The Spa at the Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus Hotel is open and it is incredible

The Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams – “The Icon of the New Macau” – opened on June 15. The stunning luxury hotel was designed by the late world-renowned and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid — Azure magazine calls it “peak Hadid.” (The project was commissioned in 2012. Hadid passed away in 2016.)

Update: it has since been named one of the “World’s Greatest Places 2018” by TIME magazine.

The 40 storey tower incorporates a number of architectural and technological breakthroughs that make it a one-of-a-kind marvel. It is the world’s first freeform exoskeleton-bound high rise architectural design.

Morpheus dining experiences include an entire floor dedicated to two restaurants by Alain Ducasse, and The Universe of Pierre Hermé. The signature Sky Pool is located 40 stories up, a dizzying 130 meters above the ground.

The Morpheus Spa is designed with a sleek, Scandinavian aesthetic, and occupies two floors of the Hotel. The spa features three luxury treatment rooms, one single spa suite, and two couples spa suites, connected by an internal glass elevator. There are also two relaxation lounges, state-of-the-art wet facilities, and a salon.

Morpheus Spa is “the foremost luxury spa in the region,” and “the ultimate indulgence for discerning guests looking to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.” The spa features a range of world-exclusive concepts, globally acclaimed brands, and cutting-edge treatment programs – as well as a number of global “firsts” for the industry.

These include the in-house Spa Butler concept, through which VIP guests are escorted from hotel rooms to the spa for consultations, to derive the optimal treatment program and address personal needs as well as preferences.

And the serene “snow garden” is the first spa setting in the world to feature real snow. Designed by globally renowned interior designer Peter Remedios, the Scandinavian-inspired snow garden maintains a temperature five degrees Celsius below the ambient temperature to generate its mystical scene, “transporting guests to another world as part of their Morpheus Spa journey.”

The platinum mask treatment is a global exclusive from the acclaimed and international-award-winning Margy’s Monte Carlo brand. Offered as a 20-minute add-on to other treatments, this mask, says Morpheus, “slows down collagen depletion and detoxifies, helping to regenerate skin cells and restore elastin.”

And the Gharieni PediSpa de Luxe treatment beds allow guests to undergo a four-in-one pedicure, manicure, hair treatment, and facial.

Morpheus Spa provides exclusive-to-Macau brands, featuring Margy’s Monte Carlo brand, a longstanding favorite for royal families from Monaco, Russia, and beyond. Signature treatments include the 90- minute “Margy’s Prestige Facial, which “smooths wrinkles and rejuvenates the complexion,” and the 120-minute “Haute Couture Facial, which employs active ingredients and the beneficial effects of pure collagen to plump and provide a lasting hydrating effect to the skin.”

The Morpheus Awakening is signature Ayurveda-inspired treatment derived from Australian brand Subtle Energies. Morpheus Awakening is designed to help reduce sleep issues and ease symptoms of insomnia. A combination of a body and face Marma massage releases tension, while a Nasya nasal oil application is said to stimulate the pineal gland. Amethyst and rose quartz crystals are ”used to activate the third eye and heart chakras, easing anxiety and restoring a sense of balanced bliss to the body.”

Other brands used by the spa include Christophe Robin from Paris, Sweden’s Sachajuan, and Uka from Japan.

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