Four Seasons Macao Construction Update : May 2008
We're back and ready to roll with more Cotai construction updates courtesy of the excellent photos sent to us by reader jcdarosa, this time focusing on the Four Seasons Macao. Big shout outs and thanks for sharing the pix jcd!
Four Seasons Macao
The Four Seasons Macao, built on the Cotai strip, directly to the south of the Venetian is scheduled for a late 2008 opening. The property will consist of 381 rooms & suites (including 19 plush Paiza Mansions, each with their own private gaming salons) spread over three hotel towers. The property will also feature a boutique casino, retail space (3x larger than the casino) and 1M square feet of serviced apartments.
Frankly, I'm not sure which of these hotel towers serves what function, but I can guess that the tower in the back is the main hotel tower (with Paiza Mansions on the top floor) the one to the right is the managed apartments, and the one wrapped in construction tarp is more hotel rooms. If anyone has any direct insight about what's what here, please leave a comment or drop us a note.
Some interesting features include a roof top pool, a puny skylight, and some swatches of paint on one wall, presumably to help determine what color to paint stuff. Let's see how long that stays there before someone gets the bright idea to paint over it. Directly below the paint swatches appears to be a connecting bridge from the Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian to the Four Seasons' retail component (Louis Vuitton etc).
Again, I could be wrong in assuming these are residences, but do to their being very far from complete, and the recent announcement that the hotel/casino/resort complex at Four Seasons will have a "proper" (ie - non-soft) opening, I'm willing to make that guess. The external of the building still has a few floors left to be tacked onto the top and the curtain wall (see below) is nowhere near complete enough to allow construction crews to begin installing interiors.
It appears that the residences will have corner living room + 1 or 2 bedroom configurations. The building itself has bevels in its frame which will offer more window space for the larger living areas.
The tower structure is concrete, which seems a bit odd in this day and age of steel and glass design. The exterior filigree (the yellow stuff) appears to be pre-molded bolt-on foam injection material, a descendent of the material that caught fire at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas a few months ago.
Despite making great strides in the last six months on Four Seasons Macao construction, I'm not entirely sure that they're going to be able to hit their target opening date of Q4 2008.