Europe’s first integrated casino resort will be opening in Cyprus on July 10 this year, Melco Resort announced on Thursday.

Described as a game changing development, the resort is “poised to revolutionise the island’s tourism and hospitality sectors,” the company said.

The doors for City of Dreams Mediterranean in Zakaki “will bring Melco’s award-wining standards of entertainment and leisure and welcome innovation to Cyprus’ luxury hotel scene,” the resort’s general manager Grant Johnson said.

Beyond gambling, it sets out to offer fine dining, extensive entertainment, and the biggest expo centre in Cyprus.

Describing it as a landmark project and Melco’s first venture in Europe, City of Dreams Mediterranean will have 500 guest rooms and suites, including the largest presidential suite on the island.

The casino development spans 7,500 square metres, while all rooms feature private balconies with views overlooking the Akrotiri Salt Lake, the Troodos Mountain range and Lady’s Mile Beach. The rooms include distinct Mediterranean influences according to the company, with a “soft, welcoming palette of colours.”

“We are thrilled to finally open the doors of City of Dreams Mediterranean to our valued guests,” Johnson added.

“We look forward to captivating our guests with contemporary design, first-class entertainment, and immersive experiences.”

The casino will be packed with table games, a designated poker area, state-of-the-art slot machines, and live entertainment.

“In addition to the majestic open gaming floor designed by Westar, the VIP member’s only Platinum Club offers guests another level of distinctive service,” a company press release said.

The resort will also be serving “indulging culinary experiences” across eight restaurants and bars. Led by executive chef Olivier Belliard, cuisine includes Pan-Asian fusion by Amber Dragon, Middle Eastern delights by Aura, European contemporary by Anaïs, authentic Mediterranean flavours by Oléa, and more.

The indoor and outdoor event space totals 8,000 square metres and will include Cyprus largest resort pool complex, an adventure park, with zip line, trampoline zone and a Waverider. Children’s club called ‘Kid’s City’, will offer creative and engaging activities for those aged 4-12 years.

Additionally, the resort will also be able to accommodate functions “of all sizes” ranging from bespoke weddings to large-scale conferences and concerts. Facilities include a Grand Ballroom accommodating over 1,000 guests, the multipurpose centre, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and a Roman-style Amphitheatre.

Renu Spa & Fitness will focus on rejuvenating treatments and is influenced by Morpheus Spa in City of Dreams Macau. It was awarded ‘Spa of the Year’ by the Forbes Travel Guide 2020.

The integrated resort also includes a designer shopping promenade, and entertainment featuring guest DJs and legendary acts from around the globe.