It is not official yet, but the Emirates Palace Hotel in UAE’s capitol Abu Dhabi is going to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records to verify their claim of setting up the most expensive Christmas tree ever. Worth over $11 million, it may well end up in the Book.
The applicant, an artificial evergreen standing 40 foot, is installed in the gold leaf-patterned rotunda of the hotel. It is traditionally decorated with bright balls, gold and silver arcs and illuminated by small white lights, but the bulk of the $11 million is in its jewelry decorations furnished by the Style Gallery. According to general manager of Emirates Palace Hans Olbertz, the tree (worth around $10,000) bears jewels valued at a little under $11.5 million.
The precious decorations are 181 gems, including diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. Numerous necklaces, bracelets and watches hanging from the branches may not provide the customary yuletide atmosphere but they certainly give distinction.
The jewel-studded Christmas tree is a crowning touch of the seven-star hotel luxury facilities policy. The Emirates Palace is known for a gold dispensing machine, the second in the world. Its this year’s new seven-day package worth $1 million may also be the most expensive in the world.
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