Macao’s premier integrated resort is teaming up with one of the world’s most celebrated chefs for a global culinary first, as City of Dreams announced that it will collaborate with the legendary Alain Ducasse on two new restaurants and a bar at its hugely anticipated Morpheus Hotel as part of the resort’s phase 3 launch.
The collaboration, with one of the world’s two most decorated chefs, will result in the opening of an entire floor dedicated to two Ducasse restaurants and a bar at the forthcoming Morpheus Hotel, which is scheduled to open at City of Dreams next year. The opening of the two side-by-side dining destinations will make City of Dreams the only hotel in Asia to feature two restaurants and a bar by the chef.
Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, is the chef’s fine dining restaurant in Macao, and will serve up the signature expression of French contemporary haute cuisine that the chef is best known for. Designed by Jouin-Manku, the same designer of Alain Ducasse’ au Plaza Athénée haute-cuisine restaurant, Alain Ducasse at Morpheus will pay tribute to the great tradition of Chinese gardens and will communicate to the guests a deep feeling of balance and serenity.
“Projects of such a broad scope and high ambition are not that numerous in the world today. It is a great honour for me to be part of it,” said Ducasse of the collaboration. “When I first met with Lawrence Ho, I instantly felt the chemistry. Our dialogue on the two restaurant identities I will bring to Morpheus was very rich.”
Mr. Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, the company which owns and operates City of Dreams, said: “Today, we’re celebrating a new partnership. It is our pleasure and, truly, a real honour to be able to say that Morpheus, the new flagship tower of our City of Dreams resort, will soon be anchored by not just one but two new restaurants by none other than one of the greatest living chefs of our time: Alain Ducasse.”
‘We shared the same passion to create, that itch to bring out-of-this-world experiences into our world. To make dining more innovative. Better. Cooler. At the heart of that magnificent exoskeleton, we are creating an Asia-first hotel with an entire floor dedicated to two Ducasse restaurants. And just like the god after which Morpheus was named, this place will be the thing of dreams. It’ll become an icon of the new Macao.”