The luxurious St Regis Macao tower is part of a four-tower complex, slated for four different hotel flags, known as Sands Cotai Central. Each tower was built with identical floor plates, yet developed with its own identity, using cutting-edge amenities, taking into account the location’s heritage and the hotel brand legacy.
Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a history of more than 450 years as one of the first trading ports with Europe, the St Regis Macao hotel’s elegant interiors are designed with an ‘east meets west’ narrative, showcasing its multicultural past and present.
The historical and local settings translate into in the predominant theme of light and sea, as reflected through the use of artistic features and applied finishes, coupled with layers of both Chinese and Portugese motifs, incorporated within the hotel’s public areas and guest suites.
The entire property is grounded in reverence for water, with reference to the Pearl River, the main channel for global trade and exploration. Nautical maritime shapes have been adapted into the feature chandelier in the lobby, a nod to the oceanic explorers who helped establish the colony here.
The St Regis hotel brand also plays an important role in determining the design direction. For example, the Manor dining area is designed as an eclectic, quirky yet sophisticated space, providing a glimpse into the noble world of diplomacy and distinguished world travellers.
Project Name: St Regis Macao, Cotai Central
Location: Macao, China
Completion Date: December 2015
Number of Rooms: 400
Owner: Sands China Ltd
Operator: St Regis
Architecture Firm: Gensler
Interior Design Firm: Wilson Associates
Gross Floor Area: 55,372 square metres
Lighting Consultant: Craig Roberts
Images: St Regis