It was an exclusive party with a VIP invite list that included dignitaries HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HRH Prince Leopold of Bavaria as well as celebrities like Tyrese Gibson, who gathered at the Garden in Burj Al Arab to preview one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Designed by luxury architect, Peter Marino, the baroque-inspired Louis XIII hotel has only 200 rooms, the smallest of which covers a floor area of 2,000 square feet, while the largest covers over 30,000 square feet. No matter the size, each one costs upwards of USD7 million to create.
Fine dining is available in the form of L'Ambroisie, the only restaurant in Paris that has held three Michelin Stars continuously since 1988. This will be the restaurant's first branch outside of Paris. Another haute offering by the hotel is L'Atelier, the world's first completely private, by-invitation-only shopping experience. Select privileged guests will gather at L'Atelier where the world's greatest high-end jewellery and fashion brands will be stocked. Jewellery prices start at USD1 million.
As for transportation, the hotel has 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 Louis XIII hotel in Macau is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.