In Macau, the luxury The 13 hotel could reportedly begin welcoming its first guests by the end of the month after recently receiving permission from the Macao Government Tourism Office to start hospitality operations.

Latest inspection passed:

According to a report from GGRAsia, the authorization was issued on Wednesday and came after the venue passed a second round of inspections late last month. The property’s owner, South Shore Holdings Limited, had been required to ‘apply for re-inspection’ after the initial June exercise uncovered ‘unfinished works.’

The Macao Government Tourism Office’s statement reportedly read…

“The Macao Government Tourism Office has issued licenses to The 13 hotel as well as the establishments located inside the hotel.”

Future casino being planned:

Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings Limited, which was previously known as The 13 Holdings Limited until undergoing a recent name-change, reportedly used a February filing to detail that it hopes to open a casino alongside a selection of retail shops in The 13 by the end of next March. As it now stands, the $1.6 billion venue is expected to premiere featuring 200 opulent rooms alongside a bar and a health club.

String of delays:

GGRAsia reported that The 13 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 of 2017 but this deadline was later missed after its developer ran out of usable cash. South Shore Holdings Limited subsequently floated successive March and April launch dates as it undertook steps to raise additional funds before later postponing the opening again to the end of June.