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The Morpheus Hotel, Macau scheduled to complete in spring 2018

Designed as two towers connected at their podium and roof levels to create an extruded rectangle carved by a series of voids, the Morpheus Hotel integrates dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion.

The requirements for an expansive podium and rooftop area for guests’ facilities determined connecting the towers at their base and top. This arrangement equally distributes guest rooms in both side towers and maximizes the number of rooms with views across the city. Three sky bridges cross the central voids, creating extraordinary public spaces for guests and visitors.

The hotel’s structural steel exoskeleton frees the interiors from vertical supports, giving maximum flexibility and optimizing space for the many varied guest facilities. Expressive and purposeful, this fantastic structure defines many of the hotel’s public spaces.

Built for Melco Resorts & Entertainment at the City of Dreams, their flagship resort in Macau, the 40-storey Morpheus Hotel accommodates almost 800 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a wide variety of event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and sky pool, as well as extensive back-of-house areas and supporting facilities. The tower’s design resolves the hotel’s many complex programs within a single cohesive envelope.

Photo by Effie