The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel in Macau is pure luxury and opulence personified. I had an absolutely splendid stay there for 3nights recently: A Palatial room, terrific view (my room was on the 23rd Floor, whoa!), delicious food (plenty of multi-cuisine dishes), never-ending, beautiful shopping boulevard with the world's best high-street & luxury brands, gondola rides and 'The Casino' ! I'm in the most luxurious Paradise !
The Macau Venetian is twice the size of its namesake in Las Vegas, offering gambling, shopping, eating, and sleeping, along with faux-Renaissance decoration, built-in canals plied by crooning gondoliers. It takes luxury to a new level. It has the world's largest casino with over a 2000 slot machines and more than 600 gaming tables open around the clock. If you are a shop-aholic/ fashionista like me it is Retail Paradise with over 350 international shops at Grand Canal Shoppes: featuring world renowned brands and the best boutiques from New York, Paris,
London and Milan. I was absolutely bedazzled by the place and here are the pictures and highlights of my vacation there !
|The Exterior of The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel, by day|
I was wowed from the word go, the Main Lobby was just a prelude to the exquisite grandeur I was about to witness. The Golden Globe Statue was just spectacular and I vowed to get a picture here later.
|The Main Lobby|
I was so thrilled as soon as I arrived there, I couldn't contain my excitement, inspite of the long journey to get there. That included my plane journey to Hong Kong and the subsequent ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau. Here I am at the spectacular Golden Hallway connecting us to the Casino Area and the Suite.
The attention to detail at The Venetian Macao is pretty impeccable. I loved strolling along the Golden Hallway under a ceiling of faux Renaissance paintings.
Leopard Print Top : ZARA / Jeans: BERSHKA / Sunglasses - FOREVER NEW / Bag: COACH / Shoes: ALDO
Next I passed through the larger than life Casino Area, bustling with eager gamblers. Being not much of a gambler, I still promised myself to return later for some fun. The next day I did try my hand at some Black Jack and even won couple of hundreds, not bad for some beginner's luck.
|The Casino at the Venetian Macao|
I checked into the spacious split-level Royale Suites. These large suites include a fabulous king-sized bed, a living room/study, and a walk-in closet. Have a look at this regal bed setting, that I dived straight into to catch up on some much needed sleep, before I began my exploring of this sprawling resort.
The room had an undoubtedly stunning view of the grand Galaxy Hotel .
The next day I begun my eager exploring through the Grand Canal Shoppes and was greeted by blue-sky ceilings and gondolas on water. I was left speechless because it felt like I was in Venice, Italy. The ambiance was just so nice, made to look like the sidewalks of the European city, and the ceiling a perpetual mix of twilight colours. Yes, my dears, that 'sky' is not real, but a well-painted and well-lit ceiling. With how it was built, it seemed like we were really outside. Only this time, the sky didn’t change and it’s perpetually 'nice weather'.
I wore this pretty floral peplum top paired with a neon pink skirt and pink belt.
I managed to do some decent shopping too from Guess, Zara and Bershka along the way, but expect slightly higher prices here than elsewhere .
I wore these simple fun bracelets, carried my handy Snakeskin Guess bag and donned my new favourite travelling shoes - Spiked Wedge Sneakers from Aldo , so comfortable and chic.
HOOK MY LOOK
Floral Peplum Top - FOREVER NEW
Neon Pink Skirt - COOL CAT
Glitter Pink Belt - H&M
Sunglasses - FOREVER NEW
Bracelets - ALDO
Bag - GUESS
Spiked Wedge Sneakers - ALDO
The gondolas on the pristine canals, guided by serenading opera singing gondoliers, were quite a visual treat.
There is loads of entertainment at the Venetian, I got the chance to witness and hear a fabulous orchestra playing in the middle of St. Marks Square .
This is the Atrium connecting the casino to the mall. The shops in this particular area consists of high-end designer names, notably jewellery stores - after all, what better way to spend your winnings than splurging in some bling? Tiffany's occupies a very nice spot, fronting the top of the escalators from the casinos.
After a wonderful day of shopping and exploring the Venetian, It was time to get ready for dinner. I wore this silk River Island high low dress in shades of gold and pink, it deemed fit for the night out. I had to get a picture at this fabulous gold globe at the main lobby. I then headed off for diner at Café Deco, a fabulous multi cuisine restaurant at the Venetian. There are a multitude of restaurants to choose from. The next night I tried out Red Dragon Noodles for a change and quite enjoyed my meal there too.
Dress: River Island / Shoes:Aldo / Neckpiece : Forever New
I hope you enjoyed the recount of my experiences at the The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel, Macau, it is definitely worth a visit, with lots of interesting stuff to do. I’ve never been to Venice but the design of the hotel gave me a glimpse of what it might be like to be in the city of Italy. With lamp posts and gondola transports around, plus the beautiful architecture, you can sense that you are actually in Venice. I would love to visit this bustling and palatial resort again too someday.