Prudence Lui finds a sense of joie de vivre at The Parisian Macao, whose iconic Eiffel Tower replica illuminates the city with its resplendent exterior and family-friendly offerings
The Macau Eiffel Tower, which debuted together with The Parisian Macao in September, is the last piece of the jigsaw that completes American developer Sheldon Adelson’s grand dream for Macau. At 37 storeys, it’s a half-scale replica of the world-famous icon in Paris and makes up one of the integrated resort’s (IR) various family-friendly attractions.
Meanwhile, The Parisian Macao is a 3,000-room French style integrated resort (IR) with MICE capabilities, alongside non-gaming attractions for leisure and family travellers. Smaller in scale than its sister Venetian Macao next door, The Parisian Macao radiates an elegant French ambience, with rich tones evoking Louis XVI’s beloved Palace of Versailles in the design of the reception and concierge area, as well as at the grand casino entrance.
The Parisian Macao
An open-air bridge on the seventh floor connects the hotel block to the tower, but the lack of shelter exposes the link to the elements and visitors might find it troublesome to access the tower on hot or rainy days.
A 40-second elevator ride sends visitors up to the observation deck on the 37th storey, which is the only spot on the Cotai Strip to offer panoramic views of the surrounding Macau Peninsula and views of the neighbouring Chinese city of Hengqin in Zhuhai.
The 37th storey deck can accommodate a maximum capacity of only 90 people, and with only two elevators guests may have to queue on busy days. Moreover, there is no time limit on how long preceding groups can spend on the deck.
The Parisian Macao Eiffel Tower
Don’t miss the nightly light show with music that happens every 20 minutes from 19.20 to midnight. Other good fun for kids includes the 2,000m2 Qube Kingdom, which features both indoor and outdoor play areas such as a carousel and castle-themed climbing space with slides, and Aqua World on Level 6. The mini water park has a pool and three water slides.
For MICE groups, the 5,200m2 Parisian-themed meeting venues on Level 5 can accommodate various-sized groups from 20 participants for teambuilding events and gala dinners for 2,600 guests. Also located on the same floor is the 1,200-seat Parisian Theatre, built for Vegas-style shows.
The meeting facility is strategically linked to Hall E of the Venetian Macao’s meeting space via a covered walkway, enabling event planners to leverage facilities available at the two properties.
The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower offers a brand-new experience for both business and leisure visitors. I’ll give two thumbs up for the spectacular view from the 37th storey observation deck.
Tel: (853) 2882 8833
Daily 10.00 to 22.00
Prices start at MOP$68 (US$8.50) for children and MOP$98 for adults