Macao – insider’s surprises

Macao – insider’s surprises

Macao’s history, its new hotels and entertainment complexes in Cotai, and its gastronomy are all part of the destination’s promotional prole in 2018.

However agents who want to offer a couple of 'out of the ordinary’ tips to clients can start with these:

1. Mammoth tusk carvings Art enthusiasts visiting Macao need to broaden their horizons when it comes to searching out amazing pieces. Priceless paintings, jade carvings and ceramics can be found where the money is – in the lobbies of hotels and casinos. One of the most impressive and unusual collections is in the Grand Lisboa hotel – look for the massive carvings depicting scenes from Chinese legend in mammoth tusks. The tusks were found frozen in Mongolia.

2. Gin, gin, gin Clients can nd a craft beer, cocktail or wine of their choice at the Ritz Carlton Bar and Lounge Bar in Macao, but the people who will get what they really want are gin lovers. The bar has 140 gins, including rare varieties. A special touch is the gin and tonic trolley – it comes to you and is poured/ mixed along with expert advice.

3. Get to lunch by cable car Wynn Palace opened in Coati Strip in 2016 (sister property of Wynn Macau). The new resort is something like Alice in Wonderland meets Willy Wonka – cross the lake with its ‘performing contains’ by cable car and enjoy one of the most impressive food spreads you’ll nd in the region at Fontana Buett.