This collaboration brings together the respective strengths of both companies - Macau.com being the leading travel company in Macau and City of Dreams being the newest ‘must-see’ integrated resort in Asia.
(PRWEB) August 6, 2010
MACAU.COM, the leading online destination marketing and travel company in Macau, has been appointed as the ticketing collaborator for The House of Dancing Water - the world’s largest, most spectacular water-based show personally created and directed by Mr. Franco Dragone at City of Dreams.
The show draws creative inspiration from the Chinese culture, which take audiences on an intriguing journey through the heights and depths of human emotions. At over HKD2 billion, this world class production is set to be staged at the Dancing Water Theater, a purpose-built theater with one of the worlds’ largest commercial pools. Over 700 performers, musicians and acrobats auditioned across five continents and 77 of top talented performers were selected over two years. The dazzling show is produced by Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, a worldwide recognized and acclaimed entertainment company for its visually breathtaking and phenomenal live shows.
Following a prestigious Grand Opening Ceremony on September 16, 2010, The House of Dancing Water will be open to public the next day on September 17. The stunning show is set to be the most extravagant and thrilling live production ever seen in the world, further positioning City Of Dreams as one of Asia’s premier entertainment and leisure destinations.
As the ticketing collaborator of City of Dreams, Macau.com provides an online ticketing portal for customers to order the best seats available for The House of Dancing Water. Ticket prices for The House of Dancing Water range from HKD380, HKD680, HKD880 and HKD1,280 for adults, and HKD270, HKD480, HKD620 and HKD1,280 for children. Macau residents, senior citizens, full-time students and American Express Platinum card holders can enjoy a special 10% discount.
Hotel packages starting from HKD528 are available online at http://www.macau.com and through the Customer Service Hotline at +853 2875 3126. Travel Trade, MICE Operators and interested business partners are invited to contact Macau.com at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on sales opportunities.
“This collaboration brings together the respective strengths of both companies - Macau.com being the leading travel company in Macau and City of Dreams being the newest ‘must-see’ integrated resort in Asia,” says Mr. Carrel Ieong, General Manager of Macau.com. He adds: “We are very proud of this incredible opportunity and excited to be the team to propel Macau forward as the premier and unrivalled destination for all travelers.”
‘The House of Dancing Water’ is the centerpiece of the City of Dreams entertainment experience and is a production by Franco Dragone Entertainment Group at City of Dreams, personally created and directed by Mr. Franco Dragone. It is a key component in the Cotai Macau multi-day stay strategy conceived by Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited.
City of Dreams is an integrated entertainment resort that is the newest “must experience” destination in Macau and developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, an entertainment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL).
Macau.com is the premier web portal and online travel agency for hotel accommodation, show, packaged tour products for Macau, Hong Kong and Southern China. With a secure and technologically advanced online booking engine, Macau.com’s services are targeted at Macau-bound travelers coming from Mainland China, Hong Kong and high growth-tourist areas including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia and North Asian markets such as Japan and Korea. Macau.com is a member of Macau Ignite Media Group, Macau's leading media group with leadership positions in out-of-home, online, print media and publishing, and entertainment.
ABOUT CITY OF DREAMS
City of Dreams is developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, an entertainment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), and is an integrated entertainment resort that is the newest “must experience” destination in Macau. Located in the heart of Cotai in Macau, it combines electrifying entertainment, a diverse array of accommodation, regional and international dining, designer brand shopping and a spacious and contemporary casino. The resort brings together a dream team of world-renowned brands such as Crown, Grand Hyatt Macau, Hard Rock Macau and Dragone to create an exceptional entertainment experience that appeals to the broadest spectrum of visitors from around Asia and the world. City of Dreams features a 420,000-square-foot casino with approximately 400 gaming tables and approximately 1,300 gaming machines; over 20 restaurants and bars; an impressive array of some of the world’s most sought-after retail brands; and Dragon’s Treasure, an iconic and spectacular audio visual multimedia experience. A comprehensive range of accommodation options at City of Dreams include Crown Towers Macau offering approximately 300 guest rooms, Hard Rock Hotel offering approximately 300 guest rooms and Grand Hyatt Macau offering approximately 800 guest rooms. The House of Dancing Water will open in the purpose-built Dancing Water Theater in the third quarter of 2010. A second planned phase of development at City of Dreams will feature an apartment hotel consisting of approximately 800 units. For more information please visit: http://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com .
For media information please visit the City of Dreams Media Portal: http://www.cityofdreamsmedia.com.
ABOUT FRANCO DRAGONE ENTERTAINMENT
The Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, founded in 2000 by Mr. Franco Dragone, conceives, produces and stages live shows, which integrate post modern dance, music, circus art and special effects within a dramatic narrative. The Franco Dragone Entertainment Group captivates audiences through a unique combination of disciplines sensitively orchestrated to produce one of the world’s most spectacular shows.
Mr. Franco Dragone made his name in the 1980’s and 1990’s as the leading creative force behind Cirque du Soleil where he created groundbreaking shows such as Mystère, Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam, O, and La Nouba. Over 65 million people have experienced Mr. Franco Dragone’s unique theatrical creations. Since its establishment, Dragone has proven itself with critical acclaim and commercial successes including:
-Le Rêve, a permanent show produced in conjunction with Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. The show has celebrated its 2000th performance on stage in November 2009 and its 5th Anniversary in May 2010, and it is still a mainstay in the city’s show scene.
-A New Day, a Las Vegas resident show starring Céline Dion and incorporating her music. Over 3.5 million spectators attended the show over 5 years with daily sell out shows. Dragone has created and produced 26 shows and events including Euro 2000 and the Disney Cinema Parade in Paris.
-Kung Fu Panda, a Kung Fu Panda Touring Live Show will be produced for Dreamworks Animation in Q4 2011
Mr. Franco Dragone is building an entertainment group with a recognized global brand name for creating and producing the world’s spectacular live shows. In order to do this, the Company plans to open at least one long run spectacular live show, either permanent or touring, per year.
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