Altira Macau towers over the northern side of Taipa – at 160 metres high, it’s the tallest building on the island. More intimate than its neighbouring casino-hotel complexes, Altira is often favoured by those wanting a quieter Macau experience. Just over two hundred guest rooms offer panoramic views of the Macau peninsular, offering guests a stylish and sophisticated retreat. World-renowned interior designers are responsible for the stylish and elegant muted earth tones of the suites. The premier suite is of particular note, where no luxury has been spared – marbled bathrooms offer organic toiletries and terry-cloth robes, a nice complement to the high thread count of Egyptian cotton sheets and bottles of Voss mineral water guests can take advantage of. Floor to ceiling glass windows offer breathtaking ocean views.
If the elegant rooms aren’t enough for the luxury visitor, the 38-storey complex hosts an array of entertainment options. Most guests will head to Michelin Star-rated Ying restaurant for traditional and modern Cantonese treats at some point during their stay – private and semi-private rooms are available for a more intimate experience. Aurora Italian and Kira Japanese restaurants are also well acclaimed, as are the many bars and lounges on offer – the rooftop bar and terrace offers spectacular views over the city and ocean. The fitness centre is a favourite, if only for the heated infinity-edge swimming pool, and the spa offers a huge range of luxury services. And, of course, there’s the casino, a multilevel game space offering 22 tables and 500 machines where guests can try their luck against the house.
Altira Macau is only minutes from the international ferry terminal and a short drive from Macau Airport. Close to the temples, churches, markets and squares of the island, it’s the perfect base for any holiday in Macau.