Sometimes a trip can feel like one of two things–either a day surrounded by a million tourists, or a relaxing getaway that is hassle-free and provides that much-needed break we all need from life. I love staying in a hotel and I love a good hotel experience, whether it be a staycation in my own city, a short trip away with friends or traveling internationally with my partner. I’m always looking out for the best places to stay. I recently checked into The St. Regis Macao for the night and was beyond impressed with what I encountered. The hotel is beautiful and certainly deserves its five-star distinction.
Located in a prime position on the Cotai strip, it has easy access to great restaurants, kids clubs, shopping, and also the old Taipa Village for that cultural touch to your stay in Macau. It has an excellent spa on the 38th floor. The St. Regis Bar not only has top staff but also regularly hosts guest mixologists, and showcases the full St. Regis Bloody Mary World Collection, including The St. Regis Macao original recipe, and of course there is their signature restaurant The Manor.
The check-in process is quick and easy and strangely quiet, you don’t have people lined up and yelling or even the crowds checking in, it certainly set the tone for the rest of my stay. I stayed in one of their 400 guest rooms facing the Cotai Strip with a view of The Parisian’s Eiffel Tower and was pleasantly surprised by the size. The rooms are spacious, well-equipped with modern amenities and technology. You don’t need to worry about forgetting your international adaptor or needing a local phone–it’s all taken care of! There is a workspace, lounge area and of course the bed. One of the biggest I’ve slept in for a while but what really stood out for me was the staff. Each room has a butler service who can help you take care of some of the smallest needs you might have, not to mention fresh tea or coffee anytime you need it. They helped me iron my clothes for the evening’s work event I had and arranged a newspaper for me the following morning.
The St. Regis butler service and the rest of the staff for that matter should be commended for truly understanding what hospitality service means. From check-in to check out, to hailing taxis, exchanging money, and arranging ferry tickets–it was just all made so very easy.
Breakfast was a large selection of both Eastern and Western choices and the layout allows for almost no crowding. With stations spread out amongst the restaurant, you don’t feel like you are waiting to get your food. As someone who cannot eat dairy products, their selection of almond and soy milk was not only shocking (I’ve never seen almond milk in a hotel in Macau before) but also delicious. I could enjoy breakfast and a proper cappuccino, as I would like. The hotel has everything you could need for both a couples getaway, a business trip, or a family affair. From great service, relaxing, comfortable rooms, to great dining options and close proximity to Macau and Taipa activities and attractions, the only question is “when are you checking in?”
The Manor at St. Regis Macao