The exclusive Les Ambassadeurs Club, the exclusive high-end casino in London’s affluent Mayfair district, where Sean Connery as secret agent 007 famously first voiced the lines, “Bond, James Bond” has been sold, according to media reports.
Hong Kong-based Landing International has reportedly sold “Les A,” as it is sometimes called, for $320.3 million to a buyer believed to be Paul Suen Cho Hung, owner of Birmingham City, a soccer club in England’s second division.
The high-end venue is most famous as the locale used at the start of the initial James Bond film, “Dr. No.” where a tuxedoed Sean Connery is playing at the chemin de fer tables, a game considered a forerunner to baccarat. Soon afterwards, Bond is jetting to the Caribbean where he ultimately foils of the plans of the nefarious doctor, a crazed scientist with world domination desires.
Les Ambassadeurs is known as an isolated venue for the super-rich where premium membership to the club costs £25,000 per year ($33,000), and features privileges such as private boxes at sporting events, private jet travel, and special rates at London’s top hotels.