Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella has partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal a festive tree that may be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree.
With a value of £11.9 million ($15,467,620.00 USD), the hotel lobby tree is decked out with pink, red, white and black diamonds, edible treats and traditional handmade holiday decorations. The diamonds and precious jewels were ethically sourced, and includes 3crt pink diamonds, 4crt sapphire, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds, and a mixture of remastered, expertly upcycled jewellery from the likes of Bvlgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.
The tree unveiling on November 30th brought together guests from around the world to sip champagne and enjoy the annual Christmas Market , combining luxury, art, charity and local community.
The decadent tree features martini glasses, feathers, perfume bottles and even 3D printed chocolate peacocks, as well as classic decorations such as snowflakes, fairies, nutcrackers and baubles.
If just looking at diamonds aren’t your thing, join the hotel’s Diamond and Champagne Night on December 28 for a spectacular dinner and cocktail experience by Executive Chef David Fernandez.
The indulgent festivities will see guests sipping on Perrier Jouet as they each have the chance to select a key and attempt to unlock a box containing the valuable treasure, whoever’s key fits the lock will take home the dazzling diamond valued at €2,000( $2,216.00 USD).
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.