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Galaxy Entertainment Group becomes first Macau hotel group to offer WeChat Pay

Friday, 03 November 2017 04:23
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Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has become the first hospitality and entertainment group in Macau to accept WeChat Pay throughout its properties.

Announcing a new partnership with WeChat and ICBC (Macau), Galaxy will commence with offering WeChat Pay at 136 outlets across its three Macau properties – Galaxy Macau, StarWorld and Broadway Macau.

The move is aimed at providing more convenient transactions for mainland Chinese visitors to Macau, who overwhelmingly prefer to pay with e-wallets such as WeChat Pay. Around 76% of people in mainland China use mobile wallets when travelling.

The outlets where WeChat Pay will be available include:

- Hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel, Broadway Hotel and StarWorld Hotel
- Fine dining restaurants such as Lai Heen, 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant and Yamazato
- Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and Passion by Gérard Dubois
- Urban Kitchen, Festiva and Temptations and Broadway’s food street
- China Rouge, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge and Macallan Bar
- The Broadway Theatre Box Office and Kiosks
- The Banyan Tree Spa, ESPA by The Ritz-Carlton, Macau and Foot Hub
- UA Cinema Director’s Club and Jinmen Lounge

Raymond Yap, Senior Director of International Premium and Mass Market Development of GEG, said, “GEG is proud to embark upon a first-in-Macau partnership with ICBC (Macau) and WeChat; two leaders at the forefront of their own industries who share our own commitment to delivering innovative, convenient experiences. By launching WeChat Pay across GEG properties, we are providing an exclusive opportunity for Macau’s valued Mainland China visitors to use a preferred payment method for their comfort, security and convenience. In the meantime, we are also supporting SME throughout this launch to build up more business connections with Mainland Chinese consumers.”

The CEO of ICBC (Macau) Zheng Kai, added, “As the largest local registered bank in Macau, ICBC (Macau) has long been focused on the development of its finance technology. ICBC (Macau) was the first local WeChat Pay clearing organization officially approved by regulatory authority of Macau and the launch of WeChat Pay also meets the regulatory requirements of the country.

“ICBC (Macau) aims to provide innovative, fast and reliable payment services to all locals and travelers. With the launch of WeChat Pay, we believe mainland China visitors can fully experience this convenient payment method. The collaboration between ICBC (Macau), GEG and SMEs will also lead to significant results and contribute to the economic development of Macau.”

 

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