Banyan Tree Macau Cotai Pool Suite - The MacauTripping Review 2016
The Ultimate In Spa Suite Luxury
The moment the elevator doors open at the Banyan Tree, the feelings of relaxation begin. Soft atmospheric sounds echo through the elevator landing and hallways, sharing the air with the calming scent of essential oils. It is a stunning and abrupt transition. The atmospheric change had an instantaneous effect. Instead of hurriedly deciphering wayfinding plaques and trudging towards the room, I sorta feel like I'm already in the room. I stop, pause and absorb my surroundings with a large inhalation, releasing all of the bustle.
Steps away from the elevators is a day bed adorned with pillows, hotel phone and a pedestal holding an urn burning aromatic oils adorned with orchid petals.
Facing the day bed is a rock garden containing a one-of-a-kind sculpture made from small twigs bent and fashioned together and mounted in a square metal frame. Breathtaking.
At the end of the vestibule, I turned right and headed down the dark hallway... followed by sooting music and the intoxicating scents of aromatic oils.
I arrive at room 2310, wave the key against the RFID reader and head inside.
To the immediate right upon entry is a small valet hallway. My luggage was here when I arrived... no need to call the front desk or wait for a bell man to deliver it. Convenient!
Once inside the room, straight ahead is a large living room and a small credenza with Greek key style footings on the wall to the right.
On the table is the incense and essential oil station with a daily menu saying what scents were available that day. Since I was staying on a Sunday night, my flavors of the day would normally be Pine and Bergamot, but since I chose at check in, my flavors were lemongrass and amber. You might think that this is all just a bunch of frou frou nonsense, but being given materials to excite and recalibrate your sense of smell adds a layer of sensuality to this relaxing experience.
About a half-hour after arriving in my room, I received an automated welcome email from Banyan Tree. A digital touch.