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Galaxy

 

Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
Galaxy Hotel General Inquires: (853) 2888 0888
Hotel Reservations: (853) 2888 0888
Restaurant Inquires: (853) 2888 0888
reservations@galaxymacau.com
www.galaxymacau.com

 

No. of Hotel Rooms & Suites: 3503
Tables Games: Around 400
Slot Machines: Around 1200
 

(Last updated: February 6, 2018)

 

 

For more pictures of Galaxy, please click here: Galaxy Photobook

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

The Grand Resort Deck, simply because 75,000 square meters of palm trees, pools and cabanas is simply Heaven on Earth.

 

Five accommodation options that cater to all walks (and tax brackets) of life, headlined by the amazing Ritz-Carlton, Macau's best hotel. 

 

Casino that is worth going to for the player benefits alone.

 

Superlative dining highlighted by Urban Kitchen, Lai Heen and the Ritz-Carlton Cafe. 

 

Fantastic bars and entertainment, whether you're in the mood for whisky (Macallan Whisky Bar), women (Ritz-Carlton Bar) or 1930's Shanghai (China Rouge).

 

GALAXY OVERVIEW


Galaxy Entertainment's flagship property debuted on May 15, 2011, and was initially composed of two hotel towers, three hotels, more than 50 restarants and the stunning Grand Resort Deck, which still drops jaws five years on.  The property expanded four years later on May 27th, 2015, with the unveiling of the third tower and two new luxury hotels - the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott.  The shopping Promenade nearly tripled in size while the Grand Resort Deck grew to over 75,000 square meters, and now includes the world’s longest Skytop Aquatic Adventure River Ride.  Dining became a significant plus as well, with the resort now home to 8 restaurants with some level of Michelin distinction. 

A quick heads up to the Venetian and City of Dreams - I think there might be a new Sheriff in town.

GALAXY CASINO GAMES

Baccarat - Tables start from $3000.

Commission Free Baccarat
- Won Dealer bets totaling 6 pay 50%.  Minimum bet is $300.

Blackjack
- Minimum bet is $300.

Caribbean Stud Poker
- Proper 100-1 payout on a Royal Flush.  Minimum bet of $300.

Roulette
- Inside bets are $25, while Outside bets are $100.

Sic Bo
- 11 bets available, minimum bet is just $100.

Slot Machines
- Around 1200 slots with lows from .02 to $10.  There's Live Gaming Baccarat ($20), Roulette ($10), Sic Bo ($10) , and electronic versions of Big Wheel ($10), Craps ($50), Roulette ($10), and Sic Bo ($10).

Texas Hold ‘Em
- The Pavilion Poker room opened in October 2015  and features 8 tables.  Blinds start from $25/$50 and go all the way up to $5000/$10000.  

Three Card Poker
- Minimums start from $300.

 

GALAXY PROMOTIONS 

Galaxy probably has the best player card and promotions in all of Macau.

Player Card - The Galaxy player card is good to use at all three Galaxy Entertainment Group casinos: Galaxy Macau, Starworld Macau and Broadway Macau.  There are four different cards available: the introductory Gold card, the Platinum, the Black and the Diamond.  In order to move up the ranks, players only need to amass 10 points to earn the Platinum card and then another 2000 points for the Black card.  Diamond card holders will be privately invited.  

Members accumulate both Privilege Points and Privilege Dollars through gaming.  Privilege Points are used to determine when members move up to the next tier of Player Card, while Privilege Dollars are used to redeem prizes or buy F&B, hotel rooms and other  products and services in Galaxy, Starworld and Broadway Macau hotels.  The cards also entitle members to dining and shopping discounts in the aforementioned properties, with Gold members receiving 10% off, Platinum members 15% and Diamond and Black 20%.

Privilege Dollars can be accumulated through table play at the following rate: cash bets averaging $100 over an hour earn 1 point, cash bets averaging $200 earn 2 points, cash bets averaging $500 earn 5 points etc.  Slot players meanwhile earn 1 point for every $400 bet on the machines. 

Galaxy does such a great job advertising their Player Card and Membership Program that I’m not going to go any further.  Check out their GEG Membership Rewards website for latest information about gift redemption items and current promotions.  For recreational gamers, the ones tied to daily point accumulation will be the ones you’ll want to know about first.
 

VIP GAMING

 

Galaxy's cash back program for high rollers returns the following commission rates and comp allowance:

 

 

GALAXY HOTEL

With 1500 rooms and suites, Galaxy is the largest hotel at Galaxy Macau.  It's also the cheapest place to stay, with weekday rates as low as $958 if you book 30 days in advance.  Perhaps best of all, everything in the mini bar is free.  

Rates are in Macau Mops, including all tax and service fees.

 


                                    

Galaxy Hotel Information

Galaxy Hotel
Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
Galaxy Hotel General Inquires: (853) 2888 0888
Hotel Reservations: (853) 2888 0888
Restaurant Inquires: (853) 2888 0888
Email: reservations@galaxymacau.com
Website: www.galaxymacau.com
Number of Hotel Rooms & Suites: 1500

HOTEL OKURA

Hotel Okura has 488 rooms and suites with prices around $300 more expensive than Galaxy.  If you book 21 days in advance, room rates get slashed by 20%, which are the figures I’ve used below.  They also include all tax and service charges.

 

 

I've always really liked Hotel Okura's simple understated lobby.


Galaxy Macau Hotel Okura lobby Galaxy Macau Hotel Okura front desk Galaxy Macau Hotel Okura lobby ambassador

 
Hotel Okura Information

Hotel Okura
Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
Hotel Okura Macau General Inquiries: (853) 8883 8883
General Information Fax: (853) 8883 2345
Hotel Reservations: (853) 8883 3838
Hotel Reservations Fax: (853) 8883 5905
Email: reservations@hotelokuramacau.com
Website: www.hotelokuramacau.com
No of Rooms and Suites: 488

BANYAN TREE HOTEL

Until the Ritz Carlton came along, Banyan Tree was Galaxy's most luxurious hotel by a very fair margin.  I haven't stayed there yet so I can't show you any pictures, but feel free to check them out on the Galaxy website here: Banyan Room Grades.  The prices below give you an idea of how opulent they are as well.

 

 
Banyan Tree Spa

Banyan Tree Spa is open to the public and serves guests from all 5 hotels.  The only thing available is treatments, which means there's no door pass option and when your treatment finishes, so are you. 

They have two different price rates: Peak, defined as Friday to Sunday and Off Peak, defined as Monday to Thursday.  For this review, I’ve used Off Peak prices only, which are about $100 to $300 cheaper than Peak, depending on the treatment.

Many of the treatments are a mix and match of massage, baths, scrubs and facials.  Most are either 120 or 150 minutes and run between $1600 and $2800.  The longest treatment lasts all day, 420 sweet minutes and runs $4500, which includes a 90 minute lunch.  Other services include straight up massage for 60 or 90 minutes ($1100-$1800), facials ($1200-$2800) and beauty treatments like manicures, pedicures and waxing ($600-$750).  Hair services are also available in the Hair Salon for $450 to $600.

The excellent people at Banyan Tree Spa let me have a look at the different treatment rooms and they are all superb, each equipped with steam, shower and bathtub.  6 rooms are designated as Deluxe Rooms and another 13 as Royal Rooms.

Banyan Tree Spa is located on the 2nd floor and keeps hours from 10 am to 11 pm daily.           
    
Banyan Tree Information

Banyan Tree Hotel
Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
Banyan Tree Macau General Inquires: (853) 8883 6888
Hotel Reservations: (853) 8883 8833
Fax:  (853) 8883 6108
Email: macau@banyantree.com
Website: www.banyantree.com/en/macau
No of Suites & Villas: 250

 

JW MARRIOTT HOTEL

Asia’s largest Marriott has 1,015 rooms and suites, making it the second biggest hotel at Galaxy.  Rates are just a tad higher than at Hotel Okura, provided you book 21 days in advance on the website.

 

Galaxy Macau JW Marriott hotel lobby front desk Galaxy Macau JW Marriott hotel lobby bar Galaxy Macau JW Marriott hotel lobby staircase and chandelier

Prices below include all tax and service charges.

 



JW Marriott Information

Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
JW Marriott General Inquires: (853) 8886 6888
Hotel Reservations: (853) 8883 3998
Fax:  (853) 8883 3988
No of Rooms & Suites: 1015

THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL


The Ritz-Carlton is my favorite hotel in town and it's not particularly close.  Whenever I’m at Galaxy, I inevitably make up some reason to head over to the Ritz, just so I can be a part of it all.  Heck, even using their facilities gives me great pleasure.  Everything about the Ritz is a different world… a splendid world, and a beautiful world at that.

 

Galaxy Macau Ritz Carlton hotel lobby lounge Galaxy Macau Ritz Carlton hotel 51st floor lounge Galaxy Macau Ritz Carlton hotel hallway

I stayed at the Ritz for a couple of nights during the Lusofonia Festival.  For information on how it went along with a ton of pics, please click the link here: Ritz-Carlton

 

Current rates below include all tax and service charges.

 

 

I really need to start robbing banks or something.


Ritz-Carlton Spa

E Spa - In somewhat of a shocker, Ritz guests can use the facilities in the E Spa free of charge.  Almost every hotel in Macau charges guests for this privilege, something I find completely ridiculous.  If you're a non-guest, the door pass is $570.

Treatments are expectedly pricy as well, easily among the highest in Macau.  Weekend rates are about $100 or $200 more than on weekdays, which are the prices I've used below. 

Signature treatments run between $1300 and $3000, while 60 minute facials are $1380 and various body treatments between $1800 and $2400.  60 minute massage is $1150 to $1500 while 90 minutes costs $1550 to $1900.  30 minutes facials are $700 while manicures and pedicures are available for $480 to $750.

 

There's also a Private Couples suite that you and your partner can share as you do your treatments together.  Use of the room starts from 1 hour and costs $1000 on weekdays and $1500 on weekends.

E Spa is located on the 3rd floor of both the Ritz and Marriott and keeps hours daily from 10 am to 11 pm.

Ritz-Carlton Information


Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau
Ritz-Carlton General Inquires: (853) 8886 6868
Hotel Reservations: (853) 8883 3998
Fax: (853) 8883 3988
No of Rooms & Suites: 250

 

GRAND RESORT DECK

 

The Grand Resort Deck is what separates Galaxy from all of its competitors and the main reason why I think it's the best hotel on the Cotai Strip.  No other property in the city has a pool this large or good and the fact that they limit its usage to guests during peak season should give you even more incentive to stay there.  Occupying over 75,000 square meters, the Grand Resort Deck features a 4,000 square meter Wave Pool, a 500 ton white sand beach, the world’s longest Aquatic Adventure Ride, and Macau's only Slide Mountain.  Surfing lessons are even available in the morning, since the Wave Pool can generate waves as high as 1.5 meters! 

 

Grand Resort Deck aerial shot Grand Resort Deck beach and pool Grand Resort Deck Skytop Aquatic Adventure Ride  

If you prefer a quieter, more relaxing experience, each of Galaxy's five hotels offer private pools that are accessible to guests staying in that particular hotel.  Guests at Hotel Okura get the short end of the stick here though, since their pool is very small and located indoors on the 29th floor.

 

GALAXY RESORT GYMS

 

Gym and spa facilities at Galaxy are more of less interchangeable no matter which hotel you’re staying at.  All of the gyms are large and modern while sauna, steam and jacuzzi are readily available as well.  Keep in mind that Hotel Okura's fitness centre only utilizes a Kinesis wall, with next to no traditional heavy lifting equipment. 

 

DINING 

 

Galaxy is clearly the best resort for dining option in Cotai, followed by the City of Dreams and then Venetian.  Highlights include Lai Heen, the Ritz Carlton Cafe, Urban Kitchen, Belon, and some intriguing newcomers: Dean and Deluca Cafe, the Apron and Cafe de Paris Monte Carlo.

The Apron - Premium oyster bar that also deals in high end beef.  Early returns have been very positive.

Oyster Bar and Grill: $18 to $55 per piece
Seafood Counter: $188 to $688
Salads: $88
Skewers: $128 to $148
Grilled: $108 to $278
Daily Lunch Specials: $138

Belon - No children below 8 allowed at Belon and I say good for them.  This is fine French dining, not a nursery.

Appetizers: $178 to $588
Soup: $138    
Caviar: $498 to $1398
Main Course: $318 to $388            
Beef: $288 to $1568

There are also two set meals available at night with the Belon Signature Seafood Sharing Menu Platter $1799 for two people, and the 6 course Chef’s Flair Menu $1188.

On Sundays, there’s a champagne brunch buffet that runs $238 for children aged 4 to 12, $399 for seniors 65 and above and $798 for adults.

I’ve tried both the evening a la carte and champagne brunch buffet.  For a review, please click here: Belon


Belon is open in the evenings from 6 pm to 11 pm Wednesdays through Monday.  The Champagne brunch is on Sundays from 11:30 am to 3 pm.

Belon is located on the 31st floor, beside the gym and pool.

Dean and Deluca Cafe
- This famed New York deli opens their first branch in Asia.  Having lived in China for 15 years, one thing that’s basically impossible to find anywhere are great deli sandwiches.

Salads: $28 to $40
Sandwiches: $42 to $48
Hand Pies and Rolls: $30 to $58.

I’ve yet to try it, but the prices look good so far.

Hours are from 8 am to 9 pm daily.
 
8.5 Otto e Mezzo Bombana - The highly acclaimed “Best Italian Chef in Asia”, Umberto Bombana has opened his first restaurant in Macau, one that was awarded one Michelin star for three straight years.  His restaurant in Hong Kong continues to be the only 3 star Italian restaurant outside of Italy, and I can’t wait to check that one out. 

As for this one in Macau, there’s a 4 course lunch set that goes for $888 (plus $500 for wine) while a 5 course degustation menu at night runs $1380 (plus $600 for wine).  In terms of a la carte, there’s appetizers and soup ($268 to $428), fresh made pasta and risotto ($268 to $428), and seafood and meat mains ($398 to $1580).

 

For a review of my dinner there, please click here: Otto Bombana

Otto keeps hours from 12 pm to 2:30 pm in the afternoon and from 6 pm to 10:30 at night.  It’s closed on Sundays.  To find it, head to shop 1031 on the first floor of the retail Promenade. 

Fook Lam Moon - Prices have fallen considerably at Fook Lam Moon - they were outrageous before.  The guidebook says they are somehow affiliated with a Michelin star, but they’ve never had one in Macau.  Perhaps in Hong Kong?

Appetisers: $68 to $138                  Beef: $168 to $198
Signature Dishes: $150 to $2300     Pork: $138 to $168
Soups: $68 to $250                        Vegetables: $138 to $188
Seafood: $138 to $360                   Rice & Noodles: $138 to $188
Poultry: $148 to $380     
Premium Shark’s Fin and Bird’s Nest: $428 to $1680


Fook Lam Moon is Shop #2008 on the 2nd floor of the retail Promenade.  Hours are from 11 am to 3 pm in the afternoon and from 6 pm to 11 pm at night.  

Lai Heen - Lai Heen is a restaurant fit for the Ritz.  Immaculately decorated and sublimely adorned, it’s the very definition of luxurious Cantonese dining.  

Appetizers: $88 to $138                      Birds Nest: $298 to $788
Dim sum (lunch only): $68 to $108      Dried Seafood: $318 to $8888
Barbecue: $108 to $768                      Seafood: $108 to $438
Soup: $188 to $688                            Meat: $138 to $338
Vegetables: $138 to $268                    Poultry: $198 to $288

Their 8 course Michelin degustation menu is $1888 per person with an additional $750 for a wine pairing and $550 for a tea pairing.  Another 7 course Gourmet Degustation Menu runs $1888.  Finally at lunch, a Signature Lunch Set costs $408 (5 courses) and $488 (5 courses). 

 

For a review of my dinner there, please click here: Lai Heen

Lai Heen is located on the 51st floor of the Ritz and keeps hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 am in the afternoon and from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm at night.  It’s closed on Mondays.

Man Ho - Delectable Cantonese cuisine for your dining pleasure at Man Ho, prepared by world class chef Andy Ng.

Cold Appetisers: $80 to $98    Bird’s Nest: $380 to $720
Dim Sum: $38 to $88             Abalone: $428 to $4888
Barbecue: $138 to $450         Meat: $98 to $880
Soup: $68 to $268                 Vegetables: $98 to $168
Seafood: $128 to $580           Rice/Noodles: $98 to $268

They also have a free flow drink promotion where beer, coffee and tea can be consumed for $98.

Hours are from 11:30 am to 3 pm in the afternoon and from 5:30 pm to 11 pm at night.

The Ritz-Carlton Cafe - Gorgeous looking French style cafe serves  a la carte twice a day as well as a buffet on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.
                    
Appetizers: $98 to $1               Meat: $168 to $328
Salad: $88 to $138                   Fish: $168 to $888   
Sandwiches: $98 to $298          Steaks: $288 to $1288    
Soup: $78 to $108                    Vegetarian: $128

On Sundays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, there’s an excellent Sunday Brunch buffet, which runs $498 per adult, or $588 if you want free flow Ritz Brut Champagne and $1388 for Free Flow Perrier-Jouet La Belle Champagne.  A definite crowd pleaser, I’ve tried it twice and both times were excellent.  For a review, please follow the link here: Ritz-Carlton Cafe.

A Steak and Fries special is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday nights. Starting from $198 per person for Australian Beef Flank all the way up to $488 for French Beef Rib Eye, it comes with one soup or appetizer, one dessert and one glass of wine.  There are 6 different steak choices altogether.

Every Friday and Saturday evening, it’s Surf and Turf night, which is a 4 course set meal costing $298 which pairs one meat with one seafood, in addition to one appetizer, one dessert and one glass of wine. 

Afternoon tea happens daily from 3 pm to 6 pm and costs $188 for 1.

The Ritz-Carlton Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton.  Hours are from 11 am to 10:30 pm daily.

Saffron - Thai joint offers a range of specials starting with a Seafood buffet from Friday to Sunday night for $488 a head (adult), and $244 for children.  However, if your dining party is composed of 4 people, they’ll only charge your for 3.  They also have a 4 course Seafood Treasure meal everyday for 2 people at lunch and at dinner from Monday to Thursday for $728.  Their final offer is a lunch buffet from Monday to Friday for $188 per person.  The rest of their menu is a la carte.

Appetizers: $108 to $238    
Curry: $238 to $308
Main meat: $138 to $458
Soup: $148 to $198                     
Vegetables: $98 to $188

For a review of my dinner there, please click here: Saffron

There’s also a four course Thai Cooking Class every Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm for $558.

Saffron is located in the Banyan Tree lobby is open from 7 am to 11 pm daily.

Terrazza - Dig around the back of your closet for some proper attire, because Terrazza has a strict dress code.  No T-Shirts, shorts, flip flops or casual sportswear allowed.  Only smart apparel will do, preferably ties and jackets.  Terrazza serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and had a Michelin star in 2017 which they promptly lost one year later. 

Appetizers: $128 to $248    Meat and seafood: $328 to $1200
Soup: $98 to $158              Pizza: $148 to $248
Pasta: $158 to $198            Seafood Platter: $688 (for 2), $888 (for 4)

For a review of my dinner there, please click here: Terrazza
          
Terrazza is found on the 2nd floor and is open at night from 6 pm to 11 pm, Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays it opens for lunch from 12 pm to 3 pm and again in the evening from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Urban Kitchen - Macau’s hottest new restaurant is often booked up one month in advance.  Urban Kitchen serves contemporary buffet with a heavy emphasis on seafood and premium meat dishes.  Buffet times are from 7 am to 10:30 am, 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to 10:30 pm.  Prices are as follows:

Monday to Thursday
  

 
Friday



Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
 


Prices are exclusive of 10% service charge.

 

For a review of my excellent dinner there, please follow the link: Urban Kitchen

Passion by Dubois - This Swiss patisserie has two locations in Macau, one in Galaxy and another at Starworld.  Often rocking a good business, it serves a variety of sandwiches ($43 to $51), pizza  ($58 to $70), sourdough pizzas ($74 to $85), pasta and lasagna ($76) and meat dishes like duck, beef, ribs and lamb ($80 to $107).  The dessert section is also extensive, featuring danishes ($15 to $22), croissants ($15), creme brûlée ($56) and tiramisu ($36). 

Hours are from 8 am to 10 pm daily.
 
Tastes of Asia Food Court - Tastes of Asia food court features Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Singaporean cuisine, among others.  Most of the small fast food fare is inexpensive, under $80.

 

BARS 


Macallan Whisky Bar and Lounge - For whisky lovers, the whole world is brought to you at the Macallan Whisky Bar.  Their selection is impressive to say the least, with bottles originating from every corner of the globe.  Prices naturally vary according to the age, reputation, and quality, with most shots between $50 and $200.  Prices vary according to the age and quality, with most between $50 and $200.  Other alcoholic fare includes beer ($40 to $55), rum ($50 to $180), cognac ($75 to $160), gin and vodka ($65 to $115) and cocktails ($68).  Wine (if you're a woman) goes for $68 to $210 a glass, while bottles range from $200 to $810.

Macallan also has different tasting menus where you can sample 5 Macallan whiskies for $788, while two other 5 pour flights cost $488. 

If you get hungry, Macallan has a small food menu with popular snack fare like parma ham croquettes, chicken popcorn, and deep fried prawns for $88 to $188.

In terms of live entertainment, there’s music six nights a week Monday to Saturday starting from 9 pm.

Hours are from 5 pm to 1 am Sunday through Thursday and from 5 pm to 2 am Fridays and Saturdays.  It's located on the 2nd floor of the Galaxy Hotel beside Terrazza.

 
The Ritz-Carlton Bar and Lounge - Upscale bar offers their Friday and Saturday night Apertivo, which is unlimited snacks and choice of 2 tapas for $298.  Every day from 8 pm to 10 pm, it’s champagne hour, where glasses of Belle Epoque Brut cost $448 and bottles run $2198.  Happy Hour is from Sunday to Thursday daily where selected spirits, wine, beer and cocktails are only $58 to $68.

Live entertainment happens nightly save for Sundays, when the band takes a break.  

Cocktails: $108 to $128    Whisky: $78
Gin: $88                          Beer: $78 to $98
Vodka: $78 to $438          Wine: $98 to $208
Rum: $78/$88                  Afternoon Tea: $488 for 2

There’s also limited food available, including tapas for $88 and salad and sandwiches for $108 to $128.

Located on the 51st floor, hours are from 12 pm to 12 am daily Sunday to Thursday, and from 12 pm to 1 am on Friday and Saturday. 
 

ENTERTAINMENT
 
Galaxy is starting to rival their neighbours on the Cotai Strip in the entertainment department.

China Rouge - China Rouge has recently undergone a makeover and is again open to the public; its current incarnation is an upscale live music lounge.  The sultry undertones of 1930's Shanghai are still on full display though, making it one of Macau's hippest haunts.  For pics and more information, please click the following link here: China Rouge

UA Galaxy Cinemas -  General admission tickets at Galaxy's movie theatre go for $110 a pop, while seats in the posh Director's Club cost $280.  If you're wondering why that's so high, it's because the Director’s Club offers premium dining, a lounge with wait staff, and self adjustable reclining sofa seats. 

 

Kids Club - Located on the 3rd floor of the Marriott, children aged 2 to 12 should get a kick out of Kids Club.  There's a bungee castle, climbing tree, ball pit and video arcade, not to mention plenty of puzzles and toys.  Rates are $150 for 3 hours of use on weekdays and $180 on weekends.  Resort guests get 30% off. 

Opening hours are from 10 am to 10 pm daily.


Endearing - Newly opened KTV joint has an elevator in the rear Crystal Lobby.  Not sure of the prices, but they're probably all very high.  Hours are from 8 pm to 4 am daily.  

 

Foot Hub - There’s a small massage joint one floor down from the Galaxy cinema and Tastes of Asia food court.  Foot and body massages run between $258 and $1208 while a four hand massage costs $1516 (60 minutes) and $1856 (90 minutes).

Guests at the Galaxy Hotel are entitled to 20% off.

Hours are from 2 pm to 2 am daily.

 

SHOPPING

With over 200 high end fashion boutiques and luxury outlets, the Galaxy’s shopping quarter is second in area and size only to the Venetian in this part of Macau.  
     
SUMMARY

With Phase 2, I think Galaxy has closed the gap on the Venetian and the City of Dreams and possibly even surpassed them.  For the time being, there’s no better and more luxurious hotel in town than the Ritz Carlton while the Grand Resort Deck is another amazing piece of work, unmatched and unrivalled by anything else in the city.  Perhaps Galaxy lags a little in the entertainment department, but the Broadway Theatre is next door and let’s face it, so are the Venetian, City of Dreams and Studio City too, so it’s not like you have to cross town to see the best shows that Macau has to offer.  Galaxy has definitely set the bar very high and it’ll be interesting to see if the slew of monster resorts in the works can match them.  

In terms of the casino, serious gamers may want to give it strong consideration just for the Player Card alone.  The membership benefits rank as Macau’s best and there are always a lot of good promotions on the go, with information easily accessible and kept up to date on the GEG website.  It’s just a shame they got rid of the stage on the main floor though.  The talent on display there used to match and possibly even exceed the Crazy Paris Show at the Grand Lisboa, which was no small feat.   

 

LOCATION

 

Galaxy Macau is situated between the Venetian and another Galaxy hotel, Broadway Macau.

 

 

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