"We are just a few months away from the realization of our vision of a leisure and entertainment destination that has no equal in Macau," said Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment."The opening of Studio City represents another major achievement for Melco Crown Entertainment as we work to develop and re-imagine the future of leisure destination offerings across Asia. It also marks a major milestone for Macau as we continue to deliver on our commitment to expanding the non-gaming leisure and entertainment offerings available in the territory, as a continuing strategy in supporting its evolution into a highly-diversified and world-leading leisure and tourism destination. "The 'best-in-class' entertainment offerings at Studio City are unmatched in Macau. The caliber of our movie-inspired, world-class leisure entertainment is no better exemplified than the endorsement and enthusiastic support of true icons of the cinematic world, who agreed to star in our short film, to celebrate the opening of this magnificent destination resort and support Macau's evolution into an internationally recognized leisure destination. "I would also like to thank the dedication and passion of everyone working so hard to make this project a stunning, successful reality. I am confident that, together, we will deliver a truly remarkable world-class leisure destination experience for visitors to Macau that will fully support the Central and Macau governments' ambition to develop Macau into a world center of leisure tourism." The Studio City Experience Starts Today! During the ceremony, it was announced that the hotel reservation system for Studio City has officially gone "live". Visitors can now book their stay at the 1,600-room Studio City Hotel and entertainment offerings at its official website: www.studiocity-macau.com or by calling +853-8865-6868. Two introductory packages also went on sale to the public from today:
- A hotel package available from HK$1,988 provides a night's stay in a Premier King Room at Studio City Hotel's Star Tower and includes two Golden Reel tickets, access to the indoor and outdoor pools and the meandering RiverScape water-ride plus access to the Star Tower Gym.
- The Studio City "Experience It All" Entertainment Pass - costing just HK$550 per person - offers a stunning entertainment experience for thrill-seekers. The Pass includes a ride on the spectacular Golden Reel; an epic super-hero adventure on the 4D flight simulation Batman Dark Flight and access to incredible world of mind-bending magic at The House of Magic.
World-class non-gaming entertainment offerings will thrill visitors to Studio City. The Art Deco inspired facade, complete with the iconic Golden Reel – the world's highest figure-8 Ferris wheel – is home to a world of non-stop entertainment including the action-packed 4D flight simulation ride, Batman Dark Flight; a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center, Warner Bros. Fun Zone, featuring world-renowned characters from Warner Bros.' DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera Productions and Looney Tunes entertainment franchises; an incredible live magical experience showcasing the world's greatest magicians, The House of Magic; Macau's first-ever Ibiza-style nightclub, Pacha Macau; and a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center, Studio City Event Center, hosting exciting live concerts, theatrical and top sports offerings in addition to award shows and other special showcase events.Electrifying entertainment will be combined with an exciting array of accommodation, regional and international dining experiences and designer brand shopping in an "immersive" retail entertainment environment at The Boulevard at Studio City. Studio City is located on Cotai, Macau, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point which connects with Hengqin Island, and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit. This Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is set to become Asia's Entertainment Capital. Studio City – This is Entertainment. For further information on Studio City, please visit: www.studiocity-macau.com, follow us on Sina Weibo at www.weibo.com/studiocity and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/studiocitymacau For our latest press releases, visuals and multimedia, please visit: www.studiocitymacaumedia.com Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau and the Philippines, (ii) capital and credit market volatility, (iii) local and global economic conditions, (iv) our anticipated growth strategies, and (v) our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "may", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "target", "aim", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "believe", "potential", "continue", "is/are likely to" or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.
About Melco Crown Entertainment LimitedMelco Crown Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau ( www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams ( www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment's business also includes the Mocha Clubs ( www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City ( www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation's subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila ( www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com. Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited ("Melco") and Crown Resorts Limited ("Crown"). Melco is a listed company on the Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment. About Studio City Studio City, when it opens, is set to take Macau's entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels, by providing a 'next generation' of outstanding entertainment-driven leisure destination experiences that will help the territory's evolution into a truly international tourism center.
The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit, Studio City will deliver more world-class entertainment amenities than any integrated resort in the market.Studio City's stunning Art Deco facade includes the "Golden Reel", the world's highest figure-8 Ferris wheel which straddles the resort's two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort will provide the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences. The resort's innovative entertainment offerings include "Studio City Event Center", a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; and "Studio 8", a 300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show productions distributed in the Asia region. The entertainment experiences also include a magic theater "The House of Magic" and a Warner Bros. Batman-themed 4D flight simulation "Batman Dark Flight", a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center "Warner Bros. Fun Zone" for kids filled with Warner Bros.' and DC Comics' franchise characters and play-rides, together with "Pacha Macau" which will bring Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau. Studio City is destined to deliver an unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening the depth and diversity of Macau's leisure, business and tourism proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia. For further information on Studio City visit: www.studiocity-macau.com and follow us on Sina Weibo at www.weibo.com/studiocity.
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- One night accommodation in a Premier King Room at Star Tower
- Golden Reel tickets for 2
- Access to the Outdoor Pool and the meandering RiverScape*
- Access to the Gym at Star Tower
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access
- Golden Reel ticket
- Batman Dark Flight ticket
- The House of Magic ticket