Sands China opened its $1.9bn The Londoner yesterday, providing a vote of confidence in the Macau market’s recovery.
In an opening ceremony, Sands China president Wilfred Wong paid tribute to company chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson who died last month and whose vision transformed Macau’s Cotai strip. He also said he believed the Londoner would become another icon for the gambling hub.
“Like The Venetian and The Parisian before it, The Londoner Macao will become an instant landmark on Cotai, with unmistakable design features like the Houses of Parliament and the 96m tall Big Ben,” he said. “And seeing the Changing of the Guard will be a must-see experience just as taking a ride with a singing gondolier is at The Venetian Macao.
“The Londoner project is a US$1.9bn investment into Macau and demonstrates our faith in the future of the city. It is part of our continuing contribution to the transformation of Macau into a world centre of tourism and leisure.”
Source: Asia Gaming Brief