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Melco announces opening date for Europe’s first integrated resort

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment is opening the first integrated resort (IR) in Europe on 10 July in Limassol, Cyprus.

City of Dreams Mediterranean is described by Melco as the first true integrated resort in Europe. It is home to 500 guest rooms and a 7,500-square-metre casino.

It also features eight restaurants and bars, a shopping promenade, the largest expo centre in Cyprus, and various entertainment experiences.

These include Cyprus’ largest resort pool complex, a children’s club, and an adventure park with a zip line and trampoline zone.

Grant Johnson, general manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean, said: “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.”

Greenspan Projects Ltd, a creative design and build specialist, worked with Melco on the IR in Cyprus.

“Working with Melco on this has been a genuine pleasure – their passion for bringing this world-class development to life has invigorated the Greenspan team even further and there has been palpable synergy,” said Greenspan’s commercial director Charlie Edwards. 

Cyprus’ largest resort pool complex

Earlier this year, Melco Resorts & Entertainment opened a new indoor water park and the Epic Tower hotel at its Studio City IR in Macau.

The 10,000-square-metre indoor water park includes 16 thrilling waterslides and attractions, while Epic Tower offers 338 suites.

Melco develops, owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and Europe. It operates the Altira Macau and City of Dreams IRs in Macau, and majority owns and operates Studio City. In the Philippines, its subsidiary operates and manages City of Dreams Manila.

Elsewhere, the Japanese government has approved a plan develop the Osaka IR at an estimated cost of $13.5 billion.

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the governor of Osaka prefecture, revealed plans to open the IR in 2029.

Images: Melco Resorts & Entertainment

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