Christmas tree valued at £11.9m is the world’s most expensive

We’re on the clock. It’s approximately 18 sleeps till Christmas.

Perhaps you and your crew have it all sorted and your living room is kitted out in the usual festive wares. Or perhaps you’re still in the tree acquisition stages and you’re fiercely debating whether this year’s tree will be freshly-cut pine or a trusty fake.

Either way, one tree you can take out of the equation is the one with a multi-million pound price tag.

A hotel in Spain has just decked the halls with boughs of diamonds and donned their bougiest apparel with an £11.9 million Christmas tree.

Marbella’s Kempinski Hotel Bahía has treated its December guests to a fir featuring ethically sourced three-carat pink diamonds, four-carat sapphire, oval red diamonds, and upcycled jewellery from brands including Bulgari, Cartier, and Chanel.

There’s also 3D-printed edible decorations including peacocks and ostrich eggs, because why the heck not?

Debbie Wingham – the British cake artist who crafted some haunting life-sized desserts of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – designed the tree, spending a month making more than 500 decorations by hand.

The hotel, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, might even break a world record.

In 2010, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi got the Guinness World Record for ‘most expensive Christmas tree decorated’.

Valued at £6.9 million, the tree stood at 43.2 ft and was lavishly decorated with 181 items of jewellery.

If you’re looking to get a bit of sun this Christmas, a night at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía will set you back between £182-£919 a night.

For other festive holiday ideas, check out our guide to winter sun escapes.

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