Hotel gives guests gold plated Apple iPad to use during stay
posted by Alan F. / May 26, 2013, 12:15 PM
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
Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
What if you scratch or drop the golden ipad......PAY $10,200!!!
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:21 PM 10
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even if the ipad breaks,the value of gold will remain the same, so why would you pay so much?
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:28 PM 7
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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...
posted on May 26, 2013, 10:11 PM 2
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it would be a shame , if some one decided to ....steal it!!!
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:45 PM 4
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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.
posted on May 26, 2013, 9:52 PM 0
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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?
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:25 PM 5
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.
posted on May 26, 2013, 7:40 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:39 PM 3
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That's called pointless luxury.
posted on May 26, 2013, 12:56 PM 7
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Pointless only to us "poor" people
posted on May 26, 2013, 1:04 PM 4
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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
posted on May 26, 2013, 2:25 PM 6
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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.
posted on May 27, 2013, 8:50 AM 0
You can plate a turd with 24k gold, but at the end of the day it's still a turd.
posted on May 26, 2013, 1:09 PM 3
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Speaking from experience?
posted on May 26, 2013, 1:14 PM 6
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