The Londoner Macao may have only just celebrated the completion of a US$2 billion (16 billion pataca) rebrand, but owner Las Vegas Sands is already planning an ambitious renovation due to start in November.
Costing US$1 billion (8 billion patacas), the three-year project will see overhauls of two of the resort’s five hotels – the Sheraton and Conrad – as well as refurbishments of some of the gaming areas, according to a trade media report.
A company statement says the renovations will provide “new attractions, dining, retail and entertainment offerings” as well as “new health and wellness experiences.”
Prior to its rebrand, the Londoner was known as Sands Cotai Central. Grant Chum, Sands China’s chief operating officer, told reporters Wednesday that “most” of the accommodation at the Londoner “still remains the original Sands Cotai Central rooms, as is half of our main gaming floors.”
The refurbishments, he explained, are “really about making Londoner more Londoner.”
Patrick Dumont, the president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, said the move would allow Sands to “tap into the absolute earning power” of the Londoner
The resort presently offers nearly 6,000 rooms and suites, three spas, four health clubs, more than 20 dining options, a 6,000-seat arena, and scores of boutiques. Its British-themed attractions include replicas of London’s Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus fountain.