Grand Lisbao Casino Hotel is another icon in Macau, it is owned by the richest man in Macau, Stanley Ho who owned in total 19 casinos in Macau. Ho has been nicknamed King of Gambling and owned 4 wives and 17 children. You cannot miss the Grand Lisboa Hotel when you are in Macau because the architecture is simply stunning. The building is the tallest in Macau until the Macau Tower was built (Macau Tower was also built by Stanley Ho), illustrating the opening petals of the lotus flower also the National flower of Macau.
The Name of Grand Lisboa
Many would know that Macau is a former Portuguese colony, so it has strong influence from the Portuguese culture. Even the name of the hotel, Grand Lisboa was taken from the capital of Portugal- Lisbon. Lisboa is the Portuguese language for Lisbon.
The interior of the Grand Lisboa Casino is equally luxurious. Please walk in and have a look at their front lobby, full of antiques and treasures.
Bronze Horse Head of Haiyantang of Old Summer Palace
The bronze horse statue is an important antique from the Qing Sculpture, purchased by Stanley Ho with HK69.1 million (USD 8.7 million) but he will return it to China to show his patriotism and nationalism. You are still able to see the horse head statue until the Chinese museum collects it.
If you watched Jackie Chan’s movie about treasure hunting, CZ12, you will be familiar with the head statue of the 12 zodiacs. The horse is here in Grand Lisboa.
Next to the horse head statue is Stanley Ho, the King of Gambling.
Golden Sculpture displayed at the hotel lobby.
Display of a beautiful village with protective walls
Antique Clock at Grand Lisboa
Bear Sculptures from Jade.
Casino Lisboa is located next to Grand Lisboa, yes they are related. It is also owned by Stanley Ho. You will find the building is quite old fashion as it was hit in the 1960s, the upgraded version is Grand Lisboa next door. You don’t get to see such Casino Lisboa these days.
Another luxury hotel and casino resort near Grand Lisboa, the Wynn Hotel owned by American high end casino groups based in Las Vegas Strip.
there is a free performance lake show with a blend of fountains and music, color and fire.
- Sunday to Friday:11:00 am to 9:45 pm
- Saturday and eve of public holiday:11:00 am to 10:45 pm
- Each show lasts approximately three minutes and runs alternately at 15 minutes intervals
There are two towers for the Wynn Hotel.
This is another American resort casino group based in Las Vegas. MGM Macau features a unique glass exterior which reflects the in different colors and their icon, the Golden Lion.
Walking toward the waterfront, you can see the Macau Tower. The guy who owned Grand Lisboa & Lisboa Casino hotel, Stanley Ho commissioned to build the Macau Tower in Macau. After his trip back from Auckland New Zealand, he was impressed with the Sky Tower there so he wanted one for Macau as well. There are several fun activities you can do in Macau Tower, such as Bungy Jump and Skywalk.
Casino & Gambling is part of the culture in Macau, so hopping all the elegant and grand hotels casinos for free is something you need to do while in Macau. That’s why people called Macau “The Las Vegas of Asia”. My favorite picks of all the hotels & Casinos are Grand Lisboa and Lisboa Casino. Grand Lisboa is really unique and beautiful and I like Lisboa Casino for a sentimental reason because we don’t get to see such old fashion hotels casinos these days.