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David Beckham brings star turn to Macau's The Londoner

London calling - the main entrance to the brand new The Londoner hotel.

The Londoner Macau, a British-themed integrated resort, is now set to open its first phase.

And the remainder of the US$2 billion Sands Cotai Central resort will open progressively throughout 2021.

The official ceremony to mark the opening of this first phase will take place in February and will unveil the all-suite The Londoner Hotel, the Crystal Palace atrium, several dining spaces and London-themed attractions.

The Londoner Macao will ultimately incorporate five hotel brands with more than 6,000 rooms. They include two all-suite hotels, The Londoner Hotel and Londoner Court (which is due to open later in 2021), as well as existing properties Conrad Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao and The St Regis Macao.

David Beckham has collaborated on the interior design of the all-suite The Londoner hotel.

The Londoner Hotel, which is now open for bookings, looks to offer a top-notch stay. Its 600 suites include a separate living room and bedroom with marble nightstands, Chesterfield sofas, Victorian-style bath tubs, luxe Aromatherapy Associates amenities and an in-suite spa service. The suites range in size from the 75sqm Louis and Victoria Suites to the 113sqm Windsor Suites.

And as one of the world’s most famous ‘Londoners’ (he was actually born in Essex’s Leytonstone, but it’s close enough), David Beckham has collaborated with London-based design firm David Collins Studio to create 14 exclusive ‘Suites by David Beckham’, set to launch later next year.

The posh pads range from 113 to 298sqm and reflect “the best of British design” as well as Beckham's own touches. Beckham is also set to play a central role in the promotion and launch of the resort’s ‘Bringing The Best of London to Macao’ marketing campaign.

The Windsor Suite is one of the largest suites available.

Dining options at The Londoner which also open in this first phase include northern Chinese specialist North Palace with an open fire pit, rotisserie grill, duck oven and signature-roasted whole Mongolian lamb; Churchill's Table offering international breakfast, a (slightly incongruous) Mediterranean-themed lunch and dinner and afternoon tea; The Mews which will offer Thai dishes and a bar; a Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill with bar and British gastropub-style menu; and The St Regis Bar with its St. Regis X Royal Albert 100 Years Afternoon Tea and live jazz.

The hotel also boasts its own club, The Residence, for exclusive use of hotel guests.

More integrated resort offerings will be introduced throughout 2021, which, along with London Court and Suites by David Beckham, will include the Shoppes at Londoner retail experience and the Londoner Arena.

The Londoner joins fellow-themed hotels, The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao. It's hoped this latest property's House of Parliament facade, 96m Elizabeth Tower (the clock tower that houses Big Ben) and Changing of the Guard show - all to launch in 2021 along with seaonally-themed sound and light shows - will succeed in luring guests back to Macau.

“Sands China has a successful track record of creating themed properties,” said Dr Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China. “London is an iconic city and we anticipate this addition will further raise the profile of Macao.”

To celebrate the opening, The Londoner Hotel has launched a ‘Unveiling The Londoner Macao’ hotel package. Prices start at MOP2,398 for one-night in a Louis Suite with all-day access to The Residence. Bookings are now open for stays from January 22, 2021, onwards.

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