‘Tis the season to be jolly, and some of us have already started putting up our Christmas decorations. One such place is the Marbella’s Kempinski Hotel Bahia, on Spain’s southern coast. The hotel has collaborated with designer cum baker Debbie Wingham, to create the world’s most expensively decorated Christmas tree.
Yes, the tree is gorgeous and a sight to behold. But what’s so special about this particular tree, that its value is about $15.4 million? Its deco is in the form of martini glasses, perfume bottles, and 3D printed chocolate peacocks. Each branch is decorated with 3 carat pink diamonds, 4 carat sapphire, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds, and a mixture of remastered, expertly upcycled jewellery from the likes of Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.
There are also other classic Christmas decorations such as snowflakes, fairies and decorated baubles, curated with a mixture of materials, from diamond dust and 24 carat gold, to emu and ostrich eggs.
This is not the only decadent luxurious Christmas special at the hotel. For guests, there will be a Diamond and Champagne Night on December 28. Guests can indulge in a cocktail dining experience by Executive Chef David Fernandez. There will also be a lucky draw at the end, where guests have to attempt opening a box with a key, and the winner gets to take home a €2,000 diamond.
The Kempinski hotel at Bahia has a location overlooking the Mediterranean, and just completed 20 years. It’s a breathtaking and luxurious hotel, with 145 rooms, and impeccable service. To find out more, visit their website.