Promising a modern take on Hollywood glam with a 1950s retro twist, here’s what to expect at Macau newest hotel, which celebrated its soft opening June 29.
If you want hotel in that oozes glamour then you've come to the right place. The five-star, 368-room Roosevelt Macau is designed to reflect the flamboyant style of its namesake, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, founded in 1927, and named after the 26th president of the US, Theodore Roosevelt.
The Hollywood Roosevelt has hosted a who’s who of Tinseltown A-listers, from vintage stars Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor and Marylyn Monroe to contemporary celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson and Bruce Willis, they list goes on and on . . .
The Macau Roosevelt Hotel, located on Taipa Island next to the Macau Jockey Club, aims to recreate that same ultra-cool Hollywood experience in Asia’s entertainment capital, offering a chic retreat for scene makers, fashion icons, cool high-rollers and the hip elite.
In her design, Los Angeles-based designer Gulla Jónsdóttir has fused the glamour of Los Angeles and the natural elements of Macau.
The sleek, curvilinear-style guestrooms incorporate ebony lacquered burnt wood, bronze and carved Italian marble, and come with their own library and bar, custom-made leather beds and freestanding bathtubs. The luxe lodging’s design also features brass tree branches on one glimmering shell wall and another inlaid brass steel wall, juxtaposed with neon-lit dark wood walls.
Depending on the room selection, guests can watch the ponies race at the Macau Jockey Club through their wall-length window, or catch the sunset with stunning views overlooking Henqin river.
For guests that want the ultimate penthouse pleasure palaces, the Marilyn Penthouse, named after Hollywood Roosevelt long-term guest Marilyn Monroe, offers sumptuous comfort and jet-setting style.
Dining options include Opulence Taipa Fishing Village, situated on the second floor, which serves traditional Cantonese dim sum and Chinese cuisine.
Meanwhile, sprawled across the entire third floor, Casa Roosevelt is an urban retreat where guests can relax and unwind at a private wine lounge, a bar, an in-and-outdoor restaurant, fitness centre and swimming pool with a bar and cabanas. The pool is quite literally a work of art, featuring an underwater mural—continuing the tradition of the Hollywood Roosevelt, where the pool was painted by the pop art icon David Hockney.
The Casa Roosevelt restaurant serves breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as la carte comfort food including pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and salads, as well as Asian favourites.
At the bar, signature cocktails come classic or frozen—in XXL size should you wish to share. The retro-cool watering hole, with plump leather club chairs, elegantly carved wood walls and European chandeliers, boasts a wide selection of rums, and a 60 label-strong wine list that includes French favourites, well-priced vintages and Magnums.
Casa Roosevelt will also host monthly themed parties, headlined by the planet's hottest DJs and live musical entertainment, as well as light shows, cutting-edge catwalk fashion shows and special private concerts from A-List artists.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s Tropicana Suite is the place for VVIPs: reserved for Macau’s swankiest private gatherings and Casa Roosevelt’s most serious spenders.
Only forty beautiful people at a time may lounge within this swish space, featuring cosy sofas, high-tech toys and a private bar with a dedicated mixologist. Guests can linger here or party on the private deck with its restricted pool access.
Adding a new dimension to the age-old definition of decadence, guests can purchase their very own Champagne Fridge, a chilled out box of fun that comes with its own theme song played across Casa Roosevelt, a call to envy shall we say, that is hand-delivered by muscle men accompanied by lithesome hostesses carrying the champagne flutes.
The Macau Roosevelt, Avenida dad Asia Oriental, Taipa
+853 2882 0100, themacauroosevelt.com/
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