Is this the most expensive Christmas tree in the world? It cost £12 million and is dripping in diamonds

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If you are prone to Christmas tree envy then look away now. A hotel in Marbella has just unveiled the world's most expensive Christmas tree.

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Or at least what we think is the most expensive Christmas tree in the world. It would take a lot to beat this festive fern dripping in diamond and worth an incredible £11.9 million!

The most expensive Christmas tree

The Kempinski Hotel Bahía in Marbella is already well known for offering five-star luxury to its guest. However, they have turned up the luxury dial with this incredible festive creation.

room with christmas tree and blue ceiling with led lamps

(Image credit: Kempinski Hotel Bahia)

The showstopping tree was created by celebrity designer Debbie Wingham, no stranger to jawdropping-ly expensive designs. Having designed the worlds most expensive dress, high-heels and even cake.

The dazzling tree was unveiled at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía by the Hotel General Manager Axel Bethke and Debbie Wingham to celebrate the festive season. The fantastic fern is peppered with pink, red, white and black diamonds. Along with a few edible treats and more traditional decorations.

christmas tree with twinkly lights and decorating items

(Image credit: Kempinski Hotel Bahia)

Inspired by the modernist art-deco era and peacock feathers. The tree is decked out with martini glasses, feathers perfume bottles and 3D printed chocolate peacocks.

Among the more extravagant decorations created by Debbie Wingham are 3crt pink diamonds, 4crt sapphires, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds. There is also a mixture of remastered and upcycled jewellery from Bvlgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.

christmas tree with snowflakes fairies and baubles

(Image credit: Kempinski Hotel Bahia)

However, you can also find a few more traditional decorations such as snowflakes, fairies and baubles. But even the ordinary is extraordinary on this tree, with each decoration made from a mixture of materials such as diamond dust, 24-carat gold, even emu and ostrich eggs.

Guests will be able to admire the sparkling creation in the hotel's recently refurbished lobby. The hotel will even be hosting a Diamond and Champagne Night on 28 December with the spectacular Christmas tree as the centre-piece.

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Unfortunately, we won't be replicating this extravagant Christmas tree in our own homes (just in our dreams).

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.