Amid fanfare and spectacle, Sands China Ltd launched the first phase of The Londoner Macao with an opening ceremony at the integrated resort on 8 February 2021.
The Londoner Macao is Sands China’s bold British-themed reimagining of the Sands Cotai Central integrated resort. Offering the best of British history and culture alongside a traditional yet contemporary hospitality experience, The Londoner Macao will continue to open progressively throughout 2021.
A highlight of the first phase opening event was the venue itself – the ornate and elegant main lobby, dubbed the Crystal Palace. Designed in classic Victorian style, the glass and iron atrium features a 33-metre-high stained-glass ceiling that bathes the lobby in sunlight during the daytime and provides a panoramic view of the night sky after dark. Victorian-era lampposts line the patterned dark marble floor, whose centrepiece is the full-scale Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain featuring Anteros, the Greek god of selfless love, on its pinnacle.
Representing an investment of US$1.9 billion (MOP$15.2 billion), the first-phase launch includes The Londoner Hotel, an all-suite tower featuring approximately 600 luxury suites, the elegant Crystal Palace main lobby, new dining options and interactive London-themed attractions.
The Suites by David Beckham; Londoner Court, a luxury residential-style all-suite hotel; the rethemed Shoppes at Londoner and the Londoner Arena will be introduced progressively throughout 2021.