None of this stay-cation business - in the interest of outrageous indulgence (not to mention promotional hype), the Emirates Palace resort in Abu Dhabi has come up with a seven-day package that "exceeds all expectations," as modestly described in an online brochure (hat tip to the Wealth Report). Here's what you get:
--First class airfare (it's not clear if this is round-trip service, though if you can afford to pay a million smackers in the first place....)
--Seven night stay in a 680-square-foot Palace Suite at Emirates Palace (all-inclusive).
--Day trip in private jet to Iran where you’ll create your own Persian carpet with the country’s most-exclusive and best-renowned hand-maker.
--Day trip to Bahrain in private jet for “a pearl deep sea experience,” with the pearl then hand-designed with jewelry settings.
It turns out that Leading Hotels of the World has one of its own million-dollar packages that, frankly, sounds like more fun. First off, it's for 28 nights and takes you to 12 destinations around the globe. That includes:
--Camel safari and hot-air balloon ride in Dubai.
--Dinner for two at Le Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.
--Specially prepared dinner by Chef Oberoi in his studio in Mumbai, along with cocktails on the Taj yacht.
How about an LA Biz Observed group plan? I’ll put up a few bucks. Anybody else?