Our morning here today started off perfectly; a thoroughly satisfying room service breakfast with the perfect view. There was SO much food. I had the Country Breakfast which is more English style; pastries, omelette, fruit salad etc. My mom had the Chinese style one which consisted of dim sum, congee, etc. There was also Continental style available which we didn't get.
Then after breakfast we took a tour of the hotel, visiting all the common areas and toured the presidential suites! Will post more about this in a later post.
After that we went out to the city and visited the Ruins of St. Paul's and Senado Square. I've visited these places the previous time we came to Macau but it was raining so we didn't get to explore much last time. Today was the perfect weather.
I am sure most of you know that I love Paris. The Parisian Hotel recently opened in Macau so I was really looking forward to visiting it. It's amazing!! A lot more opulent and grand than The Venetian (located right beside..when we came to Macau in 2009 we went there and some parts were still under construction). The Parisian has a big Eiffel Tower in front of it, Arc de Triomphe, the Gardens of Versailles, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendome, and pretty much every other major attraction of Paris. So cool to see a mini version of Paris.
I also played a bit at the casino (roulette) and expectedly, lost.
Then we walked over to The Venetian for dinner at the same restaurant we went last time we visited Macau (in 2009). That time, The Venetian was brand new and some parts still under construction. Just like this time with The Parisian actually. We saw them still putting finishing touches to some areas and some restaurants were not even open yet. I wonder which new "city" hotel there will be next time I visit Macau..this city is growing extremely fast with new casinos and hotels. Next time I come I'd love to spend a few days just exploring all the different casino hotels and maybe watch some shows.
Then we came back to our hotel for an evening massage at Iridium Spa. We each had their signature gemstone massage. Before we started, we did a short questionnaire to figure out which type of gemstone suited us the most. Mine was Aquamarine (teal blue) which is my favourite colour. Well, second to navy blue. The massage was sooo relaxing I think I fell asleep for some time lol. The masseuse was really nice and friendly. The worst part was just when she told me it was completed. I wish it could have gone on for a couple more hours! Also, their spa is located on the top floor of the hotel so the view was amazing! The perfect setting for a night of relaxation. One of the first things I do when I go back to Toronto is find a nice spa to book regular massages.