The Peninsula Hong Kong is the biggest buyer in Goodwood's history
19 December 2006

Rolls-Royce has just satisfied the largest single order in its history, supplying no less than 14 brand new long-wheelbase Phantom limousines to the same customer - Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, owner of the Peninsula hotel, Hong Kong. The cars, worth more than £3,500,000 collectively, took 350-hours each to build, and required the attentions of 25 designers and engineers from Rolls' Goodwood HQ.

It's the Peninsula's eighth fleet of Rolls-Royces, in a tradition that stretches back to 1970. During that time, the hotel has run fleets of Silver Shadows, Silver Spirits and Silver Spurs, but this is its first bulk order of Phantoms.

Each of the cars, coachbuilt via Rolls' Bespoke programme, features 18 leather hides, specially selected burr walnut veneers and a 420-watt sound system, and each has a specially-enlarged and prepared boot compartment designed to cosset hotel guests' luggage with peerless security and safety.

For important news on an all-new car from Rolls-Royce, come back to on December 30

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