Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape; 986-9966, www.wynnmacau.com. This glitzy new star has it all: casino, multiple restaurants, spa, salon, pool, upscale shopping arcade. Large, beautifully appointed rooms. Doubles from $333 (brochure rates).
Mandarin Oriental, 956-1110 Avenida da Amizade; 567-888, www.mandarinoriental.com. An in-city resort with pool, tennis, spa, small casino, good restaurants. My "deluxe city view" room faced a garish casino and was dated, but the Old World lobby is lovely. Doubles from about $178.
Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel, Coloane; 882-143,www.hotelpcoloane.com.mo. Away from the casino madness, this hotel with pool on Coloane island has 30 rooms in rustic Portuguese style. Restaurant and dining terrace serving Portuguese specialties. Doubles from $93.
WHERE TO EAT:
O Porto Interior, 259b Rua do Almirante Sergio; 967-770. Photos of early Macanese families, brick floor, antique Chinese screens. Regional specialties include curries, bread soup and serradura ("sawdust" pudding). Entrees $7-$18.