Studio City, the US$3.2 billion cinematically-themed leisure destination resort, opens its doors today, heralding a new era of world-class entertainment, set to redefine Macau as an truly-international tourism destination.   
 
A press conference attended by Melco Crown Entertainment co-chairman and CEO Mr. Lawrence Ho and co-chairman Mr. James Packer, was held to mark the official launch of the stunning integrated gaming and entertainment resort.
 
Studio City, developed by Studio City International Holdings Limited, a company in which Melco Crown Entertainment Limited owns a 60% interest, has been designed to be the most diversified entertainment resort offering in Macau – with more international-brand entertainment amenities under-one-roof than any integrated resort in the market.
 
Asia’s Entertainment Capital:
Envisaged by Mr. Lawrence Ho as Asia’s Entertainment Capital, Studio City’s Hollywood-inspired, cinematically-themed concept and world-leading entertainment, hotel, retail, food and beverage and gaming offerings have been tailored to specifically appeal and cater to the desires and aspirations of the vast and rapidly growing numbers of dynamic Asian and international leisure destination thrill-seekers.
 
“Today marks the start of a new era of leisure destination entertainment for Macau and Asia,” said Melco Crown Entertainment’s co-chairman and CEO Mr. Lawrence Ho. ‘It is the realization of our long-held vision to develop a leisure and entertainment destination that has no equal in Macau.”
 
“The opening of Studio City stands testament to Melco Crown Entertainment’s commitment to help to evolve and greatly enhance Macau’s non-gaming entertainment proposition as we continue to work towards our strategic aim in supporting its evolution into a highly-diversified and world-leading leisure and tourism destination.
 
“I would like to thank all of our Studio City colleagues who are working so hard to make this incredible resort a stunning, successful reality. Together, we are now ready and eager to deliver a truly remarkable world-class leisure destination experience for our visitors to Macau.  We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Central and Macau governments in our ambition to help develop Macau into a world center of leisure tourism.” 
 
Mr. James Packer, co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment, added: “I am delighted to be here with Lawrence for this momentous occasion, to celebrate the opening of this magnificent destination resort. “Studio City, with an array of world-firsts entertainment attractions, is set to earn its place as an internationally recognized leisure destination, enhancing Macau’s tourism appeal on the world stage.
 
“The grand opening is a key step in our strategic vision of providing a world class portfolio of leisure and entertainment resort experiences that meet the rapidly evolving demands of Asian and international leisure visitors.”
 
Redefining Entertainment-Inspired Leisure Destination:
Studio City is now set to redefine the leisure destination resort proposition in Macau and indeed Asia. International brand entertainment offerings, combined with premier hotel facilities and ‘movie-star’ service truly enables the visitor to ‘Live like a Star’.
 
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 at the approximately 1,600-room Studio City Hotel, delivering ‘movie-star’ service in the prestigious suites of ‘Star Tower’ and premium ‘Celebrity Tower’. Studio City also offers an incredibly diverse range of international restaurants, cafes and relaxed bars and lounges with over 30 food and beverage venues located throughout the property.
 
The Boulevard at Studio City delivers the region’s most unique and innovative experiential 300,000 sq. ft. ‘immersive’ retail environment. It brings the world’s best shopping to life in Macau by transporting guests to high-energy street-scapes, with both live and hi-tech entertainment enchanting them at every turn. Its streets and squares are inspired by iconic shopping and entertainment locations, including New York’s Times Square and Hollywood’s Beverly Hills.
 
Studio City is located in 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 the Asia’s Entertainment Capital.