The Londoner Macao, the latest integrated resort project developed by Sands China to the tune of US$1.9 billion (MOP15.2 billion), will finally launch on 8 February.
Kicking off its first-phase launch just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the much-awaited resort will raise the curtain to The Londoner Hotel, Crystal Palace atrium, several dining options and interactive London-themed attractions.
As The Londoner opens progressively throughout 2021, subsequent phrases will see the addition of more offerings including the Suites by David Beckham at The Londoner Hotel; the luxury residential-style all-suite hotel Londoner Court; the rethemed Shoppes at Londoner; and Londoner Arena.
The addition of The Londoner to Macau's integrated resort scene follows The Venetian and The Parisian, two themed properties that were also developed by Sands China.
Dr Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China, said in a statement: “London is an iconic city and we anticipate this addition will further raise the profile of Macao while increasing the number of visitors as our other flagship properties have done.”
The Londoner Macao incorporates four hotel brands: the new The Londoner Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central), adding to existing properties Conrad Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, and The St. Regis Macao.
The Windsor King Suite. Photo Credit: Sands China
The Londoner Hotel houses 600 luxury suites — the 75 square metre Louis Suites and Victoria Suites and 113 square metre Windsor Suites — with the top two floors incorporating 14 exclusive Suites by David Beckham, which will launch later this year.
Ranging from 113 to 298 square metres, the suites are designed by Sands Resorts Macao global ambassador David Beckham in collaboration with leading London interior design firm David Collins Studio.
At The Green Room, the hotel's main dining area, said to be inspired by the musicals of famous British composers, will surround diners with theatre-related paraphernalia and songs from popular West End performances.
Other quintessentially British figures welcoming guests at at the hotel’s lift lobbies are the Greeters — a Bobby (Victorian-era policeman), Punk, Knight, Queen’s Guard, Shakespeare, Beefeater (Tower of London guard) and Bowler-Hatted London Gentleman.
Characters from the famous Alice in Wonderland fairy tale will regale guests at Churchill’s Table. Photo Credit: Sands China
Meanwhile, the resort features other classic English elements are that expected to be drawcard for Anglophiles and photo lovers.
Black Cab Escape, a 90-second virtual ride, takes guests to tour Beckham’s favourite spots in London alongside selfie opportunities with the British football star (presumably his virtual form).
London Calling is a 5.2-metre classic British red telephone box where visitors are welcomed to The Londoner Macao by the Queen’s corgi Londi, while a roaming High Tea Meet & Greet with exquisitely dressed high society ladies and gentlemen will also allow guests to get great pictures.
At Churchill’s Table, a four-meal restaurant inspired by a classic Victorian food hall, guests may bump into singing bobbies and a king and queen procession. Characters from the famous Alice in Wonderland fairy tale will offer a Wonderland Meet & Greet with guests as they savour the exquisite Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea set.