Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, Spain collaborated with Designer Debbie Wingham to create, what might be, the world’s most expensive Christmas tree
Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella–Estepona, Spain, has partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal a Christmas Tree that’s worth a total of £11.9 million.
Fashioned from high-value stones, the tree is peppered with pink, red, white and black diamonds that were ethically sourced, edible treats and traditional decorations. The decorations include 3 carat pink diamonds, 4 carat sapphire, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds and a mixture of remastered, up-cycled jewellery from the likes of Bvlgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.
Inspired by peacock feathers and the modernist art-deco era, the tree features unique martini glasses, feathers, perfume bottles and 3D printed chocolate peacocks. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without tradition, and guests can still expect to find classic decorations such as snowflakes, fairies, nutcrackers and decorated baubles, curated with a mixture of materials, from diamond dust and 24 carat gold to emu and ostrich eggs.
The hotel is also hosting a Diamond and Champagne Night on December 28, where guests will have the chance to indulge in a curated cocktail dining experience by Executive Chef David Fernandez and take home a diamond valued at €2,000. The cocktail dinner with a twist will see guests sip 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 diamond.
Kempinski Hotel Bahia is situated a stone’s throw from the palm tree-lined promenade of Estepona–Marbella and boasts landscaped gardens, swimming pools, terracotta towers lined with luxurious rooms and suites and newly refurbished restaurants and bars.