[Macau] Review: Morpheus Hotel - City of Dreams
I just came back from my stay at Morpheus - Macau's newest hotel designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid - and I'm still in awe with the magnificent architecture and gorgeous design of the hotel! Morheus is the world's first high-rise supported by a free-form steel exoskeleton; not only is the exterior breathtaking, the inside is also stunning from the soaring atrium to the luxurious hotel rooms. During my stay, I tried many of the hotel's restaurant offerings including Alain Ducasse at Morpheus (separate review here), Voyages by Alain Ducasse, and Pierre Herme Lounge. Besides restaurants, I also enjoyed a leisurely swim in the pool located 40 floors above the city and a stroll through the contemporary art collection in Morpheus.
Once inside the lobby, you'll find the pattern of the building's architecture repeated here from the reception to the walls and ceiling of the atrium - one of the best ways to admire the interior is from the high-speed panoramic lifts!
With a dozen different room types to choose from, there's one to fit every need. I stayed in the Premier Suite - a stylish 66 sq m private suite with separate bedroom, bathroom, and lounge areas. It is also equipped with a full range of modern features including heated flooring, a master in-room control tablet, a Dyson hairdryer, Samsung TV screens, a Nespresso machine, and toiletries from Aqua Di Parma.
The bed was unbelievably comfortable and with 1000-thread count Frette linens, it was no wonder!
Most of us love to play with our phones while lying in bed so I loved how the charging cables are conveniently provided and hidden inside the bedside drawers.
There are two touch-screen control tablets as well which allows you to control everything from the temperature, light, TV and window blinds - all from a single access point.
Another design detail that I loved was how the door separating the bedroom and the bathroom automatically closes with a gentle push. The en-suite bathroom is designed with a Japanese automatic toilet, and separate bath and shower facilities. The his and hers sink comes with vanity mirror as well as a Dyson supersonic hairdryer!
Behind the sink is the closet area with ample storage room for your luggage and clothes.
The mini bar is inside a floor-to-ceiling a cabinet with a selection of champagne, wine, and beer along with tea and coffee.
Art lovers should not miss the contemporary visual art gallery located on the 23rd floor of Morpheus. Currently on display is “Good Intentions” by KAWS - a large-scale sculpture showing two of his famous characters as parent and child. Besides the 23rd floor, there are also a series of modern art on display at the ground level in the retail area.
There's no better way to start the day than with pastries from Pierre Herme! Set within the atrium of the hotel, the Pierre Herme Lounge with a chic nest-like design serves up iconic desserts such as his signature Plaisir Sucre cakes, macarons, and freshly baked pastries served straight out of the oven. Besides my favorite Ispahan collection, you can also get all sorts of savory food here including eggs, sandwiches and even congee.
Sebastian Bauer is the executive chef of Pierre Herme Lounge.
Located on the 30/F, the Club Lounge offers Villa, Suite, and VIP guests exclusive access to an extensive selection of food and drinks all day including a buffet of starters, Asian and international a la carte dishes, and freshly baked sweets from the Pierre Hermé Lounge.
I wasn't able to try Yi this time - the first Chinese fine dining restaurant in Macau with no fixed menu. Instead a daily tasting menu is offered depending on the freshest seasonal produce on that day.
After all the food I had at Morpheus, what better way to work it off than to go swimming in the hotel pool! Located 40 floors above the city, the sky pool boasts views of Macau’s skyline and is heated year-round so you take a dip even in the cooler weather.
Overall I loved my stay at ultra-modern Morpheus! Be sure to check out my post on Alain Ducasse at Morpheus if you haven't.
Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, MacauTel: +853 8868 8888
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