Sumary of World’s most expensive hotel minibar item:
- We tend to treat the hotel minibar with suspicion, worried a drink or snack will send us into financial ruin.
- Depending on who you ask, the minibar was possibly a piece of German engineering imported from Siegerland for American convenience to The Chicago Madison Hotel in the mid-1960s.
- It’s a source of low-key anxiety in the hotels which still include minibars.
- Trump Towers famously boasted a “water-library” (whatever that means) billing $43 a bottle.
- The most expensive item ever included in a minibar service might be a bottle of Louis XIII Grand Champagne Cognac at the Intercontinental Amsterdam, priced at 3500 euros or about $5672. Blogger John Ollila shared the mind-boggling find to the website Loyalty Lobby.
- With a 70 per cent mark-up on the 2000 euro price from Remy Martin, it appears even the highest-end hotels are not free of minibar mark-up.