Hong Kong, February 24 English football star David Beckam helped design and became the face of a luxury hotel in Macau, an enclave popularly known as “Asia’s Las Vegas”.

The establishment with which the footballer has allied is called The Londoner, it was inaugurated in February and aims to bring the British spirit to the former Portuguese colony with many details inspired by emblematic places of London like the gardens , mirroring those of Kensington. Palace.

The hotel’s 368 suites, 14 of which are designed by Beckham, pay homage to all things British, from a recreation of Big Ben to the flag-draped London taxis that greet guests upon arrival in the semi- Chinese autonomy.

The rooms in which the athlete has collaborated are adorned with his portraits and pieces inspired by his legendary football career, as well as bespoke beds with sumptuous tufted headboards, Chester sofas and Victorian-style bathtubs.

The deal to design interiors is the footballer’s latest big foray into China, where he has been nicknamed ‘Xiao Bei’, which translates to ‘Little Becks’.

Plus, the music from “Top of the Pops” plays everywhere, from Elton John to the Beatles or the Spice Girls.

Reproductions of London emblems also proliferate throughout the rest of the hotel, among which the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain stands out on a real scale.

A shoe shine service and sculptures of British icons such as a gentleman with a bowler hat, a bottle of Beefeater gin or a bust of William Shakespeare complete the establishment, where you can also sample typical English pub food in a restaurant named after former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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