The Perfect Gift For A Billionaire’s Child

Open Jaw

The PR prose is typically breathless: “Catering to the pampered teens of the world's most elite, the 'Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare' Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are offering a new "Billionaire's Birthday Package" pulling out all the stops for a teen's supersized coming-of-age celebration."

Coming with a USD 2 million price tag, the party - designed for Sweet 16 or Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations - begins with private jet roundtrip transportation from anywhere in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico followed by private check-in that includes edible gold popsicles and welcome bags featuring Apple's iWatch. ('Fabled iWatch' according to the press release.)

It gets better - or worse, depending on your perspective. The birthday girl or boy is treated like royalty with a 3 night stay in one of the luxury resort's 2 bedroom Presidential Suites complete with daily in-suite breakfast for up to 10 friends.

A blowout bash on the beach will accommodate up to 300 invitees. Grand Velas will even create a personalized professional sand sculpture to help celebrate the occasion.

Also included in the package is exclusive access to the resorts' Spa for a "Gold Treatment;" a custom designer dress by Mexican designer Pineda Covalin; a skydive or flyboard experience for the party's host and friends; a fireworks show; a candy bar; renowned DJ entertainment and a special concert by a top performing artist - Maroon 5 perhaps, or maybe Pitbull?

The resort's "Rent Your Rock" program also allows the king or queen of the night to rent diamonds and other high-end jewellery for the special occasion, including a yellow canary diamond, radiant cut, with a centre stone of nearly 4 carats and surrounded by 1.25 carats, all in white gold.

All that for just $2 million? What a deal! And really, what else are you going to get for the child of a dotcom billionaire, corporate raider or narcotraficante? It's not like there's better things to do with that kind of cash.





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