Can You Afford These Little Luxuries?
Most of us can’t even dream to pay for a hotel room that has a four digit number price, not to mention to shop for ultra expensive bottles of wine, rent private islands or go on a vacation that is longer than two weeks. Still, these things are up for sale, of course for people who are awfully rich and in fact can afford things like the following luxuries.
1 Luxurious cruise that covers 49 ports
The most expensive cruise in the world embarks in Los Angeles, and the only the ones whose bank income is larger than some small countries budget, can visit 49 ports over 115 days including Tahiti, Australia, Bali, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives, Zanzibar, Madagascar, South Africa, and a whole host of Caribbean island before disembarking in Ft. Lauderdale. How much it costs? Oh, you know, only $346,500.
2 The most expensive apartment in the world
Monaco’s Odeon Tower is still not finished, but when it will be, it would be 170 meters tall and will include the world’s most expensive apartment, the “Sky Penthouse,” which will cost you $400 million. (Thats twice the cost of the record set at London’s One Hyde Park, where the penthouse is said to have sold for $223 million.)
You would probably want to know what you will get for that money, right. Well here we go – The apartment will have about 3530 square meters of living space spread across five levels, with a kitchen on every level and a water slide extending from a dance floor to the private infinity pool on the terrace. There will also be a parking space at the Odeon and will cost about 250,000 euros (about $330,000).
3 Temporary diamond tattoo
And by diamond, we mean 612 diamonds exactly. The tattoo, valued at 7.2 million South African rands, or $924,000, was displayed by international model Minki van der Westhuizen. Minki donned 612 Shimansky Ideal Cut diamonds, each weighing half a carat. They were affixed to her with a water based adhesive. The sparkling diamond tattoo was not permanent, fortunately, as it made movement difficult, but the promotion was so successful that Shimansky now has plans to provide high-profile clients with similar designs in the future.
4 Ticket for a private suit on Airbus A380
If you have the money to afford this ticket you will get more than just a simple airplane flight. Travel writer Derek Low decided to cash in years of accumulated frequent flyer miles for a SGD $23,077 (€14,360) ticket to find out – and he documented it for the rest of the world that can’t even imagine, let alone see this suite. He treated like a VIP from the very start of his journey. Upon entering Singapore’s Changhi Airport, he took his luggage to a check-in lounge for First Class and Suites passengers, which he described as being “like a hotel lobby which even had a bellhop who carries your luggage.” He was then led to an exclusive lounge called the “Private Room,” which staff reportedly claimed is “higher than First Class.” While in the Private Room, he feasted on delicacies such as Chicken and Mutton Satay plate, Baked Boston Lobster with Gruyere, Emmenthal and Cheddar, and a U.S. Prime Beef Burger with Foie Gras, Rocket Leaf and Fried Quail Egg. When he was ready to board the plane, he was escorted to his personal suite, and immediately offered a glass of Dom Pérignon champagne. The suites feature a twin-size bed that can be turned into a double, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. During his flight, Low was offered Givenchy pajamas, slippers, pillows and blankets, gourmet coffee and more lobster dishes while flight attendants regularly checked on him in a discreet manner. Bose headphones and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries were also his for the taking. After the flight, Low said: “I have to say, after being served Dom Pérignon in a double-suite bedroom at 36,000 feet, I’m not sure flying experiences get any better than this.” Of course they don’t, Low, of course they don’t!
5 $83 000 for a hotel room
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland is famous for being the largest and most luxurious suite in the world.
Situated on the top floor of this already opulent Lake Geneva hotel, the penthouse is more like a permanent residence than just a place to temporarily stay. Twelve bedrooms, twelve marble bathrooms and a wraparound terrace with breathtaking views of the Alps are yours to enjoy, of course if you have 83 000 dollars to charge for one night only. Every conceivable amenity is included such as a Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-103 flat-screen TV with sound system, a Steinway grand piano, a billiards table and a private gym. The suite combines luxury with maximum security and privacy – it features bulletproof glass and a private lift to take guests directly to their majestic living quarters. For VIPs traveling solo, the hotel also provides use of its private staff – a butler, chef, or personal assistant are at your beck and call.