How To Spend It - Exclusive Offers
( words)2006/December The Mandarin Oriental hotel / US chapter offers three-night stays at each of its properties in Miami, New York and Washington, DC. The deal includes staying in the presidential suites, transfers by private jet between the hotels, shopping in Miami with a stylist and personal assistant, theatre, jazz and opera tickets in New York, a three-hour yacht cruise, spa treatments, a goodie bag, commemorative iPod and limo tour of Washington with champagne. The total cost is $220,000 for two.
A massage at the Mandarin Oriental New York (the “ultimate” body massage) costs $305 for 80 minutes plus 13.75 per cent tax).
Skibo Castle, the luxury hotel in Dornoch, Scotland charges £995-a-night (approx. €1,650) for the cheapest accommodation. It requires a minimum two-night booking.
Other offers around the world: In Geneva, the imperial suite of the Hotel President Wilson costs €28,000 a night
The private cinema at the Excelsior in Rome - the Suite is called La Cupola 566 sqm (6,099 square feet) area adorned with frescoes and stained glass windows. Private elevator. Jacuzzi. Stunning balconies and terraces 168 sqm (1,808 square feet) Two bedrooms with the option of adding five more. The Cupola itself is entirely hand-frescoed. On the fifth floor: a master bedroom; study panelled in Italian walnut; living room with stained glass windows depicting allegories of a mythological figure paired with a modern one, such as Atlas and Television, Hypnosis and Neurosis, Hermes and Marketing, and Hermaphrodite and Fashion. Private cinema with Dolby surround sound. Well, you know: When in Rome, ...
The four-bedroom penthouse at the Setai in Miami is $25,000 (tax is another $3,250). Plaza Athénée in Paris offers a $15,000-a-night two-bedroom royal suite Berlin’s Hotel Adlon Kempinksi has its €20,000 security suite. Four Seasons New York presents a mega-suite on the 52nd floor – at least $30,000 a night.
Sandy Lane on Barbados at Christmas. It costs $25,000 a night for the five-room villa, with a minimum 14-night stay. Sardinia in August is another warped market – a top suite at Cala di Volpe goes for €22,000 a night, at Hotel Pitrizza for €12,760.