The 13 Hotel finally opens its door on Friday after multiple delays since the project was first started in 2013.
South Shore Holdings Limited, the company responsible for developing the luxury hotel, announced in a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday evening that the 13 Hotel had commenced operation.
In a press release, the company announced that the first guests enjoyed the luxurious hotel suites and other hotel facilities over the weekend of August 24.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to the wonders that Macau and The 13 have to offer. The 13 will not only lead the way in iconic hotel service but also champion the finest lifestyle experience,” the chairman of South Shore, Peter Coker, was quoted as saying in the release.
The company’s CEO, Walter Power, was also quoted thanking the support of designers, consultants, contractors and staff members “for their dedication and contributions to the making of The 13,” adding that they were “sincerely appreciative of the support by the Macau SAR Government throughout the development process.”
The company obtained a hotel licence issued by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) earlier this month.
A re-inspection was conducted by MGTO on July 23, following the property’s failure in its initial inspection because of several defects concerning the activation and operation of the passenger lifts and the finishing of guestrooms and in-room facilities.
[Updates adds information about first guests of the hotel on 3rd paragraph and comments by both the company’s chairman and CEO on the 4th and 5th paragraphs]