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Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams, Macau

  • Macau , China
  • 2013 – 2018
  • Melco Entertainment Limited
  • 150,000 sqm2
  • Height: 40 floors
  • Program: Approximately 780 guest-rooms, suites and sky villas. Meeting and event facilities, casino, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and sky pool

Melco Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.

With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope.

The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the its centre of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.

The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip.

Development of the Morpheus hotel at City of Dreams commenced in 2013. The project is expected to open in 2018.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Viviana Muscettola and Michele Pasca di Magliano

Facade Director

Paolo Matteuzzi

Project Architects

Maria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins, Michele Salvi

Project Team

Pierandrea Angius, Luis Miguel Samanez Massimo Napoleoni, Bianca Cheung, Miron Mutyaba, Milind Khade, Stefano Iacopini, Davide Del Giudice, Luciano Letteriello, Cyril Manyara, Alvin Triestanto, Muhammed Shameel, Goswin Rothenthal, Santiago Fernandez-Achury, Vahid Eshraghi, Melika Aljukic

Concept Team

Viviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel

Executive Architect

L&O, Hong Kong

Local Architect

CAA, Macau

Structural Engineering

Buro Happold, London/ Hong Kong

M&E Engineering

JRP, Hong Kong
Buro Happold, London (Concept)


Buro Happold, Hong Kong

Interior Designer

Remedios Studio, Long Beach CA

Gaming Designer

Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas NV

Quantity Surveyor

WTP, Hong Kong


Isometrix, London/ Hong Kong

Ove Arup, Hong Kong


Shen Milson & Wilke, Hong Kong

Traffic Engineer

MVA, Hong Kong

Building Contractor

Dragages, Hong Kong