St. Regis Macau, Cotai Strip, by Wilson Associates

St. Regis Macau is an exceptional example of how a property intended for a budget hotel used the existing interior architecture floor plate to create interiors for an upscale luxury hotel brand.

The Las Vegas Sands Group knew Wilson Associates interior architects and designers could meet the challenge of creating a luxury design in the St. Regis Tower within the present floor plate. The 400-key hotel opened in January 2016 and offers a soothing escape with modern interiors reflecting luxury.

The design team created a fantastic story, ‘Legacy is the Future’, that served as the inspiration for every space. Incorporating finishes of parchment, bronze, glass, leather, and custom cream lacquer, layered deftly throughout the rooms, as well as custom furnishings and curated lighting, the interior spaces feel roomy and extravagant.

Modern interpretations of eastern and western cultures collide in the lobby, pulling symbolism from ancient Chinese and Portuguese features. The striking sculptural staircase; the Henry Moore sculpture, the organic form of the contemporary art; the blown glass chandelier in shades of amber, bronze and gold; and the carved wood relief panel of stylised waves all set the backdrop for the unrivalled St. Regis. The space is completed with the glossy, highly figured Bird’s Eye Maple wood.

The iconic bar has an ornate mural comprised of thousands of pieces of stained glass, and the bar walls are lacquered in a platinum finish. A dramatic lift lobby with diamond-inspired patterns is effortlessly stylish and is completed by the dramatic crystal chandeliers.

The guestrooms hold a distinct cross-cultural focal point – tea service cabinets with Chinese architectural detailing and lacquered panels inset into a transitional wood frame; pale golden drapery with lattice fretwork woven throughout; the delicate, mother-of-pearl bed; the emerald blue colour scheme; and the Portuguese-inspired bed pillow.

The bathrooms are covered in Calacatta Luna marble granite that recalls the pristine colour of pearl found in the bay while the dark vanity stone accent resembles the darkness of the sand found on Hac Sa beach.

This pied-a-terre has a backdrop unlike any other, and the interior design of the St. Regis Macao communicates the luxurious hotel brand, the Eurasian flavor of Macau and the seductive call of the Cotai strip.

St. Regis Macau, Cotai Strip, by Wilson Associates