Melco resorts

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it has teamed with Marriott International to bring a W Hotel to the second phase of Studio City’s development, which is scheduled to open in December next year.

W Macau – Studio City is set to become an iconic addition in the world class leisure destination through its detail-driven, unexpected design, signature Whatever/Whenever service and innovative programming, Melco said.

W Macau – Studio City expects to feature 557 guestrooms, including 127 suites and wellness facilities, a spa, fitness center and indoor swimming pool. The hotel is set to amplify Macau’s social scene with its high energy public spaces and culinary experiences.

Living Room (W’s signature take on the hotel lobby) and WOOBAR will be the social hub for guests to connect, whereas two destination dining venues will offer a menu of international cuisine with an Asian twist and a specialty restaurant featuring the finest Chinese and Portuguese dishes. Guest can look forward to a W Sound Suite, the brand’s signature with an on-site recording studio. The new hotel will offer a total of 1,100 square meters of event and meeting space.

“Melco is thrilled to welcome W Hotels to Studio City and Macau,” said David Sisk, Melco’s chief operating officer. “W Hotels is without a doubt one of the world’s iconic luxury lifestyle brands that will elevate Studio City’s hospitality offerings to a new level. Together we look forward to bringing new experiences to our guests and further strengthen Macau’s proposition as a world-class leisure destination.”

The cinematic-themed Studio City opened in 2015. It has been rolling out other non-gaming offerings, such as Asia’s largest indoor and outdoor water park and a six-screen Cineplex.

The company held a topping out ceremony for the $1.3 billion Phase 2 development in mid-November and confirmed it was on track for a Dec. 2022 opening.

With a total gross floor area of approximately 250,000 square meters, Studio City Phase 2 is located in the Cotai area of Macau, comprising two luxury hotel towers with 900 rooms and suites, a retail complex of over 21,000 square meters and gaming space of over 2,300 square meters. It has also been named winner of the ‘Regional Award, Asia’ at BREEAM Awards 2021 in recognition of its incorporation of sustainable building design, development and management.

Studio City opened in 2015 and was the first in Macau to debut without VIP gaming. On opening, its gaming floor had 200 mass tables, and about 1200 slots and ETGs.