The ultimate luxury hotel room now comes with 24-carat gold iPads

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Staying there requires a healthy bank balance, but the luxury speaks for itself. Recently, the hotel installed Macs in each room at the all-suite hotel, in an effort to offer a "thoroughly modern guest experience." Their latest trick; 24-carat gold iPads in every room.

The iPads come emblazoned with the hotel logo on the rear, and are offered to guests upon checkin as a 'virtual concierge.' They also offer up information on the hotel services, restaurant menus and the spa facilities. But, you don't have to leave Dubai without your very own gold iPad, oh no.

Produced by Gold & Co of London, if you so desire you can purchase your very own 24-carat gold iPad from the hotel boutique. Just make sure you don't leave it on the plane.

It's great to see the iPad continue to be adopted in such ways, though the gold isn't likely for everyone. Money aside, would you like to get your hands on a 24-carat gold iPad?

via Macworld UK

Richard Devine

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There are 7 comments. Add yours.

dawggg63 says:

Sounds like a great iMore give away contest, eh Rene?

Richard Devine says:

I'd happily volunteer to go and pick one up ;-)

agarwal.apar says:

Yuuuckk.. A 24-cr gold iPad.. eekks..

tang404 says:

That's not luxury. That's cheesy and vulgar.

khodson98 says:

Ya I think it makes the iPad look extremely ugly too.

pappy53 says:

At Apple's prices, their products should be gold-plated! j/k :)

Plasmanut says:

Is this really necessary? How much more will guests enjoy their stay because of this? Hopefully, one day, history will look back at this in absolute dismay so the same superficial nonsense comes to an end.

BTW, 24-carat gold is pure and thus extremely malleable. This would make it very impractical to plate something that is handled like an iPad.