By Dilip Kuner • 07 December 2019 • 12:03
A HOTEL on Spain’s Costa del Sol has put up what it thinks might be the most expensive Christmas tree in the world, valued at £11.9 million (€14.1 million).
Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona has partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal their festive showstopper.
Management say that the beachfront luxury complex is housing the world’s most extravagant Christmas Tree, which is dripping with real diamonds.
Fashioned from high-value stones, the tree is peppered with pink, red, white and black diamonds, edible treats and traditional decorations.
Guests and locals alike gathered in the hotel’s recently refurbished lobby, enjoying traditional music and sipping on champagne, before the tree was unveiled by the Hotel General Manager Axel Bethke and the Haute Couture Designer Debbie Wingham.
All flawlessly cut and ethically sourced, decorations include three caratt pink diamonds, four carat sapphire, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds, and a mixture of remastered, expertly upcycled jewellery from the likes of Bvlgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.
In a statement the resort said: “Inspired by the verdant feathers of a peacock and the modernist art-deco era, the tree features unique martini glasses, feathers, perfume bottles and even 3D printed chocolate peacocks. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without tradition, and guests can still expect to find classic decorations such as snowflakes, fairies and beautifully decorated baubles, carefully curated with a mixture of materials, from diamond dust and 24 carat gold, to emu and ostrich eggs.”
Not solely a feature for the tree, those heading to Marbella during this festive season may also join the hotel’s Diamond and Champagne Night on December 28. On December 28th guests will have the chance to indulge in a decadently curated cocktail dining experience by Executive Chef David Fernandez and take home a diamond valued at €2,000. The indulgent cocktail dinner with a twist will see guests sip on Perrier Jouet as they each have the chance to select a key and attempt to unlock a box containing the valuable treasure, whoever’s key fits the lock will take home the dazzling diamond.
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