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Galaxy Entertainment Group Becomes First in Macau to Accept WeChat Pay across Its Property Portfolio
Macau visitors can now enjoy the convenience of WeChat pay at hotels, restaurants, entertainment outlets and more across Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau and StarWorld Hotel

MACAU, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) launches a partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat, making it the first hospitality and entertainment group in Macau to accept WeChat pay throughout its properties, commence with a variety of 136 outlets across GEG's spectacular portfolio of world-class hotels, dining destinations, spas, entertainment facilities and retailers.

GEG's first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat answers the needs of Mainland Chinese visitors to Macau, who overwhelmingly prefer to pay with e-wallets such as WeChat Pay. More than three in four metro consumers in China (76%) use mobile wallets, as they seek easy and seamless ways to pay when travelling.

To deliver a more convenient and innovative experience to Macau visitors, GEG is first launching WeChat pay across its three flagship properties -- Galaxy Macau™, Broadway Macau™ and StarWorld Hotel. Guests can now pay with WeChat Pay at a wide range of establishments, with a total of 136 outlets launching the service in phases, including:

Premier hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel™, Broadway Hotel and StarWorld Hotel
Fine dining restaurants such as Lai Heen, 8˝ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant and Yamazato
Stylish cafes like the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and Passion. by Gérard Dubois
Family-friendly, all-day dining outlets Urban Kitchen, Festiva and Temptations
Nightlife destinations China Rouge, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge and Macallan Bar
Festive restaurants and roadside hawker stalls at the Broadway Macau Food Street
The Broadway Theatre Box Office and Kiosks
The Banyan Tree Spa, ESPA by The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, and Foot Hub
Entertainment outlets such as the UA Cinema Director's Club and Jinmen Lounge
Retailers like the Banyan Tree Spa Gallery Shop and Galaxy Collections
Various parking, concierge, VIP and travel services
...and more than 100 other destinations within GEG's integrated resort portfolio
Raymond Yap, Senior Director of International Premium and Mass Market Development of GEG, said, "GEG is proud to embark upon a first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat; two leaders at the forefront of their own industries who share our own commitment to delivering innovative, convenient experiences. By launching WeChat Pay across GEG properties, we are providing an exclusive opportunity for Macau's valued Mainland China visitors to use a preferred payment method for their comfort, security and convenience. In the meantime, we are also supporting SME throughout this launch to build up more business connections with Mainland Chinese consumers.

The launch of WeChat Pay represents yet another opportunity for GEG to pioneer new products and services for Macau's vibrant hospitality market, having also been first-to-Macau offerings with Macau's very first Apple Store at The Promenade Shops; the world's largest skytop wave pool on the Grand Resort Deck; Broadway Macau food street and entertainment district, and a large portfolio of retail product launches."

Speaking on behalf of ICBC (Macau), Mr. Zheng Kai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ICBC (Macau) said: "As the largest local registered bank in Macau, ICBC (Macau) has long been focused on the development of its finance technology. ICBC (Macau) was the first local WeChat Pay clearing organization officially approved by regulatory authority of Macau, and the launch of WeChat Pay also meets the regulatory requirements of the country. ICBC (Macau) aims to provide innovative, fast and reliable payment services to all locals and travelers. With the launch of WeChat Pay, we believe Mainland China visitors can fully experience this convenient payment method. The collaboration between ICBC (Macau), GEG and SMEs will also lead to significant results and contribute to the economic development of Macau. "

Guests using WeChat pay from 1-30 November can enjoy a 15% discount when spending over MOP$500; as well as a free WeChat Pay voucher of RMB30 when spending a minimum of RMB300*. The two offers can be enjoyed at the same time when guests spend at any of the 136 destinations across the GEG portfolio which now accept WeChat Pay.

*Terms and conditions apply.

About Galaxy Macau™ and Broadway Macau™

Galaxy Macau™ and Broadway Macau™ combine to deliver the "Most Spectacular Entertainment and Leisure Destination in the World". Developed at an investment of HK$43 billion, the two properties cover 1.1 million square meters of unique entertainment and leisure attractions that are unlike anything else in Macau. Six world-class hotels provide close to 4,000 rooms, suites and villas. They include The Ritz-Carlton's all-suite hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau; Asia's largest JW Marriott, JW Marriott Hotel Macau; Banyan Tree Macau; Hotel Okura Macau; Galaxy Hotel and Broadway Hotel. Unique to Galaxy Macau, the 75,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck features the Skytop Adventure Rapids -- the world's longest skytop aquatic adventure river ride at 575 meters -- the world's largest Skytop Wave Pool and a pristine white sand beach. Two five-star spas from ESPA and the Banyan Tree Spa help guests relax and rejuvenate. There are also more than 120 pan-Asian and international F&B outlets, representing the largest collection of cuisine under one roof in Macau; The Promenade, a high-end retail offering of more than 200 distinctive shops; UA Galaxy Cinemas, a 10-screen 3D cineplex; CHINA ROUGE, the award-winning 1930's Shanghai-inspired performance lounge; and Foot Hub, a genuine foot and body massage center offering a premium experience at attractive prices. For an authentic, "up close and personal" Macanese holiday experience, Broadway Macau – just a 90-second walk via pedestrian bridge from Galaxy Macau -- showcases street-style vendors, live entertainers, and world-class performances at its 3,000-seat Broadway Theatre. Meeting, incentive and banquet groups are also well looked after with a portfolio of unique venues and a professional service staff catering for up to 3,000 people. For more details, please visit www.galaxymacau.com and www.broadwaymacau.com.mo.

About StarWorld Hotel

StarWorld Hotel is located in the heart of Macau's dynamic gaming and entertainment district, the Avenida de Amizade. Galaxy Entertainment Group's first 5-star hotel and casino, the 39-story StarWorld Macau embodies the distinct Asian characteristics of intelligence, experience and innovation, combining world-class accommodation, entertainment, leisure and dining facilities into "one world". Asian flair is incorporated in all the Star-grade amenities as well as in the ultra-high levels of personal service, appealing to both Asian and international tourists. Striking architecture and luxurious guestroom decor exemplify the outstanding level of quality. This attention to detail has gained StarWorld Hotel recognition through numerous prestigious awards, including the "5-Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for five consecutive years and the "Top 100 Hotels of China" by the China Hotel Industry Summit. Famed for its "Star Rated" quality in hospitality, entertainment, accommodation and restaurants, StarWorld Hotel is determined to offer its valued guests the prestigious feeling that "when I step into StarWorld, I shine like a star". For more details, please visit www.starworldmacau.com.

About ICBC (Macau)

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited("ICBC (Macau)") is the largest locally registered bank in Macau.  The Bank has 3 subsidiaries -- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Capital Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Pension Fund Management Company Limited and Seng Heng Development Company Limited, 19 Branches, 4 Wealth Management Centers, 1 Peony Credit Card VIP Services Center, 1 SME Service Center, nearly

30 self-service Banking Centers and over 400 self-service machines of Smart Banking located across Macau. ICBC (Macau) leverages the parent company's strong brand image, extensive branches and subsidiaries network, cutting-edge technology and excellent banking products, to provide its customers with a variety of excellent financial products and services.

FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:

MACAU - GALAXY MACAU

Ms. Samantha Lu
Ms. Fiona Lee
+853 8883 8198
+853 8883 8364
samantha.lu@galaxyentertainment.com
fiona.wk.lee@galaxyentertainment.com


HONG KONG - GOLIN
CHINA - GOLIN
Ms. Kumiko Lau
Ms. Winnie Yang
+852 2501 7936 / klau@golin.com
+8621 2411 0092 / wyang@golin.com


ICBC (Macau)

Mr. Tom Sun

+853 8398 2839

tomsun@mc.icbc.com.cn

SOURCE Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau; StarWorld Hotel


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