Dubai and Macau are currently locked in a war of outrageously opulent hotels, and Macau recently tossed a Fabergé grenade in the form of The 13, a luxury hotel featuring 200 rooms, each of which over $7 million is being spent on.
‘Room’ doesn’t really do it justice and ‘suite’ isn’t customary in Macau parlance, each room is a ‘villa’, apparently, and the largest – Villa de Stephen (named after the man behind the hotel, Stephen Hung) – is 30,000 square foot. To give you a sense of scale in similarly absurd terms, that’s the same size as Mark Wahlberg’s entire Beverly Hills mansion.
The “entry-level” villa, if you can call it that, will be the Villa du Comte, which comes with the following:
24-hour butler service
– Your own private elevator that opens directly into the suite
– A roman bath that fits 6 to 8, situated betwixt neo-classical columns under a vaulted baroque ceiling and crystal chandelier and which can be covered over with a retractable marble floor
Rain shower and electric bidet toilet (also situated in the stained-glass bathroom)
– King-size, velvet-canopied bed with gilded headboard
– ‘Diamond Series Furniture’ (I don’t even know what that means)
– Arrivals and departures in a bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom
The hotel, described as a ‘gateway to the refined and remarkable’ is expected to be opening its presumably solid gold doors summer 2017, with room prices yet to be announced.
“This was a labour of love,” Mr. Hung commented. “The team and I put every ounce of creativity and passion we had into this project to ensure every detail was perfect. Our guests, I believe, will find the result truly remarkable and beyond anything they have previously experienced.”
The 13 Holdings has only issued concept images and videos so far (above), but we’ll be sure to update this when photos emerge.