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Lisboa Palace on its way

Written by Yuci Tai

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has just announced it has commenced construction of Lisboa Palace, a milestone development which will boost the company’s presence beyond the Macau Peninsula. The Lisboa Palace’s design, which was inspired by landmark French and European architecture and traditional Chinese motifs, and on the Chinoiserie styles seen in the interior design, resonates with the project’s concept of “East meets West”. Scheduled to open in 2017, I believe Lisboa Palace will be one of Macau’s most notable architectural celebrations of Sino-Western cultural exchange.

Lisboa Palace's architectural model

Lisboa Palace’s architectural model

Located adjacent to the Macau East Asian Games Dome on 70,468 square metres of land, Lisboa Palace will comprise a full range of non-gaming facilities occupying more than 90 percent of the total area including around 2,000 hotel rooms housed in The Lisboa Palace Hotel (over 1,450 rooms), Palazzo Versace Macau (up to 270 rooms) and another fashion-branded luxury hotel (also up to 270 rooms).

Design picture of the Lisboa Palace Hotel Reception lobby

Design picture of the Lisboa Palace Hotel Reception lobby

Guests will be able to enjoy fine dining at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury shopping at a themed retail mall that has further food and beverage options. Additionally, Lisboa Palace will have a grand wedding pavilion and a multi-purpose theatre to provide Macau visitors and locals with a first-class venue for celebrations and events.

Lisboa Palace will provide up to 700 gaming tables and over 1,200 slot machines across a gaming floor area of approximately 27,000 square metres. The total approved building area is 521,435 square metres, plus 77,158 square metres of parking and 37,386 square metres of landscaped areas. The total construction cost is approximately HK$30 billion.