This $1.4 billion luxury French-influenced palace in a gambling paradise appeals to the ultra-rich. With stained glass artwork and candelabras in the bathrooms, a Rolls Royce Phantom and a chauffeur on call, a 24-hour butler and a velvet-canopied bed, guests at The 13 in Macau will feel like royalty. Each villa has a private elevator as well as a huge Roman bath that fits up to eight guests, under a baroque ceiling that is lit with a stunning crystal chandelier. Each of the butlers is certified by the English Guild of Butlers and the chauffeurs were also trained in England.
A “labour of love”, says billionaire hotel creator
This hotel is the creation of Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung, known for his lavish lifestyle and collection of luxury cars. At a cost of over a billion pounds to construct, this is arguably the most luxurious hotel that has ever been built. Mr. Hung called it a “labour of love”, and he has put a lot of creativity and passion into perfecting every detail of this hotel. Thirteen is his lucky number, which is why he has decided to give his hotel this name. Also, another origin of the name is the fact that the hotel’s design was inspired by the incredibly decadent Baroque style of Louis XIII in France.
Amenities fit for a king
The hotel includes 200 huge multi-level villas and the only branch of L’Ambroisie, a legendary Parisian restaurant serving Michelin starred haute cuisine. It also features five other restaurants and bars. The hotel has a custom fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms, the largest such fleet in the world. Guests will enjoy a chauffeured service and complimentary transfers both on arrival and departure. The Villa de Stephen (named after the hotel’s creator) is the largest at 30,000 square feet. The artwork and decor of every room is completely unique and each design detail in the hotel was created especially for The 13.
A luxury landmark in Macau
The hotel is located in Macau, a special administrative region of China on the southern coast. This wealthy destination is known for its glittering resorts, high class dining and some of the most glamorous casinos in Asia. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the elegance and charm of Macau. The 13 takes its place against the gleaming skyline of Macau and sets a new standard for luxury accommodation in this Chinese destination.