No.14 Spring 2008 ithout a doubt, the MGM CityCenter Project is currently the biggest project in a city noted for its colossal ambitions, where every new project seems to surpass its predecessor.The $8+ billion mixed-use development is undergoing construction on 76 acres along the Las Vegas Strip. The CityCenter represents the most signiﬁcant privately ﬁnanced project in the U.S. at present. The project consists of a combination hotel tower, casino and convention center, additional luxury hotels, residential towers and a retail and entertainment neighborhood. Safeplace is proud to have been chosen as a CityCenter vendor. Because of the enormous size of the project and the variety of components, the vendor demands were especially stringent. All the models ordered for the project to date are top of the line: the Tiara Top Opening safe, the Magna 800 Wall Safe, the Magna 800 Digital laptop safe, and the Titan combination digital and card safe. The wide variety of models offered by Safeplace allowed us to meet the diverse demands of the project. Some 6,000 units are presently on order or have already been supplied. The CityCenter project consists of several different elements.The dramatic soaring hotel tower, casino and convention center designed W with MGM City Center by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will rise sixty-one stories from the heart of CityCenter, contributing an additional 4000 luxurious guest rooms to the city’s offerings. The internationally known Mandarin Oriental, characterized by ﬁne design and matchless amenities, will offer both hotel rooms and exclusive residences. The Vdara Condo Hotel will be the CityCenter’s only condo hotel, offering some 1,500 condo hotel rooms and suites with expansive views of the city and mountains. All will be equipped with leading Safeplace models. Safeplace is no stranger to MGM. The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas has been a veteran customer since 2002. This luxurious resort is home to over 4500 Safeplace units, while the Gold Strike Tunica in Mississippi contains another 1110 units. Across the ocean, the recently-opened MGM Macau has installed Safeplace in all 600 guest rooms. Safeplace values its partnership with MGM resorts and is excited to be part of the impressive CityCenter Project. SafeScoop is published by Safeplace for a select audience of international hoteliers. In this issue: ♦ CityCenter Las Vegas Chooses Safeplace ♦ Safeplace in Beijing ♦ Tiara for the Starwood Royal Orchid Sheraton ♦ A Place at the Plaza ♦ Lotte Seoul Welcomes Safeplace ♦ Safeplace European Distributors’ Seminar ♦ Sole Safe Supplier to the Louvre Group The ﬁrst JW Marriott hotel in Beijing is centrally located in close proximity to the city’s major attractions. All 588 elegant guest rooms feature the latest in-room technology, including the Safeplace topopening Tiara safe. This luxurious twenty-three storey property has been designated the 3000th Marriott hotel. The Ritz Carlton Beijing offers the same convenient location combined with a décor unique to Beijing: an English country manor inspired interior. All 305-rooms in the Ritz-Carlton Beijing are equipped with Tiara safes. The Safeplace Tiara was designed according to Marriott’s standards and speciﬁcations and has become the safe of choice for Marriott hotels throughout the world. “The new Safeplace top-opening Tiara safe solves the space problem once and for all,” said Philip Toh, Safeplace Regional Manager for Asia Paciﬁc. “Finally, there is a safe that meets designer expectations instead of the “boxy” standard safe in the closet. Safeplace was chosen for the Central Place Project over ﬁerce competition for its quality and reliability.” Elsewhere in China, the Marco Polo Wuhan, due to open later this year, has chosen the Safeplace Tiara for its 375 guest rooms. This world class hotel is located in an urban waterfront park on the Yangtze River close to the Wuhan business district. W ith the Olympics just around the corner, Safeplace has been busy supplying its guestroom safes to some of Beijing’s ﬁnest hotels. China Central Place, a prestigious new landmark in the heart of Beijing offers a complex comprising ofﬁce buildings, a large shopping mall, high end residential apartments and the new JW Marriott Beijing and Ritz Carlton Beijing. Both chose the Safeplace top-opening Tiara safe for their guest rooms. S A Royal Welcome at the Royal Orchid Sheraton tarwood’s Royal Orchid Sheraton is a very special hotel. Located on the legendary “River of Kings” in Bangkok, all guestrooms enjoy a panoramic river view. This world class hotel has been a feature of the Conde Nast Travelor Gold List since 2005. Now undergoing a room upgrading process, the Royal Orchid Sheraton chose the Safeplace Tiara for their ﬁne guestrooms. Starwood Thailand liked the practicality and elegance of the Tiara, which ﬁts neatly in a desk or nightstand drawer. The pneumatic piston ensures smooth door movement and opens to easily accommodate a standard laptop. Safeplace is a preferred supplier for Starwood Asia. Part of the Plaza Legend hat do the Beatles, Eloise, Frank Lloyd Wright* and Safeplace have in common? They are all a part of the illustrious history of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. First opened to the public in 1907, this French Chateau style building became a National Historic Landmark in 1988, one of only two hotels in New York City to obtain this status. Above and beyond the historical background of the Plaza, however, is the legend and mystique that have grown up around it. The Plaza has become synonymous with elegance and ﬁve-star luxury. In 2005, the Plaza was closed for a $400 million renovation. It reopened in March 2008 as a member of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, with 282 distinctive guestrooms, including 152 pied-a-terres. Among the amenities found in every room are a concierge direct ﬂat screen from which the guest can choose a variety of services, white glove butler service on each ﬂoor, a wireless tablet which controls contour lighting, heating and entertainment, 24 karat gold-plated bathroom faucets and accessories, and, of course, Safeplace in-room safes in every room. As beﬁtting a ﬁve-star-plus property like the Plaza, the hotel ordered Tiara topopening safes in their own distinctive size and color and equipped with an internal outlet for recharging laptops and other electronic items. The “new” Plaza continues a century old tradition of luxurious hospitality. Safeplace is thrilled to be a part of the legend. *The Beatles stayed at the Plaza on their ﬁrst visit to the U.S. in February 1964. “Eloise” is a character in a children’s book series who lives in a penthouse in the Plaza. Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect, was a resident of the Plaza from 1954-59. W he Lotte Hotel Seoul is the largest hotel in Korea, with over 1,400 rooms. Located in the heart of downtown Seoul, the hotel prides itself on world class standards in its many restaurants, banquet, and ﬁtness facilities, as well as personalized service for every guest. For its ongoing renovation project, the Lotte Hotel Seoul chose Safeplace Tiara Top Open safes in a custom-made size to ﬁt guest room needs. In order to make the grade, the Tiara underwent a series of tough tests which it passed with ﬂying colors. Safeplace’s South Korean distributor Won International worked with every phase of the decision-making process from the design team through purchasing to the front ofﬁce. The Tiara’s unique opening mechanism and ease of use easily beat the competition. Four hundred and ﬁfty units have already been installed with more on the way, with plans to install the Tiara in upgrades throughout the Lotte chain. T Lotte Seoul Chooses Safeplace he Safeplace staff was pleased to host a mix of new and veteran distributors from Europe for a Technical/Marketing Seminar February 17-19, 2008. Coming from as far aﬁeld as Finland, France, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia and Holland, the seven participants took part in three days of intensive technical training provided by Safeplace engineers and service managers, as well as lectures and discussions led by CEO Moshe Cohen and European Marketing Directors Jean Eric Martin and Yossi Ben Avraham. All the participants enjoyed the opportunity to deepen their familiarity and knowledge of Safeplace and to meet informally with the Safeplace staff in the evenings and during an exciting half-day trip to Jerusalem. Safeplace welcomes the active participation of its distributors and plans to hold additional seminars in the near future. T Safeplace Welcomes European Distributors Participants in the Safeplace Distributor Seminar. Front Row L to R: Safeplace Regional Manager Yossi Ben Avraham, Safeplace Israel Manager Uri Shasha, Kati Suomi, Minibar Finland. Back Row L to R: Safeplace Regional Manager Jean Eric Martin, Dolf Mulder, Hotek Holland, Rafal Matuszewski, Fluid Control Poland, Gzregorz Zebrowski Fluid Control Poland, Joze Tomse, Emporij Slovenia, Olivier Colin, Manusec France, Tony Romano, Conceptronix Portugal. L ouvre Hotels is the second largest hotel chain operator in Europe, with some 900 hotels and 67,000 rooms. Group brands include the prestigious Concorde Hotels and Resorts and the Kyriad, Campanile and Premiere Classe brands. Safeplace is pleased to have been chosen as sole supplier of in-room safes for the entire Louvre Group. Recent installations for Louvre Hotels include the Kyriad Prestige Roissy and Kyriad Prestige Le Bourget. Both are located in close proximity to major airports and provide all the necessary amenities for work and leisure, including the Magna 500 laptop size in all guestrooms. The Villa Massalia in Marseille, France is one of the thirteen up-scale properties constituting Concorde Hotels and Resorts, a chain with roots dating back to 1855. In contrast to many of the historic Concorde properties, the Villa Massalia is a stunning new contemporary hotel whose architectural style was inspired by an 18th century chateau. On the edge of a spacious park overlooking the Mediterranean, the Villa Massalia is an oasis of comfort and green open spaces in the busy city. 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