Morpheus Hotel at
City of Dreams is Named One of the "World's
Greatest Places 2018" by TIME Magazine
MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 24, 2018 - Just two months after its grand opening,
Morpheus Hotel at Macau's legendary City of Dreams resort has been hailed as
one of the "World's Greatest Places 2018" by TIME magazine, as the only Macau entry on the list. This sought-after accolade is
part of a new annual list culled from nominations by TIME editors and experts
around the world to recognize 100 new and emerging destinations and locations
that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering guests an
experience that is truly unique.
Morpheus Sky Pool
To create the list, TIME
solicited nominations across a variety of categories--including museums, parks,
bars, restaurants, theme parks, cruises and hotels--from TIME editors and
correspondents around the world, as well as dozens of industry experts.
TIME evaluated each one based on
several key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability
and influence. The result is a list as diverse as the world it reflects, with
entries spanning six continents and 48 countries.
A revolutionary architectural
masterpiece designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Dame Zaha
Hadid DBE, Morpheus has been described as "The Icon of the New Macau" and is
the first hotel brand to be wholly developed and created by Melco Resorts &
Entertainment. Since opening with a star-studded gala on June 15, 2018, the
hotel has set a new benchmark for ultra-luxury hospitality in Macau, and
features a spectacular collection of "world firsts". This includes being the
world's first free-form exoskeleton high-rise architectural structure; the
first spa concept in the world to feature a Snow Garden with real snow; and the
world's first hotel to feature an entire floor dedicated to legendary chef
Alain Ducasse, with two Ducasse restaurants and a bar.
The hotel, which offers 770
guestrooms, suites and villas, including six duplex villas and a lavish
510-square-meter pool villa, features an unparalleled range of unique
attractions and world-exclusives. Gastronomic highlights include The Universe
of Pierre Hermé, the first partnership between Maison Pierre Hermé Paris and a hotel
property in Greater China, bringing the unique combination of tastes,
sensations and pleasures created bythe "Picasso of Pastry" and 2016 World's
Best Pastry Chef, Pierre Hermé, to Macau; Yí at the Sky Bridge, which offers a
one-of-a-kind blend of regional Chinese cuisines served in a 'non-menu' style
that is a first in Asia.
Guests at Morpheus can also enjoy
an innovative 12,000 sq ft retail destination housing sought-after luxury
brands like Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Repossi; a stunning collection of
specially commissioned installations by acclaimed artists such as Charles
Pétillon, Shinji Ohmaki and KAWS; the Morpheus Spa, which features a range of
globally acclaimed brands and cutting-edge treatment programs, as well as the
signature in-house Spa Butler concept; and the awe-inspiring Sky Pool located at
a dizzying 130 meters above the ground.
"We are thrilled to receive such
a prestigious accolade from TIME magazine so soon after opening,' said Mr.
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO at Melco Resorts & Entertainment. "At Melco, we continually strive to provide our
guests with one-of-a-kind experiences that raise the bar in terms of luxury and
design and Morpheus is the perfect expression of that vision. With Morpheus, we
have solidified our position as a pioneer and innovator in premium travel,
leisure and entertainment, and we are proud to help drive Macau's reputation as
the World Center of Tourism and Leisure."
World's Greatest Places is the
latest addition to TIME's robust lineup of editorial franchises, which also
includes the TIME 100 Most Influential People, Best Inventions, Person of the
Year, Next Generation Leaders, and more.
The accolade for Morpheus from
TIME magazine follows other recognition from international media. CNN placed
Morpheus on its "Asia's Hot List" of 22 luxurious new hotels opening in 2018,
and also named one of the hotel's signature restaurants, Voyages by Alain
Ducasse, among its "14 hot new global restaurants for 2018".
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About Melco Resorts & Entertainment
The Company, with its American
depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ:MLCO), is a
developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort
facilities in Asia. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at
Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban
casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes
the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest
non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The
Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed
integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau.
In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently
operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail
and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex
in Manila. For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com.
The Company is strongly
supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International
Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock
Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by
Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company.
About City of Dreams
City of Dreams is an integrated entertainment resort that has
established itself as a premier leisure and entertainment destination in Macau.
Located in the heart of Cotai in Macau, it combines electrifying entertainment,
a diverse array of accommodation, regional and international dining, designer
brand shopping and a spacious and contemporary casino. The resort brings
together a collection of world-renowned brands including Grand Hyatt and
Dragone to create an exceptional entertainment experience that aims to appeal
to a broad spectrum of visitors from around Asia and the world. City of Dreams
features a 420,000-square-foot casino with approximately 475 gaming tables and
approximately 670 gaming machines; over 20 restaurants and bars; an impressive
array of some of the world's most sought-after retail brands; "The House of
Dancing Water", the world's largest water-based extravaganza showcased in the
purpose-built Dancing Water Theater, represents the live entertainment
centerpiece of City of Dreams' overall leisure and entertainment offering. A
comprehensive range of accommodation options at City of Dreams include Nüwa
offering approximately 300 guest rooms, The Countdown offering approximately
300 guest rooms and Grand Hyatt Macau offering approximately 800 guest rooms.
In addition, Morpheus, the new hotel at City of Dreams designed by the late
legendary architect Dame Zaha Hadid, commenced operation on June 15, 2018,
offering approximately 770 rooms, suites and villas. For more information
please visit: www.cityofdreamsmacau.com (Official Website) and
www.cityofdreamsmedia.com (Media Portal). For The House of Dancing Water
information, please visit www.thehouseofdancingwater.com (Official Website) and
www.thehouseofdancingwatermedia.com (Media Portal).