Franz Harary designs 'House of Magic’ in China in collaboration with Tim Delaney

Magician and illusionist Franz Harary announced that the “Franz Harary’s House of Magic," a $40-million attraction, will be permanently housed in the new “Studio City Macau,” a $3.2-billion hotel and casino resort complex located on the Cotai Strip in Macau, China.

“Designed by a magician, for magicians,” the new venue “Franz Harary’s House of Magic” was designed by Harary with art director Tim Delaney (the man behind Disneyland ’s “Tomorrowland”). It has a retro-tech, steam punk look and feel.

The venue will be comprised of four live performance theaters, namely: the “Illusion Laboratory,” where guests can interact with illusionary gadgets; the “Paris Opera House,” a French Nouveau style theater; a “Middle Earth”-style theatre, where guests will be transported to a forest right out of “The Hobbit;” and a “Future Tech” Mega Magic theater, with multimedia technologies.

FREE HOTEL MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Hotel Design!

Hospitality professionals turn to Hotel Design as their go-to news source for the latest products, projects, and trends for hotel interior designers and architects. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

The new hotel/resort/casino complex Studio City Macau will open in September 2015.

Suggested Articles

IHG CEO Keith Barr discusses the group's strategy for 2020

It can be such a dilemma, can’t it, working out what to do with the sacks of cash one has piling up in the bank, or in the vault.

The survey polls interior designers, architects, landscape, lighting and other designers about a variety of hotel design topics.