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MGM Cotai wins two design awards for Emerald Villa

The Emerald Villa of MGM COTAI has clinched double accolades for its interior design, namely the Winner for the SBID International Design Awards 2021 in the Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design category as well as the Platinum Winner at the 2021 MUSE Design Awards in the Interior Design (Hotels & Resorts) category. MGM is Macau’s first to receive these two esteemed recognitions that honor exceptional interior designs worldwide.

Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, At MGM, craftsmanship reigns supreme. It is with great honor that we attained both prestigious titles which serve as testimony to our pursuit of excellence. The Emerald Villa is the latest addition to our luxurious accommodation portfolio after our Emerald Suites, Skylofts and The Mansion, which aims to offer our guests a wide diversity of extraordinary experience every time they choose to stay with us. Merging tradition, creativity and technology into an eclectically harmonious space, the Emerald Villa is specially catered to stay on top of the latest market trends and appeal to the new generation of family travel.”

Perched atop MGM COTAI, the world’s best skyscraper at the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2018, the Emerald Villa is a tangible exemplar capturing MGM’s enduring spirit of “Originality + Innovation”. Each of the 28 villas is a treasure chest filled with enthralling art pieces and cultural elements, immersing its guests into an unbounded experience where modern aesthetics meets traditional Chinese heritage, echoing to MGM COTAI’s stacked Chinese jewelry box exterior design.

Some unique design features in the Emerald Villa including the centerpiece diamond-shaped aquarium, which is made of single block acrylic carved in multifaceted surfaces to bring out unique luminance. The cutting-edge piece enlivens the three-bedroom villas with its symbol of good fortune and vitality. In one and two-bedroom villas, the rotatable sand art piece, which resembles Chinese landscape paintings, is a custom-made gem to mesmerize guests with the ebb and flow of sand. The gold ingot inspired bathtub is another bespoke fixture to pamper and amaze guests, while the KTV rooms with rhythm interactive lighting wall feature and Rio Chaise Lounge by famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer are add-on amenities to ensure a fun and cozy stay.

While MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications, the Emerald Villa embraces eco-friendly practices through design and development processes. The rooms feature renewable engineered wood veneers as wall finish and a smart lighting system to conserve energy.

Since its inception in 2009, the SBID International Design Awards becomes one of the most prized awards in the design industry. Its 3-tier judging panel comprising technical specialists, creative professionals and the public ensures the design of the Emerald Villa is widely recognized by global experts and society. The Platinum prize at the MUSE Design Awards is another testament to the high creative and technical caliber of the villa. 

Sharon Singleton
Sharon Singleton
Sharon Singleton is a multi-media reporter with experience ranging from website management to reporting and editing for newspapers, news agencies and television. As Managing Editor she's been working with Asia Gaming Brief since 2013 and her specialties are: Business, current affairs, fluent in Italian, French, with working knowledge of Spanish.



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