After two years of extensive refurbishment, the Londoner Macao, a landmark on the Cotai Strip, finally revealed its upgraded version. Managed by Las Vegas Sands, the British-themed resort opened its doors to VIP guests in a grand opening ceremony.
The event, aptly titled “The Journey Begins,” commemorated not only the resort’s rejuvenation but also the commencement of Sands China Ltd.’s ten-year gaming concession. The company pledged an investment of a staggering US$3.7 billion (MOP 30.2 billion) to support the city’s development.
Red Carpet Opening
The Macau red carpet witnessed a dazzling array of celebrities for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the industry. Among them was football legend David Beckham, serving as Sands’ global ambassador.
The event was further adorned by performances from a variety of artists. These included renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Hong Kong singer G.E.M., and Ayanga, a celebrated Chinese actor and musical theater artist. British jazz legend Jamie Cullum concluded the spectacular evening with a dinner performance. Sheldon G. Adelson, the late CEO and Chairman of Sands, would have been proud to see his vision for Cotai as a premier gambling and leisure destination take shape.
British Legacy Embodied in the Londoner Macao
The Londoner Macao’s fresh look features an impressive array of amenities inspired by Britain’s rich cultural heritage. The resort boasts five hotels, three spa centers, four health clubs, and over 20 dining options. Retail therapy enthusiasts will be delighted with a choice of 150 boutiques.
Moreover, the conference facilities underwent a significant upgrade, featuring the massive Londoner Arena with a seating capacity of 6,000. The architecture pays homage to British landmarks, with a façade influenced by the Palace of Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. The property also showcases a Big Ben replica that chimes on the hour, and performances emulating the famous Changing of the Guard.
The Londoner Macao, with its quintessential British appeal, joins the league of European-themed casino resorts in Macau. The group includes established names like The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, and The Plaza Macao.
Sands China’s Vision Fulfilled
Robert G. Goldstein, CEO, and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands, acknowledged the realization of Sheldon Adelson’s vision. He stated, “Sands China has delivered on Sheldon Adelson’s vision through the ongoing development of Cotai. Where 250 acres of empty reclaimed land once sat, we have built one of the world’s leading tourist destinations with an incredible future ahead of it.” The resort is indeed a testament to the transformative power of vision and investment, as it evolves into a global attraction.
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