Morpheus Hotel – City of Dreams

14.5239° N, 120.9921° E

A dozen glass lifts zip up and down the central atrium

Welcome to the newest hotel inside the City of Dreams! Located on the Cotai Strip in Macau, Taipa, where it looks just like Las Vegas – but in Asia! This time we are experiencing one of the newest hotels built along here, and in Macau in general, winning The Worlds Greatest Places award in 2018 by Time Magazine, and holding many awards in 2019 such as the Best Hotel Architecture by the Asia Pacific Property Awards!

A view from inside the lift

Daniel had told me about Morpheus for a few months, and after seeing some amazing architectural photos from his account, I was dying to visit too!

To start, I can’t believe this is the world’s first free-form, exoskeleton-bound, high rise masterpiece hotel itself designed by the Zaha Architects, made of 28,000 tons of structural steel (that’s FOUR times the amount of wrought iron to build the Eiffel Tower!) and 48,000m2 of glass. Standing at 160m high, this impossible-looking building appears like fluid forms found within China’s rich jade carving traditions connecting communal spaces with the city right through to the centre of the building.

This technological breakthrough hotel itself has approximately 770 guest rooms, suites and villas, 12 high-speed panoramic lifts and two link bridges.

The gravity-defying outdoor heated pool is located 40 stories high! One very photogenic pool for sure.

So Morpheus is a world of ‘innovation meets luxury‘, it is curated with many worldwide exquisite brands to redefine high-end hospitality. Around the hotel, you will be many famous brands and here I shall list a couple below.

Hotel and Facility curations include:

at Sky Bridge level 21
  • Pierre Hermé Lounge at the Atrium, guests also receive Pierre Hermé Macaroons and chocolate as welcome gifts
  • World of Alain Ducasse on level 3, two restaurants and a bar
  • at Sky Bridge level 21, a Michelin fine-dining Chinese restaurant served without a menu, with fresh food chosen by the Chef daily.
  • Contemporary art by KAWS, Jean-Michel Othnoiel and Thilo Heinzmann

Room and Amenities include:

Smart tablet to control the entire room,
including climate, lighting, curtains, television, room service and in-room dining
  • Hermès and Acqua di Parma toiletries
  • Frette and Mühldorfer bed linen
  • Dyson hairdryers
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bernardaud chinaware

If these features do not keep you amazed enough, City of Dreams itself is a large complex joining three hotels, a casino, a mall, the House of Dancing water show, and much more. You may even get lost like we did exploring all the possibilities!


  • Join the City of Dreams membership (free) to get an additional 10% off tickets for House of Dancing Water show on the day at their kioskthe most famous acrobat show themed within and above water. This was beautiful to watch and worth every penny!
  • Take a ferry to Taipa instead of Macau (Macau Island is across the other side of the river) from Hong Kong if you want a shorter journey and to see a much newer ferry terminal.
  • If you are feeling spontaneous, take a helicopter over to Macau from Hong Kong!

Disclaimer: Stay complimentary from City of Dreams in exchange for press coverage. As always, all opinions are my own. All opinions, photos and written content belong to Heidi Leung and© 2018 All Rights Reserved.

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