Is This $15 Million Christmas Tree The Most Expensive In The World?
A $15 million Christmas tree, even if it were the largest and most beautiful in the world, sounds a tad excessive. Also extravagant, lavish, decadent…Yes, but before looking for more qualifications, some clarifications are necessary.
The record value of what the media has dubbed the “Most Expensive Christmas Tree In The World” has been claimed by a beachfront luxury hotel near Marbella in the south of Spain whose lobby the tree graces.
To be clear, the astronomical value attached to it isn’t precisely for the tree per se. It’s for the decorations. And what adornments!
Dripping with real diamonds, the tree is the product of a partnership between the Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, near Marbella on the Spanish Costa del Sol, and celebrity designer Debbie Wingham, a British artist who has crafted showy, life-sized desserts of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner among others .
She has made her name in the luxury world with other extravagant creations including the most expensive wedding cake in the world, commissioned by a client in Dubai and valued at €50 million euros and the most expensive shoes in the world, a pair of sandals made with gold, pink and blue diamonds worth €15 million.