Macau YOHO Treasure Island Resorts World Hotel has announced the public that its official opening will take place on 15 December following a four-month trial period.
The former Genting project is located in the heart of the Amaral forecourt, stands 70-meters tall and offers a total gross floor area of 886,237 square feet with 600 hotel rooms. The third floor of the hotel features Macau’s first large-scale outdoor Japanese-style hot spring bath with an outdoor heated swimming pool.
In March this year, the hotel’s operator held a press conference where announced the property would open by the end of this year. In June, it revealed the hotel would be open for trial operations in August with an expected official launch date of sometime in October.
However, there is now an announcement on the building’s outdoor LED screen confirming that the official opening will take place on 15 December.
Recently, there was a photo on the screen outside the hotel building, which showed that the hotel is ” soft opening now” and will open on 15 December.
On 12 June, the property’s shopping mall management firm Jones Lang LaSalle said that 80% of the retail space had been leased out. The mall covers five-storeys with a total area of nearly 400,000 square feet. It will include a wide range of facilities including Chinese and Western restaurants, bars, cinemas, supermarkets and a children’s playground, as well as the introduction of six world-renowned brands including French department store Galeries Lafayette.
It was previously believed that Genting Group had wanted to incorporate gaming into the development should the opportunity arise, however Genting Hong Kong announced in 2021 the sale of 50% of its stake in Genting Macau, which in turn had owned 75% of Treasure Island Entertainment Co Ltd – the firm that was initially developing the hotel it had dubbed Resorts World @ Macau.
Genting Malaysia was also unsuccessful in its bid for a Macau gaming concession last year, seemingly ending any opportunity for the Genting brand to gain a foothold in the Macau market.