Kempinski hotel unveils £12m diamond-covered Christmas tree

7 Dec 2019 by Jenni Reid
Kempinski tree

As Christmas decorations go, the new tree at Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella has to be among the most extravagant around.

Created by designer Debbie Wingham, the tree is adorned with pink, red, white and black diamonds and other luxurious items.

Kempinski tree

It features jewellery from brands such as Bulgari, Cartier and Chanel refashioned into ornaments, as well as more traditional decorations (though even these feature a mix of materials including 24 carat gold, diamond dust and ostrich eggs).

The whole thing is worth a cool £11.9 million, which Kempinski says may make it the most expensive Christmas tree ever.

Kempinski ornaments

Guests and visitors can find it in the hotel’s lobby.

On December 28, the hotel will hold a cocktail and dining evening by chef David Fernandez, at which guests will play a game that may see them win a diamond valued at €2,000.

Kempinski tree

Rooms at the hotel start from £150 per night.

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