Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip has opened in a new mixed-use lifestyle and entertainment complex featuring the hotel, serviced apartments, a high-end shopping mall, a boutique-sized casino, fine dining, and other entertainment options.
The hotel is designed by U.S.-based Hirsch Bedner Associates who say they were inspired by the ancient Portuguese history of Macau and the predominant Chinese culture in the enclave.
Tracie Co, an associate from HBA's Hong Kong office stated that the new Four Seasons Hotel is a showstopper which encapsulates the rich culture and history of Macau like no other hotel in the enclave.
Drawing influence from an old Colonial Portuguese house, the hotel has features throughout that evoke as sense of a grand residence and HBA has utilized a residential approach in the design of the interiors that aims to blend seamlessly with the building's architectural style.
The design team spent considerable time researching the Macanese culture and Portuguese architectural influences as well as combing through local markets and antique shops. One of their finds included a bamboo Chinese 19th century console, which they placed prominently in the public space corridor of the hotel.