The world is holding its breath for the opening of what might just be the most lavish hotel to date, and judging by the look of it, it will totally be worth the wait. The 13 is set to open in Macau, the Vegas of Asia, later this year, and it's out-of-this-world indulgent.
Designed by billionaire Stephen Hung, The 13 is raising the bar on luxury hotels to whole new levels. As in, it quite literally could be the most expensive hotel ever built, with an estimated total cost of $1.4 billion USD. Named after Hung's lucky number 13 (ironic, we know), each room is estimated to have cost $7 million to build and furnish. Baroque-inspired interiors combine with modern features to create an almost palatial feel to the jaw-dropping rooms, each one of which is completely unique.
The 13 does include some 'entry-level' villas, the smallest of which is the Villa du Comte, covering a casual 2,000 square feet. This includes a marble Roman bath that can fit up to eight people (because why not?) and is surrounded by vaulted ceilings. The remaining 31 villas at the resort are even bigger than this, with the largest spanning a mammoth 30,000 square feet -– Villa de Stephen. Staying at this colossal villa for one night will set you back about $100,000. No biggie.
If you're a guest at this opulent hotel you can also expect your own personal butlers, 24 hours a day. And they'll all be certified by the English Guild of Butlers, ensuring only the highest possible level of service. And whenever you fancy going out and exploring the party city, you'll be chauffeured around in one of The 13's fleet of custom Rolls-Royce Phantoms. Also throughout the property, guests will find an invitation-only shoping space (the L’Atelier), offering the best in bespoke products and luxury brand couture. There's also five rather impressive restaurants and bars to test out, including the one and only Paris institution of Michelin three-star food, L’Ambroisie.
Suffice to say that when it comes to high-roller hotels, The 13 might just trump them all. Any takers?