Hotel gives guests gold plated Apple iPad to use during stay

Hotel gives guests gold plated Apple iPad to use during stay
Ahh, the Good Life. If only you had held on to those thousand shares of Apple that you bought during the John Sculley years, you too could be hobnobbing with CEOs, NBA stars, movie stars and the winner of last week's Powerball lottery. When you have money to burn, you find yourself taking vacations to such places as Burj-Al-Arab hotel in Dubai. Known as one of the most expensive hotels on earth, the Burj-Al-Arab resembles a wind-blown sail and looks nothing like the Holiday Inn Express you stayed in last night.

Money practically oozes out of the pores of the place. When you check in, you are even handed a 24K gold plated 16GB third-generation Apple iPad so that you can enjoy virtual concierge-like experience at the self-rated seven star hotel. The tablet provides guests with information about the restaurants and events at the Burj-Al-Arab as well as the regular service provided by the place. Guests are not able to access regular iPad features because of the special software used, so you should still bring your own tablet if you plan on staying.

By the way, the gold plated iPad is not like the robe, towels and soap. You cannot just shove it into your suitcase and take it home. From what we can see about the iPad, it comes engraved with the hotel logo (which contrary to rumors is NOT the Monopoly man) along with the Apple logo in black. If you need to take one home, the hotel boutique offers a gold plated 64GB third-generation Apple iPad for $10,200 along with gold plated versions of the Apple iPad mini, Apple iPhone 5 and BlackBerry Q10.

Before you start pulling out your charge card to make a reservation, we should tell you that suites at the hotel start at $15,100 a night. Too pricey? Regular rooms are priced at $1525 daily.

source: BornRich via Gizmodo

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1. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What if you scratch or drop the golden ipad......PAY $10,200!!!

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013


5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

even if the ipad breaks,the value of gold will remain the same, so why would you pay so much?

54. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Because rich people are a bunch of idiots. If they see a golden apple logo they will buy anything.

61. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

we are not talking about buying or selling over here....i have just asked him why would anyone pay so much for dropping or scratching it because the value of gold will be the same even if its scratched or dropped...

68. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

rich people are idiots; because you are not rich

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it would be a shame , if some one decided to ....steal it!!!

43. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

you can try but theft in a middle eastern country is....well hazardous to your health. you might come home with some missing hands.

64. koloss

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

the "cut the thief's hand" law is only in KSA Dubai in UAE

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm pretty sure that iPad and amount of gold on it is highly overpriced, gold is not cheap metal, but such amount is still doesn't worth $10,200. It is bad investition!

24. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

if you can afford to stay at that hotel,you can afford to drop the ipad

55. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'll do just that!

60. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I would drop it in the 18k gold-plated toilet after I take care of #2; then, I would spritz with the bidet and let the ghost of Stevie boy wipe me clean (with his black turtle-neck, of course). Thereafter, I would go along my merry way down the yellow brick road.

2. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i think i'll just sit here at home, reading news on phonearena... :'(

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Geez...... $15,100 a night! No thank you! Good life, but pricey night! Why not just bring your own tablet and stay in a five star hotel instead of staying in this pricey seven star hotel?

18. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All of you r saying this when your making millions spending couple of thousands a night is like spending 10 a day for us

59. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I guess you never stayed at a five star, five diamond hotel before. Have you checked out the prices for their high-end suites/enthouse? Besides if you are old money you would not be blowing your money on crap and luxuary stays. you would be living in a simple house, driving a simple car, and staying at typical three star hotel or motel.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd get myself an SIV, HTC One, Lumia 925, Xperia Z...and keep the remaining money in my account so i can wait and grab the next flagships as soon as they're released instead of wasting my time up there admiring the gold instead of the iPad.

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i think you can get a S4,One , L925,Xperia Z and still buy a months supply of food for a village in Africa

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's called pointless luxury.

10. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Pointless only to us "poor" people

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Rite... If I had billions I'd be eccentric too sometimes.

23. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

rich doesnot mean Smart all the time anyway and poor doesnot mean fool either Bill Gaates is top riches man where he spends money - spends on helping world so are those Arab Dumbheaded jerks so rish - spends on getting everything in gold and dimonds eventually both will die only the deeds will be remebered

67. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

LoL, "Arab Dumbheaded jerks", mmm you should know that 85% of the hotel guests and residences are from USA, Europe and Asia, so properties like Burj-AlArab hotel, Khalifa-tower (longest tower in the world), etc. are good investments for Dubai, almost like Vegas for USA.

69. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You mean "tallest tower in the world"

36. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Maybe for u but I been there stood 4 nights ,Yes ican afford it.

11. Droiddoes unregistered

You can plate a turd with 24k gold, but at the end of the day it's still a turd.

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Speaking from experience?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ninteysix can't you smell him lol

25. Droiddoes unregistered

Wow now I smell? I bet your fiance is so impressed with your maturity. What's next, gonna insult my mom? Maybe the classic "my dad can beat up your dad"? What a loser LOL. She's gonna leave you.

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