Wednesday 4 December 2019
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Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes. But a US$15 million festive fir is not something you’d see everyday. One of the world’s most expensive Christmas trees currently sits in the lobby of Kempinski Hotel Bahia, near Marbella, Spain.

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The hotel partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal the festive showstopper. Decorations include 3 carat pink diamonds, a 4 carat sapphire, oval red diamonds as well as black and white diamonds.

One of the world’s most expensive Christmas trees is also embellished with jewelry from Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel, a 3D-printed chocolate peacock and martini glasses. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without the classics, so decorations like snowflakes, fairies, beautifully decorated baubles and ostrich eggs are also used.

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Still working on this grand installation @kempinskibahia what do you reckon guys????? You may notice a few cable ties thats because once we decided where everything will go, we will secure them. Most the ornaments are so fragile from: Real ostrich and Emu eggs to Resin art bags to mosaic masterpieces, blown glass even 3D printed chocolates, well whats a christmas tree without edible treats! And of course 💎💎💎💎’s galore………… #kempinskibahia #kempinskihotel #christmas #mostlavish #mostlavishchristmastree #xmastime #christmas2019 #grandtrees #statement #deckthehalls #merrychristmas #queenofchristmas #worldsmostexpensiveartist #luxury #luxuryhotels #fineart #debbie_wingham

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The Kempinski’s extravagant accessory is the latest addition to a series of decadently decorated Christmas trees. In 2016, a jewelry store in Tokyo, Ginza Tanaka presented a Christmas tree made from 4,000 feet of gold wire, worth an estimated US$1.8 million.

Meanwhile, in 2010, The Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi took home a Guinness World Record for most expensively decorated tree. The iconic fir was adorned with 181 dazzling jewelry pieces, totaling up to US$11 million worth of bracelets, necklaces and watches, standing at 43 feet tall.

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Source: CNN