by Matt Alderton | June 05, 2015
Marriott International has opened two luxury hotels -- the JW Marriott Hotel Macau (pictured here) and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau -- in Macau, the "Vegas" of South China, it announced last week. Located at Galaxy Macau on the Cotai Strip, the hotels together offer more than 1,200 accommodations.

"Marriott International sees unlimited potential in the future of Macau," said Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International. "The launch of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau with Galaxy Macau are long-term investments that will perfectly complement Macau's evolving tourist landscape. The region has undoubtedly changed significantly in recent years and we are seeing the city transform from a gaming destination to one with a more diverse range of entertainment and recreation options for guests of all ages."

The JW Marriott Macau, Asia's largest JW Marriott hotel, has 1,015 guest rooms and suites, not to mention four restaurants, the world's largest JW Kids' Club for children, access to Galaxy Macau's 246,000-square-foot Grand Resort Deck, and nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, meanwhile, is the world's first all-suite Ritz-Carlton, with more than 250 suites on the top floors of the integrated resort. It has an outdoor pool, four restaurants, and nearly 3,000 square feet of event space.

"The opening of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau with their exceptional service, superb facilities, and spectacular culinary experiences will add an extra dimension to Galaxy Macau, creating the ultimate destination for unlimited leisure and enjoyment," said Rauf Malik, vice president of operations at JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau. "The two hotels -- each with their distinct brand identities -- are sure to enhance the Macau experience and will redefine the meaning of luxury in the region."