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Melco Crown Entertainment Now Offers the Most Michelin-Starred Dining Establishments in All of Macau

MACAU, Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment”, “MCE” or the “Company”), a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, proudly announced that with the latest results released from the newly published MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017, the Company now offers more Michelin-starred dining establishments – a total of five – than any operators in all of Macau.

Pearl Dragon at Studio City had joined the ranks of one-Michelin-starred establishments in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017.


Ying at Altira Macau celebrated today its new inclusion to the ranks of one-Michelin-starred restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017.


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Joining City of Dreams’ French chef-d’oeuvre The Tasting Room (two stars), Cantonese culinary masterpiece Jade Dragon (two stars), and sushi restaurant Shinji by Kanesaka (one star), Altira Macau and Studio City’s signature Cantonese restaurants, Ying and Pearl Dragon, respectively, also celebrated today their brand new inclusions to the ranks of one-Michelin-starred establishments. Impressively, MCE’s fine dining restaurants now boast a total of seven prestigious Michelin stars.

The achievement signifies that both international visitors and locals can now enjoy Michelin-starred gastronomies in all of the three Macau properties operated by Melco Crown Entertainment, and that the Company has further extended the lead over its peers in terms of world class and award-winning culinary offerings across Cotai and Taipa.

“It’s an absolute joy and honor to see Melco Crown Entertainment’s culinary teams receive more recognition from the internationally-acclaimed Michelin Guide,” said Mr. Kristoffer Luczak, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage, Melco Crown Entertainment Limited.

“The fact that Pearl Dragon and Ying are both contributing to our Michelin star tally, which leads to MCE becoming the Company that offers the most Michelin-starred dining venues in all of Macau, once again showcases MCE’s long-held tradition of excellence and dedication to continuously elevate its service quality. We aim not only to delight our guests, but to help transform Macau into an exciting gastronomic destination in the region, which would further enhance Macau’s development into a World Center of Tourism and Leisure,” he added.

In addition to the five starred restaurants, four other dining outlets owned by Melco Crown Entertainment, namely Shanghai Magic and Bi Ying at Studio City, and Aurora and Tenmasa at Altira Macau, have each been recommended in the 2017 Guide for their distinctive offerings of modern Shanghainese, Northern and Southern Chinese, Italian, and Japanese cuisines that few others can match in Macau.

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Guide, Michelin Hong Kong Macau will for the first time host a star-studded gala dinner in partnership with Robert Parker Wine Advocate at Studio City, Asia’s Entertainment Capital, on November 11. Featuring seven celebrity chefs from across the globe, paired with Hollywood costume designer Manuel Albarran’s visual spectacle themed on SENSES, and together with renowned Hong Kong actor/television chef Nicholas Tse as a special Michelin guest, this sensorial gourmet journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that no fine food and wine aficionados will want to miss. For details, please visit https://guide.michelin.com.hk/en/michelin-guide-hong-kong-and-macau-gala-dinner-a-sensorial-gourmet-journey.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau and the Philippines, (ii) capital and credit market volatility, (iii) local and global economic conditions, (iv) our anticipated growth strategies, (v) gaming authority and other governmental approvals and regulations, and (vi) our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “target”, “aim”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, “potential”, “continue”, “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ:MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation’s subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.

Melco Crown Entertainment is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited (“Melco”) and its other major shareholder, Crown Resorts Limited (“Crown”). Melco is a listed company on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-100 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Mr. James Packer, who is the Deputy Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment.

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Email: chimmyleung@melco-crown.com
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Email: natalieleung@melco-crown.com


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