In Asia, the Sands China Limited company is one of the most successful integrated casino resort operators and developers. The company was founded eleven years ago in 2009 in the former Portuguese enclave, Macau. It is worth mentioning that Sands China Limited is actually a subsidiary of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation which was founded in 1988 in Nevada and which is responsible for The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas facilities.
According to the boos of Sands China Limited, the first stage of the company’s $2 billion-worth renovation project for its Sands Cotai Central facility is expected to be completed sometime by the end of September. The project involves transforming the iconic Sands Cotai Central venue into the brand-new, luxurious The Londoner Macao facility.
Sands China Limited’ The Londoner Macao
The company’s Sands Cotai Central opened its doors to the public on the 11th of April in 2012. This casino resort is located on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The $4 billion-worth venue was officially named Sands Cotai Central while it is about to become The Londoner Macao. The renovation plans to renovate the venue with a London theme and rebrand it was revealed back in 2011 by the operating company.
Today, the venue features six thousand rooms and hotel suites from several different brands including the Holiday Inn, St. Regis, Sheraton, and Conrad brands. The property is also home to several convention and meeting spaces as well as loads of luxurious dining options, entertainment, and retail outlets, and more. Sands Cotai Central also hosts two casinos including the Himalaya and Pacifica casinos.
The venue’s non-gaming facilities cover over 13,000,000 square feet of space, eleven beverage and food outlets as and more. The re-branded venue will naturally provide thousands of jobs while it will also feature a variety of other non-gaming businesses as proclaimed by Sands China Limited’s boss.
Renovation and Construction Works Running Ahead of Schedule
As reported by several local news outlets including Inside Asian Gaming, the associated renovation and construction work for The Londoner Macao are running as planned and even ahead of schedule. The Hong Kong-listed company’s President Wilfred Wong also revealed that the associated renovation and construction work on The Londoner Macao was postponed for several weeks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after which the work continued as planned.
Wilfred Wong also stated that The Londoner Macao will recreate the Palace of Westminster’s architecture once completed while it will also include several other United Kingdom-inspired features such as a replica of the iconic Elizabeth Tower and of course, its clock tower. The vast majority of renovation and construction work on The Londoner Macao has been completed while the owner is still waiting for the approval from the government to complete the venue’s façade.
Once finished, The Londoner Macao will feature a brand-new, six thousand-seat arena for thrilling virtual reality experiences alongside a modernized shopping mall, areas for street shows, new fine-dining restaurants as well as a gastropub which will be run by one of the most famous chefs, Gordon Ramsay. The company’s refurbished property will also host iconic West End musicals alongside many other events while the casino floor will be enriched with four hundred and fifty extra gaming tables and up to two thousand extra slot machines.