In Macau and the boss for local casino operator Sands China Limited has reportedly announced that the first stage of his firm’s $2 billion project to transform its giant Sands Cotai Central development into the new-look The Londoner Macao is expected to be finished by the end of September.
According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, Wilfred Wong serves as President for the Hong Kong-listed firm and he revealed that associated construction and renovation works are running ahead of schedule after being continued throughout the duration of the recent coronavirus pandemic.
Sands China Limited is a subsidiary of American casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation and is also responsible for the nearby The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao, Sands Macao and The Parisian Macao properties. Wong reportedly told Inside Asian Gaming that the completed The Londoner Macao is set to see the giant venue feature a façade recreating the architecture of the United Kingdom’s Palace of Westminster complex complete with a replica of the Elizabeth Tower and its iconic clock.
Wong reportedly stated…
“Our construction progress was not postponed but has been even faster than expected since there have been no tourists. The Londoner Macao will open in phases in 2020 and 2021 but the majority of construction has been completed. Only the façade is still waiting for the government’s approval.”
The finished The Londoner Macao is also destined to come complete with a new 6,000-seat arena, a virtual reality experience and a redesigned shopping mall alongside a collection of regular street shows. The source explained that the redeveloped facility will moreover feature a host of fresh restaurants as well as a British-style gastropub run by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Wong reportedly stated that his firm’s new-look Macau property is to furthermore play host to prestigious West End musical productions and be littered with a plethora of cultural peculiarities such as double-decker London buses, old-style British telephone boxes and a daily ‘Changing of the Guards’ performance. However, the source detailed that the casino within The Londoner Macao will not be altered but could eventually play host to an expanded collection of up to 2,000 slots and 450 gaming tables.
Wong reportedly declared…
“We hope the pace of The Londoner Macao’s opening will have consistency with the government’s border re-opening policies. Once we have enough visitors, we could open The Londoner Macao at any time.”