A Parisian Getaway for Valentine’s Day or Chinese New Year ❤

Last weekend we were gladly whisked away to the city of love by the Parisian Hotel in… (wait for it)…Macau! In one of the most magnificent ways in which East meets West, The Parisian Macao offers an enchanting Parisian experience that is not only ideal for you and your partner on one of the most romantic days of the year, but is also perfect if you’re travelling with the family to celebrate Lunar New Year. It’s recreation of Paris is phenomenal, the landmark presence of the Eiffel Tower on its doorstep an obvious one at that, but I’m talking about the ornate detailing found in every corner of the hotel - cornice scrolls, rich jewel tones, French lampposts and replica street signs leaves you in no doubt that you’ll turn the corner and find the Champs Elysees. I spent a year in Paris and this short getaway in Macao left me reminiscing of red wine and macarons in the Jardin du Tuileries

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A short 1 hour ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau Taipa for a complimentary shuttle direct to The Parisian's front gates means no expenses expensed as soon as you hit the shores of Macau. The lobby is overwhelming. It’s hard to set your eyes on one place for its sensory overload, and that’s when they don’t have entertainers performing dance and song at the foot of its iconic Fontaine de Mers.

One VIP check in, a drink and some food at the lounge later, we made our way to the Lyon Suite. Truly a cut above the rest, this 72sqm suite boasts a spacious lounge area for watching the Eiffel Tower illuminate in the night, the most comfortable king size bed, a separate wardrobe/changing area, and the most marble I’ve ever seen in any one bathroom - if I can call this bathroom just one room?! Small details like USB ports dotted around the suite and an internet enabled device for exploring Macau outside of Paris makes the Parisian Macao experience that much more seamless and elevated. 

Families are also free to enjoy a fuss free stay at The Parisian Macao's family suites that come with bunk beds and entertainment for the kids. Don’t forget to drop them off at Qube Kingdom on Level 6 and leave them occupied with 2,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor play areas whilst you brunch at The Brasserie.


Make your way down to The Brasserie for traditional French cuisine in a laidback, typically open plan French setting and let the food speak for itself. Both the meat and seafood were cooked to perfection, the cod fillet in particular so delicate the flakes of fish fell away at a touch. French food is somewhat of a rarity in Asia so this was a welcome meal. Try their virgin cocktails for a punchy, lively drink and experience the real Parisian joie de vivre!

Breakfast at Le Buffet left nothing else to be desired as we soaked in the abundance of French, Chinese and International cuisine. Evidently, Tim and I have wildly different preferences when it comes to our first meal of the day! Live cooking stations with fresh ingredients means you’ll always get the highest quality meal.


Despite living in Paris I’ve never been up the Eiffel Tower, so without having to dodge hordes of street sellers, I’m proud to say that scaling the landmark at The Parisian Macao was a first for me! At night, a shimmering beacon on the Cotai strip, this recreation of the famed Eiffel Tower elevates you to the observation deck on the 37th floor for panoramic views of the Cotai strip and the Parisian Macao in all its glory.

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I mentioned L’avenue des Champs-Elysees earlier and lo and behold whilst browsing the stores in Shoppes at Parisian, we turned into this world famous shopping street. The Parisian Macao truly has your every whim and desire covered so that you need not leave the hotel for anything. Even after you’ve checked out all 150 luxury and lifestyle retail boutiques at Shoppes at Parisian, shopping at The Venetian Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central is simply a covered walkway away. A combined total of 800 stores, can I hear a shop till you drop?

A weekend of shopping, fluffy hotel beds, eating and scaling the Eiffel Tower makes for ultimate French opulence. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, of course I’d recommend getting away to the city of love on the most loved up day of the year. A stone’s throw away from Hong Kong, it’s time to make this Parisian hub at The Parisian Macao your next destination.

Thank you to the wonderful Parisian Macao team for making our stay magnifique!


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