Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities, celebrated the official opening of Morpheus on Friday, the new, ultra-luxury hotel in Macau.
Named after the god of dreams in Greek Mythology, this $US1.1 billion building is the latest addition to the Phase III development of City of Dreams Macau. It offers sophisticated travellers remarkable experiences that go beyond gaming and raise the bar in global luxury hospitality.
Morpheus is the world’s first ever free-form exoskeleton high-rise architectural structure, designed by legendary architect the late Dame Zaha Hadid. The interior of the hotel is intricately crafted, designed and curated by globally-renowned designer Peter Remedios.
With a total of 772 guest rooms, suites and villas, an executive lounge, a sky pool situated 130 meters above ground, the world’s most fashion-forward brands and retail options, an in-house Spa Butler concept, as well as VIP gaming and VIP villas on the top floors, Morpheus offers guests world-class experiences that exceed five-star hotel standards.
Dining options include the opening of Alain Ducasse at Morpheus and Voyages, the legendary French chef’s restaurant inspired by his travels. Taste buds will also be awakened by Yi, which offers regional Chinese cuisine served omakase-style, while the king of modern patisserie, Pierre Hermé, has created a sleek lounge serving the finest delicacies never seen before in Asia. The hotel also serves as a living gallery featuring original contemporary art by internationally renowned artists KAWS, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Thilo Heinzmann.
“Ten years ago, Melco promised to create something different, something better to create a new category of hospitality for the premium mass. Today, together with our partners and the support of the Macau government, we have delivered on this promise,” said Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment.
“Morpheus, our most luxurious integrated resort yet, solidifies Melco’s position as a global premium brand as we continue to expand our offerings around the world. We look forward to welcoming our first guests, positioning Macau as a globally leading integrated destination for entertainment and leisure that goes beyond gaming.”
The completion and opening of Morpheus also marks a new beginning for City of Dreams. The premium portfolio now includes the sleek, modern Morpheus; the chic, classic Chinese Nüwa; and upcoming hotel Libertine, the funky rebel, which starts development in the first quarter of 2019.
Each property offer guests premium and luxury experiences but each has its own distinctive style and design while maintaining the same focus on quality and attention to detail.