The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel is located on the Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança with an area of about 980,000 square meters (242 acres). Opened on August 28th, 2008, it is the largest single block style hotel in Asia and the second largest building in the world. It has the function of performance, entertainment, shopping, exhibition, accommodation and large scale gaming.
In Venetian Macau there are two main areas—the tourist area and the casino area. In the tourist area, there are the Venetian styled buildings, canals
|Fancy Roof in the Hotel|
If you don't want to go shopping, touring around the Grand Canal Shoppes area would be the best choice. As in Venice, you are able to relax on a gondola as the pier is near the plaza with the trip taking 15 minutes accompanied by songs from the gondoliers. The San Luca, Marco Polo and Grand Canals are all named after the famous Venetian canals. Beside the canals there is the San Marco Square, which was also named after the Italian plaza.
Apart from shops and gondolas, visitors can enjoy the entertainment when walking around this area with a piano solo and mummeries on the San Marco Square every hour and the Streetmosphere™ performers (street performers) keeping you entertained along the way. And what's more, the man-made blue sky can produce sunrise and sunset effects under the control of a computer. Having experienced the shops, the activities and performances, you can go downstairs to the first level. Here you can go to the ZAİA Theatre to enjoy the ZAİA Show as presented by the Cirque Du Soleil as a permanent show.
|Grand Canal Shoppes Area|
Tips for dining:
There are more than 30 stylish restaurants in the Grand Canal Shoppes. In the casino area, there are also many restaurants with Chinese, Japanese, western food and snacks among which there is the largest restaurant in Asia with more than 1,000 tables—the Café Deco. In the evenings, visitors can relax over a few drinks at the Bellini Lounge and listen to some live music. Dancers, singers and musicians from all over the world perform day and night, with ladies being offered free drinks every Wednesday from 08:00-13:00.
|There are many free shuttle buses between the Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel and other areas in Macau, such as Airport, Ferry Teminal and Gongbei Border.|
|Grand Canal Shoppes: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00-23:00 |
|The Gondola Trip: MOP$ 108 (adults) MOP$ 80 (kids) |
ZAİA: MOP$388-$788 (adults)
MOP$194-$394 (kids from 2-11)
* Kids under 2 years old are not allowed to enter the theatre.
Useful Resource: Macau Hotels