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Melco celebrates opening of Morpheus and rebrand of City of Dreams

  • Morpheus officially opened its doors; one of the coolest, most luxurious integrated resorts in the world
  • Bringing together the best-of-the-best and world-first experiences to Macau  
  • City of Dreams rebrand represents the evolution of Melco’s premium offering

MACAU, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) (“Melco”), developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities, today celebrated the official opening of Morpheus, the new, ultra-luxury hotel in Macau. Named after the god of dreams in Greek Mythology, this USD 1.1 billion iconic building is the latest addition to the Phase III development of City of Dreams Macau. Morpheus exemplifies Melco’s position as a pioneer and innovator in premium travel, leisure and entertainment. It offers sophisticated travelers the most remarkable experiences that go beyond gaming and raise the bar in global luxury hospitality.   

Lawrence Ho at the opening of Morpheus
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, at the opening of Morpheus, Melco’s iconic new hotel at City of Dreams, Macau
Lawrence Ho and collaborators share how Morpheus is an entertainment pioneer
Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment (second-left), contemporary chef Alain Ducasse (second-right), French pastry chef Pierre Hermé (right), and Peter M. Remedios, Principal/Managing Director of Remedios Studio (left), share how Morpheus is an entertainment pioneer

Morpheus is the world’s first ever free-form exoskeleton high-rise architectural structure, designed by legendary architect the late Dame Zaha Hadid. It represents another stunning world first contribution Melco has created in Macau, characterized by an unprecedented level of attention to detail and designed with the premium guest experience in mind. The interior of the hotel is intricately crafted, designed and curated by globally-renowned designer Peter Remedios. With a total of 772 guest rooms, suites and villas, an executive lounge, a sky pool situated 130 meters above ground, the world’s most fashion-forward brands and retail options, an in-house Spa Butler concept, as well as VIP gaming and VIP villas on the top floors, Morpheus offers guests world-class experiences that exceed 5-star hotel standards. Dining options include the opening of Alain Ducasse at Morpheus and Voyages, the legendary French chef’s restaurant inspired by his travels. Taste buds will also be awakened by Yi, which offers regional Chinese cuisine served omakase-style, while the king of modern patisserie, Pierre Hermé, has created a sleek lounge serving the finest delicacies never seen before in Asia.  The hotel also serves as a living gallery featuring original contemporary art by internationally renowned artists KAWS, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Thilo Heinzmann.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “Ten years ago, Melco promised to create something different, something better to create a new category of hospitality for the premium mass. Today, together with our partners and the support of the Macau government, we have delivered on this promise. Morpheus, our most luxurious integrated resort yet, solidifies Melco’s position as a global premium brand as we continue to expand our offerings around the world. We look forward to welcoming our first guests, positioning Macau as a globally leading integrated destination for entertainment and leisure that goes beyond gaming.”

The completion and opening of Morpheus also marks a new beginning for City of Dreams. Our premium portfolio now includes the sleek, modern Morpheus; the chic, classic Chinese Nüwa; and upcoming hotel Libertine, the funky rebel, which starts development in the first quarter of 2019. They all offer guests premium and luxury experiences but each has its own distinctive style and design while maintaining the same focus on quality and attention to detail.

On the rebranding of City of Dreams, Mr. Frederic Winckler, Chief Marketing and Branding Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, commented, “The creation of Morpheus signaled the moment for City of Dreams to be refreshed and reinvigorated.  The new brand represents our drive to enhance every guest experience through a relentless focus on luxury and quality and to constantly evolve with boundless energy and a sense of fun. Guests deserve the best and it is our mission to welcome them back for more, time and again.”

About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited

The Company, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ:MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com.

The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

For investment community, please contact:
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited
Richard Huang
Director, Investor Relations
T: +852 2598 3619
E: richardlshuang@melco-resorts.com 
 
   
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E: chimmyleung@melco-resorts.com  

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