Parisian elegance on the Cotai Strip
3,000 Rooms and Suites
Decorated with a half-scale Eiffel Tower and surrounded by a meticulously landscaped park, The Parisian Macao makes you feel like you’re in the center of Paris. It’s not until you gaze around and are met with the towering, almost Vegas-like collection of modern hotels and resorts that you realize you aren’t in the City of Light.
Despite the casino, the waterpark and the nearly 3,000 rooms, the interior evokes a different ambiance. The lobby is opulently decorated with a free-flowing fountain, while marble balconies line the circular shaped room that’s capped off with a beautifully painted ceiling gilded and framed in gold.
It’s more Versailles than Paris, but the French inspiration is not overlooked in any of the detail. Even though the main spaces are very King Louis XVIII, the room décor and the restaurants are actually far more modern — think contemporary carpets, classic furnishings, smart TVs and glass-topped tables.
The restaurants skew more international with an Asian flair, like Lotus Palace serving traditional Chinese fare like rice sheet rolls with barbecued pork, Café Express specializing in grab-and-go dumplings and dim sum and Le Sourire blending both French and Vietnamese cuisines.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• About a third of the rooms at the Macau hotel have an Eiffel Tower view, with the others affording vistas of the cluster of downtown casinos.
• Under the direction of famed South African chef Alex Gaspar, the resort’s restaurant offerings are as varied and vibrant as the ceiling murals with a special affinity for tried-and-true Chinese favorites, like the customizable hot pots at Lotus Palace.
• From Cartier to Gucci to Zadig & Voltaire, the massive shopping mall, aptly named Avenue des Champs-Élysées, carries more than 170 European, Chinese and North American brands. Plus, you’ll detect the scent of freshly baking pastries and rich brewed coffee from the bistros and sidewalk cafés.
• The hotel is a massive entertainment complex with 3,000 rooms, 14 international restaurants, a water park, a 20,000-square-foot kids club and a full-service spa, ensuring that you’ll never be bored.
• The rooms offer a nice respite from the opulent décor found throughout the rest of the hotel, but still peppers hints of Paris throughout, like mirrors etched with Seine lampposts and sepia Parisian street wallpaper.
Things to Know
• The lobby — which looks morel like a room in Versailles than a hotel — teeters on the line of classical French décor and an over-the-top set from the film Marie Antoinette.
• The luxury hotel is incredibly family friendly, providing kid-inspired packages, a waterpark complete with pirate ship and a massive Qube Kingdom kids club.
• The resort lacks a standalone bar or lounge, so for those looking for a place to enjoy an after-dinner cocktail, you’ll have to search elsewhere.
• Despite the sheer abundance of rooms, there are only four types: the Deluxe, Eiffel Tower, Famille (or “family”) and the Lyon Suite.
• Both the Deluxe and Eiffel Tower rooms boast more than 350 square feet of space and feature a desk, a 55-inch HDTV, a large king- or queen-size bed with an oversized red headboard flanked by two large mirrors and a tufted beige chair that sits near the floor-to-ceiling windows.
• The bathrooms are all outfitted in marble and stocked with custom-made Parisian Macao bath products.
• The Famille rooms offer a bit more charm, with brightly painted bunk beds, a large black-and-white Eiffel Tower mural painted with colorful balloons and added whimsical touches to bring a sense of childlike wonder to your stay.
• Easily the most impressive of all the accomodations, the Lyon Suite encompasses more than 800 square feet of space and has a separate sitting area with a plush couch, a desk, a separate bedroom with a king bed and walk-in closet, Eiffel Tower views and a kitchenette equipped with a pantry, fridge and microwave
• During spring and summer, you’ll have to fight for a place at the Parisian Pool Bar, which has both indoor and outdoor seating. It mixes the simple and expected, like crispy chicken tenders and margherita pizza, with a bit of Asian flair, like the deep-fried squid, Malaysian chicken curry and Hainanese chicken rice.
• Inspired by the French influence on Vietnam’s culture, Le Sourire features a blend of French technique and flavors (like hearty grilled pork chops) with Vietnamese classics (like curried prawns and rice or beef brisket noodle soups).
• Head to Brassiere for classic French fare made with the bounty of Asia, like the Parisian seafood tower stacked with a large lobster, razor clams, fine de Claire oysters and black mussels or the French oysters baked with leek and Gruyère cheese cream.
• The Cotai Strip hotel’s other fine-dining restaurant, Lotus Palace, serves everything Chinese from bubbling hot pots to Beijing-inspired crispy roasted duck and Sri Lankan giant crab served with garlic and red chili.
• In keeping with the Vegas theme, the hotel also puts out a world-class buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Le Buffet.