As any visitor to Macau, China’s answer to Las Vegas, will be able to tell you; this isn’t a place that scrimps on luxury. Here you are falling over yourself for five star hotels, so could the St Regis in Cotai prove itself something out of the ordinary? Or is this just another five star joint without offering any thing new?
Marriott International owns the St Regis and as a global luxury hotel chain the odds of the St Regis giving its visitors a grand old times are good. This area is part of the mega Sands complex and here you can find yourself with an easy stroll slap bang in the midst of casino land with the famed Venetian a stone’s throw from your room and the massive and fancy Wynn Palace, another spot for the serious gamblers out there. The look they are going for is Casino Cafe de Paris in Monaco but this being Macau, there is an ultra modern twist of course.
Being in a complex means that you can soak up the relative peace of the St Regis, without having hordes of gamblers traipsing through the hotel’s lobby, and still take your wallet for a very happy adventure on the table games without hassle, just a moment from your five star hotel room.
The Nearest Roulette Tables
The Venetian has very affordable roulette with Live Roulette only requiring $25 to kick off your gambling fun and did I mention if you really want a different kind of time out entertainment while you take a break from the roulette wheels- there’s a Venice inspired fake canal that you can get punted around if the urge takes you! If you want to change up the action from the wheel to the slots then you’ll be spoilt for choice with a simply crazy 200 slot machines on offer for your delectation! This place is big- not as big as the MGM Grand in Vegas, but pretty big all the same!
The Wynn Palace, a couple of minutes from the hotel’s lobby, has plenty of table games on offer including roulette where you can place an inside or outside bet for $50 or $200 respectively.
The St Regis is a very swanky five star affair that fits perfectly into Cotai’s new and bristling casino packed skyline. This is about as far as you can get from some some of the casinos in down-town Macau like the Starworld Casino and others.
This place prides itself on its 24 hour butler service for all of its guests, so you don’t need to be staying in the penthouse to be made to feel like a rock star.
When you Have Hunger Pangs….
While you take a break from the gambling you can make yourself comfortable at the hotel’s single and very smart eatery, The Manor. Here you can sample food inspired by Macau’s Portuguese past as well as the very best in Asian cuisine. Despite being one restaurant it has different elements so depending on your mood you can try the Oyster Bar or Grill.
If a cocktail is just the pick me up you need before you take to the gaming tables then the St Regis Bar which has a reputation for some decent mixology- including a rather good Bloody Mary, bottoms up!
After making a fortune at the handily close casinos you can take your chakras for a break at the super smart Iridium Spa or hop into the pool to cool off after all of that winning on the table games.
All in all the St Regis is a five star hotel for a reason, despite being pretty boutique in this area, it has 400 rooms. If you’re here for a flutter in luxurious surroundings then some of the best gambling in town can be found right here. The St Regis definitely has not only curb appeal but seriously good neighbour appeal too, just beware of the slightly patchy customer service.