This Macau Hotel Comes Straight From Science Fiction

Rooftop Swimming at 40 Stories, Omakase at 21

By Eric Twardzik ·

Here's an experiment. 

If you were to tell your phone, "Siri, what is the physical embodiment of Macau's over-the-top splendor," she might say something like this:

"Morpheus, a new 772-room hotel where a 40th story rooftop pool and two restaurants from a Michelin-starred chef coexist in an architecturally ground-breaking latticework of freestanding exoskeleton designed by the late, great Zaha Hadid."

And for once, she'd be right. If not entirely forthcoming about just how bananas the place is.

This glass palace of opulence straight from a sci-fi flick is best understood as two tremendous towers connected by an also-tremendous sky bridge. It had to be huge, because where else would you place all those well-appointed rooms filled with futuristic furnishings? Or nine villas featuring 24/7 butler service?

And naturally it had to have room for not one, but two, restaurants from thrice-Michelin-awarded French chef Alain Ducasse. But should you ever tire of the South American-meets-Asian cuisine coming from those kitchens, you could always seek inspiration over an 8-course dinner at Yí, a Chinese-Japanese-omakase affair at the 21st story skybridge. 

Now, confession time. We did sort of go into this whole thing assuming you don't have a fear of heights. 

Because if you do, we definitely wouldn't want to mention the rooftop pool that's 40 stories up.

We may have said too much already.

Eric Twardzik

Eric Twardzik is often misidentified as a Dane. Embroidered pants and green Chartreuse are the two things that get him out of bed every morning.

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