David Beckham is set to open a new hotel called The Londoner in Macau

The Londoner to open in China

DAVID Beckham is opening his first hotel called The Londoner – in China.

The new hotel will open next year in Macau, near Hong Kong.

The retired football star is working with Sands China to promote The Londoner Macau as their brand ambassador.

The Londoner in Macau design sketches
The Londoner in Macau design sketches

The hotel is inspired by the UK capital city, with the exterior representing Westminster and the Houses of Parliament – and a large replica of Big Ben outside.

Guests will be greeted by a large glass atrium when they go in, along with gold and marble decor throughout.

David will also design concept suites, as well as two floors dedicated to bespoke tailoring.

The Londoner in Macau - sketches of the main reception
The Londoner in Macau – sketches of the main reception

He told Travel + Leisure: “We’re going to have everything from our iconic black cabs outside to mini-recreations of some of London’s most famous streets inside, like Bond Street and Saville Row.”

David also added that a British gastro-pub will be run by Gordon Ramsay at the hotel, with traditional pies and Sunday roasts.

Portuguese and Chinese restaurants and bars will also be opening as Macau was a former Portuguese colony.

A huge 200-store shopping centre called Shoppes at The Londoner will feature a range of British brands, which are yet to be revealed.

Live events and screening will be showcased at the Streetmosphere entertainment venue.

David Beckham showing parts of his London styling on his new Hotel - The Londoner in Macau
David Beckham showing parts of his London styling on his new Hotel – The Londoner in Macau

A promotional video shows David and his assistants picking out the best of London, including the iconic red bus, a black cab, telephone boxes and pubs.

According to the website: “The Londoner Macau is a celebration of timeless British design.

“The experience begins with the exterior facade, modelled on the iconic Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with the 96-metre Elizabeth Tower and spectacular clock face.

“Crystal Palace is a light-filled, palatial atrium, modelled on Claridge’s of London and the Palace Hotel, exemplifying the greatest in Victorian design and construction in glass and iron.”

A French-inspired hotel in Macau called The Parisian located opposite The Londoner opened in 2016.

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