Zaha Hadid Designs “City of Dreams” Hotel in Macau

By Paul Joseph

World renowned architect Zaha Hadid has designed a new luxury hotel in the Chinese gambling capital of Macau.

Called the City of Dreams, the 40-storey hotel will be located in the Cotai section of Macau on a strip that is becoming increasingly dotted with luxury hotel-casinos.

Featuring a striking exposed ‘exoskeleton’ design, the hotel will boasts nearly 800 guestrooms, suites and sky villas, all spread over 150,000 square metres.

Notable amenities will include gaming rooms, meeting rooms, a lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and sky pool.

“The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip,” said property developer Melco Crown Entertainment in a statement.

Famous for her radical deconstructivist designs, Ms Hadid, became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize in Architecture when she received the award in 2004. She has also appeared on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and Time’s “100 Most Influential People” lists.

The City of Dreams is slated to open in early 2017.

By Paul Joseph