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Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Banyan Tree Macau has a contemporary Oriental design style largely centered on natural elements such as stone, wood, water and, at night, even fire. This luxury Macau hotel’s grand lobby areas are marked by a towering spiral staircase, sparkling chandeliers, beds of black stones surrounding shallow pools of water and warm, wooded wall and ceiling panels. During the afternoon the soft, relaxing music wafting through the area is supplanted by the sounds of a female musician dressed in traditional Thai costume plucking a Khim, and in the evening, candle-lit sconces are lined up along the walkway leading to the elevators.
Guest room corridors are equally stylish, with the public areas around the elevators designed like luxury spa waiting areas. Here you’ll find smooth black stones, sculptures made from natural materials, abstract Oriental-style paintings and padded, low-slung couches with decorative pillows; and a small table, littered with flower petals, that has a black ceramic piece filled with scented oil.
As it’s located in one of the most opulent areas of Macau, Banyan Tree Macau reflects its locale with a luxurious design throughout. The lobby and public areas— especially the pool — offer sweeping expanses that are classically proportioned while inspired by Chinese architecture. The high ceilings in the lobby, restaurants and even the suites and villas give a feeling of airiness and space. Asian motifs are evoked in simple design accents and touches, as well as in the fabrics and color scheme in the accommodations. Vegetation takes an important decorative role in the property either at the gardens on the `beach’ resort deck or in the intimacy of your suite.