Macau gets ready to welcome Morpheus, a sculptural hotel by the late architect Zaha Hadid.
Opening: Spring 2018
When it comes to Macau hotels, the rule is "the bigger, the better."
And while Morpheus, at the City of Dreams on the Cotai Strip, will indeed be huge, this hotel is more about quality rather than quantity.
One of the last projects designed by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, who passed away in 2016, Morpheus swirls above the territory's skyline like something from another galaxy.
It's sinuous and serene -- a masterpiece of architectural engineering, particularly notable for its 115-foot-high lobby atrium and exposed exoskeleton.
Brimming with 780 rooms, suites and "sky villas," the hotel is home to an infinity pool on the 40th floor, two sky bridges and an entire floor of food and beverage outlets from Alain Ducasse.
That's right: The award-winning French chef is opening a haute cuisine restaurant, a new French-meets-Asian concept dubbed Voyages by Alain Ducasse, and a dedicated bar -- all in one place.
Morpheus, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau; +853 8868 6688