December 14, 2006 the The Peninsula Hotel of Hong Kong took delivery of 14 Rolls Royces Phantom which are adjusted to Peninsula’s specifications. These included an extended wheelbase, a cool box for chilled hand towels, customized tread plates and a new, larger luggage compartment. In-car entertainment is supplied via a Lexicon sound system employing 15 speakers and nine channel amplification delivering 420 watts. The exterior is finished in Brewster Green with single coach line in Honey and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited crest is on front doors.
The Peninsula Suite costs about US 40,000,- for a single night.
The Peninsula has, with a short brake, operated a fleet of Royces since 1970.
Over the years, The Peninsula has set new records with each successive order for Rolls-Royces: in 1976 when it purchased eight Silver Shadows; in 1980 with an order for nine Silver Shadow IIs; in 1987 when it took delivery of eight Silver Spirits; 1994 when the hotel welcomed nine Silver Spur IIIs and one vintage 1934 Phantom II; in 1995 with another nine Silver Spurs; another four in 1998, and yet another one in 2004.
The grandest member of the fleet is a magnificent and immaculately restored 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The Phantom II is just six years younger than the hotel itself, having made its debut on the stand of Messrs Barker & Co (Coach builders by Appointment to HM The King and HRH The Prince of Wales) at the London Motor Show in October 1934.
Last edited by GJE on December 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm