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Thursday, 07 November, 2019, 15 : 00 PM [IST]

Sands Resorts Macao to focus on wedding segment in India

India ranks fifth as a source market for Sands Resorts Macao, and the resort company is looking at focusing extensively on the wedding segment to further drive growth. During her recent visit to India, Stephanie Tanpure, Vice President of Sales, Sands Resorts Macao, said, “The wedding segment is a market that we looking at developing for growth. We have hosted some weddings from India, and will continue to do more work on that front.” Currently, Sands Resorts Macao receives an equal split from the family segment (including honeymooners, MICE travellers (incentive groups and corporate meetings) and FITs from India.  

Moreover, in 2020, besides opening the Londoner Macao, Sands Resorts will unveil an additional tower of grand suites with butler service at the Four Seasons by Q1-Q2. The property has an inventory of 350 rooms and refurbishment process is underway. 

Similarly, the Holiday Inn Macao with 200 rooms will be upgraded to 600 high-end suites. “It is going to be an exclusive property and we are working with our brand ambassador, David Beckham to design the top two floors of the property,” she added. 

Recently, Sands China Ltd, the parent company of Sands Resort Macao, signed a partnership agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) that allows guests to redeem and earn points at the Venetian Macao and Parisian Macao. This would be extended to the Londoner Macao in 2021, after the final phase of its opening. “Through this partnership our guests can redeem points at the vast network of IHG in over 5,000 destination.”

Tanpure was speaking at the final leg of the 19-city Sands Macao Global roadshow in Mumbai.

 
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