A yen for pricing

The Japan Times reports that the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel “is offering an extravagant Christmas night to one couple at a cost of ¥14 million” That amounts to approximately to $126,000 for one night! What does all that money get the guest? According to the hotel “The guests will stay in a 250-sq.-meter suite with a Christmas tree bedecked with ¥11.5 million worth of jewelry, including diamond watches and bracelets that will be theirs to keep. The couple will be picked up by chauffeured limousine from any location in Tokyo’s 23 wards and taken to the hotel in the Nihonbashi district. They will have a dinner prepared in their room by a chef”.

While not knowing how much the diamond watches and bracelets cost, there certainly is a lot packed into the deal. Is that the most expensive hotel package going during this holiday season? The hotel claims that “A hotel stay in this price range is unheard of” and went on to note that “We want our guests to enjoy quality time that would be quite out of the ordinary”. Certainly appears extra-ordinary.

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.