Sands China revealed more details about the planned revamp of its Sands Cotai Central property into a London-themed resort, saying former England footballer David Beckham will help to design some of the luxury suites.
The project will open progressively over 2020 and 2021. The Holiday Inn Macau Cotai Central will be rebranded as The Londoner.
The Londoner Macao represents Sands’ latest collaboration with David Beckham, who 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, the company said in a press release. Beckham has been a brand ambassador for Sands Resorts for several years.
The resort will feature recreations of classic British landmarks, with an exterior facade modelled on the Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with a 96-metre clock tower.
There will be more than 20 dining options, with several new restaurant concepts including a British style gastropub by Gordon Ramsay and a new Thai restaurant – The Mews. New entertainment will include a virtual reality experience as well as British-themed Streetmosphere shows, such as the Changing of the Guard and daily retail parades featuring characters from British history, culture and literature.
“The Londoner Macao, with its world-class luxury suites, new dining and spectacular entertainment, will offer guests and visitors alike another reason to visit Macao. The launch marks yet another milestone in the company’s efforts to support Macao’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure and it also shows that Sands is fully committed to supporting Macao’s vision as a leader in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China.