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By Michelle Chan | February 8th, 2023

Luxury escapes across the pond.

Now that we’re free to come and go from Hong Kong to Macau (and vice versa) as we please, this brief adventure across the Pearl River may be the next weekend getaway you need. 3 years has passed since many of us have seen the empire of casinos, which emerging hotels shall be your next stay to remember? Read on the find out our picks of best Macau hotels to check into soon.

The Londoner Hotel

Image: The Londoner Macao

Not ready to embark on a cross-continent journey yet, but missing the sights from either side of River Thames? Don’t worry, The Londoner Hotel is but a ferry trip away. A faithful (and luxury, might we add) replica of the English capital, the resort boasts its own Big Ben and Houses of Parliament façade to make sure your phone camera roll is filled. As for the accommodation, expect sophisticated refinement in all the suites — don’t miss those designed by David Beckham if you have the cash to spend.

4HW8+M9R, Sands Cotai Central Cotai Strip, Taipa, Macau

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Image: Grand Lisboa Palace Resort

Clutch your Chanel pearls, ’cause THE KARL LAGERFELD is in town (literally). As the world’s only establishment to be entirely designed by the pop culture legend himself, this exceptional hotel flaunts a unique rock chic meets Chinoiserie aesthetics , which can only transcend from Lagerfeld’s fashion heritage and creative genius. When they say looks are deceiving, trust that it’s not the case for THE KARL LAGERFELD as it comes well-equipped with 271 rooms and suites, spa, gym, European restaurants and more.

Rua do Tiro, Cotai, Macau

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Nüwa Macau

Image: City of Dreams

Taking “spa day” to an indulgent extreme, Nüwa Macau pampers guests with award-winning spa treatments and facilities you’d want a lifetime subscription of. Reimagining Eastern traditions with a modern luxury vision, this hospitality hall-of-famer championed a light and airy aesthetic throughout to keep your mind at heaven and your stomach yearning for its Michelin three-starred Cantonese restaurant Jade Dragon.

City of Dreams, Estr. do Istmo, Macau

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Image: Lisboeta Macau

Speaking of pioneering hotels earlier, LINE FRIENDS presents CASA DE AMIGO is the one and only LINE FRIENDS-themed accommodation in the whole wide world. Offering three main room types with a distinct color scheme and style for each, this hospitality experience is certainly fit for all visiting parties alike. No matter you’re with family, friends, or a larger friend group, ask for the LINE FRIENDS suites when you come to the Lisboeta Hotel.

Lisboeta Macau, Rua da Patinagem, Cotai, Macau

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MGM Cotai 

Image: MGM

A more wallet-friendly option on this list, MGM Cotai is a household name among avid Macau visitors for its superior service, exquisite design and vibrant entertainment offerings nevertheless. Lodge in the hotel’s meticulously furbished suites before savoring bites of Eastern or international flavors, then head to the many art exhibitions and facilities to unwind — the MGM resort itself will be certain to keep your schedule full.

4HW9+78V, Av. da Nave Desportiva, Macau

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Banyan Tree Macau

Image: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Banyan Tree Macau keeps the vibe chill and relaxing with its Thai resort inspired identity. As you check in, leave your hectic city worries at the door and let the premises’ subtropical nonchalance flood over you. In true Thai fashion, your suite can be populated with a private indoor pool if you’d just ask. But don’t miss the resort’s main attractions: the Skytop Wave Pool, poolside cabana dinners, and the award-winning spa sanctuary.

Galaxy Macau™, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, s/n, Cotai

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Palazzo Versace Macau

Image: Grand Lisboa Palace Resort

Coming for THE KARL LAGERFELD’s fashion icon endorsed legacy is the up-and-coming Palazzo Versace Macau, which you can tell just from the name that is the creative brainchild of Donatella Versace. With sister locations in Dubai and the Australia Gold Coast, this 5-star destination aims to take your breath away with grand marble floors, pillared halls and the famous Medusa motif throughout its interior. Keep your eyes peeled for its grand opening later this year.

Coming soon. Stay tuned to its opening date here.

Andaz Macau

Image: Galaxy Macau

Andaz Macau sets out to impress with its ambition and scale — with 700 uniquely appointed rooms and suites alongside stellar facilities such as a pair of lounges, a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor pool, this 1.1 million square meter(!) resort is practically convincing you to treat it as your second, if not, primary, home. With a focus on lifestyle, art and culture, Andaz Macau will undoubtedly be the sight to visit when it opens its door to the public later this year.

Coming soon. Stay tuned to its opening date here.

Featured image courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

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