Olivia Parker
Aug 6, 2018

Zaha Hadid stunner launches in Macau

“There’s barely a right angle in the whole place.”

Zaha Hadid stunner launches in Macau

Morpheus, which opened on June 15, is the new US$1.1 billion, 40-storey hotel at the City of Dreams complex in Macau, part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

Designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid, it has a unique block shape with integrated voids that you can walk over in a series of “sky bridges”, encased in what the hotel calls a freeform “exoskeleton mesh” structure, the first of its kind in the world.

As Melco Resorts & Entertainment chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho noted of the design: “There’s barely a right angle in the whole place.”

Some of the hotel’s star attractions include an enormous open lobby with high-speed panoramic lifts, nearly 100,000 sqm of hotel space (772 rooms), a sky pool on the 40th floor and VIP villas on the
upper floors.

Two of Morpheus’s three restaurants will serve French chef Alain Ducasse’s creations; indeed he has an entire floor. Alain Ducasse at Morpheus will serve “the ultimate French culinary experience”, while Voyages is Ducasse’s restaurant featuring tastes of Asia.

Yi will offer regional Chinese cuisine served omakase style (chef’s choice), and there’s also a Pierre Hermé Lounge dedicated to pâtisserie.

For delegates, the hotel offers various private meeting and event spaces, and it can also host retail pop-ups in specially curated spaces.

The completion and opening of Morpheus also marks a new beginning for City of Dreams. Its premium portfolio now includes Morpheus; Nüwa; and upcoming hotel Libertine, which starts development in the first quarter of 2019.


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