The most anticipated hotel, The 13 has received the two highly bespoke gold infused Rolls-Royce Phantoms that will be reserved for the hotel’s most important guests. The duo will become the flagships of the 30 strong collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of The 13 HOLDINGS LIMITED.
Perfected with the help of the 24 carat gold included on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest in the fleet and at the time of commissioning, the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever built.
The 13’s Rolls-Royce Phantoms boast a striking exterior finish enhanced with the particles of 23.75 carat gold that constituted the most expensive and meticulously engineered paint the marque has ever produced. The Surface Finish Centre at the Rolls-Royce Global Centre of Excellence in Goodwood installed new and specialist equipment to ensure no contamination could occur during the painting of the two motor cars. The finish uses 250% more paint than other Phantoms, resulting in an impressive 10 layers, one of which consists of a 40 micron deep layer of Gold, combined with glass and aluminium to provide an alluring shimmer.
An uplit 24 carat gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy adorns a gold-colored Pantheon Grille and hallmarked Rolls-Royce badge, made using 97.1gms of 18ct gold before being plated in 24 carat gold to match the interior gold highlights. Vitreous enamel is used to form the signature RR emblem and is surrounded by 336 pavé set brilliant-cut diamonds. Even Rolls-Royce umbrellas are also personalised by incorporating a gold handle and a golden trim to match the color themes of the hotel.
The two Gold Phantoms boast a new starlight headliner that depicts the Macau constellation on the night of The 13’s ground-breaking. Gold thread is handwoven into the star-scape to identify this constellation and a gold plaque, engraved with the date and location, reminds the world’s elite of the position of this new centre of luxury in Macau. Inside, the luxurious autos are defined by a black and white seats which reflects the chequered floor of the entrance hall of the hotel. They are covered in large scale hand-woven black and white leather panels providing a three-dimensional texture to the interior cabin. The instrument dials and clock, designed in collaboration with master jeweller Graff, referenceThe 13‘s red and gold theme.