Macau: Grand Lisboa
Grand Lisboa (Chinese: 新葡京) is a 58-floor, 261-metre-tall (856 ft) hotel in Macau, owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man.
Its casino and restaurants were opened on February 11, 2007, while the hotel was opened in December 2008.
The casino offers 800 mass gaming tables and 1000 slot machines.
The hotel has 430 hotel rooms and suites.
The Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in Macau and the 118th Tallest Building in the World (by architectural structure). The casino is the first in Macau to offer Texas hold ’em poker ring games.
It was also the first to offer craps, though several other casinos in Macau now offer the game.
Joël Robuchon joined the group in 2007 as the head chef of the hotel restaurant, Robuchon a Galera, which in 2008 was awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide.
The wine list features over 7,400 wines and has won the Wine Spectator “Grand Award”.
The Star of Stanley Ho is on permanent display at the Casino Grand Lisboa. According to the Gemological Institute of America, the 218.08 carats (43.62 g) diamond is the largest cushion shaped internally flawless D-color diamond in the world.
Grand Lisboa Entrance. Photo kiddo75.
Macau (Chinese: 澳門), also spelled Macao ( /məˈkaʊ/), is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. (Hong Kong is the other.)
Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong-Kong which is to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.
The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing.
Macau is a former Portuguese colony, and is both the first and last European colony in China.
Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer. Macau was first lent by the Chinese empire as an trading port in 16th century, and had to administer the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty. In 1887, Macau became a colony of the Portuguese empire and its sovereignty transferred to the Portuguese.
Under the policy of “one country, two systems“, the PRC‘s Central People’s Government is responsible for the territory’s defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy.
According to The World Factbook, Macau has the second highest life expectancy in the world.
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