Melco China Resorts' Sun Mountain Lodge joins exclusive "Small Luxury Hotels of the World(TM) Brand"


    BEIJING, July 30 /CNW/ - Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (TSXV:
MCG, MCG.WT) ("Melco China Resorts" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce
that the Sun Mountain Lodge, currently being constructed at the Company's Sun
Mountain Yabuli Resort in Heilongjiang Province, China, has been accepted as
part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) brand. Recently ranked the
top overall luxury hotel brand and the brand that offers the "Best Customer
Experience", by the New York-based Luxury Institute, the SLH portfolio
comprises more than 450 luxury hotels in more than 70 countries. Its website,, receives millions of visits every year by travelers and members
of its exclusive Club of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The luxurious Sun
Mountain Lodge, an elegantly inspired mountain top boutique hotel, is the
centerpiece of Melco China Resorts' Sun Mountain Yabuli Resort re-development
which includes two other premium hotels, luxury resort vacation homes, and
unique year-round facilities and attractions all currently under construction
for completion in December 2008. Melco China Resorts recently announced the
expansion of their land bank at Yabuli from 75.7 hectares to 220.3 hectares
allowing the Company additional development opportunities in key areas of the
property including the resort and residential village.
    Paul Kerr, Global Chief Executive Officer of Small Luxury Hotels of the
World said: "China is a key area of growth for SLH and we are very pleased to
welcome the Sun Mountain Lodge into our growing portfolio of stunning hotels.
Each year we receive thousands of applications from hotels wishing to join our
brand and we only accept a small percentage of these due to our very strict
selection criteria. This is testament to the high standards of accommodation
and service which we know will be achieved by Sun Mountain Lodge when it opens
in December. As with all our properties, Melco China Resorts focus on their
guests' total experience and the quality of the lodging facilities and resort
amenities under construction are exactly aligned with the standards our hotels
    "The SLH brand not only places a premier mark of quality within our Sun
Mountain Yabuli resort, it also introduces the resort to the existing,
discerning customer network offered by SLH," commented Graham Kwan, CEO of
Melco China Resorts. "Our relationship with SLH affirms our commitment as the
purveyor of the finest in resort living in China and those seeking prestige
property investments."

    About Small Luxury Hotels of the World(TM)

    Small Luxury Hotels of the World is an exclusive brand of more than 450
independent, luxury hotels offering an infinite variety of memorable
experiences in 70 countries. Whether guests are seeking a blissful spa
retreat, the rustic charm of a country villa, a secluded beachside resort, the
refined splendour of an old English country house or a sanctuary hidden amid
the vibrant atmosphere of a bustling city centre, Small Luxury Hotels of the
World offers only the very best. Reservations can be made at any Small Luxury
Hotel of the World by calling +65 6232 5060 or via Travel agents
need only remember the GDS code LX for LuXury.

    About Melco China Resorts

    Melco China Resorts is China's single largest ski resort developer and
operator with five premier destination resort properties. The portfolio
includes Sun Mountain Yabuli, host for the 2009 World University Games; Sky
Mountain Beidahu, host of the 2007 Asian Winter Games; The Lotus Mountain
Club, to be developed as an ultra-exclusive and private mountain resort club;
Adventure Mountain Changchun, an experiential mountain adventure centre
retreat; and Star Mountain Beijing, the Company's' first ski area in the major
Beijing market and home to Melco China Resorts ski school headquarters, The
Perfect Turn. Melco China Resorts is committed to developing the five
properties and transforming them into world-class, four seasons luxury
mountain resorts with excellent real estate investment opportunities for
discerning buyers. Melco China Resorts' leadership team boasts a proven record
of resort development success both internationally and in China.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the
    Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this
    press release.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.


    Information in this press release that is not current or historical
factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the
meaning of securities laws, and actual results may vary from the
forward-looking information. Implicit in this information are assumptions
regarding future operations, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and
intentions, such as the plans to develop the ski resorts in China. These
assumptions, although considered reasonable by Melco China Resorts at the time
of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual
future operating results and economic performance of Melco China Resorts are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic,
market and business conditions, uncertainty relating to land use rights,
adverse industry events for the ski and real estate industries, Melco China
Resorts' ability to make and integrate acquisitions, the requirements of
recent Chinese regulations relating to cross-border mergers and acquisitions,
the inability to obtain required approvals or approvals may be subject to
conditions that are unacceptable to the parties, changing industry and
government regulation, as well as Melco China Resorts' ability to implement
its business strategies, and to raise sufficient capital, seasonality, weather
conditions, competition, currency fluctuations and other risks, and could
differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above.
    Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on
current estimates, expectations and projections, which MCR believes are
reasonable as of the date of this press release. Melco China Resorts uses
forward-looking statements because it believes such statements provide useful
information with respect to the operation and financial performance of Melco
China Resorts, and cautions readers that the information may not be
appropriate for other purposes. Readers should not place undue importance on
forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of
any other date. While Melco China Resorts may elect to, it does not undertake
to update this information at any particular time.

For further information:

For further information: Melco China Resorts, Investor Relations, Ali
Mahdavi or Kevin O'Connor, Tel: (416) 962-3300, Fax: (416) 962-3301, Email:; Small Luxury Hotels of the
World(TM), Bryony Gammon, PR Manager, Asia Pacific, Tel: +61 (0) 2 9468 7106,

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