News | December 16, 2020
The Londoner Macao Set to Open First Phase
The Londoner® Macao, Sands China Ltd.’s bold British-themed reimagining of the Sands® Cotai Central integrated resort, will launch its first phase, offering the best of British history and culture alongside a traditional yet contemporary hospitality experience.
Representing an investment of approximately US$2 billion (MOP 16 billion), The Londoner Macao will open progressively throughout 2021. With two new all-suite hotels, guests now have a choice of five leading luxury brands, eclectic dining options, enhanced retail and MICE space including a 6,000-seat arena, themed entertainment and attractions. As part of the first phase Sands China Ltd. will unveil the all-suite The Londoner Hotel, the spectacular ’wow’ Crystal Palace atrium, new dining options and interactive London-themed attractions in Q1 2021. The official ceremony will be held in early February 2021.
Robert Goldstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sands China Ltd.’s majority shareholder, Las Vegas Sands, said: “Our investment in The Londoner Macao is a clear signal that we believe Macao’s future as one of the world’s most important leisure and business destinations remains on course. With spectacular London-themed accommodation, dining, shopping, entertainment and landmarks, The Londoner Macao will offer our guests another new and exciting experience while further illustrating our commitment to Macao and the expansion of its tourism offerings.”
Dr. Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China Ltd., said: “Sands China Ltd. has a successful track record of creating themed properties in Macao, and The Londoner Macao joins The Venetian® Macao and The Parisian Macao as Asia’s top destinations for both the leisure and MICE markets. 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 also represents the latest collaboration with Sands Resorts Macao global ambassador David Beckham. The international businessman and British icon played a central role in the promotion of the integrated resort leading up to its opening with his participation in the eye-catching campaign ‘Bringing The Best of London to Macao’.
The partnership took on even greater significance when he worked with leading London interior design firm David Collins Studio to create the exclusive Suites by David Beckham, Macao’s first celebrity-designed suites, and Mr. Beckham’s first globally.
David Beckham commented: “I am so excited for the launch of the first phase of The Londoner Macao and I hope guests will enjoy the London elements that are close to me. It has been amazing working with the Sands team to create the first-ever Suites by David Beckham, a project that brings together my passion for interior design with everything I love about London. These suites will present a unique experience, enhanced with personal touches from my life. We hope the Suites by David Beckham will bring guests a luxury stay while they enjoy everything The Londoner Macao has to offer.”
Suite Sensations at The Londoner Macao
Exuding classic British luxury, The Londoner Macao incorporates five world-class hotel brands with over 6,000 guestrooms: the two new all-suite hotels The Londoner Hotel and Londoner Court (opening later in 2021), alongside existing properties Conrad® Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao.
The Londoner Hotel
The Londoner Hotel is an all-suite tower with interiors by Hong Kong-based Steve Leung Design Group. The hotel features approximately 600 luxury suites: the 75 square metre Louis Suites and Victoria Suites and 113 square metre Windsor Suites. Entering the suites, guests are greeted with a gallery-like foyer, for a fresh and fun first impression. Separate living room and bedroom reinforce the upscale British vibe with a neutral colour palette, marble nightstands, plush fabric headboards and custom beds. An elegant chesterfield sofa and high-backed leather armchair are complemented by lively paintings and photography that give the space a bright, contemporary vibe.
Bedrooms are warm and welcoming, featuring luxurious linens, while double sliding doors reveal bathrooms beautifully appointed with separate shower and Victorian-style bathtub. Frosted glass, pattern mirrors and crystal wall sconces make the space light and airy. Bathroom amenities from Aromatherapy Associates and an in-suite spa service provide revival and relaxation.
The Londoner Hotel’s top two floors incorporate 14 exclusive Suites by David Beckham which will be launched later in 2021. Presenting guests with a unique luxury experience, the suites are designed by Sands Resorts Macao global ambassador David Beckham in collaboration with leading London interior design firm David Collins Studio. Ranging from 113 to 298 square metres, the Suites by David Beckham reflect the best of British design as well as Mr. Beckham’s own discerning style and sophistication. Calming and luxurious, colours are soothing yet contemporary, with all decorative elements individual and bespoke. Each suite provides warmth and charm, capturing the essence of a high-end London homestead.
Guests will enjoy The Londoner Hotel’s fun and playful style, typified by statues of seven quintessentially British figures, or Greeters at the hotel’s lift lobbies. They include a Bobby (Victorian-era policeman), Punk, Knight, Queen’s Guard, Shakespeare, Beefeater (Tower of London guard) and Bowler-Hatted London Gentleman. This playful approach also continues into The Residence, The Londoner Hotel’s exclusive club concept.
The Residence – Exclusive Club for The Londoner Hotel
The Residence is a British-style exclusive club for The Londoner Hotel guests. At over 1,100 square metres, its ultra-residential interiors, exceptional services and premium food and beverage capture a sophisticated and luxurious London lifestyle. Created by Hong Kong’s Alan Chan Design Company, The Residence is divided into a series of rooms inspired by classic London houses and the homes of British celebrities and famous figures.
Near the reception is main dining area The Green Room, inspired by the musicals of famous British composers, and a reference to the lounge in theatres where actors relax between performances. On display in the Green Room is theatre-related paraphernalia, and the background music is based on West End musicals. Part of the restaurant area is inspired by Victorian-era interior design and style, and features two glass cabinets containing 442 classic British bone chinaware items. Next to the Green Room is The Lounge, a vibrant art gallery-themed room inspired by London’s contemporary art scene. Meanwhile The Bar is inspired by the classic style of famous British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It incorporates a billiard room, balcony and outdoor terrace with topiary based on characters from Alice in Wonderland by writer Lewis Carroll.
The Residence serves an international buffet breakfast with signature dim sum, light refreshments including afternoon tea, all-day snacks and drinks and evening cocktails.
‘Unveiling The Londoner Macao’ Hotel Package
The Londoner Hotel has launched ‘Unveiling The Londoner Macao’ hotel package to mark its opening, and welcome guests on a unique journey of bespoke experiences. The opening package starts from MOP 2,398*, and includes one-night luxurious Louis Suite accommodation for two with all-day access to The Residence. The booking period is from Dec. 15, 2020, for a stay period from Jan. 22, 2021 onwards.
Guests can enjoy all-day access to The Residence, including breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and selected evening cocktails. The Residence’s all-in-one reception counter service offers check-in and check-out privileges as well as other services.
For more information about the ‘Unveiling The Londoner Macao’ hotel package and reservations, please visit https://www.londonermacao.com/offers/londoner-hotel/pre-opening-package.html.
Amazing Landmarks and Entertainment
Guests enter The Londoner Macao through the magnificent glass-canopied Porte Cochere designed after historic Victoria Station, before arriving at the Crystal Palace, a spectacular space at the heart of the integrated resort. This light-filled, palatial atrium, highlighting superb Victorian design and construction in glass and iron is an impressive 33-metres (10 storeys) tall and boasts an intricate ceiling immersed in rich marble finishes. Visitors will also be able to admire the full-scale Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain with Anteros, the Greek god of selfless love on its pinnacle.
The Crystal Palace also stages the six-minute Changing of The Guard, a colourful display of British pageantry performed several times every day by over 20 talented artists, which will sweep visitors away to London, marking the start of their amazing journey at The Londoner Macao. Featuring The Londoner Macao’s Scots Guards and Heralding Trumpeters, the stunning spectacle adds special effects and music to recreate the London classic with a modern twist across multiple levels, utilising spectacular LED screens with magical guard huts that appear from nowhere. Changing of The Guard will launch later in 2021.
Guests can also discover Londoner Moments throughout the integrated resort, with numerous fun and interactive Instagram installations for guests to enjoy.
- London Calling is a 5.2-metre red telephone box where visitors are welcomed to The Londoner Macao by the Queen’s beloved corgi Londi.
- Black Cab Escape is an adventure inside an iconic London taxi with David Beckham on a fun trip around the capital’s streets, visiting the British star’s favourite spots.
- It’s Tea Time features giant tea cups and high tea ladies dressed in tea party fashion with flowing hats and gowns for unique selfie opportunities.
Coming attractions later in 2021 include the imposing Houses of Parliament facade and life-size 96-metre Elizabeth Tower (commonly known as ‘Big Ben’) featuring a replica of the famous clock face, which will welcome guests from far and wide with its accurate rendition of the classic bell chimes. As night falls over The Londoner Macao the beautiful architecture will come to life with captivating twice-hourly light shows across the entire building. Seasonal themes will feature specially created lighting, music and multimedia content.
The Londoner Macao also presents an eclectic range of British, Asian and international dining experiences, from London-inspired restaurants to celebrity chef dining outlets, and favourites widely popularised on the internet.
- North Palace presents the northern Chinese cuisine of Shandong, Beijing and Inner Mongolia, providing an elevated dining experience. The restaurant’s dramatic open fire pit, rotisserie grill, duck oven and signature roasted whole Mongolian lamb and Beijing duck creates a feast for the senses.
- Churchill’s Table is inspired by a classic Victorian food hall. It offers an international breakfast, all-day Mediterranean lunch and dinner, themed signature afternoon tea, entertaining evening dessert and cocktail experiences and an extensive retail area, featuring Churchill’s Table’s own branded chocolate, biscuits, cakes, sweets, bakery and pastry items, jams, honey and more.
- The Mews is an authentic converted mews house (a quintessential London house) where guests can enjoy the bar’s unique farrier-themed environment and extensive drinks menu, before experiencing the restaurant’s fine Thai cuisine. The Mews will open later in 2021.
- Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is the celebrity chef’s authentic British gastropub with an attractive bar and lounge, array of draught beers, cocktails and classic British cuisine. This includes his signature beef wellington, shepherd’s pie, ale-battered fish and chips and some of the best steaks in town. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will open later in 2021.
- The St. Regis Bar at The St. Regis Macao has confirmed its position as Macao’s premier venue with an exquisite redesign, complete with enhanced cocktail and dining offerings. The St. Regis X Royal Albert 100 Years Afternoon Tea offers guests an impeccable selection of fine teas and refreshments in collaboration with famed British fine bone china brand, Royal Albert. The bar offers a unique jazz vibe, complete with live music as the sun sets in the evening.
The rebranded and expanded Shoppes at Londoner retail mall incorporates over 150 fashion and lifestyle boutiques and stores, from high street to haute couture. The moment visitors step foot on the sunlit retail district of The Londoner Macao, they will feel transported to London’s classic shopping streets: chic boutiques at Bond Street, Mayfair and Savile Row, and quaint stores in Soho and Covent Garden. Already well underway, Shoppes at Londoner will be completed throughout 2021.
Enhanced Meeting Space
The state-of-the-art 6,000 seat multi-purpose Londoner Arena will strengthen Sands China Ltd.’s MICE and entertainment capabilities. It adds to the existing 150,000 square metres of meeting and convention space at Sands Resort Macao, and will be capable of hosting large conferences as well as high-profile sporting events and international concerts. In addition, the 1,700-seat Londoner Theatre will be able to accommodate performances of all kinds.
The Londoner Macao ushers in a new era of dynamic hospitality to Macao while bringing the best of London to Macao. More integrated resort offerings will be introduced in later phases throughout 2021, including the Suites by David Beckham, Macao’s first celebrity designed hotel rooms; Londoner Court, a luxury residential-style all-suite hotel; rethemed Shoppes at Londoner; and Londoner Arena. The imposing Houses of Parliament facade, 96-metre Elizabeth Tower and Changing of The Guard show will become must-see attractions among others on the Cotai Strip.
The Londoner Macao will complement The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao as Macao’s must-see destinations. Visitors can enjoy moments of surprise and delight in the luxurious comfort of Macao’s dynamic new themed integrated resort, which sets benchmarks for design, guest experience and service.