Today I’m going to list out the best of the best when it comes to new luxury hotel options on the Macau Peninsula, Taipa, and Cotai. I’ll also introduce a great value five-star hotel pick, the most luxurious new hotel in Macau, then include a map of it all at the end.
There are few dated old relics when it comes to hotels here in Macau but for this list, I’m going to keep the newest additions to the luxury hotel list in the city, and I can tell you, these really are something special.
What are the best new 5 Star hotels in Macau? Here is the Top 10
Address: Galaxy Maca, Estrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da Esperança s/n, COTAI
Perhaps one of the most luxurious hotels in Asia, it’s easier to name what the Ritz Carlton Macau doesn’t have. A grand experience from start to finish with opulence in abundance. You shouldn’t find yourself wanting for anything, if you do, I’m sure someone is going to find it for you. The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is located in the mega-complex that is Galaxy Macau where you’ll also enjoy access to the Grand Resort Deck which features rooftop white sand beaches, wave pools, adventure rapids, kids aquatic zone, and skytop garden, not forgetting that the Ritz Carlton has its own winter-heated pools and jacuzzi.
Galaxy Macau also features shopping promenade, restaurants, cafes, several nightly shows along with its highly rated casino having 1500 slots and 650 tables. There are other hotels within Galaxy which are the Banyan Tree, JW Marriot, Hotel Okura, Galaxy Hotel and the Broadway Hotel.
Address: Galaxy Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor De Lotus, Cotai, Macau, Macao
Also located in the Galaxy Macau megaplex and is renowned for its pampering services such as offered in the Spa Sanctuary Suite. Do check the latest offers, but book this massive luxurious 130 sqm room and you’ll have a personal consultation with spa host, your own relaxation pool, daily International buffet breakfast, unlimited massage and treatments, nightly turndown service.
If you do venture outside the room, you’ll find the hotel also has one of the best Thai restaurants around, Saffron, poolside bar, lounge bar, health club, and access to the Grand Resort Deck of Galaxy Macau.
Address: Av. da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
Wynn Palace is one of the newest hotel resort complexes in Macau and offers a very refined experience leaving you wanting for nothing really. Let’s start with the food journey, there are 5 high-end restaurants and eight casual dining options but I am going to single out one, which is Wing Lei Palace. Serving Cantonese cuisine, my personal favorite, they serve dim sum classics for lunch and a la carte at night with a selection of 50 teas in a palatial floral garden setting. Amenities and features include a full-service spa with steam room, sauna, and whirlpools beside the fully equipped fitness centre. There is also an art gallery with some rather stunning pieces, even if you don’t stay here, please do check it out. There is a large and colorful pool area, which is overlooked by a cable car, yes, a cable car. The Skycab transports you across the top of the fountain show at Performance Lake allowing you to take in the views of Cotai before setting you down in a garden like entrance. I’m not sure how the next hotel is going to top that.
On top of all that, there is the nightly after sunset show on Performance Lake which the best view is the house is from the hotel guest rooms. Of course, there is the casino which operates 24/7 featuring over 1100 slots and 350 tables.
Address: Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
There are eleven types of rooms on offer so I am sure there is one to suit you and perhaps that is the Presidential Suite which offers three bedrooms, in-house cinema, in-room-spa, kitchenette, four bathrooms, powder room, exercise room, and private entertainment room. It would be hard to find a better abode in Macau and perhaps throughout the larger region of Southern China especially when its mated with St Regis service.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool which is heated in winter and jacuzzis, one of Macau’s premier spa and wellness centers, an athletic club which features a fully equipped gym and classes for yoga, pilates, and aerobics. There are five dining options including the Penthouse Kitchen which offers a dedicated chef to tailor your dining experience to perfection.
Address: Lote 3, Strip, Estr. do Istmo
The Parisian Macao is another recent addition to Macau and a stunning one too. Featuring a replica Eiffel Tower which makes up just part of this shopping and entertainment mega-complex which the hotel is a central part of. Kids will enjoy Aqua World which features a heated pool and a pirate ship to explore. Qube Kingdom is another major attraction for kids featuring climbing nets, slides, gaming consoles and much more. For dining, there are nine different restaurants including their two signature restaurants, Lotus Palace (Cantonese Cuisine) and Brasserie (classic French cuisine), both of which are located on level 3. There is also a food court on level 5 that offers great value with five options offering Asian Chinese cuisines.
Of course, there is a casino, which has a staggering 2500 gaming machines, and currently 400 tables.
Address: Av. da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
MGM Cotai opened in late 2017 and replicating a stack of jewelry boxes it presents a unique modern design, especially for Macau. There are six room types with the pinnacle offering being the Skylofts Duplex featuring a bespoke ‘New York Loft’ design, panoramic views, Nespresso machine, rain and steam showers, hammock bathtub, and a large spacious area. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, fully equipped gym with personal instructors and regular classes, along with a spa and wellness center.
In the greater mega-plex there is eleven food and beverage options, 35 retail shops and a spectacular atrium that you should visit even if you are not staying here. There is also a hi-tech theatre, MGM Theater, which has a massive 900-square-meter 4K LED screen which I think will make it a must-see on a Macau trip.
Address: Estr. do Istmo, Cotai
A brand new hotel designed by the legendary architect Zaha Hadid. Featuring a uniques exoskeleton and fluid curves on its exterior that houses 770 rooms and a spectacular 35-metre tall atrium which captures the overall theme of envisioning the future. That theme continues throughout the luxury rooms which all have 24/7 butler service and bespoke furniture, Hermes toiletries, rain showers, Nespresso machine, heated flooring, and hi-tech innovation such as the central control tablet. Some rooms feature private pools.
Actually, there are twelve different room/villa configurations with the pinnacle being the 106-square-meter Club Prestige Suite. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art gym equipped by Technogym, there is an open-air pool on the 40th floor, on the 23rd floor there is an art gallery, there are two restaurants by famous chef Alain Ducasse, a patisserie by Piere Herme, and on the 21st floor sky-bridge there is Yi offering Chinese/Japanese fusion cuisine.
Of course, it’s connected into the City of Dreams complex which offers a vast array of entertainment, dining, and gambling options.
Address: Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, S/N Taipa
The Four Seasons at Cotai offers a staggering five pools with a lifeguard on duty. Two are shallow pools suitable for kids and one is a themed lagoon pool with waterfall. There is also a 24hr fitness center, a full-service spa, four restaurants and two lounges.
I think the Four Seasons is a great option for families and that certainly is a focus they have offering a range of services tailored for the young ones including hosted birthday parties, babysitting services, menus tailored for children, complimentary baby needs such as bibs, cribs, rollaway beds, and there is even DVD’s and books available for loan.
Address: Av. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
This is actually one of the few hotels that is not a part of a casino complex which will really please some and the reason why I include it on this list. The hotel features a 25 m heated outdoor pool overlooking the South China Sea, sauna facilities, fitness center, along with spa and wellness center. There is only one restaurant onsite, but its a very good one and the Mandarin Oriental brand is renowned for its food. There is also a lobby lounge that serves lunch, dinner and a good afternoon tea, a cake shop and a bar which also serves meals at night.
If you do want to venture out and have a shop or a flutter you can go directly from the hotel into One Central Macau which is a large shopping mall that then connects to the MGM Grand and its casino.
Address: Estrada Flor de Lotus, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
Set to open in early 2019, the Grand Lisboa Palace will feature three hotels being The Lisboa Palace Hotel, Karl Lagerfeld Hotel luxury boutique hotel, and Palazzo Versace Macau. It will be the first hotel solely designed by the famous designer, Karl Lagerfeld, and it will be Palazzo Versace’s first hotel in Asia.
You will, of course, know the Lisboa name which was one of the first casinos in the region starting with Hotel Lisboa, then the iconic Grand Lisboa, and now the Lisboa brand looks set to take things to a completely new level in Macau.
Amazing Value Five-Star in Macau
Address: The Residencia, Tower 7, Rua da Perola Oriental
Here is the trick to getting great deals on luxury hotels in Macau, avoid weekends and avoid Chinese holiday dates. The best value hotel to watch during the slow periods is the Crowne Plaza which is a superb hotel yet slashes the prices occasionally during those troughs in visitor numbers. It’s not unusual to see it at half price on booking.com. Regardless, it has an awesome buffet, which is actually not bad value even if you are not staying there with the awesome breakfast buffet just $12 at the time of writing. The Crowne Plaza also features a fitness center and pool.
As a bonus, or a downside, it is a little way away from all the casinos but there are endless public buses that pass here, plus there is the hotel’s free shuttle service to the ferry terminal where you can get free buses to any of the casinos.
Address: R. das Champacas Brancas, Cotai
Touted as a seven-star, the freshly opened and much anticipated 13 has been dubbed the worlds most luxurious hotel. I have to be honest I don’t have the reported 80k USD lying around to stay the night and give you a review, but, I am quite sure that it is salubrious. If you have a penchant for the artisanal, the bespoke, baroque grandeur and the lifestyles of ancient English royalty then this could be just you. They also have a fleet of bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom’s at your disposal.
The restaurants take hotel dining to a new level with the famous 3 Michelin star French restaurant venturing from Paris for the first time to offer their world-leading cuisine right here in Macau. There is also a Cantonese restaurant, Japanese restaurant, and bar which serves some of the rarest liquors in the world.
They expect to open a high-end casino to pair with the hotel sometime in the near future.