Think the WC50 is exclusive? Try a production of two.
Official Release: Guests at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong can expect the ultimate in hospitality, delivered with a very special Ã©lan. And now they can add another exclusive facet to the experience of staying at the hotel rated by many experts as the best in the world: typical MINI driving pleasure. To mark the 81st anniversary of the Peninsula Hong Kong, two MINI Clubman have been added to the legendary luxury hotelâ€™s fleet. Boasting exclusive interior and exterior design features, the cars will be available to guests who are looking to make their shopping trips in the port city a particularly memorable experience. Head of MINI Design Gert Hildebrand celebrated the presentation of the cars with Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd. â€“ the owner and operator of the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong â€“ at an anniversary gala for the hotel known for decades now as the â€œGrande Dame of the Far Eastâ€.
The design and specification of the two MINI Cooper S Clubman are the product of close cooperation between the MINI design team and the management of the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong. The carsâ€™ exclusive appearance is headlined by features including Brewster Peninsula Green paintwork and customer-specific lettering on the doors and illuminated door sills. The cars are also fitted with roof rails, which accommodate a custom-made luggage box trimmed in high-quality leather. This allows guests to stow their purchases away safely and in classic style during their shopping trips through Hong Kong.
With its decision to add two MINI Cooper S Clubman to its existing fleet of 14 current Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase cars and a Rolls-Royce Phantom II from 1934, the management of the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong has highlighted its sense for diverse and ground-breaking exclusiveness. The MINI brand has also established itself as the embodiment of trend-conscious yet sustainable mobility in the Chinese port city and commercial centre, and the two cars configured specially for the Peninsula Hotel complement these qualities with a whole new level of individuality.
The MINI Clubman is a new interpretation of the classic shooting-brake concept, but has an 8-centimetre longer wheelbase than the brandâ€™s original model. All of this extra space is used to enhance legroom for the rear passengers. The result is an impressive experience of comfort in the rear compartment, whose lounge-like character comes across even more clearly in the two models designed specially for the Peninsula Hotel. Rear passengers can relax into comfortable seats upholstered with the finest leather, a MINI cool box ensures they are kept supplied with refreshments on the way to their next shopping stop, and a rear iPod connection offers the option of personalising the on-bard music according to their own individual style. This made-to-measure specification is a particularly striking example of the customer-oriented individualisation typical of MINI, as Gert Hildebrand underlines: â€œThe partnership with the Peninsula Hotel has given us valuable inspiration for the development of highly exclusive MINI models.â€