The lavish Banyan Tree Macau was recently opened in the $2 billion Galaxy Macau resort complex as a haven of luxury and relaxation for gamers. As the gaming capital of the world, Macau boasts numerous casino-resorts, so Banyan Tree decided it was time for the city to receive its “first five-star urban resort”, as the company’s executive chairman, Ho Kwon Ping put it.
Wealthy guests are invited to this all-suites resort to enjoy a little relaxation and privacy, away from the busy life of the city. The villas are situated beside the stunning rooftop wave pool of the resort and each room flaunts its own relaxation pool. Banyan Tree Macau’s GM, Rudy Oretti, said that the resort is “designed for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the excitement of Cotai’s entertainment district, but who still desire their own private sanctuary in which to relax”.
As the Chinese tourism is growing at an impressive speed, other high-end hotel companies have also announced their intention to expand their business into the blooming Asian market. InterContinental Hotels Group for instance declared that one in four hotel rooms that they will open in the next five years will be in China. Meanwhile, Hilton has announced its intention to open 100 hotels in China by 2014, making the country its biggest market outside the U.S.