This is not the first time we tell you about the luxury hotel “The 13” from Macao, as months ago we reported about Rolls-Royce’s single largest order ever – and now it has come the time to see the first examples reach their destination.
Part of the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history, the two Phantoms take the term “unique” to a whole new level – because, let’s be honest, every single Rolls-Royce can be special in its own way. Hong Kong real estate entrepreneur Stephen Hung ordered the 30 cars for his “The 13” hotel in Macau, today one of the most lavishing such venues after an investment of more than one billion. All units are in Extended Wheelbase guise and reports call for Rolls-Royce getting no less than $20 million. The gold-infused cars could be the most expensive Phantoms ever, with “the finest particles of 23.75 carat gold” used both for the exterior and interior – and the cars also get 250 percent more paint than a regular Phantom.
Thus the body gets 10 layers of paint, including one consisting of a 40-micron deep layer of gold. Rolls-Royce actually had to bring new special equipment – and the Spirit of Ecstasy, front grille, and the Rolls-Royce badge have all been plated in gold as well. The tread plates have “PHANTOM Specially Commissioned by Stephen Hung” and inside the starlight headliner has a hand-woven gold thread to depict the Macau constellation on the night work commenced on the hotel. There’s even a gold plaque denoting the date and location to link the car and “The 13.” The black and white seat upholstery is inspired by the chequered floor of the hotel’s entrance hall, while renowned jeweler Graff was in charge of designing the luxurious clock.