Sands China will officially launch the first phase of its latest Macau integrated resort project, The Londoner Macao, on 8 February.
The Londoner Macao represents a comprehensive reimagining of Sands Cotai Central, first opened in April 2012, with the new-look property to be unveiled in stages throughout 2021. Phase 1 will comprise the all-suite The Londoner Hotel, Crystal Palace atrium, new dining options and interactive London-themed attractions.
Later phases will include the Suites by David Beckham, the luxury residential-style all-suite hotel Londoner Court, re-themed Shoppes at Londoner and Londoner Arena.
The final cost of the redevelopment will come in at US$1.9 billion, Sands China revealed, slightly reduced from earlier estimates of US$2.2 billion.
“The entire company is eagerly anticipating the launch of our newest themed destination – The Londoner Macao,” said Sands China President Dr Wilfred Wong, who spoke at a team rally on Tuesday as part of the company’s preparations for launch.
“The success of any of our integrated resorts is directly tied to the dedication of our hard-working team members, who bring our properties to life each day and provide unforgettable experiences and world-class service to our guests and visitors.”
More than 5,700 staff comprise The Londoner Macao’s opening team with 4,900 of those having undertaken a specially designed “Londoner’s Pride” service training course series aimed at creating an authentic British experience. According to Sands China, the course covers The Londoner Macao’s service culture, the Forbes service standard, product and service knowledge for The Londoner Macao, and British culture and history.