Capella stands tall in Macau

Capella Hotels and Resorts will open its debut property in the Greater Bay area of Macau, setting a new standard of luxury in the destination…

guestroom with gold ceiling at Capella Galaxy Macau

Capella Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with Galaxy Entertainment Group, has set an opening date for Capella at Galaxy Macau – a luxuriously serene sanctuary nestled within the vibrant gateway to Hong Kong. An art-filled retreat where guests can savour coveted moments of beauty and tranquillity, the 93-key hotel promises a new era of exceptional hospitality to Macau when it opens in 2025.

gold façade of Capella at Galaxy Macau at sunset

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“Capella at Galaxy Macau signifies a pivotal moment for Capella Hotels and Resorts as we expand into The Greater Bay Area,” said Evan Kwee, Vice-Chairman of Capella Hotel Group. “Through our partnership with Galaxy Entertainment Group, we are excited to introduce travellers to Macau’s rich cultural heritage, delivering thoughtful and enriching experiences while fostering meaningful connections with the local community.”

The design focusses on introducing a tranquil elegance into the vibrant cultural heart of Macau, bringing to the forefront the destination’s vibrant and diverse cultural heritage. Interwoven into the integrated resort destination Galaxy Maca, the 17-storey hotel features 36 expansive Sky Villas.

Each Sky Villa boasts a spacious, light-filled private balcony complete with a full-length transparent infinity-edge swimming pool, outdoor lounge and sunroom. Designed to effortlessly transition between seasons, the coveted Sky Villas feature a hidden winter garden, offering guests the transformative experience of nature’s tranquillity.

Meaningful connections drive the design narrative of the villas, with spaces for guests to bask in the joy of togetherness, such as an entertainment lounge, games room, and a contemporary bar highlighted by rare spirits and cocktails. Meanwhile, the 57 suites boast spacious private plunge pools and expansive balconies offering views of the city’s scenic architecture.

cream couches against bronze and stone surfaces at Capella Macau

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Artful interiors by Bruno Moinard and Claire Bētaille, of the Paris-based interior design firm Moinard Bētaille, build on Capella Hotels and Resorts’ legacy of melding contemporary elegance with distinctive individual design. Eager to create a sanctuary of solace, the duo has curated a haven of effortless sophistication, with radiant interiors — including hand-painted wallpaper by Lala Curio — that celebrate the vibrant colours of Macau’s verdant tropical jungles and natural wonders. Enhancing Moinard Bétaille’s design is a diverse contemporary art collection. The art pieces transcend beyond the decorative, inspiring a sense of contemplation and reflection among guests.

Capella at Galaxy Macau’s key gastronomic concept is crafted in association with one of Hong Kong’s brightest culinary stars, Vicky Cheng. A Michelin-starred chef, Vicky Cheng is lauded for his culinary excellence in melding together French techniques with modern Chinese flavours. His restaurant is set to be the most anticipated opening in the region, where Macau’s fascinating East and West influences will allude to his culinary masterpieces. Chef Cheng is also the chef-founder of Vea and Wing, which is currently No.5 on Asia’s 50 Best Awards 2024. Enriching the dining experience, the restaurant’s transportative design is by award-winning Hong Kong based interior designer Joyce Wang, of the eponymous design shop Joyce Wang Studio.

Wang illustrates a fluid space that resonates with Chef Cheng’s creativity. The notion of exploration and discovery is embedded into her design, where boundaries are meaningfully blurred between guest and chef, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in Chef Cheng’s intimate cooking ritual.

zebra striped chair and cream couch against black wall in hotel suite

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The property presents a bold new take on The Living Room, which is set to cement the property’s standing as Macau’s cultural hub. Alongside a series of enriching experiences designed to guide guests to navigate the innermost layers of Macau, Capella at Galaxy Macau will also feature Pony & Plume, a members-only al fresco lounge featuring the most extensive hotel humidor to store the Vintage Cuban collection of distinguished guests. Inspired by the game of equestrian polo, Pony & Plume will feature a curated cocktail and the finest whiskies of provenance, underpinned by rare vintage Cuban puros. Meanwhile, a dedicated bar will serve storied cocktails in timeless elegance.

Plume is the ‘whisper-only’ name of a hidden invitation-only terrace, where a collection of the city’s best examples of Havana craftsmanship will be appreciated by serious aficionados. Aside from opportunities to taste special, rare and vintage selections by the stick, a feature display will allow you to peek at treasures from the owning family’s private collection – these include a range of vintage Cuban Dunhill and even the entire Davidoff Chateau series, as well as some historical unicorns. This will inevitably be Macau’s most sought after access, for connoisseur fans of the artisanal produce of Cuba and the New World. Curios from the private collection that those lucky enough to enter might get to spot also include antiques, art and even notable gifts blessed by El Commandante himself.

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