Thanksgiving is over, but all the hassles aren't.
There is a certain thing about holidays that exhausts me (i.e. the socialising), and if you feel the same, you might want to consider taking a break to recover from holidays. #firstworldproblems
Macau makes a popular choice for a short trip from Hong Kong, its appeal usually lies with the proximity and flavourful Macanese cuisine, but its wellness offerings are known only to a few. Of the numerous hotels in Macau, I have always found St. Regis to be one-of-a-kind in terms of its tradition of commitment to impeccable service. Read about my last visit here (a previous stay at the Grand Deluxe Room, which is equipped with a separate dressing room). For this visit, we stayed at the Cotai Deluxe Room.
The hotel's signature butler service is greatly appreciated. Our thoughtful butler took care of our unpacking and folding of our garments before we depart. Other requests including beverage service and garment pressing will also be attended to promptly, especially when the butler service is accessible at any hour via guest room phones, email and text messages. After attending to our arrival arrangements, we were then escorted to the St. Regis Bar for an afternoon tea experience.
Classic Afternoon Tea Set @ The St Regis Bar
aged parma ham with melon / haute quiche, serra de estrela cheese and victoria island cured & smoked salmon
russian crab meat, avocado & mint creme cheese / black forest ham, smoked provolone cheese and poppy seed / cantabrian anchovies & P.D.O. feta cheese, red radish and watercress / salmon roe, pumpkin and truffled egg
Freshly baked cones with fruit preserves and Devonshire clotted cream
Raspberry chocolate tartlet, opus blanc creme / New York cheesecake / Rouge raspberry macaroons /
St. Regis Bar eclair / hazelnut financier / granny smith apple bavrios
MOP358 (two persons, inclusive of unlimited tea or coffee)
While I loathe how instant gratification erodes our patience, it is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to demanding a facial treatment that delivers instant results - while seeing a long-term difference is obviously the goal, it's motivating to notice that the skin looks better immediately.
Iridium Spa @ St. Regis Macao
The revolutionary non-surgical Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment uses the latest technology to provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the skin. It has been very popular around the world with a large following of celebrity fans including Eva Longoria, Naomi Campbell and Katy Perry.
I was told that the Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment is powered by its signature 3 Steps to address the most vexing skin concerns: dehydrated skin, premature ageing, sensitivity, sun damage, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles and blemish-prone skin conditions. You will also be asked to fill in a questionnaire before the treatment for the staff to understand your concerns and to customise the treatment to suit your needs.
Developed in Australia and based on research from Australian universities, the Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment is intended to bridge the gap between a traditional facial and the invasive chemical injectable or surgical procedure, and provides an instant and easily clearly improvement in skin firmness, brightening and hydration.
Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central is now offering the Celebrity Red Carpet Treatments and Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment until December 31, 2018, guests who book the packages will also receive exclusive gifts that provide continued improvement to the skin.
We then sampled the latest menu offered at the Manor, the St. Regis Macao's oyster bar and grill. The Daniel Sorlut oysters and Australian Glacier 51 toothfish were in our opinion the highlights of the meal.
- Daniel Sorlut Oyster | Baikal Caviar | Champagne Butter | Lettuce Puree
- Pumpkin and White Truffle Soup | George Bruck Foie Gras
- Glacier 51 Toothfish | Herbs & Cress Salad | Malho Cru
- Filet Mignon | Thyme Garlic Smashed Potatoes | Grilled Beech Mushroom | Lisbon-style mustard
- Strawberries and Cream | Maeringue
Continuing on the tradition of champagne sabering to celebrate the transition from day to night rooted in the first St. Regis Hotel, St. Regis Macao also offers turndown service for guests at night.
After a good night's sleep, our butler offered to draw up curtains, deliver coffee or tea together with the day's news paper and weather forecast. Choose among continental, Japanese, or Chinese styled breakfast served with fresh juices and pastries to start off the day. Though we were not quite ready to leave the comfortable room, a short getaway is better than none!
This content is brought to you in collaboration with St. Regis Macao.