The Parisian Macao: Full of Luxurious Experiences


澳门巴黎铁塔

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『Unique Hotel』

I will never know what it is like to truly be Parisian, but at the Parisan Macao I can at least pretend.  

During the past two years, I was constantly exposed to advertisements for The Parisian Macao as I traveled from Guangzhou to Macau. Sometimes, standing outside the Venetian Macao, I would wonder, “What kind of place will the Parisian be once its construction is finished?” Earlier this year, when I traveled to Macau, I heard that the hotel was finally completed, and was undergoing inspections and testing. On September 13th, 2016, the whole city celebrated its grand opening. People from all over the region came to view the newly lit Eiffel Tower and marvel at the hotel’s grandiose architecture. The Parisian had officially became Macau’s newest hot travel destination.

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The Parisian’s magical beginning was no accident – it was carefully planned and coordinated. During the months leading up to the opening, nearby regions were constantly bombarded by advertisements. There were traditional ones, such as videos and posters, and more creative ones. For example on the Guangzhou-Zhuhai train line, as the train arrived at each station, a voice would come on the intercom and say “The Parisian Macao would like to remind you that the next stop is….” It goes without saying, that after a while of this, the Parisian Macao had become stuck in everyone’s mind.  
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Over the last ten months, I have traveled to Macau almost every week. Aside from checking out the latest hotel developments, I have also taken time to become acquainted with some of the city’s older districts. Even if I wandered aimlessly and got lost, I would still experience new and interesting aspects of Macau. And even if I stayed at one of the large resorts and never left the building, there was still more than enough interesting things to do. When I stayed at the Parisian, I had almost no time or energy to go outside, except for a brief jog one night. However, I discovered that while I was jogged, I kept on losing my focus: the bright lights and lavish sights of the Cotai strip kept on distracting me. It really was an amazing sight -- a rainbow of twinkling stars pouring itself out onto the street. I couldn’t help but stop and pull out my phone to snap some photos. After running for about six kilometers, I returned to my room, took a warm shower, and went out to eat.  
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I have heard people say that we gain great pleasure from new things, because new things make us curious and let us discover things we didn’t know; and of course, because they are fresh and different from what we are used. The Parisian, despite already being in a city full of entertainment and wonder, still managed to feel unique and exciting -- almost like part of Paris was flung across the globe and landed squarely in Macau.
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A leisure resort, by definition, should be able to provide many ways for its guests to relax and have fun. Since everyone has different tastes, it should present guests with a variety of options. This brings up the question “What is unique about The Parisian Macao?” The resorts marketing proudly proclaimed that visitors could “Become part of Paris, at the Parisian Macao,” and, frankly, this is not far from the truth. The resort offers a multitude of Paris-themed attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, the maritime fountain (from the real Place de la Concorde), the tower of Marie Antoinette, Place Vendome, Champs-Elysees, Rue Saint-Honore, Avenue Montaigne, and other famous Parisian landmarks. These really create an atmosphere unlike any other, and evoke a feeling of Paris that can be felt by even those who have never traveled to the city of lights.
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The Parisian’s Eiffel Tower has become one of Macau’s newest defining landmarks, and has set a high standard for future buildings in the city. Its massive steel structure is half the size of the original, and preserves all of its intricate detail. Whether viewed in the day or at night, it enchants and captivates all travelers who see it. If you get a chance, I recommend going up to the observation deck on its 37th floor during the evening and take in the breathtaking view of the Cotai strip.  
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While I was on the 37th floor observation deck, I spotted a young woman who was afraid of heights. Needless to say, she had no interest in looking over the edge. With the support of her boyfriend, she finally worked up the courage to take in the view. It reminded me of a romantic phrase I had heard before about the Eiffel Tower: “No matter where you are, no matter when, if you are willing to look back, I will always be waiting.” If you are willing to declare your love to someone at a romantic place like this, that person will never forget it.
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hough my experience on the observation deck on the 37th floor was unforgettable, the restaurant on the tower’s 6th floor is also worth pointing out. It has a great view to go along with its delicious food. Be prepared make a reservation, since it is very popular. I went for lunch one day, eager to see what interesting cuisine it had to offer. 
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This restaurant has a unique advantage over others nearby– it is situated in the middle of the Eiffel Tower. The design of the place, inside and out, was both artistic and industrial -- with steel beams shooting out of the floor. As I sat enjoying my food, I admired the unique lighting on the ceiling of the restaurant, and poked my head out the window to take in the surrounding scenery. In the end, the meal left me very satisfied. The most surprising part was when the bill came and I realized that the food was actually not very expensive at all!
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To enter the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, I needed to go through an artistically-decorated corridor stretching out from the hotel to the tower. I couldn’t help but take a few quick snapshots of its impressive decor.
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If you are looking for a higher-class meal, then you should check out Lotus Palace. I had lunch and dinner here, and during both times the food was exquisite. Its impressive menu includes seafood, Cantonese cuisine, hot pot, dim sum, and other Chinese delicacies. Whatever you decide to order, you won’t be disappointed. While I was eating, I caught a glimpse of a middle-age man enjoying hot pot by himself. Yet, even though there was no one keeping him company, he didn’t look at all lonely. In fact, he almost looked elegant and stately as he ate his food. It made me think – even though modern people enjoy eating food, is the manner in which we eat as civilized as previous generations?
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After eating, you may feel like wandering around and admiring the sights. You may be surprised at how fanciful the hotel lobby is -- almost like the main hall of a royal palace. The main rotunda contains a large fountain, a replica of the maritime fountain in Place de la Concorde. The design of this area is done in the Louis XVI style, and many of the paintings, rugs, lamps, and furniture look like they were taken straight out of 17th or 18th century France. The whole interior of the hotel is marvelous. Even the reception desk and concierge areas were stunning – filled to the brim with art and color.
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While walking around, you may encounter French-style “Streetmosphere” performers in period costume. Some sing, some dance, some play accordion, and some just walk around, adding more French feeling to their surroundings. They are strategically placed in different areas of the resort -- you may see people ballroom dancing at Place de Vendome, and then turn another corner and come upon a mime silently moving motioning with his body. These mini-performances are entertaining, and certainly add to the Parisian’s fantasy.  
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If you have kids, you will be happy to know that there are many places for them to play at in the Parisian. Qube Kingdom is an indoor/outdoor playground full of play equipment such as a climbable rocketship, air hockey, slides, and a carousel. There is also Aqua World, where you can have fun together with your child on exciting water slides and in refreshing pools.
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My overall experience staying at the Parisian was great. When I arrived, I found a little box of macarons in my room – a small gift for me from the hotel. The bathroom in my Lyon suite was full of white marble, and had artistic embellishments hanging on the walls. From my window, I could see both the Eiffel Tower and Aqua World, which were especially beautiful at night. It was the kind of view that made me want to raise a glass of wine and make a toast with good friends. 
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If you’ve ever dreamt of traveling to Paris, but didn’t want to go through the hassle of traveling there, then you will be satisfied with the experience the Parisian Macao provides. It has brought all of the highlights of Paris together under one roof, including a shopping mall full of famous European brands. After staying here, you will feel like you’ve been to Paris and lived the Parisian lifestyle, if just for a day or two.