Londoner Macao may open February, Wang says

The Sands China president noted that the opening of Londoner Macao is temporarily scheduled to two months later.

According to the official site, the Londoner Macao is a celebration of timeless British design. The experience begins with the exterior facade, modelled on the iconic Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with the Elizabeth Tower and spectacular clock face.

The Londoner Hotel at the rebranded Londoner Macao on is “tentatively” scheduled to open in February, with some new shops and food outlets in the mall to launch at about the same time, says , president of Sands China Ltd.

David Beckham is helping open The , a London-themed in Macau.

Mr Wong also indicated he expected  – which additionally runs the Venetian Macao, the Plaza Macao and the Parisian Macao on Cotai, and Sands Macao on the peninsula – would be above 40 percent occupancy for its hotels in December.

That was amid an uptick in the volume of tourists coming to Macau from the Chinese mainland, noted Mr Wong.

Wong Ying Wai said he expected the Macau market to see a gradual recovery in gaming revenue following the sharp decline during the global pandemic.

Wong Ying Wai further noted that the revamp of what had been the Sands Cotai Central resort into the Londoner Macao, was progressing well, with only exterior wall and an entrance area to be completed.

The revamp on the Londoner Macao and the work on the nearby Four Seasons suites are part of the casino groups declared US$2.2 billion additional investment in the Macau market.

According to the third-quarter earnings presentation of Sands China’s parent Las Vegas Sands Corp, in late October, “entertainment and tourism offerings” at the Londoner Macao “will be introduced throughout 2020 and 2021”.

Editing by Rachel Hu