This is Macau’s largest hotel and the largest Sheraton in the world, but in contrast to many of its Cotai competitors, its aim is to attract not just gamblers but also leisure travelers and global companies wishing to stage conventions or events here for their Asian markets (its 14,000 sq. m./52,000 sq. ft. of meeting space includes a ballroom that can seat 4,000 people). Families will especially find much to like, including two outdoor pool areas offering lots of deck space, family suites with adorable kid-size furnishings in one of the two bedrooms, and special events geared toward youngsters, including a daily parade of characters from DreamWorks movies, weekend movie nights by the pool, and a fantasy-filled Shrekfast breakfast buffet that allows children to interact with Shrek, penguins from “Madagascar,” and other movie characters. Rooms, starting at 42 sq. m (452 sq. ft.), offer the usual amenities, but travelers who don’t want to get lost in the shuffle should opt for club privileges offering separate check in and Macau’s largest club lounge. Other standouts are a spa with 15 treatment rooms (including five just for couples), a gym offering free fitness classes, and easy access to more than 600 shops and 100 restaurants in the surrounding Cotai Strip. In any case, the Sheraton Macao boasts an enviable 90% occupancy rate despite its massive size, just explains why the hotel building boom in Cotai is far from over (St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, MGM Cotai, and Wynn Palace are just some of the properties opening over the next few years).