Hsin Chong has been involved in the construction of the Sands Cotai Central in Macau since 2006. The new Sands Cotai Central integrated resort is a major tourism development project featuring the world's best hotels, gaming centres, shopping malls, entertainment venues and restaurants. The project is fundamental to Macau's transformation from a gaming mecca into a booming international tourist destination for leisure and business activities.
On 11 April 2012, the first phase of the Sands Cotai Central project was officially opened, featuring the Holiday Inn hotel with more than 1,200 rooms, and the Conrad hotel with more than 600 rooms. Eventually, the complex will offer close to 6,000 rooms across the Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn brands.
In addition to the hotels, Sands Cotai Central boasts 300,000 square feet of gaming space and 1.2 million square feet of shopping, entertainment, dining and convention facilities, including Shoppes Cotai Central.
Steeped in natural light, abundant greenery and cascading waterfalls, Shoppes Cotai Central offers a calming environment for shoppers. With the upcoming opening of additional levels, the shopping precinct will offer more than 100 boutique stores and galleries including a number of first-to-market brands. Soon, Shoppes Cotai, consisting of Shoppes Venetian at The Venetian Macao, Shoppes Four Seasons at The Plaza Macao and Shoppes Cotai Central at Sands Cotai Central, will be the largest duty-free luxury shopping experience in Macau, incorporating over 600 retailers.
Hsin Chong is pleased to have contributed to the construction of Sands Cotai Central. The building is one of the largest in the world and has had many challenges. Work started in 2006 but the project went through a period of suspension due to the global economic crisis. During this period, work on the project came to a complete stop and it was therefore quite a challenge to restart the project. Staff had to be recruited and contractors engaged. Over 130 contractors were involved in the project. The imported labour quota restrictions have also been challenging.
Following the success of the project, Hsin Chong looks forward to continuing its work in Macau.