The Emirates Palace Hotel (Dubai) now has an ATM that dispenses Gold instead of Money.
Dispensing 320 items from gold coins to small gold bars, the machine has really hit the spot — with one keen customer even buying every single gold item in stock.
“Soon we will have a customised gold bar with a print of the Emirates Palace logo, which will be a nice souvenir for guests to take home,” said Geissler
The gold-plated ATM uses a computer system to update the gold price every 10 minutes, allowing punters to speculate on moves in the gold price in the local dirham currency with an option to buy on credit cards coming soon.
The Emirates Palace Hotel.
Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold. The topmost floor has six Rulers’ Suites which are reserved solely for Emirati royalty and dignitaries.
Overall, the hotel has 302 rooms and 92 suites. But, the hotel has 16 Palace Suites on the sixth and seventh floors. 22 three-bedroom suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government, recently for example, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cost of staying begins at $400 per night for the Coral Room (floor space of 592 square feet) in the low season; and The Palace Grand Suite (7319 square feet) is the most expensive at $11,500 per night.
“We serve coffee on a silver tray with rose petals, crystallized sugar, a linen napkin, marzipan croissants, a bottle of imported water and the coffee. The ladies get a rose.”