HONG KONG, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG" or "the Group") (HKEx stock code: 27) won two distinguished awards at the prestigious International Gaming Awards ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London on 3 February 2014. The Group was named Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia for the third year running and in addition, Dr. Lui Che-woo, Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award.
Dr. Lui Che-woo, Chairman of GEG, said:
"It is a great honour for Galaxy Entertainment Group, and for me personally as an Asian entrepreneur, to receive two awards from our esteemed international industry peers. The Group has achieved a great deal in a relatively short timeframe since being founded in 2002, and its tremendous success stems from seamlessly combining gaming and non-gaming elements under one roof to create a new, exciting, and all-encompassing leisure and entertainment experience for visitors.
Being recognised as the Casino Operator of the Year Australia/Asia is a great endorsement of our vision, and a fitting tribute to our high quality management team and the commitment of our 16,000 team members who work tirelessly every day to deliver our 'World Class, Asian Heart' service standard to each and every guest.
As our business grows, sharing our success with the Macau and Hong Kong communities is becoming ever more important. During 2013 GEG implemented a number of diverse community and volunteering initiatives through its dedicated 'GEG Volunteer Team' who contributed many hours of community services. We also made donations to many charitable organisations and people in Macau, Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Looking ahead, we will continue to ensure that our 'World Class, Asian Heart' service philosophy, which draws on providing visitors with a combination of the best hospitality practices and standards from both the West and the East, permeates GEG's properties, products, services and people. We are currently about half way through the construction of Galaxy MacauTM Phase 2, and will soon commence the construction of Phases 3 and 4. These awards are a great testament to the progress we have made towards our ultimate goal to be 'globally recognised as Asia's leading gaming and entertainment corporation'."
About Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (HKEx stock code: 27)
Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG") is one of Asia's leading gaming and entertainment corporations, and is a member of the Hang Seng Index.
GEG primarily develops and operates hotels, gaming and integrated resort facilities in Macau, the only legal gaming location in China and the largest gaming entertainment market in the world.
The two flagship properties of GEG include Galaxy Macau™, a world class integrated destination resort opened in May 2011 at Cotai, and StarWorld Hotel and Casino, an award-winning property opened in 2006 on the Macau peninsula.
In April 2012, GEG announced the development of Galaxy Macau™ Phase 2 that will nearly double the size of the existing resort to one million square metres. Upon its targeted completion by mid-2015, Galaxy Macau™ Phase 2 will bring to Macau some of the most exciting entertainment, leisure, retail and MICE facilities. In December 2012, GEG outlined its concept plans for Phases 3 & 4 of its Cotai landbank and expects to commence construction in early 2014 with a targeted phased opening between 2016 and 2018.
Additionally, GEG operates a Construction Materials Division.
For more information, please visit www.galaxyentertainment.com.
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