Venice might be miles away and Las Vegas might seem like an unaffordable dream. The Venetian in Macao just might be the best option to experience both right in Asia. This luxury hotel, casino, and shopping mall is located in Cotai Strip, a Las Vegas-styled and Venice-themed 39-storey giant that makes it the seventh largest building in the world by floor area. This structure also boasts itself as the largest casino in Asia, styled after its parent-company, The Venetian Las Vegas.
Inside the compound are glittering interiors reminiscent of classic European architecture bearing a multitude of shades. This is accompanied by an artificial sky hovering right above you as you go through the grand hallways, within the comfortable confines of a mall. The classic European style emanates from the intricately detailed facades, lamp posts, and shops; you’ll feel like you’re walking the very streets of Venice. Shops are located at the sidelines with a central canal to follow. You can also take a leisurely gondola ride that echoes your sought-after Venice experience. To top it off, a gondolier will even serenade you as you venture through The Venetian by water.
Keep going towards the lobby walkaway, and you will be greeted with a highly-decorative ceiling that seems to pay homage to Michelangelo’s world-famous creation in the Sistine Chapel. This is framed with glittering golden details and sparkling towering columns, which stays true to The Venetian Macao‘s luxurious reputation. Just like St. Peter’s Basilica’s iconic dome, The Venetian also has its own dome filled with beautiful paintings that’ll leave you in awe.
Fortunately, its grandeur is one that you can admire for free. But that’s just the icing on the cake, because the total package comes with strolling through the shops, trying out the food in their restaurants, and experiencing their entertainment portals and services.
Pay a visit to The Venetian Macao in your next trip abroad, and finally get to tick that off the bucket list!
Address: The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macao SAR, P.R. China
Tel: +853 2882 8877