|Conrad deluxe suite|
Judging by the latest rankings from the reputable Forbes Travel Guide, Macao matched Paris for having 10 hotels with five-star rankings.
In the restaurant category, Macao also excelled by outpointing its global opposition with the largest number of top accolades - 11 with five-star rankings.
Seven luxury spas also received the top recognition.
|Ritz-Carlton suite bathroom|
“The opening of new hotels such as The Parisian and the Wynn Palace along with the highly anticipated opening later this year of the MGM Cotai should see a further boost in the luxury categories,” she said.
“To have such quality resorts points to guests wanting to stay longer, especially those travellers from Australia and New Zealand.”
Macao’s Eiffel Tower is a half scale version of the original the French capital design and fronts The Parisian which opened its doors on the Cotai Strip late last year (2016).
But size didn’t matter when it came to deciding on five-star hotel rankings.
After inspecting establishments in 162 destinations around the world, Forbes attributed the top accolade to 175 hotels.
The most coveted hotel award in Macao went to the Altira, Banyan Tree, Conrad, Crown Towers, Encore, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, MGM Macau, Wynn and The Ritz-Carlton, which debuted on the list.
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In addition to the five-star rankings, Macao has six other hotels, four restaurants and four spas with four-star rankings, while two restaurants were designated “recommended restaurants”.
Details: Macao Government Tourism Office (Australia and NZ), phone (02) 92641488 or www.visitmacao.com.au