Galaxy Macau, in collaboration with Accor and Raffles Hotels, unveils Raffles at Galaxy Macau, marking Raffles’ first venture into Macau and adding luxurious vibrancy to the region.
MACAU – Galaxy Macau, in partnership with Accor and Raffles Hotels & Resorts, launched the soft opening of the integrated resort’s spectacular new property Raffles at Galaxy Macau. The all-suite property is the first entry into Macau for the Raffles brand, which is also the seventh hospitality brand to be established within the ever-expanding estate of Galaxy Macau. With approximately 450 luxurious suites, Raffles at Galaxy Macau is raising the bar for luxury hospitality in the region. A grand opening celebrating the addition of the remaining signature restaurants, bar, and a spa is expected towards the end of the year.
Located on the resort’s east promenade, the new property is a stunning architectural landmark, with two enormous LED screens offering possibilities for displays that can be seen right across Macau and neighboring Hengqin island. The building also features a glass airbridge that connects the two towers on every floor and offers breathtaking vistas towards the Macau skyline and over the resort.
Reflecting Macau’s rich East-Meets-West heritage and modern-day vibrancy, Raffles at Galaxy Macau immerses guests in impressive curated spaces that blend the storied traditions of the Raffles brand with the dynamic energy of Galaxy Macau. Paying tribute to Galaxy Macau’s brand heritage, and symbolic of beauty, good luck, and royalty, the property features subtle peacock motifs throughout in the form of a geometric pattern that flows from the beautifully etched glass motifs on the lobby ceilings to the suspended ceilings in the residential suites. Imagined as the residence of a fictional 14th-century Italian merchant with an extensive collection of unique artifacts from around the world, the luxurious property is decorated throughout with exquisite art pieces, showcasing detailed craftsmanship and precious materials, from Italian white Statuario marble to hand-crafted crystal chandeliers. Guests will enjoy a personalized and memorable experience through Raffles’ legendary hallmark butlers and doormen in their iconic uniforms.
At the heart of Raffles at Galaxy Macau is the showstopping lobby, an art-filled garden sanctuary where the interior and exterior come together to form one stunning space illuminated by natural light. Landscaped with 90 trees, 50,000 shrubs, and seasonal flowers, this space celebrates the beauty of nature with a sustainable design that conserves energy, saves water, and reduces carbon. Here, guests also encounter a magnificent collection of art pieces themed around the four seasons that also pay tribute to the beauty of Asian nature and the spirit and character of the Raffles brand.
Curated in Singapore, the collection features artworks by an eclectic selection of artists from around the world, including: ‘In Bloom’, a pair of monumental works by Dutch sculptor Joris Kuipers located on Ground Level; also on the Ground Level, ‘Festive Times’, a metal sculpture with snowflake patterns designed by Singaporean artist Sun Yu-Li; ‘Evergreen’ by China’s Chen Chun Hua, a huge installation composed of 222 porcelain magnolia flowers; and ‘Relationship’, a trio of mesmerizing glass sculptures by Bulgarian-born artist Latchezar Boyadjiev. Each artwork is multidimensional and can be experienced differently depending on the viewing angle or the time of day or night.
Taking center stage at the property’s stunning lobby is the Raffles Lounge & Terrace, which offers traditional European afternoon tea with a twist, including an Éclair Trolley wheeled around with a selection of exotic delicacies, as well as an array of all-day dining options curated by the French culinary artist Yorick Soh Chin Chiang, the newly appointed Chef de Cuisine of Raffles Lounge & Terrace. By night, guests can enjoy a pianist’s live performance on one of the world’s finest handcrafted pianos alongside the Champagne and Oyster Bar. Raffles Lounge & Terrace will also serve the Raffles signature Singapore Sling alongside a very Macau-apt Million Dollar Cocktail—to be created by a collaboration with noted 50 Best Bars legend, Antonio Lai. Cascading above the Lounge is a custom-made 15-metre high chandelier formed of 500,000 crystals and 23,000 crystal rods that connect seamlessly to resemble a diamond. This iconic piece floats against a programmable backlit glass ceiling and weighs a colossal 4,800kg.
Raffles Lounge & Terrace is also home to the “Green Art Wall”, a 70-meter expanse that incorporates hundreds of plants and LED lights to create a unique natural and artistic spectacle for guests on arrival, and a glass ceiling, which uses more than 30,000 individual programmable LED nodes to create an imaginary sky that can express various different moods and scenes. “Kaleidoscope” by Singaporean artist Sun Yu-Li, meanwhile, is a striking three-meter-tall sculpture that uses changing lights to hint at nature while giving off a distinctly Macau vibe.
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