My friends and I decided to go to Macau and Hong Kong for Thanksgiving. I decided to try out the Ritz-Carlton Macau, and it did not disappoint. Everything about this place was just right – one of the best hotels I have stayed at. I think this hotel is an “All” Suite hotel, I think I got the most standard room and it was better than most suites I have ever been in. The hotel located inside the Galaxy Macau in Macau in the Cotai area. There are several other hotel brands within the large resort and high end shopping and a casino floor – of course.
I took a cab from the airport and once I arrived, the team takes you up to the 51st floor to check in. The elevators are nice… and the chandeliers sway as the high speed elevators take me up to the lobby level.
The lobby is COVERED in marble, a theme that will applied across the hotel. The lobby is a series of chambers – almost like a series of formal state rooms in palaces and formal homes across Europe.
The views of the resort is nice… the roof of the casino and shops is topped with a water park resort for guests. Its actually really nice.
As guests can never get hungry – there are small sweets and snacks presented in every chamber of the lobby.
I take a seat and wait for a team member to present me with my key and send me to my room.
I booked a ‘club’ level room at the Ritz-Carlton. The team member assigned to my check in informs me that I will be taken to The Club to continue my check in. The Club levels in Asia are some of the best when it comes to facilities, food presentation and alcohol. The club level is also a series of intimate salons, but a bit more luxurious than the lobby.
I am offered drinks and a light snack as I wait. Its really nice up here. Its a few floors higher than the main lobby.
The Club has a buffet food set up, food made to order and a more formal restaurant section.
Again white marble everywhere…
A chamber for larger groups.
The chamber with the BAR!!! They said that I could help my self… and it was free flowing.
The view to the series of chambers…
I arrived super early in Macau after a transit in Taipei and the room was not ready. So I wanted to wash up and also get a workout in… again marble in the locker rooms…
More marble and ready to work out.
Asprey amenities, can’t go wrong there…
The weights / cardio room is small and I think it may be shared with the Marriott… nothing special. I did not take pictures of the gym… So I decided to go for a swim…
Get you wet before you swim… It was kind of a cold day…
The pool… but the water is warm… it must be heated… I get a few laps in…
Looking up toward the Ritz-Carlton.
After swimming now time to use the steam room and warm up…
Again the marble theme. They used marble everywhere… I see the spa, I am sure it is great, but I did not use it during my stay.
The elevators are just beautiful.
At the gym the team informs me my room is ready. So after my workout, I head up to my room.
The hotel is still relatively new, its at this time I notice the hotel hall ways and everything is spotless.
The doors are massive.
I have a center room for the best view facing the water park of the resort.
The entry way foyer. The windows of my room / suite are the decorative shapes at the top level of the building – thus the odd shapes.
Off to the side of the foyer is the powder room entry.
The powder room, again marble…
Across from the powder room is the dressing room… a large dressing room.
Again, marble… I unpack my shirts and ask the team to press my shirts as I have a few fancy dinners to go to. If you stay at the club level, they have complementary pressing service.
Now the view of the living room… its like everything about this place, its large.
A proper seating area. The variety of seats is a great as they each have a purpose. One to have a glass of wine, one to read the newspaper and one to watch TV… Also a good desk area to get documents in order.
Welcome snacks and wine… always a plus…
Coffee and Tea station, with mini bar… There was no need to use the mini bar as there was a better selection at The Club.
Nice set up..
The bed room – the bed was comfortable. Again the decorative windows of the resort for a strange window shape…
The view from the room.
Looking toward the bathroom…
It was one of the nicest bathrooms I have ever seen. Again the marble theme. The symmetry and the marble vein pattern matching was impressive.
The fish-eye lens shows the sinks on either side of the double doors and also the door connecting the dressing room.
The view looking toward the bedroom.
The view toward the dressing room all the way to the powder room entry way.
Close up of the picture above.
Again the Asprey amenities help.
Beautiful patterns on the sink.
I take a bath to relax. I tub size is just right…
It may look small but its just the right size.
One last wide angle shot… its just beautiful.
I head to The Club level again, its even higher on the 53rd floor.
I first enter the center salon. I take a seat, and this is when the team acknowledges me offering a beverage and high tea. While I wait for a pot of tea, they ask me what my plans are for the rest of my stay, I also asked the hotel to help me with my ferry ticket to Hong Kong and also a SIM card I can use while I am traveling. After I finish my high tea, the team informs me they will have set up the in-house car available to Club level guests to take me to a few places, tickets to Hong Kong and SIM card are all ready for me. I use the house car for most of my outbound travel within Macau.
I head down to the lobby, the lobby on the first floor.
The house car is more like a van, I guess more people move in groups in Macau. I was going to tour the old city before dinner with some friends that were in town. I visit St. Paul Ruins and Senado Square to walk around and have a few famous snacks they sell around that area.
After walking around the old town, I go to the Wynn to take a cab back to The Galaxy. It has elements of Vegas. I get dropped off the main entrance, so I decided to walk around the resort, to look at the shops and casino.
From the resort, you have to pass by the Cafe on the first floor again marble is the theme. I like marble.
The sun begins to set and the room has a nice glow.
The bathroom is even more beautiful.
Its time to drink the wine… I decided to not drink the one in the room and go to The Club level.
The Club level also has a more sit down restaurant section.
Again the marble art work is beautiful… the hotel is just beautiful.
I wanted a more darker intimate atmosphere, so I asked from some champaign in the salon with the bar.
Off the salons – endless champaign… because why not? After a few glasses, it was time for dinner. The team informs me that the car is ready to take me to dinner.
I take the elevator down to the 51st floor lobby, and again the elevator is grabs my attention.
The 51st floor lobby salons are empty, there were people at the hotel, but it was nice that it was designed to be intimate spaces to make it feel more private.
After a long dinner, I went to another bar in the resort. On my way back to my hotel… The hall way is again all marble. I am liking this hotel more and more…
A book to read as I go to bed…
I go to the gym and the head to The Club for breakfast as its complimentary for Club guests. There were three other tables seated before me.
The first thing I see are Truffles – so that is what I order.
And its GOOD….
Then I hit the buffet layout.
More items and drink selections. Also the made to order section.
I decided to take my coffee, tea and some sweets in the salon below.
Then I head down to 1st floor lobby to take the car to my next lunch reservation.
I decided to wash my hands before leaving, and even more marble in the lobby restroom.
Right off the main area on the ground floor, there is an arrival lobby area for guests to have a seat until their transportation has arrived. Everything about this hotel was great. They were two steps ahead of me in every way. I could not have asked for a better stay – everything was not just right but perfect.