Excerpt from The Independent
Written by Christopher Hooten
Dubai and Macau are currently locked in a war of outrageously opulent hotels, and Macau recently tossed a Fabergé grenade in the form of The 13, a luxury hotel featuring 200 rooms, each of which over $7 million is being spent on.
‘Room’ doesn’t really do it justice and ‘suite’ isn’t customary in Macau parlance, each room is a ‘villa’, apparently, and the largest - Villa de Stephen (named after the man behind the hotel, Stephen Hung) - is 30,000 square foot. To give you a sense of scale in similarly absurd terms, that’s the same size as Mark Wahlberg’s entire Beverly Hills mansion.