An extravagant hotel billed as the most luxurious in the world is set to open in Macau later this summer at an eye-watering price tag of $1.4 billion – or $7 million per room. Located in the gambling mecca in southern China, this hotel is dubbed simply, ‘The 13′ after hotel czar Stephen Hung’s favorite number. The ‘all-villa’ hotel has 200 suites measuring up to 30,000 square feet, decorated with bespoke furnishings, sculptures, drapery and tableware.
That includes Baroque-inspired frescos on the ceiling; heavy velvet, gold-fringed drapes hung across the rooms; black and white marble checkered floors; stained glass windows; neo-classical columns and spectacular crystal chandeliers.
The split-level Villa du Comte guest rooms will be the smallest at 2,000 square feet in size while the largest, the Villa de Stephen (named for Hung), is 30,000 square feet, with some reports claiming it will cost around £70,000 ($100,000) a night.
Guests have access to 24-hour butler service, staffed by professionals trained by MCM Palace Consultants in Paris and certified by the English Guild of Butlers. Likewise, to announce their VIP status, guests are shuttled to and from the hotel in the hotel’s fleet of flamboyant red Roll-Royce Phantoms.
Along with six Chinese, French and Japanese restaurants and bars, the hotel will also open L’Atelier, billed as the world’s first private, invitation-only shopping space that will feature exclusive, bespoke products by high-end luxury brands.