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The Graceful Style of Sofitel Macau


where “two worlds” merge: European and Chinese, heritage and modernity. Macau is a region based on cultural exchange between East and West spanning over 400 years, and contains the oldest, the most complete and consolidated European architectural legacy standing intact on Chinese territory. It was listed by UNESCO’s world heritage organiza- tion in 2005. The charm of the city is captivat- ing. The artful blending of cultures is revealed in the visual ambiance of classic Portuguese architecture with a subtle mix of traditional Chinese design and European style. The city’s cultural treasures are apparent from the bus- tling Leal Senado’ Square, the A-Ma temple, the Ruins of St. Paul’s and the Mount Fortress to the distinct architecture of the Robert Ho Tung Library and Dom Pedro V Theatre. The contrast is the glamorous nightlife of the rap- idly emerging gaming and entertainment hub. Positioned on Macau’s picturesque water-


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front, inside the entertainment complex of Ponte 16, Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 deliv- ers a glamorous mix of classic and modern styles with its surrounding. Behind its façade of European flair, this only French hotel brand in town embodies the essence of the dynamic city and “art de recevoir”. There are 408 luxury rooms and suites (including 10 suites and 19 luxurious Mansions at Sofitel, the largest room capacity is up to 262 sq m) which overlook charming river views of the Pearl River Delta and city glitz. All rooms are equipped with the famous MyBedTM con- cept, a Sofitel exclusive, plasma screens, a Bose sound system, an espresso machine and Her- mès bathroom amenities, etc. The suites are also adorned with French paintings. Three different style restaurants and loung-


es provide exquisite dining experiences. Mistral offers the most extraordinary venue for alfresco dining in Macau, serving contemporary buffets and à la carte menu with French flair. From the freshly baked bread, the selection of cheeses to a unique evening experience, Rendezvous the lobby lounge is the place to unwind a long day with a glass of signature cocktail, where various


ust 60km from Hong Kong, Macau is located on the western banks of the Pearl River Delta in southern China. It is a city


delicacies are served during different times of the day. Headed by Executive Chef Yannick, the hotel’s French restaurant Privé offers tra- ditional French dishes with a creative, dynamic and modern twist. So SPA with L’Occitane is a must try if


you are in Sofitel Macau or planning a visit. Located on the 6th Floor of the hotel, So SPA with L’Occitane offers rejuvenating world traditions combined with French Cosmetol- ogy in the privacy of an intimate setting. Inspired by the “French Provence” theme with nature-inspired color and motifs of lavender, wheat, pebbles and branches, the design of So SPA aims to offer a unique Med- iterranean spa experience. Modern – Urban – Pure White with warm


organic curves combining socializing spaces with private areas. The reception area is mini- malist and comprises a comfortable lounge for treatment consultations and retail recom- mendations, allowing a perfect customized offer. A Socializing Patio has been integrated to encourage conviviality and exchange between guests and therapists while enjoying refresh- ments. The treatment area comprises of 6 treatment suites with built-in private shower and changing area. The Spa is completed with


By Anne Zhou


an original Turkish bath experience featur- ing the Hammam (Warm steam bath), Bal- neotherapy (water therapy) featuring a unique three-step journey starting with the So Senso- rial Shower, unique in Macau offering four animated programs combining Chromathera- py, Aromatherapy and Musicotherapy followed by the Ice Bucket Drench and completed by the So Ice Fountain for invigorating the body and toning the skin. To help guests extend their relaxation after


treatment, So SPA prepares a Deep Relaxation Room meant just for them. The relaxation room consists of individual reclining beds incorpo- rating individual music devices. Clients can unwind here and enjoy a selection of fine teas after having chosen their preferred duvet or quilt, pillow and music. This room is animated by the Wave Dream device, a unique ceiling ani- mation technology imported from Switzerland consisting of a water wave projection for a truly surprising and relaxing moment. After becoming aware of the situation of


my body and skin, the therapist recommended Body aches massage (MOP 750/60 mins). This deep tissue massage works on targeted areas of aches and pains using Asian techniques and heated herbal compress for maximum benefits.


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