles at Galaxy Macau in July 2023, with an exclusive “first-look” at several dining venues, before they soft open to the public on August 16, when further details on upcoming features are to be revealed. A grand opening, celebrating the addition of the remaining signature restaurants, bar, and a spa, is expected towards the end of the year. The city’s newest luxury property is the first entry for the legendary Raffles brand, and the highly anticipated Raffles at Galaxy Macau marks the 7th hospitality brand at the sprawling estate that is Galaxy Macau—adding approximately 450 luxurious new suites to one of the world’s largest integrated resorts, and raising the bar for luxury hospitality in the region.
Raffles at Galaxy Macau is the latest chapter in the storied history of the legendary Raffles brand and will soon introduce a new level of sophistication and refinement to the city. Since 1887, Raffles has been synonymous with the very best in luxury hospitality and experiences while defining the essence of thoughtful, personal and welcoming service. Raffles at Galaxy Macau seeks to elevate the personalised and memorable guest experience to an unprecedented level through its hallmark butlers.
Raffles at Galaxy Macau blends the Raffles brand and its 136-year tradition of impeccable service with the dynamic energy of Galaxy Macau. Located on the resort’s east promenade, the property is a stunning architectural landmark featuring a digital canvas with a glass airbridge connecting the two towers on every floor and offering breath-taking vistas both towards the Macau skyline and over the integrated resort. Just as each Raffles hotel around the world tells its own unique story, Raffles at Galaxy Macau reflects Macau’s rich East-Meets-West heritage and modern-day vibrancy- immersing guests in impressive and highly curated spaces. These include suites inspired by the aesthetic of a modern Italian Palace, and an in-suite digital art canvas; a Mediterranean-inspired pool terrace and garden elevated over Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Deck, and the soon-to-be discovered, breath-taking lobby.
Raffles Lounge & Terrace takes centre stage at the lobby and will offer a very tailored take on the traditional afternoon tea as well as all day comforts. A champagne and oyster bar set beneath a spectacular chandelier will feature the very Macau-appropriate Million Dollar Cocktail—a heritage creation by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1910 before he invented the famed Singapore Sling five years later. Belvedere on the 6th floor, offers a sun-lit alternative venue for international delicacies in a unique glass pool house, exclusive to in-house guests.
Looking ahead to the most anticipated highlights of the opening later this year, guests can anticipate some exciting world-class collaborations reflecting the best in culinary and design of the region. Chef and Sushi Master Masaaki Miyakawa, one of the only 5 Three-Star Michelin Sushi Chefs in Japan, will helm a new signature Sushi-Kappo concept, and is also developing a Teppan restaurant for Raffles at Galaxy Macau. As no Raffles would be complete without its own local adaptation of the brand’s historic Long Bar, Macau’s is set to be a very unexpected and modern take on the 108-year-old heritage gin bar, and is being designed by the luminary Joyce Wang, with a cocktail curation, including an official Macau Sling, to be created by a collaboration with noted 50 Best Bars legend, Antonio Lai.
Since its inception, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has set the standard in luxury hospitality throughout the world and is renowned for introducing private butlers, the creation of the Singapore Sling in 1915 by legendary bartender Ngiam Tong Boon and its enduring, legendary service. Raffles at Galaxy Macau joins 18 distinctive and ultra-luxurious Raffles hotels meticulously curated in prestigious locations including Shenzhen and Hainan in China as well as Singapore, London (2023), Paris, Istanbul, Boston (2023), Doha, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta, Seychelles, Maldives, Udaipur and other world-renowned destinations. Queen Elizabeth II, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and many more illustrious celebrities have stayed with Raffles over the years, adding even more color to the legend of the brand.
Galaxy Macau, as one of the world’s leading integrated resorts, hospitality and entertainment companies, offers the largest collection of luxury hospitality brands in Macau. These include StarWorld Hotel, Banyan Tree Macau, Galaxy Hotel, Hotel Okura Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, Broadway Hotel and the soon-to-open Andaz Macau. The launch of the Raffles at Galaxy Macau will further solidify Galaxy Macau’s reputation as Asia’s premier integrated resort and bring another differentiated luxury perspective to Galaxy Macau’s growing portfolio and estate. Guests of the Raffles at Galaxy Macau will have easy access to more than 1.1 million square metres of entertainment, shopping, dining and leisure attractions under one roof.
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