Meet Rolls-Royce’s Most Expensive Phantom. Ever
Stephen Hung goes for gold with his bespoke designs for The 13.
What’s luxury without a little gold (or a lot)? Ahead of the opening of The 13, the most anticipated luxury hotel in Macau, Rolls-Royce has just announced two of their most expensive Phantoms ever built.
The two motor cars were commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, who is the joint chairman of The 13 Holdings Limited. Reserved only for the hotel's most important guests, they are part of the 30 bespoke Phantoms that comprise the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history.
Everything from the exterior to the seats of the cars have been careful designed for the ultimate-in-luxury experience. Here’s what you need to know:
- The finish, which is enhanced with particles of 23.75 carat gold, uses 2.5x more paint than other Phantoms for its 10 layers, one of which is a 40 micron deep layer of gold
- The Spirit of Ecstasy figurine on top of the gold-colored Pantheon Grille is plated in 24-carat gold
- 336 pave set brilliant-cut diamonds surround the signature RR emblem
- The starlight headliner depicts the Macau constellation on the night of The 13’s ground-breaking
- Golden-handled Rolls-Royce umbrellas lie within the coach doors to protect guests from “undesirable weather or paparazzi”
- Gold tread plates are engraved with “PHANTOM Specially Commissioned by Stephen Hung”
- The seats are designed in handwoven black and white leather panels that echo the checkered floor of the hotel’s entrance
- The instrument dials and clock (designed in collaboration with Graff) reference The 13’s red and gold theme
The 13 hotel is set to open in early 2017 with 200 all-villa units. The average construction cost per room is said to surpass US$7 million, adding up to over US$1.4 billion for the entire property.
Stay tuned for more news on The 13 including its much anticipated opening.
This article first appeared on hk.asiatatler.com