The “ultra-luxury” Louis XIII hotel expected to open later this year has been named “The 13,” according to a press statement from the Louis XIII Holdings. The company has also released the first images of the property’s interiors.
“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,” said co-chairman Stephen Hung in a press release issued yesterday.
“Thirteen is my lucky number and the new name along with the new logo fit perfectly with my vision,” he added. “There is a hint of tradition while also suggesting a chic and fun edginess.”
The company has also announced its intention to change its corporate name to “The 13 Holdings Ltd,” subject to approval by its shareholders and other relevant authorities.
Released photos of the hotel’s interior reveal intricate design details that evoke the Baroque style. According to the company, almost every design detail in the hotel is bespoke, including sculptures, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture and tableware.
“Our brand represents a unique vision of a global luxury lifestyle based on strong bespoke traditions while embracing modern elements that enhance these traditions,” said Stephen Hung. “We are proud that Macau will be establishing a new world standard for ultra-luxury hotels through its native brand, ‘The 13’.”
Of the ‘all-villa’ hotel’s 200 rooms, most will be Villa du Comte suites, or the luxury property’s entry-level accommodations. Each of these rooms will be approximately 2,000 square feet in gross floor area.
The Villa du Comte rooms will be split-level one-bedroom suites, the company says, furnished with a range of luxury features and facilities. Among these luxury features are a private elevator lobby, a roman bath, a stained glass and marble-decked bathroom, and 24-hour butlers certified by the Guild of Professional English Butlers.
As reported by the Times in 2014, Stephen Hung purchased 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms, with the luxury resort in mind. Each has subsequently been custom-designed by his team of designers. “The team and I put every ounce of creativity and passion we had into this project to ensure every detail was perfect,” said Hung.
The Rolls-Royces are expected to be used for the complimentary transfer of hotel guests to and from Macau transportation hubs, the company said in a statement. The fleet of Phantoms will be the world’s largest and will provide guests with “limousine service, with chauffeurs specially trained in England.” Staff reporter