Man’s profound fascination with water is irrefutable; whenever we are able, we choose to be close to it – more so when it is as striking at the eight-acre Performance Lake at the newly opened Wynn Palace Cotai, Macau. The balletic grace of the fountains as they perform in perfect synchrony to the aptly selected tune of
“We’ve Got Elegance” makes for a truly enticing and mesmerizing welcome to Mr. Steve Wynn’s breathtaking new resort, his second in Macau, and perhaps his best yet.
The Performance Lake – which comprises some 1,195 water jets that, in addition to show tunes, dance to classical Chinese, opera and pop – is encircled by air-conditioned SkyCabs that provide guests with an enchanting way to enter the floral-themed resort.
Inside, the splendour continues with typical Wynn attention to detail. A palette of white, cream and gold provides the perfect canvas for a creative masterpiece that combines considered interior design, whimsical exhibits and priceless works of art with the famed Wynn service.
Among the numerous classic and contemporary works, highlights include the Buccleuch Vases – a set of rare 18th-century Chinese Porcelain Baluster vases; Amphora III – a colourful, impressive clay vessel crafted by late ceramist Viola Frey;
and Tulips – an important, giant, pop art sculpture by Jeff Koons.
In the South and North Lobby Atriums, two enormous mechanical floral sculptures captivate visitors. The creations of globally-celebrated floral designer Preston Bailey, the fanciful designs, with themes that change with the seasons, are fabricated from tens of thousands of live and permanent roses, peonies, button mums, hydrangeas and delphiniums and other flowers.
Flowers are found throughout the resort in both abstract, decorative motifs and tangible, fragrant displays, adding vibrant splashes of joyful colour at every turn.
“Wynn Palace is arguably the most beautiful hotel in the world, which is a wonderful thing to be able to say. But it is not in London, Paris, New York or Rome. It is in Cotai, in Macau, and sits here for all the world to come and see. It’s our gift to the community, to the public. It will be here forever and it’s perhaps unlikely we’ll see a place of this scope and artfulness in our lifetimes again,” commented
Mr. Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, at the opening ceremony.
Rooms with a view
From the standard Palace King to the monumental Garden Villas, all 1,706-hotel rooms at Wynn Palace are designed with maximum relaxation and comfort in mind. At 68-78 square metres and with floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping vistas of the Performance Lake, Cotai or the resort’s gardens, The Palace King feels exceptionally spacious and airy. Amenities by Molten Brown, a bespoke tea collection, Wynn’s signature pillow-top beds and 500+ thread count Egyptian cotton bed linens create an ambience of cocooned luxury. The Fountain Salon Suites, at 269 square metres, offer a separate living room with a plush sofa from which to enjoy amazing views of the water show. Four Penthouses and five Garden villas –
appointed to unmatched standards – offer guests the ultimate in luxury with 24-hour personal butler and exclusive personalised services.
Combining dazzling interior design, meticulously prepared menus by Masters of Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisines, and immersive entertainment, Wynn Palace offers unforgettable dining experiences.
The lavish gold and jade toned dining room of Wing Lei Palace – inspired by Imperial China – is tiered to offer guests unobstructed views of the spectacular light and water shows of the Performance Lake. Helmed by Executive Chef Sammy Ho, the opulence of Wing Lei Palace is rivalled only by the excellence of its cuisine and service. Hand made dim sum, barbecued dishes and classic Cantonese food are presented with impeccable flair.
SW Steakhouse offers diners a delightful surprise. Hidden within its sumptuous,
masculine décor is a secret wall that slides back to reveal a theatrical stage upon which a series of charming animations are played. However, the real star of the show at SW is undoubtedly the food. Australian Chef Danis Khan serves up perfectly cooked, exquisite cuts of premium beef alongside the freshest seafood available.
At Mizumi, renowned Chef Min Kim – who has worked in the kitchens of the iconic three Michelin star Ryugin in Tokyo – leads a team of eight Japanese Master Chefs in the preparation of sushi, tempura and teppanyaki. Diners can relax and enjoy watching sushi being handcrafted for them at Sushi Mizumi or head into the large dining room, which is centred around a beautiful kinetic cherry tree that glows in the colours of the four seasons.
Completing the resort’s fine dining offerings is Andreas, where Chef Benjamin Pollard reinvents classic Sichuan, Huaiyang and Hangzhou dishes for a modern, food-loving audience, presenting regional Sichuan, Huaiyang and Hangzhou flavours in a playful Western style. Cocktails mixed tableside by a team of expert mixologists and high-energy music add a dynamic buzz to this sensual restaurant.
For guests looking for a more casual affair Café Fontana with its view of the Performance Lake and extensive buffet is a great option. Hanami Ramen offers delicious handcrafted Japanese noodles while sweet-toothed gourmands will adore the dazzling confections at Sweets. For a late night, or early morning feast there’s Northern Chinese comfort food at
99 Noodles or delectable Southern Cantonese fare at Red 8. The glittering, jewel box inspired Wing Lei Bar is the perfect spot for a pre or post dinner rendezvous.
The perfect vacation is a fine balance of excitement, indulgence and relaxation, a composition that Wynn Palace has expertly mastered. Guests can wonder the Esplanade and shop for fashion, watches and jewellery, and luxury goods from more than 50 of the world’s most coveted brands.
At 4,497 square metres, The Wynn Palace Spa is the largest in Macau. With a design inspired by the royal residences of China’s most fabled dynasties, The Spa at Wynn Palace features 22 soothing treatment rooms in which guests can indulge in a wide range of therapies, alongside separate men’s and women’s wet rooms featuring water airbeds, Jacuzzis, plunge pools, saunas, steam rooms, experience showers and heated tepidariums.
The Salon offers creative hair, nail and beauty services, while The Fitness Center offers the latest equipment for a vigorous workout or relaxing yoga session. Also situated on this level, the outdoor pool with its comfortable loungers, shady trees and poolside café is a wonderful place to relax and soak up some sun.
Wynn Palace Cotai offers guests a remarkable and exciting range of experiences. From its breath-taking Performance Lake façade to its stunning interior design, from its unique attractions, to its awe-inspiring works of rare and contemporary art, from its comforting, casual restaurants to its theatrical, fine dining experiences, and, of course, the inimitable Wynn service, every detail of this resort has been meticulously thought out. Without doubt, Wynn Palace sets a new standard in hospitality on Cotai.