Monster casino hotels
Glittering, sprawling and gilded in gold, Macau is China’s answer to Las Vegas. The ‘Vegas of the East’ is by no means a shrinking violet next to its American counterpart; in fact, Macau casinos generate seven times the gambling revenue of Vegas.
The Venetian is not only home to the world’s largest casino, but dazzles with opulent, Renaissance-inspired luxury, 3000 guest suites, winding canals and over 50 dining venues. At the City of Dreams integrated resort complex, you won’t have to venture too far from your room at the Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers or Grand Hyatt to lay a few bets down on the gaming floor and take advantage of 200 retailers, world-class entertainment and decadent restaurants.
Luxury on the waterfront
Thanks to the influx of cash-laden tourists to China’s only gambling quarter, Macanese luxury is guaranteed to surpass all expectations. If you visit to try your luck on a roulette table, you may prefer the confines of Cotai, but if you’re seeking spoils that extend past the gaming floor, consider a lavish suite on the waterfront.
From waterfront guest suites to exclusive dining venues; outdoor pools to the Michael Jackson gallery, Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 standing on the inner harbour exudes absolute sophistication and grandeur. Overlooking Nam Van Lake, the Grand Emperor Hotel redefines luxury with its iconic pure gold bar pathway, day spa and world-class dining venues.
Macau’s colonial quarter
While all that glitters may be gold in Macau, you don’t need deep pockets to enjoy its appeal. Dotted amongst World Heritage-listed attractions in Macau’s mainland district, the Peninsula, you’ll find plenty of cheap and cheerful hotel options that won’t break the bank.
The Guia Hotel is a stylish, yet affordable option just minutes from Guia Chapel, with St Paul’s Cathedral a little further on foot. Hotel rooms here are also a great vantage point during the annual Macau Grand Prix. At the Metropole Hotel you can expect comfortable, air-conditioned rooms near the atmospheric Largo do Senado.