The first phase of the Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau by SJM Resorts SA has opened its doors. The resort in Cotai began welcoming guests on 30 July, with an official ceremony marking the event.
Phase one of the resort includes the biggest of the three towers on the site. The tower opened in July houses the Grand Lisboa Palace Macau hotel. The property has 1,350 contemporary guestrooms with decorative Chinese elements that pay tribute to the long tradition of Sino-Western cultural exchange in Macao.
Currently, guests have access to a selection of dining options, wellness facilities, and event spaces. Additional features at the resort will begin rolling out from later this year, and include more dining, leisure and shopping options.
SJM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Daisy Ho said: “In the months to come, additional facilities at Grand Lisboa Palace will be inaugurated, including two hotel towers, the world’s first The Karl Lagerfeld and Asia’s first Palazzo Versace Macau, which will further establish Grand Lisboa Palace as a landmark for unparalleled leisure and hospitality services in Macau.”
Once fully operational, the complex is to feature a total of 1,900 hotel rooms and suites. Accommodation at the Grand Lisboa Palace includes furniture that reinterprets Macao’s heritage in wood, porcelain, and vibrant lacquer with bronze accents, complemented by bespoke pieces of art.
All guestrooms have views overlooking Cotai or the resort’s European-styled gardens, Jardim Secreto.
There are more than 3,800 square metres of space, indoor and out, for events. The pillar-less ballroom, The Grand Pavilion, is billed as a destination for weddings and celebrations, covering more than 1,400 square metres and accommodating up to 1,500 guests.
Among the dining options at Grand Lisboa Palace are: The Grand Buffet; contemporary Portuguese restaurant Mesa; Chalou, a classic tea house designed by celebrated Hong Kong designer Alan Chan; Taiwanese hotpot restaurant Wulao; and casual dining options including Eight Treasures and GLP Lobby Lounge.