Wynn Palace : Fountain View King Suite - The MacauTripping Review 2017
Wynn Does Cotai And Does It Wow
Five years and countless hours of wondering, exploring and waiting Wynn Palace is finally open. Wynn Palace is a rethinking of the Wynn experience at a much larger, palatial scale that is targeted towards the upper levels of the mass market. Fortunately for us - and anyone planning to head to Macau in the foreseeable future - the glut of hotel room supply in Macau means that you can score high end rooms and suites at Wynn Palace for peanuts compared to their Macau peninsula and Las Vegas counterparts.
I booked my room directly, taking advantage of some outrageous discounting via the Wynn Insider, with nightly hotel room rates of approximately $1600HKD (US$200) per night courtesy of the "Suite Promotion - 50% off Standard Rate for Insiders" promotion. Shortly after booking this non-refundable promotion, rates dropped further, with standard (non-suite) hotel rooms going for $900HKD (US$120) per night via Wynn Insider. It is also worth noting for regular Las Vegas visitors that Macau does not charge resort fees and provides a lot of services you would pay for stateside, with compliments. Yowza. 2017 is the golden age of Macau visitation.
I arrived at Wynn Palace Cotai via shuttle from Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal. The terminal has two bus pick up areas... the older one (go out of the terminal doors and go left down the ramp) is primarily for major casino resorts on the peninsula. The second area - accessed by taking a tunnel across the street - is for smaller Macau peninsula hotels and everything Cotai. Be forewarned, the Wynn Palace Cotai shuttle bus is blue, not red like its Macau counterpart.
The shuttle from Macau Ferry Terminal to Wynn Palace Cotai takes about 15 minutes, crossing the Friendship Bridge, squirming through Taipa, short cutting through the airport and ring around Wynn Palace before dropping off at the North Lobby entrance - not the dedicated bus entrance. Upon arrival, a bellman in formal honor-guard style uniforms replete with caps and aiguillette quickly grabbed my bags and escorted me inside.
Wynn Palace has three main entrances - north and south lobby and a dedicated bus entrance. For arriving guests, it matters not which lobby you arrive at, there are reception desks and elevators in both and rooms on the hotel floors can be accessed by either side. The third main (east) entrance, used primarily by shuttles to Wynn Macau, the Cotai Connection bus and shuttles to the ferry terminal and airport, is located at the rear of the casino near Jeff Koons' "Tulips" sculpture, just steps away from the only Starbucks designed by Wynn über designer Roger Thomas.
The North Lobby is simply stunning. Upon entry into the dazzlingly tall lobby, guests are introduced to the floral themed resort by a massive motion sculpture of colorful balloons slowly rising and falling from the ceiling. This sculpture - and the floral ferris wheel in the South Lobby - were made by floral artist Preston Bailey and feature hundreds of thousands of colorful silk flowers.
Steps away from the North Lobby porte cochère entrance is hotel registration lobby. The long desk is hotel registration, the smaller desk on the right is the bell services. The mass market registration lobby is quite intimate by megaresort standards.