Opening date of The 13 delayed again


Statements by 13 Holdings Ltd. reveal that the opening of its luxury hotel development in Cotai might be further delayed.
Having announced in September of last year that the opening of The 13 was set to take place ‘in early 2017’, the company responded yesterday to an enquiry, through public relations firm Edelman, stating that ‘an opening date will be announced later in the year’.
The response was provided initially to gaming news website GGRAsia, and was also confirmed by Business Daily.
This reveals another possible delay for the luxury project without any specific deadline for The 13 hotel being revealed.
In the release, it is only stated that the hotel, which is said to have cost US$7 million (MOP56 million) per room, is in ‘the final stage’ with 13 Holdings Ltd. planning to ‘bring the project to the market in 2017’.
In previous responses to Business Daily’s enquiries, the group affirmed that its opening date would not stretch into 2018, stating ‘the commercial opening of the property will be in 2017’. When asked about potential gaming offerings at the property, the group noted that it ‘does not comment on gaming in the market at this time as a matter of corporate policy’.
In the lead up to the opening of the hotel, the group noted that it has held ‘private preview parties’ for the likes of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Emir of Abu Dhabi in Monaco and Dubai.