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Location: Macau, China
Architect: Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers (HK) Ltd
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone® architectural stone (interior cladding)
The Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino is the flagship of billionaire entrepreneur Dr Stanley Ho’s gambling empire. The casino opened on 11 February 2007, the hotel being due for completion late in 2008.
Situated at the northern-end of the Macau-Taipa Bridge, the hotel stands opposite its famous namesake and sister hotel, the Lisboa. The dramatic new 40-storey hotel has the distinction of being Macau’s tallest building and is shaped to resemble a bright yellow lotus flower (the official emblem of China’s Macau Special Administrative Region) – the hotel erupting out of the bulbous, eight-story casino complex it surmounts. Designed to be the most luxurious hotel and casino in Asia, the opulence of the USD375million project rivals anything its competitors in Las Vegas can offer.
SSQ Riverstone® architectural stone was selected for use as wall cladding in the Grand Buffet, one of the casino’s six restaurants which, the casino’s website proclaims, offers diners “the longest buffet-bar in Asia – over 200ft of sumptuousness!”. (Can’t wait to try the fortune cookies!)