Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Banyan Tree Macau has a contemporary Oriental design style largely centered on natural elements such as stone, wood, water and, at night, even fire. This luxury Macau hotel’s grand lobby areas are marked by a towering spiral staircase, sparkling chandeliers, beds of black stones surrounding shallow pools of water and warm, wooded wall and ceiling panels. During the afternoon the soft, relaxing music wafting through the area is supplanted by the sounds of a female musician dressed in traditional Thai costume plucking a Khim, and in the evening, candle-lit sconces are lined up along the walkway leading to the elevators.
Guest room corridors are equally stylish, with the public areas around the elevators designed like luxury spa waiting areas. Here you’ll find smooth black stones, sculptures made from natural materials, abstract Oriental-style paintings and padded, low-slung couches with decorative pillows; and a small table, littered with flower petals, that has a black ceramic piece filled with scented oil.