Casino gaming and entertainment owner and operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment has seen its Morpheus structure gain yet more accolades.

The $1.1bn project is the world’s first free-form exoskeleton high-rise, as designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, and forms part of Melco’s flagship City of Dreams integrated resort in Macau.

Triumphing at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019, lauded as a “renowned global mark of excellence” by the firm, Morpheus came out on top in the ‘Best Hotel Architecture Macau’ and ‘Best New Hotel Construction and Design Macau’ categories.

Celebrating the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors, the Asia Pacific Property Awards are judged by an experienced team of professionals, comprising experts and experienced members within property-related specialities, including hospitality.

The achievement follows Morpheus being hailed as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places 2018’ last year by Time Magazine, just two months after its opening, and more recently being named ‘Building of the Year 2019’ by ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture website.

Lawrence Ho, chairman and chief executive officer of Melco Resorts and Entertainment, said, “We are thrilled to receive the prestigious accolades from Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019 to recognise Morpheus’ quality excellence in architecture, construction and design, further reinforcing Melco’s position as a global premium brand.

“City of Dreams’ Morpheus offers a journey of the imagination, presenting sophisticated travellers with the most remarkable experiences that go beyond gaming and raise the bar in global luxury hospitality.

“We are grateful to the award organiser and judges, and our architectural, structural and interior design collaborators who made this achievement possible. We shall continue in our determination to strive for excellence in our properties in Macau and beyond.”

Named after the god of dreams in Greek Mythology, Morpheus is the latest addition to the Phase III development of City of Dreams Macau.