The title for most expensive hotel in the world goes to The 13 in Macau China which is opening up this summer. The hotel cost $1.4 billion to build and has suites that are 30,000 square feet each. The hotel is set to become a huge gambling spot so they pulled out all the stops for their high rollers.
The concept came from Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung. The hotel will not only boast 200 villas, but amenities like round the clock butler service and transportation in custom Rolls-Royce Phantoms to take guests to and from the airport, business meetings, or just out to the casino. The order for the cars was the single largest order ever placed for Phantoms, and it cost him $20 million.
Each room has it’s own Roman bath style room with space for eight people to relax under the vaulted ceilings and of course chandeliers. If you break down the cost of the entire hotel against the amount of rooms there, it comes out to have been about $7 million that was spent on each room.
Stephen Hung released a statement about the project. He said:
“This was a labor of love. 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 might seem like an unlikely name since many hotels out there try to avoid the number altogether thanks to old suspicious, but Stephen claims that it’s how lucky number so he ran with it.
“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. 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.”
The restaurant at the hotel will be L’Ambroisie, of which there is only one other location in the world and that is in Paris. The restaurant is a three-Michelin star one. The hotel will also have a L’Atelier which will be invitation only. If guests get the invite they will be given access to purchase “couture, bespoke and limited-edition products” from a variety of luxury brands.
The style of the hotel design in Baroque and quite ornate, so it’s easy to see how anyone with the funds to shell on a stay there will feel like they are treated like royalty.
The hotel has not yet released information about the room rates, but some reports suggest that the largest 30,000 square foot room will go for around $100,000 each night.