8 Sep 2011
Ponte 16 Resort, Macau and New World Department Store present
Super Stars’ Memorable Collections Exhibition in China
Iconic items of Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee and other super stars on display
(8 September 2011, Macau) Ponte 16 Resort, Macau (“Ponte 16”) joined hands with New World Department Store China Limited (“NWDS” ) in bringing to China the first-ever “Super Stars’ Memorable Collections Exhibition”. The opening ceremony was held today in Beijing, officiated by Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16, Dr. Hoffman Ma, Corporate Affairs Director of NWDS, Ms. Rebecca Woo and President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions, Mr. Darren Julien The Beijing exhibition on the first day has already attracted many guests and media, and served as a successful prelude for the entire China tour.
The exhibition will tour 5 cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang and Harbin, where the Chinese audience can have the opportunity to view over 100 iconic items from the world's most famed super stars. Ponte 16 Resort is proud to be selected as the grand finale stop on this China exhibition tour. The exhibition in Macau will be held from 15 to 21 October, free admission. Ponte 16 is also the venue sponsor of the international auction held by Julien's Auction on 22 October, one of the greatest and most “star-studded” international auctions in Asia and is expected to attract buyers and collectors from around the world.
The exhibits include black velvet and white taffeta gown wore by Princess Diana in 1985, a Marilyn Monroe dress from the film “River of No Return”, an Elvis Presley signed guitar, a jacket worn by Bruce Lee, as well as a series of stage costumes and props of Muhammad Ali, The Beatles, Madonna and other super stars.
The highlight of the exhibits is the white rhinestone glove of Michael Jackson, which was successfully bid by Ponte 16 in 2009 for US$350,000. The glove was worn by MJ when he premiered his trademark Moonwalk Dance in 1983, and has now become an iconic item at the MJ Gallery at Ponte 16.
Macau Event Details
|Exhibition - Ponte 16 Resort, Macau||15-21 October, 2011|
|Auction - Ponte 16 Resort, Macau||22 October, 2011|
Dr. Hoffman Ma, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16 Resort, Macau, said, “We are pleased to partner with New World Department Store for the first time, to bring to its five stores a rare collection of items from the world's musical and entertainment icons, and to join hands once again with Julien's Auctions. After the exhibition, these items will be available for international bidding at the Legends Auction held at Ponte 16, Macau on 22 October. Ponte 16 is the only 5-star resort complex in Macau’s culturally rich Inner Harbor district. Through the introduction of more diversified events to Macau, we aim at boosting the international profile of Ponte 16 Resort and of Macau, while adding colour and variety to the legendary Inner Habour.”
Mr. Philip Cheung, Managing Director and Executive Director of NWDS said, “NWDS is committed to leading the trend of department store industry by organizing diversified activities regularly, bringing customers with a brand new shopping experience. We jointly organize this thrilling exhibition, “Super Stars’ Memorable Collections Exhibition”, with Ponte 16 Resort, Macau, to showcase nearly 100 pieces of iconic pieces of Hollywood celebrities in China, aiming to attract more customers. This extravaganza event can also shape our department store to become a leisure handout for families and stylish men and women, catering customers’ increasing desire for a stylish living. In future, NWDS will continue to organize novel activities to create a personalized shopping experience to customers.”
-(From right to left) Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16, Dr. Hoffman Ma, Corporate Affairs Director of NWDS, Ms. Rebecca Woo and President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions, Mr. Darren Julien took a photo with the white rhinestone glove of Michael Jackson, which is the iconic item in this China exhibition tour -Officiating guests, including Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16, Dr. Hoffman Ma, Corporate Affairs Director of NWDS, Ms. Rebecca Woo and President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions, Mr. Darren Julien had a photo shoot with other VIP guests -(From right to left) Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ponte 16, Dr. Hoffman Ma, Corporate Affairs Director of NWDS, Ms. Rebecca Woo and President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions, Mr. Darren Julien officially unveiled “Super Stars’ Memorable Collections Exhibition”
About Ponte 16 Resort, Macau
Ponte 16 Resort, Macau is a joint venture invested by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (A subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed SJM Holdings Limited – SEHK 0880) and Success Universe Group Limited (A Hong Kong-listed company – SEHK 0487), ideally located on the beautiful waterfront of the culturally rich Inner Harbour of Macau, China. Ponte 16 Resort, Macau is a world-class integrated casino-entertainment resort .The Resort offers a 5-star luxury hotel - Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, a casino, Asia’s unique MJ Gallery and Café, as well as wine and dine outlets. More entertainment facilities, a retail complex and a waterfront promenade will open after the establishment of Phase III. Official website: www.ponte16.com.mo/home
About New World Department Store China Limited
As New World Development Company Limited’s (Hong Kong stock code: 17) retail arm in the PRC, New World Department Store China Limited is one of the largest owners and operators of department stores in the PRC. Established in 1993, NWDS currently operates a large national network of 28 “New World” branded department stores and 9 “Ba Li Chun Tian” (巴黎春天) branded department stores in Shanghai. Among them 32 stores are self-owned while 5 are managed stores. The department store retail chain covers 17 major cities in the PRC, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu etc. The Company was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 12 July 2007.
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