|Opening Date:||May 15, 2017|
|Casino sq/ft:||500,000 sq/ft|
|Convention sq/ft:||300,000 sq/ft|
MGM Casino Cotai Review
Update 4-11-17 MGM Cotai has pushed back the opening to sometime in the middle of 2017.
MGM Cotai will be located on the Cotai Strip near Macau. Cotai is a strip of reclaimed land between the Coloane islands and Tapai, "Co-Tai". The development broke ground in February 2013, and is currently scheduled for completion mid 2016. The design is inspired and meant to represent the “jewelry box” of Cotai. In addition to a casino the property plans to offer 1,500 guestrooms and suites, hundreds of thousands of sq ft of meeting and convention space, a high end spa, upscale retail outlets, and various food and beverage options.
Details of MGM Cotai's "first international Mansion" and "Asia’s first dynamic theater" have yet to be announced, but seem to be in line with MGM's plans to "...drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau," read; attempt to appeal to mass market and offer diverse family-friendly amenities. Fully 85% of the 3 million sq ft development will be dedicated to non-gaming attractions.
Plans call for 500 gaming tables and 2,500 slots on a 500,000 sq ft gaming floor - but no other operators have been given such concessions recently. Our estimate would be for 200 tables at opening with another 50 to be allotted later - in line with what other major properties received in 2015.
Architects for the US$3 billion resort are The US$3 billion Kohn Pedersen Fox with David Rockwell for retail and entertainment spaces. Rockwell designed "The Spectacle" a retail and entertainment complex that will feature brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Barr + Wray were contracted for spa development which will feature male, female and VIP feature pools along with thermal experiences such as Saltstone Saunas, Herbal Steam Rooms, various themed and feature showers and specialist so-called ‘Spa Heaven’ facilities incorporated within the treatment rooms.
Food and beverage branding as well as nightlife amenities have not been announced as of our early 2016 casino profile update.
The property should not be confused with the MGM Grand Casino Macau. Both are owned by MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282), majority owned (51%) by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
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Gaming at MGM Cotai
As opening day approaches and more details emerge we will update this section of MGM Cotai's casino profile. Plans are for 500 tables and 2,500 gaming machines. Expect to find all of your Asian favorites as well as international standbys like blackjack and roulette.
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