Wynn Resorts, Solaire Resort, Melco Resorts and MGM Resorts all won several awards in the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide.
Wynn retained each of its 22 accolades, with Wynn Macau retaining its exclusive position as the only resort with eight five-star awards.
Solaire gained its fifth consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award for its Sky Tower.
Melco Resorts was honored with a collective 97 Stars, including 17 Five-Star awards, with the Company’s entire integrated resort portfolio, including City of Dreams, Studio City, Altira Macau, and City of Dreams Manila receiving the top tier recognition.
MGM MACAU was named as a Five-Star Hotel for the sixth consecutive year. Tria spas at both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI also achieved a Five-Star recognition for the second year in a row.
Lotte Tour Development’s hopes of gaining quick approval to open the Jeju Dream Tower casino have been frustrated as the Jeju Provincial Council has delayed a decision, opting instead to investigate accusations by a local anti-casino group that the earlier public opinion surveys may have been manipulated.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.