With Valentine's day fresh in their minds, a leading luxury hotel in the UK unveiled the world’s most expensive first date package ever, at a cool £45,000 ($72,200) per couple. The von Essen’s Amberley Castle in West Sussex, which happens to be the wedding venue for TV star Holly Willoughby and a romantic getaway for celebrities like the Beckhams and Ricky Gervais, has created the package to help unlucky romantics with big bucks enjoy a romantic, unforgettable first date.
For £45,000, they will take care of all your needs. To make sure you reach it on time, a helicopter or private jet will pick you up from your location in the UK and land you in the hotel’s grounds.
There will be a team of stylists, hairdressers, beauty therapists and even dentists to give you a killer makeover. The couple can enjoy a 10-course intricate menu, created by award-winning head chef James Dugan, in entire privacy, as there will be no other guests at the 19-bedroom luxury castle that night. To avoid presumptions and help those with over-eagerness, the hotel will also offer two luxurious suites for the couple.
A spokesman for von Essen hotels said…
Although it seems extremely expensive, a first impression is so critical. If this package helps ensure that a couple start off on the right track to achieve a lasting relationship then it could be worth every penny.
Oliver Smith, General Manager at Amberley Castle, cited…
Amberley Castle is one of the most romantic hotels in the world so we see lots of first dates. After witnessing one recently go not quite so well we decided to step in and create this package to help out hapless romantics.
If you still have the cash and think the £45,000 date is just not enough, you can go for the hotel’s rose champagne bubble bath at an extra £60,000 per couple. The offers runs through December 23, 2011.
Article courtesy of BORNRICH
IF YOU WERE TO WIN ONE OF THE MASSIVE JACKPOTS ON OFFER AND YOU DECIDED TO ASK THAT CERTAIN SOMEONE OUT ON A FIRST DATE, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT? TELL US WHAT ROMANTIC/ECCENTRIC/LAVISH/OVER-THE-TOP PLAN YOU WOULD PUT IN PLACE TO WIN THEIR HEART BY COMMENTING ON THIS ARTICLE. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAN (IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION OF COURSE) WILL WIN A WEEKLY BUNDLE FOR THEM AND THEIR FUTURE PARTNER ;) THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 31st OF MARCH 2011.
Posted by Krishnan (15/02/2011)
I think the people at Hugelottos are neither tired nor devoid of enchanting ideas. May the Almighty keep them energetic and philanthrooic always !
Posted by Rita (18/02/2011)
A fantastic article that suits my plan. Firstly I would be bake his favourite treats and then leave them on his desk with clues of who I am. Each one would have a cryptic message left for him to decipher. Only when he received them all would he get the invitation to meet me. Our first date would have to be at the von Essen’s Amberley Castle in West Sussex. A bit of mystery and good food is as sure way to catch his interest...
Posted by Rita (18/02/2011)
It sounds simply unreal that this place exists, sounds like some forgotten fairytale...
Posted by Marek (19/02/2011)
Well, I have an idea, but I do not know if this would be a good wish of my current wife, but it definitely could be a great thing for a first date: I would take the girl to New York and pay everyone to leave the city, that would mean that we would be in one of the most busiest city in the world and we would be alone. We would go everywhere (Museums, land marks, historical sites... It would be very romantic to walk down the Time Square with no one around, without the noise of the huge city (we could also do ..... anywhere :) ). I think that would be a great first date because thats what its mostly about, the privacy and the time to talk, get to know eachother and also visit nice and romantic places.
Posted by Leoni (2/03/2011)
I would make plans for us to go to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, SA and wear a sexy black number with my hair and make up specially done for the evening. I would get enough flowers to leave a trail to where I want him to go, with little notes every few meters telling him how wonderful he is and how much I would like to live the rest of my life with him. The entire trail will be lit with candles up to the table where we are to dine. I would arrange with a local restaurant to prepare a candle light dinner for us with soft romantic music from a famous band in the back ground. Once he enjoyed the main meal we could dance by candle light until such time as the restaurant staff are ready to serve the pudding. I will ask the staff to place a hotel key in his pudding neatly visible (to avoid him swallowing it ;) ... ) with a ribbon attached and on the ribbon it would say: Kiss me, hold me and be mine forever! If he then agrees to accompany me to the hotel, I would offer him to drive with a brand new Pathfinder to the hotel where the booking was made. The bed at the hotel has to be sprinkled with rose petals with a nice red wine on ice, a huge jacuzzi filled with luke warm water and fragranced bubbles. I would organise with the hotel prior to our arrival that they should help us out with customized bath robes with our initials on it with matching slippers so as to make the evening more special and personal. I would order room service with fruits and cream and chocolates and make sure it is a evening he would never forget. And if he then decides to stay with me, he can have the pathfinder ;)
Posted by Sumit (29/03/2011)
After winning such an exhuberent jackpot.. I'll ask the love of my life.. A girl whom I am completely in love with to just give me one shot to take her out for a date to prove what she means the world to me.. The fashion enthusiast she is my first idea is definitely to Fly her to Paris and Take in all the sights that Paris has to offer. We would have a lavish meal in one of the swanky restaurants that is in the eiffel tower in Paris. Then I would organize a surprise FASHION SHOW for my lady.. She'll be the first one to walk the ramp with paparazzi wooing her appearance and talking about how glamarous she is..After the show and spending the night over in Paris.. We would take a flight straight to India and approach the Himalayas knowing the adventurer she is.. We would climb to the top of the world.. where there will be asurprise waiting for her. It will be her favorite band Coldplay waiting for her to arrive and then we will have a private gig ;) and have the most exhuberent and top of the world meals ever with them. Till this time she'll almost be convinced by gods grace that I love her more than my own soul.but then I am not short on money so I plan not to leave it to god.. So after Himalyas I'll take her to france.. Where I'll make her visit a Wine Chateau cum estate named after her.. The chateau would have a private vineyard. badminton court (her favorite), heated swimming pool, farm for endless romantic dinners.. atleast a thousand dresses designed by the top designers for her to enjoy everyday of her life.. :) I am sure she will have tears in her eyes.. As I ll make her life a dream and give her eternal happyness.. as this would be not only the most expensive but heartfelt and honest expression of love that a man could have for a woman.. I hope It;ll be all true very soon.
Posted by Saransh (31/03/2011)
I would buy her a ticket to moon.. i would actually get her to see moon. the most romantic spot in the world.. i am sure she ll remember this date forever.. :)
Posted by Playhugelottos.com (5/04/2011)
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUMIT, WHOSE FIRST DATE IDEA WAS JUDGED TO BE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE. SUMIT WINS TWO WEEKLY BUNDLES - ONE FOR HIM AND ONE FOR HIS LUCKY DATE.
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