Featured image: The St. Regis Macao lobby
Debuting in September 1904 in New York City, The St. Regis brand has only gotten stronger 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 The 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 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 on your next visit to Macau!
Luxurious comfort for every type of traveler
The St. Regis Macao boasts 400 guest rooms which include 122 suites and amenities for all of their guests’ needs. Rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet access for those on a business trip, a tea and coffee maker, and a mini-bar for a mid-day pick-me-up. For a flawless night’s rest, the St. Regis bed and pillow menu guarantee a good night’s sleep and 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 and more. It’s that touch of luxury that makes a stay truly memorable.
For VIP guests, there’s the “crème de la crème,” the Presidential Suite, with almost 480 square meters, three bedrooms, three 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 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, guests usually head to the reception or concierge counters for information on shopping, directions, reservations, and others. At The St. Regis Macao, every guest–and we mean, every guest–has a butler at their service. From shoe shining to luggage carrying, tours and shows booking, or taxi reservations, this hotel has you covered. The St. Regis Macao is the only hotel in Macau with such a luxurious service provided to every guest, no matter which package or room type they’ve booked.
As the brand affirms, “no request is too unattainable or too small to fulfill for the St. Regis Butler Service.” Besides unpacking clothes, running a hot relaxing bath upon arrival, and delivering fresh fruit, the resourceful and helpful butler–available at any given time–can also organize tour itineraries or help you pick a gift for a loved one, amongst many other things.
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Exquisite Culinary Experience at The Manor
Undoubtedly, many hotel guests will name gastronomy an integral part of a satisfying stay. At The St. Regis Macao, they will be treated to an unforgettable culinary experience at The Manor. This elegant dining venue is famous for the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients from around the world featuring classic grill-inspired dishes and accented with unique local flavors. Under the management and creative guidance of Executive Sous Chef Michele Dell’Aquila, the dedicated kitchen team works hard to ensure the dishes here taste as fantastic as they look. Chef Michele claims his cooking style represents respect to the unique flavors of the finest ingredients he sources on the market. From a la carte signature dishes to tasting sets such as Stories of the Sea, and seasonal lunch menus, expect balanced and flavorsome creations. The degustation menus come with a wine pairing option which is perfect for celebrations and special occasions.
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Exclusive cocktails and New York vibes at The St. Regis Bar Macao
Afternoon tea or evening cocktails at the bar? Yes, please. When you feel like dressing up and going out, immersing yourself in the classy atmosphere of the New York-style bar would be an ideal solution. With its outstanding design, a curated art collection, and live jazz nights, The St. Regis Bar rightfully has an image of the trendiest drinking establishments in town. Original cocktails are shaken by a team of skillful mixologists, in-house infused gin, and a mindblowing champagne selection that makes it hard for other bars to compete.
By the way, did you know that the Bloody Mary was created at The St. Regis New York? This delicious bar menu staple was invented in 1934 by bartender Fernand Petiot who made something called “Red Snapper,” which later became popular as the “Bloody Mary.” Every The St. Regis outlet crafts its version of this cocktail. The St. Regis Macao mixed its unique one called Maria do Leste or the “Mary of the East.”
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, and sea salt from the seas. Served with an iconic egg tart on the side, this cocktail would become a great way to get acquainted with Macanese culture and history through mixology.
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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 in the heart of Cotai and facing Coloane, the hotel allows for an impressive panoramic view of the whole area. Notably, The St. Regis is now a part of the newest addition to the strip, The Londoner Macao. So guests can enjoy the entertaining homage to the UK’s capital. Then cross the road to visit Macau’s own Venice and Paris. The best time is when night falls. Then, the legendary Cotai Strip lights come out, 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. For those traveling as a family, their Family Traditions program will surely be the cherry on top of your stay in Macau.
Guests can 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, 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.
Packages, staycations, and offers
To attract guests, The St. Regis Macao often comes up with new ideas and offers for all kinds of guests to enjoy. Among the recent ones is the Ultimate Family Staycation, a package with bonuses and events for an excellent stay. That includes personalized gifts for children, a reading journey, turn-down cookies with milk, and more. Special offers depend on the season and time of the day. From tempting accommodation packages to happy hours and gastronomy offers, there is always something that every guest can appreciate, both for the value for money and for the unique experience.
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Rest & Relaxation
Iridium Spa is the ultimate destination for any guest seeking relaxation and solace. Situated on the 38th floor of the hotel, it is the highest spa in the city. Spa treatments are highly personalized, much like the other services provided by all The St. Regis hotels. Every visit to the spa starts with the signature tea service and foot ritual followed by a consultation to tailor-make a treatment plan with gemstones. Iridium’s holistic gemstone program includes the application of massage oils infused with gemstones. The consultation with a trained therapist will determine the appropriate gemstone treatment for your wellness needs.
An exclusive treatment at the Iridium Spa is Curated Aromatherapy which takes guests through a heavenly scented experience. 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 includes ginger, sandalwood, lavender, lemongrass, orange, and many more.
What is more, there are Thai massage, manicure, and pedicure services and 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, there’s a shopping haven of over 600 designer boutiques and premier shopping centers within walking distance! Shoppes at The Londoner Macao, Shoppes Four Seasons, and Shoppes Venetian with canals, gondolas, and singing gondoliers will have all you need to satisfy your shopping itch. In addition to designer brands, there are high street labels and well-known sports brands. After your shopping trip is over and you’re ready to drop, head straight to the comfort of your hotel room, draw a hot bath, and soak those tired toes!
Steps away from Taipa Village & Historic Sites
The St. Regis Macao’s location is hard to beat when visiting other parts of the city. Walk for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll arrive at 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.
What is more, Taipa Village is 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 exciting things to see and do. You will find 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!
An oasis of bustling Macau, a charming Coloane Village, is only a five-minute taxi ride away. The St. Regis butlers will be happy to help you organize a walking tour there, recommending the must-visit landmarks and attractions.
Staying at The St. Regis Macao is an adventure waiting to happen with all your comforts taken care of with exquisite service and luxurious rooms.
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The St. Regis Macao, The Londoner Macao, Estrada do Istmo, s/n, Cotai, +853 2882 8898, www.thestregisbarmacao.com
This article was originally written by Leonor Sá Machado in May 2020 and updated by Ksenia Kuzmina in March 2021
Photo credits: The St. Regis Macao, Leonor Sá Machado