InterContinental Alliance Resort The Londoner About To Open In Macao

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IHG with Sands is about to launch a new InterContinental Alliance Resort, The Londoner, at the integrated Cotai Strip resort.

The complex already houses Conrad, Sheraton, and St. Regis hotels. The Holiday Inn, which used to be part of the development, is the new Londoner (rebrand).

You can access the Londoner’s IHG website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Here’s a copy of the email that IHG sent:

No rewards available ever?

I went through quite a few dates, and there was never any award availability hotel. The paid rates appear to start at around $350 (when you include the 10% service charge).

The Londoner factsheet:

The all-suite The Londoner Hotel features contemporary interpretations of classic British design, with all the modern comforts, accented with a mindfully selected art collection. Featuring upscale British design that celebrates classic craftsmanship and bespoke amenities, The Londoner Hotel brings the best of London to Macao.

An all-suite tower featuring approximately 600 suites, The Londoner Hotel offers the 75 square metre Louis Suites and Victoria Suites and 113 square metre Windsor Suites. With interiors by Steve Leung Design based in Hong Kong, each suite has been crafted to take guests onto a unique journey for a one-of-a-kind, bespoke experience. Spacious and comfortable, they are perfect for couples or small groups.

Upon entry into the guestrooms, guests are greeted with a fun and playful gallery-like foyer, for a fresh and playful arrival. Exuding a warm and homey feeling, design features include classic black and white moulding, framed royal crests, crowned lion statuettes and other intricate inlays and details that add to the sense of high-end luxury. Offering soothing greys, creams and beiges, the luxurious yet practical living area is tastefully furnished with an elegant chesterfield sofa and high-backed leather armchair. Marble floorings are covered with dark carpeting and a subtle tartan rug. A selection of attractive art pieces including paintings and photography has a gallery vibe reflecting British pop art culture alongside classic London scenes.

The Londoner Hotel’s bedrooms feel tailored and subdued, offering a soft and relaxing space. Beds are a sea of perfect white linen, with Londoner-monogrammed silk brown cushions providing a vibrant splash of colour. Delicate fabric headboards and plush rugs add to the elegant feel. A low-back armchair sits close to the window, encouraging guests to relax with a cup of tea, while enjoying the remarkable view.

From the bedroom, double sliding doors reveal an exquisite, spacious bathroom with splendid Victorian-style bathtub. The roomy showers have four body sprays, a rain showerhead and standard hand-held. Everything has been carefully thought through, from towel warmers to lighting, to offer an intuitive yet truly luxurious guest experience. A tartan-pattern mirror and crystal wall sconces give a touch of extra glamour to the space. British manufacturers and brands include bathroom and spa amenities by Aromatherapy Associates, which provide revival and relaxation.

At The Londoner Macao, guests can indulge in alluring moments surrounded by the most refined details, designed for a unique and bespoke luxury experience.

All suites are equipped with:

  • Air purifier
  • Mini bar
  • Prima Smart televisions
  • Nespresso coffee making facilities
  • Therapeutic grade bath amenities by Aromatherapy Associates
  • Complimentary wi-fi

Other services:

  • All-day in-suite dining with artisanal, Londoner-inspired cuisine
  • London memento turndown gift
  • Childcare service
  • In-suite spa service
  • Limousine service

Louis Suite / Victoria Suite
The well-designed one-bedroom, 75 square metre suite, accommodates up to two adults and one child with one king bed in the Louis Suite and two double beds in the Victoria Suite. Suites feature an OTO Q seat foot therapy and 20” Prima Smart TV built inside the bathroom mirror.

Windsor Suite King / Windsor Suite Double
With spacious dining area and walk-in closet, the one-bedroom 113 square metre Windsor suite accommodates up to three adults and one child with one king bed or two double beds, and features OTO massage chair, 65” Prima Smart TV built inside bathroom mirror and in-room gin trolley (per guest request).

Suites by David Beckham
The Suites by David Beckham, located on the top two floors of The Londoner Hotel, have been designed by David Beckham in collaboration with the David Collins Studio, an award-winning luxury interior design firm in the UK. They are the first celebrity-designed suites in Macao.

The 14 bespoke Suites by David Beckham are Mr. Beckham’s first globally, ranging from 113 to 298 square metres. The suites will reflect the best of British design as well as David Beckham’s own discerning style and sophistication.

The Residence – Exclusive Club for The Londoner Hotel
The Residence is a British-style exclusive club for The Londoner Hotel guests. At over 1,100 square metres, its ultra-residential interiors, exceptional services and premium food and beverage capture a sophisticated and luxurious London lifestyle. Created by Hong Kong’s Alan Chan Design Company, The Residence is divided into a series of rooms inspired by classic London houses and the homes of British celebrities and famous figures.

The Residence serves an international buffet breakfast with signature dim sum, light refreshments including afternoon tea, all-day snacks and drinks and evening cocktails.

Here’s what Sands previously told us about the Londoner:

During a media event today, Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. executives and international businessman David Beckham revealed more details about The Londoner® Macao, the British-themed reimagining of the company’s existing The Londoner Macao Cotai Strip integrated resort.

The new project, which will open progressively over 2020 and 2021 will join The Venetian® Macao and The Parisian Macao as the Cotai Strip’s “must-see” properties.

Exuding classic British luxury, The Londoner Macao will incorporate four world-class hotel brands: the new The Londoner Hotel (previously Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central), alongside existing properties Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central.

“We could not be more excited about the development of The Londoner Macao,” said Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein, who attended today’s event. “Sands has invested heavily here because we believe wholeheartedly that Macao’s complete arrival as one of the world’s greatest tourism and business destinations is just on the horizon. The Venetian and The Parisian have each become “must-see” destinations on the Cotai Strip and we have every confidence that The Londoner will be every bit their equal. The power of these three iconic integrated resorts working in tandem will create a combination of leisure and business tourism amenities unrivalled in Asia and Europe and on par with the success of Las Vegas,” he concluded.

The Londoner Macao represents Sands’ latest collaboration with David Beckham, who will be working with the interior design team to bring his vision and style to the very exclusive top floor suites at The Londoner Hotel, representing his first foray into this design field.  Mr. Beckham, who is known around the world as a British sporting icon and international businessman has been a Sands Resorts Macao global ambassador for some time, hence was also the ideal choice when it came to The Londoner Macao.

Sands used today’s event to unveil a new micro-movie for social media starring David. The first in a series of short vignettes shot in and around London, the movie features a mildly amused David suggesting classic British icons that should be present in new The Londoner Macao. This is much to the chagrin of his willing but ultimately hopeless assistants whose job it is to ensure the items are delivered safely to Macao for the opening.

The Londoner Macao will feature authentic recreations of classic British landmarks, with an exterior facade modelled on the world-famous Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with 96-metre Elizabeth Tower and iconic clock face.

Interiors will offer a combination of grandeur and comfort, with luxurious British design extending to the spacious Crystal Palace atrium centrepiece, restaurants, retail offerings and entertainment. These include more than 20 dining options, with several new restaurant concepts including an authentic British style gastropub by Gordon Ramsay and a new Thai restaurant – The Mews. In addition guests and visitors can enjoy 200 stores at Shoppes at The Londoner (previously Shoppes at Londoner), 34,300 square metres of meeting and convention space, three spas and four health clubs.

New entertainment at The Londoner Macao will include an exciting whole-body, fully immersive live virtual reality experience suitable for all ages. In addition, visitors can also enjoy British-themed Streetmosphere shows such as the famous Changing of the Guards and daily retail parades featuring much-loved characters from British history, culture and literature.

When fully completed, the integrated resort will also offer a new 6,000 seat arena versatile enough to accommodate everything from live entertainment to popular sporting events and conferences.

“The Londoner Macao, with its world-class luxury suites, new dining and spectacular entertainment, will offer guests and visitors alike another reason to visit Macao. The launch marks yet another milestone in the company’s efforts to support Macao’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure and it also shows that Sands is fully committed to supporting Macao’s vision as a leader in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, President of Sands China Ltd.

David Beckham commented: “London is an incredible city and one that I am proud to call my home. To be able to work so closely with the Sands team to bring the elements of London that I love to the city of Macao is a wonderful opportunity. Interior design is a real passion for me so to be involved in the design process and help shape this project is another important step in our long-standing partnership with Sands Resorts Macao. I can’t wait to welcome everyone to come and experience what we are creating here – a little bit of London in Macao.”

Conclusion

I stayed at this mega-complex once when it opened a few years ago. Conrad, at least then, was fantastic.

Shangri-La backed out of this project, and Holiday Inn replaced it with what must have been the most upscale HI ever and not quite the right brand for the Sands.

Not sure what Mr. Beckham has brought into this project besides being present at the press conference and allowing Sands to market it with his image.

It must have been a journey to get from Shangri-La to InterContinental Alliance Resort Londoner through Holiday Inn.

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