Hong Kong tycoon orders the biggest fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for HK$155 million

Hong Kong tycoon orders the biggest fleet of 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for HK$155 million

A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

Stephen Hung’s US$20 million (HK$155 million) purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel in 2006.

Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal on Tuesday at the company’s Goodwood factory in England.

The Extended Wheelbase Phantoms will be used for guests at Hung’s “ultra-luxury” Louis XIII hotel, which is scheduled to open in early 2016.

Rolls-Royce said two of the cars will be the most expensive Phantoms ever commissioned, complete with “gold-plated accents” on the outside and interior.

Louis XIII Holdings said it will pay the carmaker a US$2 million deposit, US$3 million more by the end of the year and the remaining US$15 million when the cars are delivered in the first half of 2016.

Luxury: The fleet of Phantoms will cost HK50 million

The Phantom’s list price is about US$600,000 but many buyers order custom features that push prices much higher. Customers have been known to spend more than US$1 million on bespoke models.

With casino revenues of US$45 billion last year, Macau is the world’s most lucrative gambling market, outpacing the Las Vegas Strip seven times over. After authorities ended a casino monopoly a decade ago, newly wealthy mainland Chinese high rollers started pouring in to wager at glitzy new resorts built by foreign operators such as Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts.

Hung, a former investment banker, is known for his flamboyant style and the resort looks to be the flashiest of the wave of expansion projects now under construction in Macau.

Named after the French king who started building the famed Palace of Versailles, the resort will boast a 20,000 sq ft villa billed as the world’s “most extravagant” hotel suite that will reportedly cost HK$1 million a night.

Hung has even enlisted a descendent of Louis XIII to help with the hotel’s design, based on French Renaissance and Baroque styling.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 2:19pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 4:36pm#RollsRoycePhantom

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