Featured image: The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip foyer. Photo credit: The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Cha Gordo is temporarily unavailable at The Manor. Please do check with the respective venues for accurate information prior to booking.
Debuting in September 1904 in New York City, The St. Regis brand has only gotten better with every passing year and that rings true to this day. A brand that’s synonymous with sophistication, class, and the utmost excellence in hospitality, each St. Regis hotel is always located close to the city center and attractions, making it highly convenient for all their guests. The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip is no different with opulently decorated interiors, a shopping haven mere steps away, personalized butler service, high-end dining options, and more. Whether for a staycation, family, or business trip, here are 10 reasons to stay at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip on your next visit to Macau!
Rooms for every type of traveler
The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip boasts 400 guest rooms which include 122 suites and amenities for any and all of their guests’ needs. Rooms are furnished with state of the art flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet access for those on a working holiday, a tea and coffee maker, and a mini-bar for a mid-day pick me up. For the utmost in comfort, there is the St. Regis bed and pillow menu that guarantees a good night’s sleep and also cozy bathrobes and slippers.
The 106 square-meter St. Regis, Metropolitan and Empire Suites will make you feel like you’ve just entered the brand’s first-ever hotel in New York City. With breathtaking views and enough space to stretch out, relax, work, or have a romantic evening–all in the same room–their suites have all the comforts you’d expect from a hotel but there’s also that touch of luxury making a stay that much more worth it. Then there’s the “crème de la crème”, their Presidential Suite, with almost 480 square meters, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an entertainment room, and a private gym equipped with machines from the internationally renowned brand, TechnoGym. Booking a stay at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip is not only the utmost in comfort and convenience, but it’s also all about exclusivity and relaxation.
Exclusive 24-hour butler service
When staying at a hotel, we’d usually head to the reception or concierge counters for any information regarding where and what to shop, directions to some places, amongst many other things. At The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip, everyone–and we mean, everyone–has a butler at their service. From shoe shining to luggage carrying, tours and shows booking or taxi reservations, this hotel has you covered. This is the only hotel in Macau providing every guest with butler service, no matter which package or room type you’ve booked.
As the brand affirms, “no request is too unattainable or too small to fulfill for the St. Regis Butler Service”. Being so, besides unpacking your clothes, running a hot relaxing bath upon your arrival, and bringing you fresh fruit, this essential figure–available at any given time–can also organize tour itineraries or help you pick a gift for a loved one, amongst many other things.
Elevated Culinary Experiences at The Manor
Located on the hotel’s first floor is The Manor–The St. Regis Macao’s elegant dining venue. This beautiful and fine restaurant boasts a signature oyster bar and grill with a fantastic team that puts the guests’ experience first without compromising on the quality of the dishes served. With five distinct dining areas–The Verandah, The Dining Room, The Wine Gallery, The Penthouse Kitchen, and The Library–a wide range of dishes are on offer with a focus on prime meat, the freshest seafood, Portuguese recipes, frequent exclusive dining experiences focused on local traditions and more.
An example of their traditional local dining experiences is the exclusive Chá Gordo–to which they invited local chef Neta Manhão–which aims to present to both residents and guests the Macanese tradition. Combining tradition and passion for food, Chá Gordo runs as an afternoon tea featuring both savory and sweet dishes. The Manor’s Chá Gordo is the perfect place to learn more about traditional Macanese food while enjoying impeccable service in luxurious surroundings.
Papinee for the little ones
The storytelling company Papinee is dedicated to telling stories, educating, and showing the world to kids. The St. Regis Macao has been partnering up with the Hong Kong-based brand, thus making a (real) difference when it comes to children’s entertainment within its walls. Papinee created Jak the Deer–full name Jak Odocoileus V–a friendly deer brought up in New York City amongst the glamorous people at his family’s headquarters, The St. Regis New York.
Said to be named after John Jacob Astor IV, the wealthy New York real estate visionary who founded the original St. Regis Hotel in 1904, this little figure appears in Macau in the form of storytelling kits and more. The Stay and Play with Jak Room Package was created with families in mind. It comes with a Jak Storytelling Kit, other gifts for the little ones, and 20% off the Family Traditions activities, a must-experience at this hotel as well.
Maria do Leste: Exclusively at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip
Did you know that the Bloody Mary, was created at The St. Regis New York? This delicious bar menu staple was created in 1934 by bartender Fernand Petiot who invented something called “Red Snapper,” which was later popularized as the “Bloody Mary.” Every The St. Regis outlet crafts its own version of this cocktail, and this is no different at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip with the Maria do Leste or the “Mary of the East.”
Staying mostly true to the original cocktail with a unique, balanced acidity combined with freshness and spice, the Maria do Leste has its own twist! Inspired by Macau’s blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, on top of the usual tomato juice and vodka, there’re notes of Portuguese chorizo, pink peppercorn and limes from Brazil, chili from Africa, cinnamon and paprika from India, lobster and sea salt from the seas, The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip has revealed that there are also hints of the highly popular egg tart, black vinegar and black peppercorn from China.
Sweeping views of the Cotai Strip
The Cotai Strip’s glittering lights attract visitors like moths to a flame and the best place to capture this sight is at The St. Regis Macao. Situated at the start of the Cotai Strip and facing Coloane, it allows for an impressive panoramic view of the whole area. The best time is when night falls and the legendary Cotai Strip lights come on and the vibe of the area immediately changes.
Taking pride in their locale, every The St. Regis property makes the effort to showcase local charms to their guests. Depending on the location, there would be different kinds of activities and this is no different at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip. For those traveling as a family, their Family Traditions program will surely be the cherry on top of your stay in Macau.
There are cooking classes available for both grown-ups and kids where guests can learn how to whip up two signature dishes from the Chá Gordo menu under the guidance of the hotel’s experienced chefs. Besides cooking classes, guests can also go on the Macau Photo Tour where an experienced tour guide will lead the family to must-visit sights. The standout part of this tour is that family photos are taken at each stop which is the best way of preserving your happy memories of exploring Macau! At approximately two to three hours, the tour includes transportation, an exclusive The St. Regis photo album, picnic box, and a stop for yummy egg tarts at the acclaimed Lord Stow’s Bakery in Coloane Village.
Rest & Relaxation
Iridium Spa is the ultimate destination for any guest seeking relaxation and solace. What better place than the serene surroundings of Iridium Spa situated on the 38th floor of the hotel which makes it the highest spa in the city, presently.
Spa treatments here are highly personalized, much like the other services provided by all The St. Regis hotels. Every visit to the spa starts off with their signature tea service and foot soak then followed by a consultation in order to tailor-make a treatment plan with gemstones. Their holistic gemstone program includes the use of massage oils infused with gemstones and from the consultation with a trained therapist, the right gemstone treatment will be chosen for your wellness needs.
An exclusive treatment at the Iridium Spa is Curated Aromatherapy which takes guests through a heavenly scented experience in which they tailor-make their own diffuser aroma combinations and body scrubs. Iridium Spa’s team of wellness experts will guide the guests through the Curated Aromatherapy program, sharing their vast knowledge on the benefits of particular aromatherapy oils and the best combination blends for the guests’ personal needs and preferences. A wide selection of the highest quality pure grade essential oils is at the disposal of guests, such as ginger, sandalwood, lavender, lemongrass, orange, and many more.
In addition to these amazing spa services, there is also Thai massage, manicure and pedicure services, and also a hair and beauty salon for all your pampering needs.
Shop till you drop
To further add to the charm of staying at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip, there’s a shopping haven of over 600 designer boutiques and premier shopping centers within walking distance! Shoppes Cotai Central, Shoppes Four Seasons, and Shoppes Venetian with authentic gondolas and singing gondoliers will have all you need to satisfy your shopping itch. In addition to designer brands, there are also high street labels and well-known sports brands too. The best thing is, after your shopping trip and you’re ready to drop, head straight to your hotel room, draw a hot bath and soak those tired toes!
Afterward, finish your day with a sumptuous dinner at The Manor and perhaps a cheeky Maria do Leste (or two) at The St. Regis Bar and remember to grab a seat where you can see the Strip with all its glimmering lights.
Steps away from Taipa Village & Historic Sites
The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip is located in a convenient location when it comes to visiting other parts of the city. Walk for 10 to 15 minutes and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Taipa Village, where tradition and culture meet. Besides the colonial-style Taipa-Houses Museum, there are breathtaking views across the Cotai area, but also a municipal park where you can sit, relax, and appreciate the view.
Taipa Village is also very popular for food enthusiasts with plenty of local eateries and restaurants ranging from Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai to others, focusing on bringing their best to all residents and tourists. This area is teeming with interesting things to see and do as well. There are souvenir shops selling local traditional almond cookies, egg tarts from Lord Stow’s, healthy and wholesome meals at The Blissful Carrot, authentic Portuguese and Macanese food, you name it!
Staying at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip is an adventure waiting to happen with all your comforts taken care of with exquisite service and luxurious rooms.