The world famous Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles is coming to Macau with the opening of the new Roosevelt Macau next year, close to the enclave’s Cotai Strip entertainment hub.
In the flamboyant style of its Hollywood namesake, the Roosevelt Macau is being developed as a “jetset retreat” designed with “a modern take on Hollywood glam with a 1950s retro twist”.
Headlining the concept is a glamorous private VIP club with its own wine bar, exclusive wine cellar and cigar lounge, and a private open-air swimming pool with a bar and cabanas which is set to become renowned for LA /Miami-style pool parties with DJs and live music.
Trendy indoor and outdoor ‘star-gazing’ dining venues will also host celebrity chefs.
The 12-storey tower Roosevelt Macau is featuring 373 guest rooms ranging from superior to suites, with balconies overlooking the sea and neighbouring Macau Jockey Club. Guest accommodation also includes four villas.
One confirmed signature restaurant is Macau’s Jin Yue Xuan brand (www.jinyuexuan.com) which is renowned for Japanese cuisine and Chinese hotpots.
In keeping with its Hollywood heritage, the hotel will also feature a movie screening room – along with state of the art recreational and meeting facilities.
At its topping-out ceremony in Macau in February 2015, GCP Hospitality CEO Christophe Vielle said: “with the thousands new room inventory opening in Macau in the next years, the shift in the tourist profile visiting Macau – more entertainment, sports and family driven – we believe the developer of the project has thought out of the box and made the right decision in choosing a lifestyle hotel concept for Macau. The Roosevelt Hotel will bring elegant and glamorous experiences perfectly complementing Asia’s dynamic entertainment capital.”
GCP Hospitality portfolio of 18 properties in Asia and US includes flagship Hotels G in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing. As well as iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon and the management of Roosevelt Macau.
The legendary Spanish colonial-style on Hollywood Boulevard, which hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 and was famed as Marylyn Monroe’s home, is a prominent landmark in movies and Hollywood nightlife – with a surge in popularity of its trendy nightclub Teddy’s.
Paying tribute to its heritage at The Roosevelt Macau, Los Angeles-based designer Gulla Jonsdottir of GPlus design (www.gplusdesign.com) said: “I draw my inspiration from art and nature, so for the Roosevelt Macau I wanted to create this sense of eternal glamour of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and layer this with the nature of Macau, embodied as a sensual flower.
“The interior design will suggest emotions that will translate art in nature and nature in art.”
The glamour of Macau is reflected in guestrooms with their own library and bar, custom-made leather beds, marble bathrooms and freestanding bathtubs. Guestroom design also incorporates brass tree branches on one glimmering shell wall and another inlaid brass steel wall, juxtaposed with neon-lit dark wood walls and white oak wood flooring.
Public spaces likewise reflect a “sensuous resort feeling throughout” with warm woods, carved stone and bronze-inlaid steel features.
The organic-shaped swimming pool will also feature an underwater mural – continuing the tradition of the Hollywood Roosevelt, where the pool was painted by David Hockney in the 1970’s.
“Our goal with the art pool in Macau is that art should not always be displayed vertically but fully embraced by the human body and even swam in!” added the designer.
The Roosevelt Macau is scheduled to open in early 2016.