China will soon be home to the most expensive hotel in the world! Come the end of summer 2016, the plush hotel, The 13, will open its doors in Macau, a small peninsula in mainland China across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong
Macau has been nicknamed ‘the Las Vegas of Asia’ because of its gleaming shopping malls and mega casinos. One of its most striking landmarks is the 338-meter Macau Tower, which boasts panoramic views of the city below. And now a new shape will be appearing on the Macau skyline, the most luxurious hotel ever built in the world, erected by Louis XIII Holdings Limited, owned by entrepreneur Stephen Hung.
The hotel, which has taken more than two years to build at a cost of more than $1.3 billion, is expected to open in late summer 2016. Apparently each room, which cost more than US$7 million to finish, has been decorated in a combination of modern and Baroque styles. Of course, everything is ultra luxurious, chic, fun, slightly edgy and bespoke. The name was chosen by Mr Hung because 13 is his lucky number.
The hotel, which is expected to be extremely eye-catching, includes 200 suites, or villas, as they are called in Macau. The photographs shown here are of an entry level type of accommodation in the Villa du Comte. There are several other villas, each more sumptuous than the next.
Every detail in the hotel is completely bespoke, from the Baroque scroll decorations to a series of sculptures. The fabrics and wall coverings are quite elaborate and colorful, and even the tableware has an iconic edge. Everything for the hotel has been created with meticulous attention to detail. Mr Hung has even ordered a fleet of bright red specially fitted Rolls Royce Phantoms for hotel guests. These bespoke vehicles are used to transport guests to and from the airport as well as anywhere else they wish to go.
One thing is certain. The 13 is unlike any other hotel ever built, and the facilities on offer exceed expectations. Villa du Compte may be entry-level at a mere 20,000 square feet, but it certainly has every possible luxury. This split-level one bedroomed villa offers a private elevator lobby for the utmost privacy, a 24-hour butler service, not to mention eye-catching décor which includes exquisite period works of art and an unparalleled level of luxury and elegance.
Keeping with the Baroque elements in the villa, there is a retractable ornate marble Roman bath that fits six to eight people comfortably. Located in a special enclosure, it comes complete with vaulted ceiling, neo-classical columns and crystal chandelier. The bedroom offers a king size bed with velvet canopy with a detailed, carved and gilded headboard. The en suite bathroom is just as luxe, decorated with marble and stained glass.
The hotel will offer guests an equally superior dining experience with wines selected from Burgundy and Bordeaux. There’s also a boutique offering one-of-a-kind jewellery and haute couture fashion.