MGM adds to Cotai mix

MGM adds to Cotai mix

Opened last month, the 1300 room MGM Cotai is likely to retain the mantle of Macao’s newest hotel for another year.

Twice the size of its MGM counterpart in the city, the new resort on the strip has four celebrity chef restaurants (Grill 58, Aji, Coast, and Janice Wong MGM), four specialist Chinese restaurants and a bar.

Much emphasis has been placed on technology and innovation – a theatre with seats that can be raised or dropped through the floor to suit the desired configuration and which features a 900 square metre screen; and a four storey conservatory like ‘hub’ area called Spectacle that has the world’s largest area of permanent indoor LED screens and what is dubbed the world’s largest indoor art garden – Nature’s Art. (Spectacle houses more than 10,000 plants and over 2000 plant species including more than 200 types of orchid.)

Assistant public relations manager, Vanessa Estorninho, says MGM Coati concentrates on how it makes its guests feel, rather than just on the services it offers. ‘We also want to make sure that every time they come here, they see different things.’

Rooms in the hotel start from HK$1300 and some of the other things to check out include the MGM Golden Lion (24 carat gold leaf, 11 metres tall, 38 tonne in weight) and the Emerald Lobby with its 27 imperial carpets dating back to the Qing Dynasty.