Galaxy Macau opened on May 15, 2011 at an investment of almost HK$14.9 billion and is considered as the only true authentic five-star Asian hotel resort destination in Macau. Galaxy Macau is said to be the most recent enormous casino resort to rise out of the Cotai strip. The developer of Galaxy Macau is Galaxy Entertainment Group and it was designed by renowned LA-based architect Gary Goddard. Galaxy Macau offers more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotels such as Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Okura Hotels and Resort and the five-star Galaxy Hotel. The Banyan Tree Macau is known for its personal pool, a pool in every hotel room that is big enough for three people with a temperature control and it only takes three hours to fill.