It’s no longer sites 5 and 6 on the Cotai Strip. It’s now “Sands Cotai Central” where three new hotels will spring up along with more casino space for Sands China. In addition to the already-announced Sheraton hotel, the company will add two more new brands to Macau.
Las Vegas Sands announced last month that Sands China had entered into franchise agreements with Hilton Hotels to create a five-star Conrad Hotel. A third hotel, from the InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, will be a four-star Holiday Inn. The hotels will both open by the first quarter of 2013. The Conrad and the Holiday Inn will have 636 rooms and 1,224 rooms respectively. The Holiday Inn will the brand’s largest hotel in the world.
The Conrad and Holiday Inn brands will replace the St. Regis and Shangri-La brands, which terminated an agreement with Sands China last March. According to Las Vegas Sands COO Michael Leven, Sands China will operate the hotels and the company will only pay a licensing fee to the parent companies.