Melco announces opening date for Cyprus luxury casino-resort City of Dreams Mediterranean

Melco has announced that the City of Dreams Mediterranean resort will open on July 10, 2023. The property is billed as “the first integrated resort in Europe” and promises offerings including Europe’s grandest casino, fine dining, extensive entertainment, and the biggest expo center in Cyprus.

Grant Johnson, General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean, said: “We are thrilled to finally open the doors of City of Dreams Mediterranean to our valued guests. A landmark project and our first venture in Europe, it will bring Melco’s award-winning standards of entertainment and leisure and welcome innovation to Cyprus’ luxury hotel scene. We look forward to captivating our guests with contemporary design, first-class entertainment, and immersive experiences.”

The company has also announced a special soft opening period for hotel and invited guests, set to take place on June 12, which will be followed by the public opening scheduled for July 10. City of Dreams Mediterranean, which is located on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, will have 500 guest rooms and suites, including what is touted as “the largest Presidential Suite on the island.”

The development incorporates a 7,500 sq. meter casino packed with table games, a designated Poker area, “state-of-the-art” slot machines, and live entertainment. Additionally, a VIP member’s only Platinum Club will offer guests “another level of distinctive service.”

The property will also feature “chic rooms” that will be furnished with “a soft, welcoming palette of colors,” and include distinct Mediterranean influences. All rooms feature private balconies overlooking the Akrotiri Salt Lake, the Troodos Mountain range, and the famed Lady’s Mile Beach.

City of Dreams Mediterranean also notes that it will provide “indulgent culinary experiences” across eight restaurants and bars. Led by Executive Chef Olivier Belliard, the cuisine includes Pan-Asian fusion by Amber Dragon, Middle Eastern delights by Aura, European contemporary by Anaïs, and authentic Mediterranean flavors by Oléa, among others.

For families planning a stay at the resort, Cyprus will have a resort pool complex, an adventure park, with a zip line, a trampoline zone and the “adrenaline-pumping” Waverider. Kids City, the children’s club, will feature activities for those aged 4-12 years.

City of Dreams will also have 8,000 sq. meters of indoor and outdoor event space. The resort promises to accommodate functions of all sizes, from bespoke weddings to large-scale conferences and concerts. Among the facilities at the resort is a Grand Ballroom accommodating over 1,000 guests, a multi-functional forum, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and a Roman-style Amphitheatre.

It will also have facilities including a spa, a designer shopping promenade, and “unrivaled entertainment” featuring guest DJs and “legendary acts” from around the globe.