Contrary to reports, Macao’s appeal isn’t waning but in fact is primed to capture more visitors in the near future – the main beneficiaries are hotels that successfully adapt to a different set of clientele and Conrad and its sister hotels are in the forefront of that.
Text by Jan Yong | Photography by Conrad Macao & Jan Yong
My last trip to Macao was when I was 15 and hence I remember only the ruins of St Paul’s Church and the horse racing event that my family and I went to. The famed Macau Portuguese egg tarts weren’t even created then.
Although not overly influenced by the online reviews, I opted for the hotel with the best review at TripAdvisor – Hotel Conrad Macao, Cotai – which has also won the Forbes Five Star Hotel award for 2 consecutive years. Conrad Macao, the largest Conrad in the world, also has the distinction of being the only Conrad Hotel in the world to be given this accolade.
Located in the heart of Sands Cotai Central, the hotel has 636 rooms including 206 suites housed in a 40-storey tower overlooking the Cotai Strip including the Venetian right opposite.