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Macau’s Charm Meets Modern Luxury at the St. Regis

Rising above the glittering Cotai Strip, The St. Regis Macao is a haven of timeless elegance and impeccable service that draws inspiration from the city around it.

A melting pot of diverse cultures since as far back as the 1550s, Macau has a unique appeal owing to its history as a former Portuguese colony on China’s southern coast. Travelers arriving in the bustling metropolis will find a rich combination of East and West in the local food, music, religion, and festivals.

The city’s picturesque architectural landscape is also born from that acculturation, and every visitor should spend some time exploring the Historic Center of Macao, a UNESCO World Heritage site with more than 15 attractions. The most popular of these are the cobblestoned square Largo do Senado and the iconic 17th-century ruins of St. Paul’s. Even today, Macau’s monuments, urban spaces, and streetscapes bear witness to the blend of aesthetic and cultural influences from China, Portugal, and other places along the maritime Spice Route.

Beyond the traditional temples and pastel-hued churches found in the downtown area, the city has no shortage of five-star stays. But none are more sophisticated than The St. Regis Macao. Positioned on the Cotai Strip, it stands out as the most prestigious address within The Londoner Macao integrated resort, notable for its abundance of premier shopping, entertainment options, and exceptional culinary experiences.

The St. Regis Macao occupies a tower within The Londoner Macao, an impressive integrated resort.
The St. Regis Macao occupies a tower within The Londoner Macao, an impressive integrated resort.
Hotel entrance of The St. Regis Macao.
Hotel entrance of The St. Regis Macao.
A 53-square-meter Deluxe King room at The St. Regis Macao.
The St. Regis Macao deluxe king room.
The living room of a Metropolitan suite at The St. Regis Macao.
The St. Regis Macao Metropolitan suite with tower view.

The high-rise sanctuary continues the legacy of John Jacob Astor IV, who founded The St. Regis New York in 1904. Astor spared no expense in building the hotel and it quickly gained a reputation as a refuge for well-heeled travelers seeking the utmost in luxury and refinement. Similarly, The St. Regis Macao cocoons its guests in five-star comfort, with 400 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites that range in size from 53 to 477 square meters. The thoughtful amenities — such as expansive marble bathrooms kitted out with double vanities and a soaking bathtub — raise the bar for luxury hospitality in the city.

Another defining trait? The brand’s impeccable 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service pampers each guest with a truly personalized experience. Attentive butlers are on hand to customize every guest’s stay to their specific needs, tastes, and preferences — no minor detail is overlooked, ensuring the whole experience is as fuss-free as possible.

Downstairs, Macau’s harmonious blend of East and West is evident in the on-site dining and drinking venues. Signature first-floor restaurant The Manor serves contemporary European cuisine by Executive Sous Chef Michele Dell’Aquila, whose expertly prepared dishes spotlight the finest sustainably sourced ingredients from around the world, reflecting a commitment to both culinary excellence and environmental protection. One floor up, The St. Regis Bar is an elegant watering hole inspired by the House of Astor; live jazz music is performed every evening and there’s an extensive list of artisanal cocktails and drinks, as well as chef-created bites. A must-try here is the Maria do Leste, a locally inspired version of the Bloody Mary said to have been invented at The St. Regis New York.

Every St. Regis hotel has a specially commissioned mural in the bar, and Macau’s one celebrates its rich history as a maritime trading port, depicting a crane — a traditional Chinese symbol of eternity and youth — above the waterfront during a bygone era. Lotus flowers nod to the city’s floral emblem, while the scene is framed by subtropical foliage and details pointing to Macau’s Sino-Portuguese heritage: Guia Lighthouse and the gateway of A-Ma Temple, an armillary sphere and the Rooster of Barcelos.

The St. Regis Macao also ticks the box for convenience, as St. Regis hotels are always located close to the downtown area and major attractions. The city’s UNESCO-protected Historic Center is just 15–20 minutes up the road, while Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal are both less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel’s front doors.

For more information, visit stregismacao.com.

The St. Regis Bar on the second floor.
The St. Regis Bar on the second floor.
The Macau-inspired mural inside The St. Regis Bar.
The mural at The St. Regis Bar.

This article was brought to you by The St. Regis Macao.