WATG, Wimberly Interiors design Lisboa Palace in Macau

Design firm WATG broke gound on one of its latest projects, the Lisboa Palace at Cotai in Macau, for Macau's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau. The complex will comprise three hotels: the five-star Lisboa Palace with over 1,450 rooms, the Palazzo Versace Macau with up to 270 rooms and a fashion-branded luxury hotel with the same number of rooms.

The built area of the complex, covering nearly 15 acres, will include approximately 290,626 square feet of gaming facilities, 365,973 square feet of retail shops and 387,501 square feet of restaurants and entertainment.

The directors of SJM Holdings had a vision for the Cotai project to be a masterpiece inspired by seventeenth and eighteenth century European royal residences, fused with traditional Chinese motifs. The result is a celebration of art and architecture stemming from the two-way cultural exchange between China and the West over the past 500 years, with Macau as the gateway.

WATG’s leadership team includes Perry Brown, Tom Fo, Ron Van Pelt, and Sharmila Tankha. The interior design of the Lisboa Palace was created by Wimberly Interiors, led by Margaret McMahon, vice president and managing director.

WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles and New York. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. The company has a record in hospitality projects, having created landmarks such as Atlantis in the Bahamas and Dubai, Ayana Resort & Spa on Bali, The Venetian in Las Vegas and upcoming Viceroy in Istanbul, as well as Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Hilton, Sheraton, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Casablanca and Dubai.

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