Sands’ executives and global brand ambassador David Beckham were in Macau to announce the relaunch of the Cotai Strip integrated resort, which will feature “classic British design, style and luxury”.
The new project, which will open progressively over 2020 and 2021, will join landmark Sands’ properties The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao, both also on the Cotai Strip.
The Londoner Macao will incorporate four hotel brands: the new The Londoner Hotel (previously Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central), alongside existing properties Conrad Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao.
The project will feature authentic recreations of classic British landmarks, with an exterior façade modelled on the Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with 96m-Elizabeth Tower and iconic clock face (popularly known as Big Ben).
The 6,000-room complex will offer more than 20 dining options, with several new restaurant concepts including an authentic British style gastropub by Gordon Ramsay and a new Thai restaurant – The Mews. There will also be 34,000sqm of meeting and convention space, 200 stores at Shoppes at The Londoner (previously Shoppes at Cotai Central), three spas and four health clubs.
New entertainment at The Londoner Macao will include a whole-body, fully immersive live virtual reality experience suitable for all ages. In addition, British-themed Streetmosphere shows such as the famous Changing of the Guards and daily retail parades featuring much-loved characters from British history, culture and literature will be on show.
When complete, the integrated resort will also offer a new 6,000-seat arena versatile enough to accommodate everything from live entertainment to popular sporting events and conferences.
“We could not be more excited about the development of The Londoner Macao,” said Las Vegas Sands president and chief operating officer Robert Goldstein. “Sands has invested heavily here because we believe wholeheartedly that Macao's complete arrival as one of the world's greatest tourism and business destinations is just on the horizon.
“The Venetian and The Parisian have each become 'must-see' destinations on the Cotai Strip and we have every confidence that The Londoner will be every bit their equal. The power of these three iconic integrated resorts working in tandem will create a combination of leisure and business tourism amenities unrivalled in Asia and Europe and on par with the success of Las Vegas.”
Sands’ global brand ambassador David Beckham will be working with the interior design team to bring his vision and style to the top-floor suites at The Londoner Hotel, representing his first foray into this design field.
Beckham commented: “London is an incredible city and one that I am proud to call my home. To be able to work so closely with the Sands team to bring the elements of London that I love to the city of Macao is a wonderful opportunity. Interior design is a real passion for me… I can't wait to welcome everyone to come and experience what we are creating here - a little bit of London in Macao.”