The Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s latest development, the massive three-tower Sands Cotai Central in Macau, has ushered a new era of meeting possibilities to the region’s Cotai Strip. The property offers stylish meeting spaces and thousands of hotel rooms spread across three integrated and widely celebrated brands: Conrad, Holiday Inn and Sheraton.
As the largest hotel in Macau with close to 4,000 guest rooms and suites and over 150,000 sf of sophisticated meeting space, the Sheraton Macau ensures that there are always enough meeting rooms to go around—and a dedicated around-the-clock event staff to pull it all together. The vast, pillar-less Kashgar Grand Ballroom is the hotel’s largest meeting space, accommodating over 5,000 guests. As grand as this is, it’s the broad spectrum of meeting options that’s elevating the hotel’s luxury cachet.
“Hosting meetings of any type under one roof is an advantage that the Sheraton Macau has over other MICE hotels in the region,” says Sally-Ann Klap, director of sales. “Altogether, we have 166 breakout rooms spread across two floors that can accommodate all occasions—from gala dinners and international congresses to intimate boardroom meetings.”
The recent launch of Meet 24, a Starwood Preferred Planner program that allows smaller groups to check-in and out any time, adds even more flexibility. “Some meetings require a quick turnaround time,” remarks Klap. “Meet 24 offers groups the convenience of using the hotel’s meeting facilities at any time during their stay and the flexibility of checking-in and out within 24-hours.”
On the horizon for Macau’s Cotai Strip is a new casino resort currently in development by Sands China on a plot of land mysteriously called “Parcel 3.” Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Sands China Ltd., a subsidiary of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, says the main objective of the property is to keep MICE momentum growing in the area. Slated for a 2016 completion, Parcel 3 will be Sands China’s biggest project following Cotai Central.