I had to post this… I like a lovely self-indulgent bubble bath as much as the next person, but a hotel in Knightsbridge (same area of London as Harrods for those not in the know) The Cadogan Hotel has launched a Champagne bath menu, offering a Dom Pérignon 2002 bath for £25,000! Other more measly options include:
Louis de Custine Brut – £4,000
Perrier Jouet Grand Brut – £6,000
Perrier Jouet ‘Blason’ Rose – £8,000
…Oh and not to worry about it being too cold-oh no, the ‘clever’ chaps at Cadogan have come up with the ‘brilliant’ idea of warming it up
‘The bath can be heated to whatever temperature the customer requests.’
Mmmmmm… Warm Champagne-YUM!
Okay, I’m sure to some bright spark, this must have seemed like a good idea (actually his name is Will Oakley and he is the recently-appointed general manager)… And some fools somewhere must have paid for them, (apparently they already have a deposit on the afore mentioned £25K bath) but REEEEALLY? Are you really serious?
The idea comes in time for Valentines day and is tipped by Cadogan Hotel as the “ultimate indulgence” to mark the five star hotel’s 125th anniversary.
While the bath is drawn, an optional “bath butler” will be on hand to pour the submerged guest a one of six complimentary bottles offered with the service, and serve chocolate-covered strawberries. “We’ve had surprising amounts of interest in the baths already,” the Cadogan’s sales and marketing director Lee Jones told The Drinks Business…
Well, any orders would come as a surprise to me, but I guess it shouldn’t The ‘Tim-nice-but-dim’ sketch wouldn’t have existed if there were no super-rich fools to parody. I imagine their entire client list must consist of people like this:
I’m sorry, but not only is the concept of a champagne bath completely ridiculous to me, because let’s face it, there are better things to do with 122 bottles of Champagne than tip them into a bath, warm up the champagne and climb in, but hello people-we’re in a credit crunch! I find it vulgar, and truly believe that only a fool would waste perfectly drinkable champers this way.
But that’s just my opinion… I’m interested to see how many of you do love the idea…
So… What Item’s would NEVER make it onto YOUR bucket list…?
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