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Macau, China: Best luxury hotels

By Faye Bradley 8 December 2020

Header image courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Macau

There’s no doubt about it—Macau houses some of the best, most extravagant luxury hotels in the world, a region synonymous with over-the-top indulgence and accommodation. As a tourism-driven city, Macau, of course, specialises in hospitality and features an abundance of local-born and internationally-renowned hotels. It can be overwhelming to narrow down which hotel you want to visit, but worry not—here are some of the most luxurious hotels in Macau to check into on a trip to the ‘Las Vegas of the East’.

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The Ritz Carlton Macau

Owned by the world-renowned hotel group, The Ritz Carlton Macau goes beyond its offerings as a hotel and fully encompasses everything needed for a luxury retreat in the heart of the city. Situated within the Galaxy Macau complex, the hotel features all-suite accommodations to truly uplift guests’ experiences, while providing Michelin-starred cuisine, access to premium shopping, and a ten-screen theatre. Located above the glittering Cotai Strip, the hotel uses distinctive touches to enrich the stay. Relax at the five-star spa for a moment of rejuvenation on a stay which you will never want to leave from.

The Ritz Carlton Macau, Galaxy Macau™, Estrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da Esperança s/n, COTAI, Macao | (+853) 8886 6868

Banyan Tree Macau

An urban sanctuary in Macau, Banyan Tree Macau is listed as one of Forbes’ Triple Five Star luxury hotels, so one can expect an elevated experience from start-to-finish. The prestigious hotel is the only resort in Macau with a relaxation pool in every suite and a jet pool in every villa—an enticing aspect in itself. The stunning hotel is frequented by gourmands, wellness seekers, families, and couples, looking to escape the downtown hustle. Sit back, relax, and make the most of the experience by testing out different facilities at the hotel, including the Grand Resort Deck, also known as the world's largest Skytop Wave Pool and the world's longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride at 575 meters. Sounds impressive? We think so.

Banyan Tree Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus Cotai, Macau | (+853) 8883 6633

Mandarin Oriental Macau

As Macau’s all-glass waterfront resort, Mandarin Oriental stays true to its historically prestigious reputation—in an architecturally-striking tower. As one of the last hotels to pop up on Macau’s original Cotai Strip, the hotel is surrounded by an abundance of things to see, eat, and do, within footsteps away. The five-star spa is an absolute must for wellness seekers, while the signature restaurant, Vida Rica, serves gourmands with Asian (with western influence) delights. Don’t forget to drop by the iconic Mandarin Cake Shop, a popular spot for dessert enthusiasts.

Mandarin Oriental Macau, Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau | (+853) 8805 8888

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By Rosamond Chung 3 December 2020

The St. Regis Macau

The St. Regis Macau whisks you away from the city bustle, into an impeccable, Macanese-inspired venue, from its exclusive decor to the well-appointed spaces. Guests can also try the finest sustainably-sourced ingredients at the premier dining options. The Iridium Spa and outdoor pool offers a relaxing respite. There are 400 guest rooms, including 122 suites, to choose from, and each accommodation showcases captivating views of the Cotai Strip, while amenities are provided by Remède. Guests can also use the signature Butler service available to all guests.

St. Regis Macau, S/N, Estr. do Istmo, Macao | (+853) 2882 8898

Four Seasons Hotel Macau 

Nestled within the glitzy Cotai Strip, Four Seasons Hotel Macau is a haven for premium accommodations, Michelin-starred dining, and pure relaxation at the blissful spa. Featuring five outdoor pools, the hotel offers plenty of space to unwind. Fit with the signature impeccable service which made Four Seasons Hotels as prestigious as they are, the Macau outpost is no exception, with its round-the-clock attention to details for every guest. Try the creative dim sum and refined Cantonese classics at Zi Yat Heen, eat your heart out at BELCANÇÃO, which features all-day buffet dining, Splash for poolside snacks and drinks, and chill at Windows, the cosy living room lounge.

Four Seasons Hotel Macau—Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macao | (+853) 2881 8888

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Faye Bradley


Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.