In Macau, the opening of The 13 luxury hotel has been delayed again after the firm behind the opulent property, The 13 Holdings Limited, reportedly stated that it now does not expect to begin welcoming guests to the 200-room venue before the end of June.
According to a report from GGRAsia, Hong Kong-listed The 13 Holdings Limited, which is in the process of seeking shareholder approval to change its name to the less numerical South Shore Holdings Limited, made the revelation via a Tuesday filing and explained that the delay was due to the ‘unexpected time required for mobilizing certain contractors, suppliers and vendors’.
The 13 Holdings Limited, which was previously known as Louis XIII Holdings Limited until a 2016 name-change, reportedly declared that it now hopes to have completed ‘remaining works’ at the $1.6 billion The 13 along with the ‘installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment and operating supplies and equipment’ in advance of a mid-May inspection by the Macao Government Tourism Office.
Should this inspection go well, the hotel developer reportedly stated that an operating license would likely to be issued in mid-June and that it would then work to complete final preparations in advance of welcoming its first guests to The 13 a few weeks later.
The 13, which could eventually host a small casino, had originally been due to commence operations on a 65,000 sq ft plot of land near the border between the Cotai and Coloane districts of Macau in July but this deadline was later missed after the developer reportedly ran out of usable cash. The 13 Holdings Limited subsequently floated a March 31 opening date as it undertook steps to raise additional funds before January saw it postpone this target by a full month to the end of April.