Galaxy Reveals Vision for Japan IR, Expands Executive Team

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) on Wednesday unveiled their vision for their proposed integrated resort in Japan.

Appealing to both Japanese and international guests, GEG and their partner, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), said they envision the development of an IR that will have a transformative impact on the Japanese economy and the city and community where it will be located.

The company said it plans to combine the best of Europe, Asia, and Japan, which will be seen in the brands, events, gastronomic and hospitality experiences, management teams, global marketing, and financial strengths of all parties involved.

“For over 150 years, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has provided World Class IR experiences to visitors from around the world, including Japan, helping to transform the Principality of Monaco into one of the most successful destinations in the world. And GEG have an unrivaled track record in Asia, building and operating iconic properties that are not only very successful financially, but of a quality comparable with our properties in Monaco. Together, we believe that an IR in Japan must be both world class and Japan-inspired in order to be truly successful and to support the government’s stated tourism objectives to attract 60 million tourists a year by 2030,” said Jean-Luc Biamonti, CEO and chairman of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

Commenting on the partnership, Michael Mecca, member of the board and Senior Advisor of GEG, as well as a board member of SBM said; “Our partnership promises something truly unique for Japan. Together, we possess the financial capability, integrity, and strength of vision to bring Integrated Resorts to Japan successfully, using them as a powerful catalyst for growth, not only economically, but socially and culturally, as we have done in the other cities where we operate.”

To deliver on this vision, GEG announced that it is expanding its executive team in Japan with the appointment of Ted Chan as chief operating officer – Japan development; Satoshi Okabe as general manager; James Takagi as head of commercial; and Ayumi Takagi as head of planning and media relations.

These new hires will join existing executives including Jeremy Walker, vice president; and Yukio “Mike” Isa, whose role will change to advisor for Japan development.

Mr. Francis Lui, vice-chairman of GEG, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of these new members to our Japan team. They add significant value to our existing team and I am confident that under the leadership of Ted we will successfully drive the execution of our world class Japan-inspired ambitions.” (AGB Nippon)