Expensive Mandatory Holiday Dinners at Hotels

Rolls of moneyA One Mile at a Time blog post by Tiffany describes something I’ve never run into, and hope never to run into. It’s expen$$$ive New Year’s Eve dinners at luxury hotels, dinners that you must pay for even if you don’t attend.

Dubai, the Grand Hyatt Dubai charges $354 per person for New Years Eve dinner. The nearby Park Hyatt Dubai dinner is $325 pp.

If you are in Thailand, your dinner at the Vana Belle in Koh Samui will run you $489.

If the above numbers are chump change to you, then hotels in the Maldives may be more appealing.  Mandatory New Years Eve dinner at the Park Inn Maldives costs $590 + $131 tax per person.

Still too cheap? Then head over to the St. Regis Maldives and be prepared for $895 plus $197 tax per person. Tipping is presumably whatever you feel like.