A Complete Family Fun Destination – The Parisian Macao #LuxuryHotel
Have you been ripping your brain apart planning up a holiday trying to include engaging activities for all family members? Are you searching for that ideal honeymoon destination? Worry not and search no more! After my recent visit to the The Parisian Macao Hotel I have come to the conclusion that this luxury hotel provides a complete package of entertainment for families. In my previous post on Why ‘The Parisian Macao’ is the Best Place to go with Kids I had elaborated how the hotel caters to activities for child guests. This hotel isn’t a disappointment for adults, food lovers, shoppers or honeymooners either. The Parisian Macao is a complete family fun destination (Macao is also spelt as Macau – wiki)
Complete family fun destination – The Parisian Macao
The Parisian Theatre
The Parisian Macao hotel has 1,200-seat, purpose-built state-of-the-art theatre. It offers the very best in international entertainment from around the world to Macao. I found this to be an ideal venue for wholesome entertainment to families. From live music concerts to Broadway theater and Vegas-style shows, various entertainment events for the whole family to enjoy are shown here time to time. During my stay in The Parisian Macao I witnessed two shows. (The Parisian Theatre is located at Level 5, The Parisian Macao.)
Monkey King Show (duration 70mins)
Monkey King – China Show is a large-scale fantasy stage play. This story is based on the Chinese legend of the famous monk – Xuan Zang from the Tang Dynasty (602 – 664). It is also known as ‘A Journey to the West’ and is one of the most famous and enduring stories told in Chinese folk-lore.
Bibap (duration 1hour 30mins)
Bibap is a comedy act which has deliciously blended martial arts, street dance and hip-hop. This act celebrates the Korean national dish of bibimbap and promotes Korean food culture worldwide. One of the most hilarious acts I watched in the recent times. I was amazed how during the act they dragged audience into the fun, with the cast encouraging them to even taste the food on stage. The performers observe crowd reaction to decide the way show will progress, so no two evenings are ever the same. Bibap characters kept us on the edge of our seat as we clutched on to our stomachs laughing away.
Story in brief: BIBAP churns out a cooking competition between two master chefs, Green Chef and Red Chef, at ‘BIBAP’ restaurant. There are 6 other hyperactive performers also dressed as chefs. Revolving around the Korean national dish of spicy rice, vegetables and beef called bibimbap. This nonverbal performance incorporates music, beat box, break dancing, acrobatics and singing. The act has now been performed all over the world ever since it debuted in 2009.
The Parisian Macao – Food Lovers’ Ultimate Destination
Sands Resorts of Macao of which The Parisian Macao is a part, offers 7 stellar restaurants. Each has its own deliciously different cuisine and ambience. During my stay there I got the opportunity to relish 5 different cuisines including one authentic Indian restaurant. An afternoon of casual French flair, or an authentic Paris-style backdrop to a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or even a marriage proposal – name the occasion and The Parisian Macao guarantees a memorable culinary experience. We had breakfast on each of the days at Le Buffet which features a European marketplace theme. Le Buffet includes live cooking. They have a display of fresh ingredients used to prepare the signature items for each food stall.
Shopping at The Parisian Macao
What stunned me most about The Parisian Macao was the near perfect setting beautifully recreating Paris’ famed shopping boulevards. They have recreated the iconic shopping streets of Paris and lined them up with stores stuffed with amazing range of renowned Parisian brands. Shoppers can shop to their hearts content and yes those keen in window shopping can indulge in that too. They have even catered to visitors to relax during shopping. Shoppers can enjoy the tempting aromas of French and international sidewalk cafés, patisseries and bistros.
Hotel Pool, Level 6
One can chill at the outdoor hotel pool in level 6. If only I had the time, sigh! It has areas for both relaxation and adventure. I longingly looked at the lounge chairs and cabanas line the pool. For guests’ convenience they have wait staff always on hand, bringing everything from cocktails to hot dogs. Hotel pool is free for all hotel guests.
- 3 Jacuzzi
- Heated lap pool
- 10 cabanas complimentary for hotel guest use only
- Relaxation Pool with on-water sun loungers
7AM to 8PM daily (May to October inclusive)
7AM to 7PM daily (November to April inclusive)
Le SPA’tique, Spa in The Parisian Macao
The Parisian Macao offers a fully integrated luxury spa facility. I experienced its services during my stay there. Very impressive arrangements in the spa, I was told the spa concept takes its inspiration from the ‘La Belle Époque’ of Paris of the 1800s, and the essence of old Shanghai in a classical Chinese styled ambience. Signature treatments of Le SPA’tique are Paris of Asia Journey (3 hours) and 1870 Le SPA’tique Journey (2hours 45minutes)
Le SPA’tique spa is complete with the following:
- Consultation lounges with an expert noting down your health related info.
- 12 treatment rooms. You can opt for single rooms for more privacy.
- Vitality Lounge is complete with sauna, steam room, experience showers, vitality pool, relaxation lounges and more. Available for both men and ladies.
- Their list of service also includes barber shop for men providing hair as well as ‘signature shaves’ services
- Hair boutique for ladies with full hair services and nail treatments
- Retail boutique with a full selection of LING skincare as well as lifestyle gift items
This is one unique concept of entertainment for guests of The Parisian Macao. What we usually get to see in streets of several countries of Europe is enacted here. The first time I saw a well costumed performer I was confused whether he walked out of some nearby theater. To my and other guests’ amusement I saw him happily and willingly pose for photographs. Guests and visitors seemed to enjoy this little entertainment from French themed Streetmosphere characters offering meet and greet photo opportunities.