Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Rolls-Royce is a brand known for class and, above all, exclusivity. However, one buyer has just ordered no fewer than 30 Phantoms for the Louis XIII hotel in Macau, one of China's two special administrative regions – the other being Hong Kong.
The deal was formalised yesterday at a signing ceremony at Rolls-Royce's home in Goodwood, West Sussex, and becomes the largest ever order of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, with 30 of the "standard" cars weighing in at just short of £11 million, thanks to a price tag, before options, of around £364,000 each.
The Phantoms ordered by entrepreneur Stephen Hung for his luxury hotel are anything but standard though. These bespoke, "extended wheelbase" machines feature bold red paint, red wheel centres, "Louis XIII" embossed on the headrests, shiny red interior trim, black and silver leather with white piping and blood red dials. Two of the fleet will become the most expensive Phantoms ever commissioned, thanks to gold-plated detailing inside and out.
Rolls-Royce will even provide training to the hotel's chauffeurs in Macau, to educate them on "the appropriate driving and handling of the unique vehicles".
He added: "Louis XIII and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars share the same philosophy: to deliver the perfect experience to the world's most discerning customers."
The fleet of Phantoms will chauffeur guests at the new Louis XIII hotel when it opens in the first half of 2016.