The inauguration ceremony of the first phase of The Londoner Macao was held on 8 February, and the project started operation. The US$1.9-billion (MOP15.2 billion) British-themed reimagining of Sands Cotai Central will open progressively throughout 2021, according to developer Sands China Limited.
The complex features all-suite accommodations, new dining options, interactive London-themed attractions and performances, a light-filled atrium called the Crystal Palace, and a rebranded and expanded retail mall with more than 150 fashion and lifestyle outlets.
The “Changing of The Guard” is a visual performance delivered several times each day by more than 20 artists. The six-minute long spectacle features special effects and music that recreate the London must-see.
There are several features due to come online later in 2021, including replicas of the imposing Houses of Parliament facade and a life-size, 96-metre-high Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben.
Other attractions include the “Black Cab Escape”, a virtual experience featuring former England international footballer David Beckham at the wheel of an iconic black cab, driving through London past his favourite places.
Londi the Corgi interacts with guests at “London Calling”, a 5.2-metre-high red telephone box where. “It’s Tea Time” will see elegant performers, dressed for a fashionable tea party, moving past giant tea cups and posing for selfies.
Among the new dining experiences at The Londoner Macao are British, Asian and international flavours that incorporate outlets by celebrity chefs and meals that have won online acclaim.
North Palace is designed to be a showcase of the best of Northern Chinese cuisine from Shandong, Beijing and Inner Mongolia. This elegant venue takes its design cues from aristocratic residences with an auspicious red and gold interior, as well as symbols of good fortune.
A four-meal restaurant, Churchill’s Table takes its inspiration from politician Winston Churchill, a noted gourmand. The venue also offers afternoon teas, featuring the “Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea” experience on weekends, inspired by the whimsical world of “Alice in Wonderland”.
The main dining area at The Londoner Hotel is “The Green Room”, inspired by British musicals, where diners are surrounded by theatre-related paraphernalia and songs from popular West End performances.
Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay will soon open the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. The lively and upscale bar will offer an authentic pub experience later in 2021 at The Londoner Macao.
Another venue opening in 2021 is The Mews, where guests undertake a journey into historic London at a time when wealthy residents housed their horses in rows of stables called “mews”. Guests can enjoy the bar’s unique farrier-themed environment and the restaurant’s fine Thai cuisine.
The new Sands China resort includes two, new all-suite hotels: The Londoner Hotel, with about 600 suites, and Londoner Court, which is scheduled to open later in 2021. Alongside existing hotels Conrad Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao, The Londoner Macao has more than 6,000 guestrooms in its inventory.
“We believe The Londoner Macao, like The Venetian and The Parisian before it, will become an instant, iconic landmark in Macao,” said Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China, at February’s launch ceremony. He claimed that The Londoner Macao is Sands China continuing contribution to the transformation of Macao into a world centre of tourism and leisure.
More information about accommodation and entertainment at The Londoner Macao is available at www.londonermacao.com.