How do you throw the priciest party the world has ever seen?
How do you throw the priciest party the world has ever seen? It’s simple. You build a billion-dollar hotel on a man-made island, invite a slew of celebrities and billionaires, fly in world-renown chefs and designers, and create a fireworks display so huge it can be seen from outer space.
And drop a cool $20 million.
The economic crisis was nowhere to be found in Dubai, as the Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the Executive Chairman of Nakeel, celebrated the grand opening of his $1.5 billion luxury hotel, Atlantis – The Palm, with a party rumored to be the biggest bash history.
“I’m thrilled and proud,” beamed the Sultan. “Five years ago where I am standing now was water.”
There was enough pomp and security for a royal wedding, as the 2,000 guests had to go through several check points to gain entrance to the soiree. The entire artificial palm-shaped island where the hotel is located was locked down several hours before the festivities began, and a special “exclusion zone” was established along the coastline, which banned boats from coming within two nautical miles of the shore.
Glittering guests brought our their best jewelry fashions, including Lindsay Lohan in a gorgeous diamond and onyx Y-neck with matching drop earrings; uber-model, Agyness Deyn, in a unique diamond statement necklace; and designer, Jade Jagger, in a layered series of pearl strands. And Lily Allen took the prize for the most ice, with a dazzling necklace of interconnected diamond circles.
Other A-list attendees included Denzel Washington, Robert DeNiro, Sir Richard Branson, Sarah Ferguson, Janet Jackson and fashion moppets Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.
The guests were treated to a banquet prepared by several Michelin-rated chefs, a private performance by Kylie Minogue, and an after party at the nearby Royal Afterglow bar, where DJs, including Samantha Ronson, played live sets.
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