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Mandarin Oriental Macao

Jérôme Cheval

Mandarin Oriental Macao

Refinement in the midst of history

The legendary city of Macao, in the River of Pearls Delta, is a magnificent blend of cultures where the purest of Chinese styles exist side by side with European colonial architecture. Returned to China in 1999 after 400 years of Portuguese colonization, the territory of Macao has added land to its seacoast and created new quarters like Napa, with casinos, office buildings and luxury hotels. The five star 42 story Mandarin Oriental Macao hotel, located on Lake Nam Van, opened in June, 2010. The building, created by the Kohn Pedersen architectural firm, faces the sea, and like a ship, navigates above the water with windows that recall sails. The interior décor is the work of Singapore and Tokyo designers. The notion of luxury, space and the feeling of serenity are reinforced by the choice of colors and material, with a strong presence of marble. Bronze portraits by French artist Nathalie Decoster are exhibited in the reception salon along with works by Asian creators.

The rooms are all spacious. Of the hotel’s 27 suites, the Presidential suite is the most opulent. Its 337 square meters are in contemporary style with delicate Asian touches. It has two living rooms with huge sofas and a bar space with a”foo dog”, the guardian of the temple in the Buddhist tradition. The Waterfront, Panorama and Deluxe suites range in size from 70 to 91 square meters and are spread throughout the 13th to the 22nd floor. And after enjoying your suite and its incomparable room service, it’s time for a visit to the spa and its prize winning treatments. The spa was designed to provide guests with a moment of serenity and relaxation and includes a swimming pool, an amethyst crystal hammam and thermal treatments. A perfect way to end the day is at the hotel’s bar-restaurant, the Vida Rica, a sublime space with huge double windows offering guests a magnificent view and innovative design with a blend of marble, crystal and chrome. In addition to its legendary service, the hotel’s main attraction is the Mandarin Oriental-Macao’s exceptional location, surrounded by a number of UNESCO national heritage sites, thus combining history with pleasure, luxury and total comfort.


Jérôme Cheval

Editorial Director

Jérôme Cheval is the editorial director of luxurydreamhotels.com. As a journalist and a TV producer for more than 20 years, passionate about hotels and travel, he has been exploring the world with his teams in search of the latest high-class addresses.

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