A diamond-clad Christmas tree in situ at a Marbella hotel could be the world’s most expensive, valued at £11.9m.

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to create the decadent festive tree, which includes a star-studded range of ethically sourced pink, red, white and black diamonds and 4ct sapphires.

Rhe tree was unveiled by the hotel general manager Axel Bethke and Haute Couture designer Wingham.


Stand-out decorations include 3crt pink diamonds, 4crt sapphire, oval red diamonds, black and white diamonds, and a mixture of remastered, upcycled jewellery from the likes of Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel.

Inspired by the feathers of a peacock and the modernist art-deco era, the tree features unique martini glasses, feathers, perfume bottles and 3D printed chocolate peacocks.

Guests can still expect to find classic decorations such as snowflakes, fairies, nutcrackers and decorated baubles, carefully curated with a mixture of materials, from diamond dust and 24 carat gold to emu and ostrich eggs.

Edible treats as well as traditional decorations also adorn the tree.

The hotel will display the tree at its Diamond and Champagne Night on December 28, where guests will each take home a $2,000 (£1,548) diamond.

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