Here’s a sight that’s utterly uncommon: Hong Kong tycoon Stephen Hung has decided to place a record order of 30 units of the expensive and ultra-luxurious Phantom model for the entertainment of his resort guests.
Actually this is a one-in a lifetime move – the iconic British brand has never received an order of this magnitude and we’re sure the executives at Rolls-Royce now plan to spend their bonuses at Hung’s resort – enjoying the comfort of the limousines in the process.
“Macau is rapidly evolving into the luxury capital of the world and we are honored to have the opportunity to add to Macau’s many distinctions, the world’s largest fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, including the two most luxurious vehicles Rolls-Royce has ever built,” said Hung, the chairman of Louis XIII Holdings Ltd.
The 30 Phantoms – the entrepreneur didn’t bother with the more “mundane” Ghost model – are valued as a package at around $20 million, with the tycoon planning to use them to chauffeur guests at a new luxury resort under development in China’s gambling mecca, Macau.
Rolls-Royce adds that the lot of Phantoms prepared for the Louis XIII owner will be “extensively customized,” which means the actual value of each unit can’t be easily broken down. Hung has already deposited $2 million for the order, with another $3 million to be paid before the year’s end the final $15 million payment to be made when the cars are delivered in 2016.