People love to gold plate things. Whether it is a tooth, a car, or a suit, gold is the epitome of luxury. Yes, we even like to gold plate iPads. In Dubai, UAE, the “world’s only 7-Star hotel” knows how to show off its riches in style. Every guest that stays at the Burj Al Arab gets his or her own 24-carat gold plated iPad.
According to the Huffington Post, the iPad serves as a sort of, “virtual consierge” that will offer personalized information to guests about what the hotel offers.
Burj Al Arab’s general manager, Heinrich Morio, was quoted as saying, “Our exclusive Burj Al Arab 24-carat gold iPads epitomize Jumeirah’s philosophy of ‘stay different’ and further enhance our guests’ experience during their stay.”
Daily rates for Dubai’s finest luxury hotel start at nearly $1,500 with the Royal Suite costing $18,700 per night.
Gold & Co. in London made the gold plated iPad. The company’s CEO, Amjad Ali, described this product as the “ultimate in luxury accessories.” There is no information as to how much the special iPad costs, but hotel guests can purchase one in the gift shop when they leave. Amosu recently designed a gold-plated iPad that Wired reported sells for approximately $4,300.
If that is too rich for your blood, why not just stay at the hotel instead. You’ll be able to play Angry Birds, post on Facebook, and check the weather all without having to buy an iPad.