Sealing Cotai as a prestigious hub of business, lifestyle, and entertainment in the region; Morpheus is the perfect centerpiece in the prominent district of Macau and the latest addition to the glittering skyline. To say that the iconic architecture is a masterpiece is simply an understatement. The building is strikingly powerful with an energy of its own that changes and continues to flow visually and aesthetically.
Conceptualized by the brilliant mind of the late legendary architect Zaha Hadid and Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Morpheus poised many challenges in its making but it was definitely worth every day of creative and dedicated labor. It will soon be unveiled as the new flagship hotel at renowned City of Dreams resort on June 15. But before that anticipated day, we take a closer look at the magnificent details and dig deep into the history, marking the rise of the newest and most luxurious landmark of Macau.
It seemed like an impossible infrastructure to build. A concept by Zaha Hadid like her designs all over the world, Morpheus is a pioneer in both art and architecture. As the legendary architect’s vision, Zaha was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize and her major projects included the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, the London Olympics Aquatics Centre, and Guangzhou Opera House.
Morpheus undisputedly the world’s first high-rise building supported by a free-form exoskeleton steel structure to house a mix of different facilities within one cohesive edifice featuring two sky bridges, five different glazing systems, and a non-repetitive, doubly-curved aluminum cladding. It is inspired by jade artifacts and incorporates a number of architectural and technological breakthroughs. It’s a unique masterpiece in various perspectives.
Morpheus used 28,000 tons of structural steel or four times the amount of wrought iron used to build the Eiffel Tower. And if that’s not amazing enough, it also took 48,000 sq. mts of glass to cover the building just enough to frame 1,20,000 Mona Lisas. It has a 35m-high atrium lobby that’s tall enough for a double ferris wheel.
Lap of Luxury
Set to redefine high-end hospitality with the world’s most exquisite brands throughout its stunning guest rooms and villas, Morpheus has approximately 770 rooms, suites, and villas. It also includes three ultra-luxurious pool villas and six duplex villas, designed by one of the world’s top designers Peter Remedios.
Quality and Hospitality
The staff uniforms are catwalk ready and designed by none other than celebrity couturier Barney Cheng ensuring quality and design inspired by the structure and style maintained throughout the property.
Wake up here
The room’s impressive amenities include Frette and Mühldorfer bed linen, The Madison Collection bath linen, Bernardaud chinaware, Royal Selangor bathroom accessories, Hermès and Acqua di Parma toiletries, Alessi tableware, Dyson hairdryers, and Nespresso coffee machines.
Rise and Shine
Lifting you to greater heights is the 12 high-speed panoramic lift and two link bridges to roam around and explore the spectacular hotel property. Its two towers are connected at the podium levels and the roof, and there are two additional bridges for guests to experience the external voids within the building.
First in Asia’s Fine Dining Scene
Brace yourselves for the opening of Pierre Herme Lounge at the Atrium and indulge in the most delicious pastries and delicacies in the world. Another first in Asia feat are the two Ducasse restaurants and a bar at Alain Ducasse at Morpheus. It will serve up the celebrated chef’s signature French contemporary haute cuisine. Voyages by Alain Ducasse, on the other hand, is a tailor-made new concept and offers a twist on Asian cuisines inspired by Ducasse’s travels over the past 30 years. The Yi at Sky Bridge will be the only fine-dining restaurant in Asia to present a unique blend of Chinese cuisines served omakase style. These dining experiences will no doubt be unforgettable when in Macau.
Magic at Morpheus Spa
Boasting of a bespoke in-house Spa Butler concept, the Morpheus Spa will feature a snow garden installation and the platinum mask treatment by Margy’s Monte Carlo.
Located 40 stories above the city, gaze through the city skyline while enjoying a relaxing dip at the pool. The feeling can be compared to floating through the air and is a must-do for all guests of the hotel.
Exclusive Contemporary Art Space
Immerse in the art with spaces that exhibit works by internationally renowned artists Jean-Michel Othoniel and Thilo Heinzmann.
Unique Retail Experiences
Enjoy exclusive pop-ups with the world’s outstanding fashion brands and curated spaces featuring the best products in the world.
We can’t wait for the already-iconic building to open its doors to Macau and the world!