|Sheraton Macau Hotel, Cotai Central Opening Ceremony Fireworks|
“We want to reproduce the capital of entertainment [Las Vegas] in Asia, for Asians,” says Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp and its Macau unit, Sands China Ltd. He is one step closer to realizing that goal, as the Cotai Strip revealed the newest gem in its rapidly
expanding crown last week, the Sheraton Macau Hotel, Cotai Central. In the heart of the Cotai Strip, the world’s largest Sheraton
is in a prime position for guests to explore the best the strip has to offer.
that also houses two other hotels, around 100
shops and two casinos. Shoppers, gamblers and entertainment seekers will undoubtedly
find the Sheraton perfectly poised to accommodate all their needs, and business
travelers will appreciate the massive meeting space available and the many
touches catering to those who have serious work to be done.
to stay on the Cotai Strip than the Sheraton.
Located in Cotai Central, right across from the extravagant Venetian
Resort and adjacent to the City of Dreams mega resort complex, the Sheraton allowed me an accommodating hub from which to base my
explorations and (duty free!) shopping.
and comfortable with all the expected amenities of a Sheraton. I liked the playful splash of color in the
carpet which cut the corporate vibe of the room a bit and added a touch of fun.
|Deluxe Twin Room|
didn’t have to touch it once during my three night stay! Considering I’m constantly adjusting at other
hotels and never comfortable, this is saying a lot. Plus, it was at just the right temperature to
be able to snuggle in and appreciate the luxurious bedding, drifting into
dreamland surrounded by the fluffy clouds of a perfect down comforter. (It’s the little things.)
left me wondering where I could order some for home; the towels and robe were
and abundant, eager to help and much appreciated when it came time to navigate
my way back to my room through the maze of halls and elevators. Most of the staff spoke English easily, and
those who did not were quick to escort me to someone who could.
|Dessert Bar at Feast|
For about $50 USD per night, guests can upgrade to a Club Room, giving them
access to this well-equipped club including a dining and lounge area with
comfortable seating for 274, a full breakfast buffet and all-day snacking. Free wi-fi, computers and use of business
equipment make it a perfect place for meetings, or catching up on office work.
Club guests also have exclusive use of the pool-side cabanas, a definite plus
in my book.
|Sheraton Club Lounge|
massive swimming area to go with the massive property, Sheraton opted to portion
the pool into 10 plunge pools. They didn’t have a big “wow” factor, but did give a feeling of intimacy and
privacy which would be hard to achieve with one large and open swimming area.
|Sheraton Macau Fitness Center|
the urge to work off all the egg tarts I ate on my trip to Macau (alas, I did not), the Sheraton’s Fitness Center would
have been the perfect place. It is very
state-of-the-art with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff on hand to help
learn the machines and give pointers.
Friends who took advantage of the gym seemed very pleased with their
experience and I was impressed when I toured the facility.