The St. Regis Macao is an ideal haven for more intimate, luxurious stays on the Cotai Strip.
Cotai may be known for its entertainment, shopping, and super- sized hotels, but The St. Regis Macao stands out for its level of sophistication and attention to detail. Stepping into the double- height lobby, with its sweeping staircase and modern, hand- sculpted chandelier, is to experience a different side of Macau. Upstairs, 400 elegantly appointed guest rooms are characterized by contemporary Asian decor and no shortage of creature comforts. As with other St. Regis properties, the discreet, 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service is a highlight, and butlers can help with unpacking and packing, clothes pressing, and other specific needs. Guests seeking a relaxed drink in plush surroundings should head to The St. Regis Bar on the first floor, where the signature cocktail Maria Do Leste (Portuguese for “Mary of the East”) provides a uniquely Macanese interpretation of the Bloody Mary. The concoction is spiced with lobster salt, powdered cinnamon, paprika, and pink and black peppercorn, a heady blend that speaks to Macau’s long history as a melting pot of European and Asian cultures. Miniature bottles of premium vodka and Tabasco sauce allow patrons to customize their Maria Do Leste, which is served with a sautéed Portuguese chouriço and a lobster egg tart on a platter that evokes the traditional tiled paving known as calçada. That celebration of Portuguese heritage extends to The St. Regis Macao’s signature restaurant, The Manor. As part of the hotel’s Aficionado experiences, an exclusive port- and wine-pairing dinner is offered with bottles sourced from the family-run estate Quinta da Sequeira in Portugal’s Douro region. The St. Regis Macao also boasts the territory’s highest wellness venue on its 38th floor. Here, Iridium Spa offers sweeping views of the Cotai Strip from its 10 treatment rooms, while the personalized gemstone therapy is offered nowhere else in the territory. Available for stays until September 30, 2017, the Stay Exquisite package promises a pampering experience from just HK$1,898++ (about US$244++), with accommodation in a Deluxe King room, a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast at The Manor, along with welcome drinks of Maria Do Leste and a signature afternoon tea set at The St. Regis Bar, all for two people. Also included are an in-room welcome gift, an evening turndown service, and the option of two one- way first- class ferry tickets from Macau to Hong Kong aboard Cotai Water Jet or extra hotel credit of HK$ 300 for dining or spa treatments. Guests can upgrade to a suite with the addition of HK$1,100++ (roughly US$141++). For more information, visit stregismacao. com/stay- exquisite
Inside the opulent St. Regis Suite. Clockwise from top: the tastefully furnished double- height lobby; a tranquil spot for an evening dip.