Set to open in late summer, The 13, the ‘all-villa’ hotel has 200 suites measuring up to 2.700 square meters, 24-hour butler service for every room and a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms to chauffeur guests to Macau’s high-end casinos and restaurants, business meetings or the airport.
It is created by Chinese created by Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung and is being billed as the most luxurious hotel in the world – and it is one of the most expensive ever with a price tag that works out to more than £5million ($7million) per guest room.
In his new hotel, the split-level Villa du Comte guest rooms will be the smallest at 185 square meters in size while the largest, the Villa de Stephen (named for Hung), is 2.700 square meters, with some reports claiming it will cost around £70,000 ($100,000) a night.
The hotel hasn’t revealed the nightly rates just yet, however, but it did reveal that every room is unique and virtually every design detail in the hotel is bespoke and created especially for The 13. That includes everything from elaborately detailed Baroque scrollwork, sculptures, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, tableware and the Rolls-Royce Phantoms.
While details of the larger suites remain a secret, every Villa du Comte room features a marble Roman bath, with enough space for up to eight guests, under a vaulted Baroque ceiling supported by neo-classical columns and a crystal chandelier. When no one is in the bath it can be concealed by a retractable marble floor.
In the stained glass and marble bathroom, guests bathe under art-covered ceilings lit by standing candelabra. A stained glass face façade hides a rain shower and electric bidet.
The bedroom has a king-size, velvet-canopied bed with a carved and gilded Baroque headboard in the royal tradition. The villa is decorated with faceted chrome furniture designed by Hung and artists.
The 13 will also have an invitation-only L’Atelier where guests can buy ‘couture, bespoke and limited edition products’ from luxury brands and the only outpost of L’Ambroisie, a three-Michelin star restaurant in Paris.
Though many hotels avoid the number 13 and even skip numbering the floor on elevators, Hung has embraced the unlucky numeral. “As the business and the brand have developed, we felt that the name ‘The 13’ most accurately reflected our Macau hotel’s combination of Baroque inspiration and contemporary accents,” he added. “Thirteen is my lucky number and the new name along with the new logo fit perfectly with my vision. There is a hint of tradition while also suggesting a chic and fun edginess.”