Integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands has announced that it’s joining forces with former football superstar David Beckham’s company Beckham Ventures, to develop the resort properties in Singapore and Macao.
This partnership will see the development of retail, leisure and dining concepts at Marina Bay Sands Singapore and Sands China properties in Macao.
“We are very excited about the partnership and we fully expect it to grow in the years to come, especially as we aggressively explore opportunities to further expand our presence in Asia,” said Michael Leven, President and CEO at Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Responding, Beckham said: “The Sands team has created amazing resorts in Singapore and Macao. The scale, vision and calibre in all that they do is impressive. I am very excited to be working with them to develop a range of new business ideas in a part of the world that I love spending time in and is full of optimism and growth.”
Beckham had previously worked with Marina Bay Sands for its annual charity event Sands for Singapore Festival, which aims to raise funds for charities like Art Outreach Singapore and the Singapore Association for the Deaf.
He joins a list of Western celebrities keen to make their mark at Marina Bay Sands. The Singapore landmark already boasts various celebrity and Michelin-starred restaurants by Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali and Guy Savoy.
Photo: Marina Bay Sands President and CEO, George Tanasijevich; Football Superstar, David Beckham; and Sands China President and CEO, Edward Tracy. (Source: Las Vegas Sands Corp.)