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David Beckham turns hotel designer for The Londoner in Macau

Whilst not many details about the hotel have been revealed, the details that have been revealed are already raising plenty of eyebrows.

First announced in May, the Londoner Macau is set to open in phases progressively over 2020 and 2021, and will feature

594 suites, 368 ‘apart-hotel’ units, and 20 dining options. Most famously, though, the hotel has been designed in collaboration with world-renowned football star and general stud David Beckham.

In line with all his favourite things, the hotel will include a restaurant from Beckham’s food and BFF chef Gordon Ramsay, known as

The Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill. The British gastropub will serve classic British dishes like shepherd’s pie, sausages, fish and chips, as well as draught beers and wines. Yet the British fun doesn’t stop there. The hotel exterior will be modelled after the Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, including the iconic clock face of the Elizabeth Tower, better known as Big Ben.

Beckham, who has parlayed his soccer fame into a lucrative second career as a style icon, is not just the face of the integrated resort but also a contributing designer. The David Beckham Suites, located on the top floor of the hotel, will be designed in collaboration with a London interior design firm.

“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 Macau is a wonderful opportunity,” he said in a statement.

“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 Macau. I can’t wait to welcome everyone to come and experience what we are creating here — a little bit of London in Macau.”

The resort will also recreate some of London’s top retail and shopping districts including Bond Street, Mayfair, Savile Row, Soho, Covent Garden and outdoor antique market Portobello Road.

The opening of The Londoner Macau is part of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd.’s major relaunch of the Cotai Strip which also includes resort recreations of Venice and Paris. Europe is suddenly starting to feel a lot closer.

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews. 

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