VIDEO SI FOTO: Cel mai scump brad de Craciun din lume.World’s most expensive Christmas tree ever
Un brad de Craciun in valoare de 11 milioane de dolari a fost amplasat in holul principal al al Hotelului Palace de sapte stele, din Emiratele Arabe Unite.
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Hans Olbertz, director general al acestui hotel a spus ca acesta este cel mai scump pom de Craciun din lume .Valoarea extraordinara a acestui brad artificial inalt de 4 metri,este data de faptul ca, in locul ornamentelor traditionale, pomul este decorat cu bijuterii si podoabe pretioase ,inclusiv globuri din aur si argint,perle,safire,diamante,in total 181 de bijuterii scumpe furnizate de Style Gallery.
Valoarea bradului nu pare exagerata, intr-un hotel in care un sejur de sapte zile costa doar un milion de dolari,iar oaspetilor le stau la dispozitie printre altele o limuzina de lux si un avion.Conducerea hotelului va lua legatura cu Guinness Book pentru a omologa recordul reprezentat de acest cel mai scump brad din lume .
UAE hotel erects 11-million-dollar Christmas tree
Christmas came in extravagant fashion to the Muslim desert emirate of Abu Dhabi as a glitzy hotel unveiled a bejewelled Christmas tree valued at more than 11 million dollars on Wednesday.
It is the „most expensive Christmas tree ever,” with a „value of over 11 million dollars,” said Hans Olbertz, general manager of Emirates Palace hotel, at its inauguration.The 13-metre (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.
The owners of the luxurious Abu Dhabi hotel are planning to contact the Guinness Book of Records about their creation.But the necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped around the tree’s branches are what give it a record value.It holds a total of 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones, said Khalifa Khouri, owner of Style Gallery, which provided the jewellery.
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„The tree itself is about 10,000 dollars,” Olbertz said. „The jewellery has a value of over 11 million dollars – I think 11.4, 11.5.”This will probably be an entry into the Guinness book of world records, Olbertz said, adding that Emirates Palace planned to contact the organisation about the tree which is to stay until the end of the year.Asked if the tree might offend religious sensibilities in the United Arab Emirates, where the vast majority of the local population is Muslim, Olbertz said he did not think it would. „It’s a very liberal country,” he said.The hotel has had a Christmas tree up in previous years, but this year „we said we have to do something different,” and the hotel’s marketing team hatched the plan, said Olbertz.The tree is not the first extravagant offering from Emirates Palace – a massive, dome-topped hotel sitting amid fountains and carefully manicured lawns.The hotel, which bills itself as seven-star, in February introduced a package for a seven-day stay priced at one million dollars.Takers of the package have a private butler and a chauffeur driven Maybach luxury car at their disposal during their stay, as well as a private jet available for trips to other countries in the region.And in May, the hotel opened a gold vending machine, becoming the first place outside Germany to install „gold to go, the world’s first gold vending machine,” said Ex Oriente Lux AG, the German company behind the machine.
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