The vibe: Architecture of superlatives.
The area: Within the City of Dreams, a resort which includes a casino, two theatres, a shopping centre, 20 restaurants and four other hotels.
The DNA: Conceived as an “urban window connecting the hotel’s interior communal spaces with the city”, the Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) designed Morpheus Hotel 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. 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.
Suite-Me-Up: Located on the top floor, the Pool Villa (yes, villa…) centres around its own private pool, and is surrounded by lounge and dining areas, allowing you to play, eat, or relax in an open-concept, ultra-luxurious setting. The natural light, a palette of beige stone flooring, and the sleek pairing of black stainless steel with carefully selected wood finishes emulates the experience of sailing on a mega-yacht.
Seen: archdaily, archello, Wikipedia
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 772 rooms & suites (58-510m2) (624-5,490 sq ft) • hotel opened: June 2018 • architecture: Zaha Hadid Associates • interior design: Remedios Studio ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible