Cotai, also known as the Cotai Strip, (路氹 - Lou Tam in Cantonese, Lu Tan in Mandarin) is in the rather unimaginative name given to the reclaimed land between what used to be Taipa and Coloane islands in China's Special Administrative Region of Macau, coined out of the contraction of Coloane and Taipa.

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The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

The Venetian is touted as the largest casino, and fourth largest building, in the world by floor area. At a cost of nearly $2.4bn, it is hardly a surprise. There are close to 3,000 suites, 16,000 staff members, 840 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines. In addition it has a 15,000-seat sports arena. The concept is Venice meets China and there are even indoor canals replete with gondola and sampan rides, as well as a shopping mall, and indoor Venetian styled squares.

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888 Gourmet Place

a food court on the second floor offering a variety of meals and buffets with variations of Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Sushi options. It's one of Macau's popular dining outlets. With a casual setting, it's a great eatery with loads of variety for a delicious quick meal.

City of Dreams

a large clump of hotels, casinos, restaurants and entertainment venues located just across a road from the Venetian. As elsewhere in the strip, there is quite a wide choice of restaurants, mostly upmarket, with many different styles of food.

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Conrad Macao, Cotai Central

A luxurious hotel by Conrad, complete with spa, fitness centre, business centre and meeting rooms, easy access to world-class shopping, and three award-winning restaurants. Only five minutes away from the airport via shuttle bus.

Grand Hyatt Macau

Has 791 rooms and suites overlooking the Pearl River. Facilities include: two restaurants, a lounge, spa, fitness centre, outdoor infinity pool and 8,990 sq m in event space.

Blue Frog Bar and Grill

Outlet of the famous Shanghai joint, with large portions of American food plus one of the widest selections of shots, cocktails, liquor and wines in Macau.

Food Paradise

A food court with a good range of choices generally at better prices than elsewhere in Cotai, albeit with less sumptuous decor and service.

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Four Seasons Hotel Macau

Has five outdoor pools, a spa, salon, business centre, and multilingual concierge. Located in the heart of the idyllic Cotai Strip.

Grand Waldo Hotel

Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai.

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Pousada Marina Infante Hotel

Marina de Taipa Sul, Aterro Cotai.

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Hard Rock Cafe

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