HOTEL OF THE MONTH: Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally situated in the heart of Macau’s business, entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs. Both Macau International Airport and the Macau-China border are only 10 minutes by car, whilst the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal is just a five-minute drive away.

Mandarin Oriental, Macau is located on the NAPE waterfront, enjoying panoramic views of Taipa Island and Nam Van Lake. The hotel features 213 spacious rooms, including 26 suites and one presidential suite, complete with state-of-the-art technology, understated avantgarde design and stately comforts, making it the perfect base for leisure and business travellers. Retreating to the calm ambience of the hotel’s elegant rooms, guests can luxuriate in large walk-in showers with hydro massage or in expansive tubs, all the while enjoying a large flat-screen TV and surround sound system. All rooms and suites thoughtfully combine superb comfort with a wide range of high-tech facilities and services, each perfectly suited to meeting every need.

For guests interested in history, centuries of harmonious co-existence and exchange between the East and West are revealed in Macau’s grand architecture, exotic cuisine and friendly people. This tiny enclave, the very first meeting point between the Portuguese navigators of the 17th century and the inhabitants of southern China, offers visitors an enchanting journey through time as they explore its many historical buildings, churches and temples, tranquil gardens and bustling market places. Many of Macau’s most famous tourist spots have been recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, further attesting to their profound cultural and historical importance. Nearly all of these treasures are just a short walking distance from Mandarin Oriental, Macau.

After a day of exploring the sites, guests can return to the stylish comforts of their room or suite, and enjoy the dramatic golden hues of the sun setting behind the mountains of south China’s hinterlands. A romantic evening stroll along the Nam Van Lake Boulevard offers further breath taking vistas of Macau Tower and the gracefully arching bridges across the Outer Harbour to Taipa Island.

As dusk descends, the city truly comes to life with the dazzling neon lights of its many world-class casinos,
enticing visitors to an evening of exciting entertainment. Standing on the NAPE waterfront, Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally located for guests to enjoy all that the “new Macau” has to offer, from Michelin-starred restaurants and modern casinos to some of the best live music from around the world – all within a few minutes walk.

The hotel itself offers a true epicurean experience with a variety of stylish, contemporary venues, including the signature Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar, the relaxing Lobby Lounge and the Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. All venues take full advantage of impressive waterfront views through towering glass walls.

The Group’s award-winning spa concept is a significant component of the hotel, offering holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau takes guests on an indulgent journey through a comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes including some of Mandarin Oriental’s exclusive signature treatments. The overall spa and health facilities also encompass a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

Macau is fast becoming one of the most dynamic centres for entertainment, fine cuisine and luxury shopping in Asia. With Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s renowned tradition of personalised service and exclusivity, Mandarin Oriental, Macau provides the perfect base for both leisure and business travellers to experience this vibrant destination.

A six-day advance booking is required and blackout dates apply. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tourism tax. For reservations, please call the hotel’s reservations team at +853 8805 8822 or email [email protected].

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau invites guests to experience the ultimate in rejuvenation and wellness with a specially designed programme, Ultimate Spa Escape. Guests can retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life with an indulgent spa break that includes luxury accommodation.

* Valid until 29 December 2015, The Ultimate Spa Escape package starts from MOP 4588 and includes:
*One night’s accommodation in a luxurious guest room or suite
* Buffet breakfast for two at Vida Rica Restaurant
* A two-hour signature treatment for two at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau
* Complimentary 30-minute indulgence in a private spa suite equipped with an aromatic steam room and a vitality pool
* Two sets of Mandarin Oriental signature fragrance oil

Having earned a Forbes Five-Star rating for three consecutive years, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau is
a healing sanctuary where holistic therapies using natural products are provided in a luxurious yet serene setting. Two specially developed treatments celebrating Macau’s unique cultural mix, Macanese Dragon Experience and Spices of Portugal, are recommended for a two-hour spa journey. The former centres on a relaxing Chinese lymphatic body massage with Chinese meditation balls “Bao Ding”, whilst the latter highlights an exotic Portuguese spice infusion for a soothing head massage, followed by a hot stone full body massage using essential oils of ginger, black pepper and rosemary.