The renovations on the Londoner Macao are finally over, and the Cotai Strip integrated resort prepared a grand celebration to present the new, upgraded version of itself.
The renovation of this British-themed resort lasted for two years, and Las Vegas Sands finally got the chance to present it to many VIP guests.
The Journey Begins, as the name of the event says. The event celebrated the beginning of Sands China Ltd.’s gaming concession, which will last for ten years as well. The company promised a huge investment of US$3.7 billion (MOP 30.2 billion) to fund the expenses of the city and its development.
Many celebrities were on Macau’s red carpet, the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the industry. Among the guests was David Beckham, a Sands global ambassador.
Many artists of various professions were hired to embellish the night. Among them was Lang Lang, a famous Chinese pianist; G.E.M., a singer from Hong Kong, as well as Ayanga, a famous Chinese actor and musical theater vocalist and artist. At the end of the night, after the campaign “Be My Guest” was presented to guests, they had a chance to enjoy the magnificent dinner, and during the dinner performed, famous British jazz legend Jamie Cullum.
The celebration exceeded expectations. Sheldon G. Adelson, the Sands’ late CEO, and Chairman, wanted Cotai to become one of the world’s most famous destinations for gambling and leisure activities, and it seems he finally succeeded.
The renovated version of the Londoner Macao features five hotels, three spa centers, and four health clubs, as well as more than 20 restaurants and other dining options. For shopaholics, there are 150 boutiques, so nobody can get bored. Conference facilities are also renovated, with an enormous Londoner Arena with 6,000 seats.
The resort resembles Great Britain, with various amenities inspired by the most famous British cultural legacy. The façade is inspired by the Palace of Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Also, the resort hosts the exact replica of Big Ben, which chimes every hour to add authenticity. Guards that imitate the famous Changing of the Guard performance are also trained to do the same thing in the resort. Many more amenities are inspired by British architecture, such as the Crystal Palace, Victoria Station in London, and Piccadilly Circus.
This is the newest addition to the group of Macau casino resorts inspired by European cities. There are already The Parisian Macao, The Venetian Macao, and The Plaza Macao.
Robert G. Goldstein, a CEO, and Chairman of the Las Vegas Sands, said: “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.”
Goldstein is sure that the renovation of the casino will help in improving the overall economy of Macau, especially the Cotai Strip.