Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi has unveiled what is thought to be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, valued at more than $11 million. The 40-foot faux evergreen, located in the gold leaf-bedecked rotunda of the hotel, is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights.
What made the tree highly valued are its jewelry decorations. The tree has a total of 181 diamonds, emeralds, pearls, sapphires and other precious stones. The bracelets, necklaces and watches which adorn the world’s most expensive Christmas tree are provided by the Style Gallery.
Hans Olbertz, general manager of the hotel, said: The tree itself is about $10,000. The jewellery has a value of over $11million. I think 11.4m, 11.5m. He added that the hotel would apply to the Guinness Book of World Records to find out if its tree is the most expensive ever.
We’re not sure about the hotel’s obsession with the Guinness book of world records, but the tree is not the first extravagant offering from Emirates Palace. The seven-star hotel in February introduced a package for a seven-day stay priced at $1 million. It also houses a gold dispensing machine, the first of its kind outside Germany.