16-02-16 - Louis XIII Holdings Hosts Exclusive Private Preview Party in Dubai
To contribute to Macau’s increasingly diversified tourist demographic, and to promote Macau as a world-class travel and leisure destination, Stephen and Deborah Hung offered a special private preview of Louis XIII Holdings’ hotel in Macau at a cocktail party for VIP guests at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai. During the event, the Hungs unveiled the first of the hotel’s 30 custom “Stephen Red” (bespoke red with gold flakes) Rolls-Royce Extended Wheel Base Phantoms.
The Hungs were honored by the attendance of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the eldest son of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Emir of Abu Dhabi, alongside other VIP guests of Louis XIII Holdings.
“Originating from Macau, we have strived to create a new brand that provides a gateway to a lifestyle that is global, refined and remarkable,” said Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of Louis XIII Holdings. “We are reaching back to an earlier tradition of luxury that was truly exclusive, personalized and bespoke. This is the vision of luxury that I and my friends from around the world all seek.”
With only 200 rooms, developed at a cost of over US$7 million per room, the hotel is set to be the most luxurious ever built. Designed by noted luxury architect, Peter Marino, the hotel is baroque-inspired but accented with delightful modern elements. The “entry level” accommodations have an average gross floor area of 2,000 square feet, while the largest is over 30,000 square feet. The company also placed the largest ever order of Rolls-Royces to create a signature fleet of 30 custom Extended Wheel Base Phantoms, two of which, accented in gold, will be the most expensive Rolls-Royces ever built.
The hotel’s haute cuisine will feature L’Ambroisie, the first ever branch of the legendary original in Paris. L’Ambroisie is the only restaurant in Paris that has held three Michelin Stars continuously since 1988. The Japanese restaurant, Tokugawa, will offer a kaiseki menu focused on award-winning Kobe beef. Tokugawa has obtained a rare license to participate in Kobe auctions for cuts from the highest-grade champion cows. In addition, Chinoiserie will present the finest Chinese regional cuisines created by its top chefs from Hong Kong and mainland China.
One of the hotel’s most interesting offerings is its L’Atelier, the world’s first completely private, by-invitation-only shopping experience. L’Atelier will house a collection of the world’s greatest high-end jewellery and fashion brands. They will gather at L’Atelier to offer their best, one-of-one and bespoke creations to select privileged guests with jewellery starting at US$1,000,000 and fashion featuring only haute couture pieces.
The hotel is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. “Tonight, we bring Macau to the Middle East, and next year, we will welcome our friends from the Middle East in Macau,” Stephen Hung remarked.