The Harbourview Hotel, part of the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf theme park redevelopment site, opened on Wednesday in Macau. It’s the first of several non-gaming related projects planned for this year in Macau.
The wave of new projects comes amid eight months of consecutive gambling revenue losses as China’s corruption crackdown hit Macau and Beijing urges the local government to diversify the region’s economy from its overreliance on the gaming tables.
With 389 rooms and 55 suites, and a decorative style based on 18th century Prague, the Harbourview Hotel was completed in November last year and had its soft-opening on February 2.
The 4-star hotel, owned by Macau Legend Development and built at a reported cost of HK$1.5 billion, is connected via footbridges to an adjacent slot hall called Flamingo Casino, and the Babylon Casino, which features 35 new gaming tables.
The redevelopment of the waterfront theme park includes two other hotels, an opera house, a dinosaur museum and a yacht club. (macaunews/scmp)