Ponte 16 Resort Macau is located in Santo Antonio, Macau, is a hotel and casino resort co-developed by SJM – Investment Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (in turn, a subsidiary of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, which owns 51% of the project, and Macau Success Limited which owns 49% of the project. The resort opened on 1 February 2008.
Shows are staged there including international groups from South Africa, Taiwan and more. In 2009 a South African group performed a lovely show with performers like singer Monique Magerstein, who praised the Ponte 16 and Macau after performing there.
There are numerous Michael Jackson items on exhibition in Ponte 16, including the glove he wore when he first performed his moonwalk on television. Jackson’s glove was sold to the casino at New York’s Julien’s Auctions at a whopping US$350,000, eight times the auctioneer’s minimum estimated price.
Ponte 16 was the first fisherman’s port, resplendent in the colonial architecture of the day, a hub of diverse cultural influences. In the mid 1900s, Chinese triads and gangs moved in and the area became known for gambling. The Inner Harbor reigned as the city’s economic center up until the 1970s, when commercial activities began to decline with the relocation of the Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal.
Ponte 16 takes it place at the center of the Inner Harbor on the west side of Macau, right at the waters edge. This development is easily accessible by all modes of transportation.
The casino will offer a selection of gaming machines, gaming tables and endless amusement in an estimated area of 270,000 sq ft (25,000 m2).
Accor has teamed with Pier 16 – Property Development Limited to bring the “Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16” to Macau. As planned the 20-storey hotel will offer 408 rooms, restaurants and bars, swimming pools, Gym, wellness center and business center with multi-function conference room.