When we think about Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, we know for a fact that they belong to the rich and famous. Speaking of the rich, Stephen Hung, a Hong Kong real estate entrepreneur has placed the largest ever Rolls-Royce Phantom order in Rolls-Royce history.
Stephen Hung, place an order for an incredible 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms, for his upcoming Louis XIII Hotel and Casino in Macau. The Phantoms will no doubt shuttle wealthy guests to the venue around town in pure luxury and style. The Louis Hotel and Casino promises to outshine and take luxury to a whole new and improved level when it opens in 2016. We can only imagine what the decor inside and out will look like if the cars are Rolls-Royce Phantoms!
The biggest ever Rolls-Royce Phantom order
The deal was signed on the 16th September 2014 and CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said in a statement, "We at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are delighted and honoured that Mr Hung has commissioned Rolls-Royce to provide the largest single order of Phantoms in history."
The Rolls-Royce Phantoms will be custom designed with stunning interior accents. Two of the Phantoms in the fleet will also boast internal and external gold accents making them the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever commissioned. All 30 cars in the Louis XIII fleet will feature bespoke timekeeping by Graff Luxury Watches.
Although Louis XIII will have the largest fleet of Rolls Royces, it won't have the most famous hotel fleet. That distinction belongs to the Peninsula Hotel in neighboring Hong Kong, whose trademark fleet of dark green Rolls-Royces have been keeping passengers happy for decades.
Louis XIII Hotel and Casino
Staying at the Louis XIII Hotel and Casino will cost you US$130,000 a night and if you feel the urge to do a little retails therapy then you will first need an invitation to shop in the private boutiques at the resort. The reason being is that jewellery items at this 200-room luxury resort will cost you a minimum of US$1 million an item. If you think that's a lot then brace yourself as, some are priced at a jaw-dropping US$100 million. A single bet on the estimated 66 gambling tables in the casino starts off at minimum US$650.
Rolls-Royce will apparently also assist the hotel in the design of their driveway and train chauffeurs with driving skills.
Stephen Hung's parents where luckily enough to be wealthy and sent their son to study at Columbia University and the University of Southern California. When he started working at the City Bank he drove a Rolls-Royce to work! He eventually became head of investment banking in Asia for Merrill Lynch.
Stephen made his fortune from deals in investment banking and real estate. He eventually married model Deborah Valdez and they now have two children.
Just how far will people customise their Rolls-Royce Phantom?
Rolls-Royce not only provides engineering excellence but one of their major strengths is the fact that they also provide customized options to their wealthy customers.
Let’s take a look at some of the most outrageous custom requests to date, whether it’s matching leather colours to a customer’s lipstick, elaborate picnic sets or sourcing wood from a tree on a buyer’s estate, no request is left unexplored.
Custom jewellery box
Sourced wood from a tree on your estate
The most recent collector car, the Celestial Phantom, is stuffed with 446 diamonds
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