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The Hotel Okura Macau Will Be Bonkers, With a Rooftop Wave Pool and More

Where: Taipa, Macau
January 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM | by | Comment (1)

Remember that time we went to Macau? Yeah it feels like forever ago, mainly because Macau is opening new hotels so freaking rapidly that we've a list so long to check out, it's overwhelming. And today we can add one more for later this year: the Hotel Okura Macau.

Whereas American tourists and other very foreign foreigners to Macau will opt for properties like the Wynn/Encore, Hard Rock Hotel, Four Seasons or the just-opened new Mandarin Oriental, the Okura will target those coming over for a good time from Japan and other parts of Asia. The flagship Okura, after all, is a legendary hotel in the center of Tokyo—one which we fell in love with during our recent trip to Japan—and the plans for its Macau property are plain bonkers.

Here's what we're talking about:

The Okura Macau is joining a whole complex called the Galaxy. The hotel itself will be 488 guestrooms-strong, with a kaiseki restaurant and access to the delights of the Galaxy development, including a "4,000-square-meter man-made beach with 350 tons of white sand deposited along a 150-meter-long shoreline, framing one of the world’s largest rooftop wave pools, with waves reaching as high as 1.5 meters." That's not to mention all the bars, upscale shopping and "nightlife." It kind of reminds us of new cruise ships and all their bells and whistles.

Okay so when this Okura opens in "early 2011," we'll start looking at airfares to Hong Kong so we can pick up the hydrofoil ferry for a day of serious, serious hotel-hopping (and maybe some Playboy Club imbibing, too).

[Photo: starworldMacau]

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Awesome article!

Very clever article. Thought evoking to say the least. Thanks for the post.

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