Sands Cotai Central

Size: 13.2m sqft
Cost: US$4.2b
Opened: April 2012
Key project challenges: scale; resources; project suspension/recommencement

The Sands Cotai Central – the region’s largest integrated resort – was being constructed during one of the world’s most difficult financial periods. The most significant challenge faced by the project team was securing adequate resources to meet the schedule given the scale of the development, followed by the suspension of the project at the height of the global financial crisis and its subsequent recommencement.

This ‘resort city’ contains over 5,700 hotel rooms across three hotel towers managed by Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn, as well as extensive retail and entertainment facilities (including two casinos) and more than 500,000sqft of meeting and convention spaces. The project was developed in parcels on a phased basis. The team’s strong leadership, meticulous management, and clear focus on consistency proved invaluable.

tpm’s core team began the project in its former guise as the in-house client representative and project/development management arm of Las Vegas Sands in Asia. Sands Cotai Central was completed independently by tpm.