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Million-dollar weekend

Thursday, May 1, 2008
Imagine if you had a spare million dollars and just didn't know what to do with it. Well, if you are ever faced with that predicament, the newly rebuilt Hilton Sydney can help you out. It has a Million Dollar Package and here's what you get for your money.

Firstly, you are provided a host, but for the Getaway story, the hotel let Jason Dundas take on that role, and he headed to the centre of Sydney for a weekend of decadence. One hundred friends can join you for an overnight stay.

Three floors of the hotel will be set aside for the exclusive use of you and your friends and unlimited champagne and canapés will be served.

Exclusive use of the Glass Brasserie will be yours and chef to the stars, Luke Mangan, will create an appropriate menu so you can eat like a king.

Kick up your heels in the fabulous Zeta Bar and be entertained by a DJ flown in from London. Cigars and cognac are provided at the party to end all parties.

After you check in to the hotel's Master Suite for two nights, you are handed the keys to your own Bentley Continental GTC. The two-door 2+2 Grand Touring Convertible's roof is a fully automated, electro-hydraulic fabric roof with a hide tonneau cover. It can do 0-100kph in less than five seconds, making it one of the fastest four-seater convertibles in the world.

To match the car, you receive a Brietling for Bentley wristwatch.

To look the part, the package takes in a visit to Henry Buck's for a tailor-made suit.

Henry Buck's customers are discerning and stylish and know they will receive the best of service, quality garments and value for money.

The icing on the cake is a 12.16 carat pear-shaped diamond ring from Bunda.

This is how the $1 million price tag adds up:

  • Master Suite (two nights) $10,000
  • 100 guest rooms $100,000
  • Dinner at Glass $35,000
  • Zeta Bar $40,000
  • Unlimited spa treatments $2,500
  • Henry Buck's suit $5,500
  • Breitling watch $12,000
  • Bunda diamond $345,000
  • Bentley $450,000

Location

The Hilton Sydney

Cost

The Hilton Sydney Million Dollar Package includes a Bentley Continental GTC, a 12.16 carat Bunda diamond ring, a Breitling for Bentley watch and a tailored suit from Henry Buck's. Accommodation includes two nights in the Master Suite and rooms for your 100 friends. Champagne and canapé's, dinner in the Glass Brasserie and an after party at Zeta Bar provide sustenance.

Virgin Blue has flights to Sydney.

One-way fares from:

  • Brisbane $ 99
  • Melbourne $109
  • Adelaide $125
  • Perth & Darwin $235

There are limited seats that may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at May 01, 2008 and are subject to change.

Prices correct at May 01,2008

For further information

Hilton Sydney
488 George Street
Sydney 2000
Ph: (02) 9266 2000
www.hiltonsydney.com.au

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789
www.virginblue.com.au

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User comments
I will be happy with a lot less than that and would rather be with two friends that are close than 100 I barely know. In the end all that matters is what makes you happy and i dont think millionaires are any happier.
I had dinner at Glass not long ago and its was not worth $35,000.00 I can tell you. Not up to scratch at all... we paid $280 for 2 and even that was a rip off dont know where they get $35 grand for a meal. Kidding themselves.
if you think about it, the package isnt so bad, $1,000,000 shared between 100 friends would be $10,000 each. But, it would be even cheaper if you sold the bentley and the ring. It would be a total of $205,000, share that with the 100 friends and its $2,050 each. oh and sell the watch too, that brings it to under 2k per person. Now for the unlimited canapes, champagne, private dinner and the zeta bar with your own dj and the hotel room.. its a bargain!!! who is with me on this?? i need 99 more people and i can book it!
Dreeeeeeam Dream Dream Dream Dreeeeeeam When I want you all I have to do is Dreeeeeeameeeeem MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!! When you have worked so long & hard these are things one can only DREAM of ...........is it time to wake up yet.......please don't wake me
i find it hard to believe that i am the same nationality as the people that came up with this idea.
If I had that million dollar weekend, I would be the happiest woman in the world and I would live that whole time to its fullest.
if you were doing this 1m package, why would you fly a budget carrier like virgin? at the very least, youd fly Qantas business class or possibly a private jet or chopper
What the... A $2 surcharge for one-way flights??? I'll just have to take my lazy million elsewhere.
Pick me! Pick ME!!!!!!
If I had that much, I would never waste it like that, there is so much more I could do with $1m than just waste it...

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