Altira Macau is located in a 36-story silver building jetting up to the sky, curving close to the water on Taipa Island. You’ll definitely get a view inside the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel; its building is the tallest on the island. It sits in a quiet, residential area of Taipa (Avenida De Kwong Tung on Taipa Macau, 9336), which may seem isolated, However, all of the action isn’t far away. Altira is situated in between Cotai Strip, the main gambling area of Taipa, and a short drive from central Macau, the northernmost strip and the center of most tourist activity.
Dubbed the “Monte Carlo of the Orient,” Macau is a high-roller hot spot with more than 33 casinos in the area; so feel free to place your bets. If you need more action to keep you going, check out this luxury Macau hotel's sister hotel, City of Dreams, by hopping on the free hourly shuttle that goes back and forth between the two. Between the mega-casino and more than 200 shops at both hotels, you’ll have plenty to do.