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The Art Deco-Inspired Design Features a Spectacular Figure-8 Ferris Wheel Nestled Between Twin Hotel Towers

Macau, China
– Gary Goddard, Chairman/CEO of Hollywood, CA-based Gary Goddard Entertainment + Design (GGE), was tasked with providing the Conceptual Design, Master Planning, Architectural Design, and Exterior Design for the brand new Studio City, a $3.2 billion casino and resort in Macau, which was unveiled on October 27, 2015. This is the second multi-billion dollar project designed by GGE in Macau – the first being the design of the award winning Galaxy Macau Resort which opened to the public in 2011.

GGE is an international leader in the design of major integrated resorts and destination theme parks worldwide. Studio City is a unique, Hollywood-inspired 600,000-square-meter casino and resort that will offer visitors the next generation of leisure destination experiences. Leigh and Orange are the architects of record.

4Z4A4312GGE created the Master Plan, Architectural Design, Exterior Design, and Concept Design for Studio City Macau, a resort that is a monument to Hollywood’s myth making on the silver screen. Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of GGE’s design is the “Golden Reel,” the world’s first Figure 8 Ferris Wheel that stands at 130 meters and is nestled between Studio City’s twin hotel towers. The Ferris Wheel’s glass and steel tower structure measures 165 meters in height. Engineered by Intamin and project managed by Studio City Entertainment, the Golden Reel is also the world’s first major Ferris Wheel designed into a building’s façade.

GGE was selected as the lead design firm by Studio City International Holdings Limited, a company led by Lawrence Ho and a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, (Nasdaq: MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment“), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. Studio City was built upon Lawrence Ho’s vision for a resort inspired by the world of motion pictures. Goddard worked closely with Mr. Ho to fulfill that vision.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“The Studio City management team and GGE share a vision when it comes to Hollywood and the world of motion pictures, which has resulted in one of the most architecturally stunning integrated resorts we have ever created. The design for Studio City will also act as a magnet for visitors staying in Hong Kong and in cities throughout China who might not otherwise have planned a visit to Macau,” said Goddard.

Ideally located in the Cotai Strip, Macau’s version of the Vegas Strip, Studio City boasts unparalleled, world-class entertainment facilities. Visitors will get to choose from a variety of leisure destination experiences designed to enhance and establish the territory as an international tourism center. For more information, please visit:

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