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Zaha Hadid-designed hotel opens in Macau

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BEAM Staff
June 28, 2018

Stretching over 40 stories, the Morpheus Hotel, a radical part of Macau's skyline, has now opened its doors to visitors. Sitting in the autonomous territory known as China's Las Vegas, the property was designed by the late renowned designer, Zaha Hadid.

Built as part of the City of Dreams, a larger resort developed by Melco, the hotel features 770 rooms and suites, enclosed in a glass structure that claims to be the first free-form high-rise exoskeleton in the world. From a technical standpoint, the hotel spans two towers connected both at the top and at the bottom.

Bridges between the central building and the two towers accommodate a range of restaurants, including two locations operated by Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse and a lounge operated by Pierre Herme. 

"Zaha initially began studying traditional Chinese architecture and arts, including jade carving, when she first traveled to China in 1981." commented Viviana Muscettola, project director for Zaha Hadid Architects.

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