Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip.
An Oasis Amidst the Glitz.

Open and airy, the lobby and the grand staircases are impressive.

Grandeur at this lagoon pool, one of five pools on the property.

Detail of a deluxe room.
The Bar Azul attracts a handsome crowd.
The awe-inspiring façade stands regally on the Cotai Strip.

Story by Ken Panton

Traditional Macanese culture is a gracious blend of Portuguese and Chinese traditions and this rich heritage is the stylish foundation of the new Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip. With 360 fabulous guest rooms, including 84 suites, the Four Seasons Macau’s neo-classical elegance adorned with oriental accents, rich gold, jewel tones and lush brocades and velvets is elegantly, modern, and stunning. All the rooms and suites are generously proportioned and equipped with up-to-the-minute technology, including broadband and wireless Internet connections, an in-room voice mail system, and a 42-inch plasma television. The comfortable marble bathroom features a double vanity, a separate walk-in rain shower, and a deep soaking tub with a LCD television nearby. The hotel’s boasts five dining venues, including its signature restaurant, Zi Yat Heen, which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine, and creative dim sum and Belcanção, which specializes in modern Portuguese fare.

The Shops at Four Seasons is the city’s most exclusive retail and entertainment complex. Here you will find the essential trappings of the jet-set lifestyle including everything you need for a poolside afternoon (the hotel has 5 luxurious outdoor pools and some feature complimentary cabanas) to a night out at the Cirque du Soleil theatre, which is also located at the hotel.

Luxury Spa’s are a big attraction in Asia and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip is an elegant and pampering world-class facility. For their signature massage a heated blend of coconut, macadamia, and vanilla oils soothe aching muscles and their refreshing rose hydrating facial incorporates rich oils, creams, and damask rose. For the ultimate Four Seasons experience book your room or suite on the Executive Club to receive access to The Lounge on the 20th floor. The Lounge features a library of fine leisure reading material, as well as two outdoor balconies with some of the best views in Macau. Guests are also offered a fabulous breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments, evening hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails with all the charm that is Four Seasons.

Crafted with a residential approach to the design and style of interiors by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the décor blends seamlessly into building's architectural style. The stunning back wall and focal point of the reception desk is framed by a replica of 18th century tiles and complete with motifs that date back to the trends of that period. The grand staircases and lobby deco recall the style of the European Mansions of Old Macau.  "We mixed historic furniture, art, Chinese decorative textiles, and European grandeur throughout the property to evoke a subtle but classic sense of place, whether in the guestrooms or in the public spaces," said Paulo Dias, a senior designer on the project. Textiles and etchings of the city streets akin to those found in the ancient markets of Macau were hung in the guestrooms and a Ming Dynasty-style console and carpets added to the classic look.

Before you visit Macau, get more information about the intimate Four Season Macau, Cotai Strip, and check out the official website of the Macau Government Tourist Office.