The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) – the body responsible for authorising hotel operations in the city – said on Friday that it is yet to issue the operating licence for the The 13 Hotel, a project promoted and developed by South Shore Holdings Ltd. The company was known until late June as The 13 Holdings Ltd.
“A re-inspection of the facilities in The 13 Hotel, a five-star deluxe hotel, has been conducted,” MGTO told GGRAsia in a Friday emailed response.
“The Macao Government Tourism Office is currently awaiting opinions soon to be given by the technical departments, which will be crucial to the issuance of the hotel licence,” added the tourism office.
MGTO conducted in June a first inspection of The 13 Hotel, a project on the Cotai-Coloane border of Macau. The tourism office however decided that the scheme’s promoter had to “apply for re-inspection” regarding its local hotel licensing process, due to “unfinished works”.
In its Friday reply, MGTO did not give a clear commitment to a schedule for issuing the operating licence to The 13 Hotel.
In its latest annual report published on Thursday, the venue’s developer said the company expected that all the required licences for the opening of the property would “be granted on around July 25, 2018 and The 13 Hotel will open on July 31, 2018”. South Shore Holdings said however that the target opening date of the hotel could be revised “according to the actual circumstances in respect of the development”.
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