Four Seasons Macao, Cotai Strip
What it is
A 360-room haven of old world luxury with five al fresco pools, a Portuguese-inspired spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
What it isn't
Adults-only. Staffers orchestrate all manner of kid thrills, including birthday parties and children’s menus; tot-sized bathrobes are a given.
What we think
The word ornate doesn’t begin to describe this hotel, where crystal chandeliers and fountains glimmer in equal measure. Here, guests can literally walk on water (thanks to a platform hidden in a shimmering pool); sip Louis XIII Cognac in the Presidential Suite; or tuck into a note-perfect Cantonese dinner at Michelin-starred Zi Yat Heen. Guest rooms are just as well-planned, and huge—starting at 495 square feet. It’s worth upgrading to a Junior Suite for a sitting area and spa-like bathroom replete with a walk-in rain shower and deep soaking tub.
You're here because
The spa is renowned for its high-tech treatments, including a Botox-like, non-invasive “High Definition Facial” (without the Botox).
Perched under a towering glass wall of wines at Zi Yat Heen, it’s not long before you realize just why they won a Michelin star. On the menu, which is so decadent you can’t read it without salivating? Braised lobster fillet with bean curd and minced pork in chili sauce; braised South African abalone; and double boiled mallard duck soup with blaze mushroom and yunnan ham. Your go-to Chinese takeout place back home will never be the same.
Restaurants & Bars
Zi Yat Heen - Cantonese cuisine
Belcancao - International buffet with an Asian focus
Splash - seasonal starters, burgers and various signature rice and noodle dishes
A quick two miles from Macau International Airport, and walking distance from the Historical Museum of Coloane and Taipa and the super-buzzy City of Dreams (a.k.a. Las Vegas East).