Macau might be touted as the “Las Vegas of Asia,” but in reality, the gaming mecca is in a league of its own, dwarfing its American counterpart sevenfold. Located on the southern edge of China, the special administrative region pulled in more than $45 billion in casino revenues at its peak in 2013.
An influx of luxurious accommodations has followed China’s big-spending baccarat enthusiasts to Macau’s Cotai Strip, a hub of gaming and entertainment. The list of opulent addresses already includes lots of familiar American faces, such as Wynn and MGM. Coming up next? The Morpheus, a sinuous work by the late Zaha Hadid; The 13, a gold-dipped hotbed of indulgences; and Grand Lisboa Palace, a homegrown Macau mega brand.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest and greatest Macau hotels — each more glamorous than the next.