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World's most expensive Christmas tree unveiled in Estepona

The Kempinski Hotel's lavish tree is worth over 12 million euros.
The Kempinski Hotel's lavish tree is worth over 12 million euros. / SUR
  • Decorated with jewels, diamonds and martini glasses, the tree has taken pride of place in the Kempinski Hotel's lobby

Bosses at an Estepona hotel claim to have put up the world's most expensive Christmas tree.

The festive showstopper is valued at over 12 million euros and was unveiled at the Kempinski Hotel last Saturday during the hotel's Christmas market.

Decorated with high-value stones, the five-metre-tall tree is peppered with pink, red, white and black diamonds, edible treats and traditional decorations.

Hundreds of people turned out to see the grand unveiling of the tree including the mayor of Estepona, José Maria García Urbano, and Debbie Wingham, who designed the tree.

Kempinski Hotel General Manager Axel Bethke, said: "We are delighted to unveil this year's Christmas Tree with a glamorous twist! Debbie Wingham's design is quite the showstopper in our hotel lobby and we're certain it will make guests' time spent at the hotel during the festive season that bit more splendid."

The tree also features unique martini glasses, feathers, perfume bottles, 3D printed chocolate peacocks and decorated baubles, created with a mixture of materials, from diamond dust and 24-carat gold to emu and ostrich eggs.