Conceived as an “urban window connecting the hotel’s interior communal spaces with the city”, the Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) designed Morpheus is notable for the series of sculptural voids carved through its centre – inspired by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving.
Linked at ground level with the surrounding three-storey podium of the City of Dreams resort, the Morpheus houses 770 guest rooms, suites and sky villas, and includes civic spaces, meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, a lobby atrium, restaurants, and a spa and rooftop pool.
ZHA designed the Morpheus as “a simple extrusion” of the abandoned foundations of a condominium tower that was never built. The rectangular footprint was used to define a monolithic 40-storey building of two internal vertical circulation cores connected at podium and roof levels.
The building’s exoskeleton optimises the interiors by creating spaces that are uninterrupted by supporting walls or columns. The central atrium runs the height of the hotel, traversed by a series of bridges that create spaces for the hotel’s restaurants, bars and guest lounge.
The City of Dreams development further includes a casino, two theatres, a shopping centre, 20 restaurants and four hotels.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 772 rooms & suites (58-151m2) (624-1,625 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 2018 • architecture: Zaha Hadid Associates • interior design: Remedios Studio (Hong Kong) ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk