MGM Cotai

A jewel on the Cotai skyline

Featuring a can’t-miss structure designed to resemble stacked jewelry boxes, MGM Cotai soars above the Cotai Strip in Taipa, Macau. With 1,390 rooms and suites, the $3.4 billion property opened in February 2018 with everything you could dream of under one roof — restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, luxury fashion shops, eye-catching contemporary Asian art, the latest in-room technologies and an immense, state-of-the-art theater offering unique in-house performances.

Whether you stay in the namesake resort tower, the extra-opulent Emerald Tower or the exclusive Mansions — a hotel-within-the-hotel with its own private entrance — the experience at MGM Cotai promises a whirlwind of entertainment, culture and culinary adventures.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • You can’t miss MGM Cotai on a drive along the Strip, thanks in part to an immense 33-foot-tall golden feline guarding the Lion Lobby. The massive 38-ton icon is covered in roughly 32,000 sheets of 24-karat gold foil.
  • The Macau hotel is a mecca for the foodie crowd, with a culinary lineup that includes big names such as celebrity chef Graham Elliot, Nikkei specialist Mitsuharu Tsumura and pastry starlet Janice Wong.
  • Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the heart of the hotel is the Spectacle — a four-story atrium that glows with 25 LED screens and an abundance of natural light thanks to a steel and glass roof that's the size of a soccer field.
  • Don’t miss a chance to relax at Tria Spa. Designed to feel like an ancient forest, the beautiful facility is home to 11 treatment rooms, extensive relaxation zones, a salon, retail space and a state-of-the-art gym where you can partake in free fitness classes.
  • The hotel is both green and glamorous, having achieved China Green Building Design Label’s three-star certification. Among the eco-friendly features, check outNature’s Art. Said to be the world’s largest indoor art garden, the vertical wall holds more than 100,000 plants, many of which were saved from extinction thanks to seed banks in Hong Kong and Europe.

Things to Know

  • The resort is just a seven-minute drive from the newly renovated Taipa Ferry Terminal, where most visitors will disembark if traveling from Hong Kong. From there, catch the free shuttle bus, hail a taxi or arrange for a private transfer to the hotel.
  • You can check in at either the resort or Emerald lobby, but we’d suggest the latter. Decked out in mesmerizing green-hued walls and lush Qing Dynasty-era imperial carpets, the sumptuous lounge is quieter and more sophisticated.
  • Every day, the luxury hotel offers a guided art walk through the premises to explain the meaning behind the 300-plus pieces. Or simply scan the QR code at each artwork’s explanatory plaque and give yourself a private tour at your convenience.
  • For tech-savvy entertainment, the MGM Theater puts on carefully curated programming, including “technological symphonies,” virtual reality experiences, immersive game shows and special screenings on the world’s largest permanent indoor LED screen.
  • As you enter the hotel, the gaming facilities are straight ahead in the center of the property, while a mall brimming with luxury shops — include Buccellati, Neil Barrett, Chanel and Gucci — encircles the premises.

The Rooms

  • Each of the 1,390 rooms and suites promises contemporary design and spacious interiors, ranging from 462 to more than 1,300 square feet.
  • The Resort Tower rooms are warm and inviting, featuring lots of wood details and artistic graphic motifs, while Emerald Tower accommodations feel slightly more refined. All include a walk-in rain shower and separate tub, complimentary minibars and MGM’s own luxe brand of bath amenities.
  • Every room is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a touch panel that adjusts the temperature, lights, blinds and more. Accommodations also come with a smartphone that you can use to control those functions and use during your stay.
  • We’d highly recommend booking a Skyloft room — not just for the extra space and unparalleled views, but also for instant access to the exclusive Sky Lounges on the 33rd and 35th floors, where you'll enjoy private check-in, breakfast, snacks and cocktails throughout your stay.
  • The most lavish suites are actually on their own premises. Tucked away in a separate structure by the pool, the first international Mansion at MGM provides 27 villas, a dedicated restaurant, a private club lounge and butlers for every room.

The Restaurants

  • Fine-dining restaurant Chun celebrates local Cantonese cuisine, while Coast transports you to California with spirited dishes from chef Graham Elliot. Grill 58 serves up premium wines alongside a meat-driven menu.
  • Offering a sweet start to your morning — or break in the afternoon — celebrity chef Janice Wong has set up shop in the middle of the Spectacle, where you can devour pastries, chocolates and housemade gelato.
  • If you’re craving something a little different, book a table at Aji. Helmed by noted chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, the Peruvian-Japanese kitchen will spoil you with Nikkei specialties from its perch overlooking the Spectacle.
  • The most approachable restaurant of the bunch might be Hao Guo, serving up steaming seafood hotpot. For spicy fare, head for Sichuan spot Five Food Road, which traverses the nuanced and numbing flavors of western China.
  • For late-night dining, try Miàn Dui Miàn. The local favorite serves handmade noodles and tasty dumplings around the clock.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau, China
NeighborhoodCotai Strip
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