Why This $90,000 Travel Package Is a Steal

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The Brazilian Court hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. opened to much fanfare in 1926. And to celebrate its 90th anniversary, the property is offering a special yearlong promotion (through December 31, 2016): a $90,000 three-day getaway.

But before you balk at the price, consider what it involves.

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The package is for 12 people, and it’s a pretty good (and relatively inexpensive) deal. Everyone in the group will be flown there and back via a private jet. Accommodations for all three nights will be at the hotel’s Vintage Collection Suites, which has six separate bedrooms that total 6,000 square feet. (Much larger than many Manhattan apartments.) Each finely appointed room will be outfitted with some serious welcome amenities: Dom Pérignon Champagne, along with two pieces of diamond and emerald jewelry. Cuff links for the man. Earrings for the lady.

And just to reiterate: Every person gets one. That’s 12 pieces of jewelry total.

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There will also be a “caviar, Godiva and Dom Pérignon” butler. What does that mean, exactly? Well, his job would be to supply you with unlimited caviar, Champagne and chocolates throughout your stay. Yes, I did say unlimited. Beyond all that, daily breakfasts and dinners at Café Boulud are included—as is one nine-course “speakeasy-style” supper replete with wine pairings at the restaurant.

As fas as leisurely activities go, a 90-foot yacht will be available for nine hours. Because who wouldn’t want to spend an entire day working on a tan? And chauffeured Rolls-Royces are at guests’ beck and call.

So why am I touting $90,000 (a sum that far exceeds most entry-level jobs at reputable companies) as a steal?

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Let’s do the math. Let’s say that the 12 people going on this trip are couples. That would mean each couple would have to pay around $15,000 for the whole getaway. And if you want to split that 50/50, it’d cost $7,500 per person. That’s inclusive of all meals and transportation. Plus that private jet ride is really one of the highlights.

I know couples that have paid much more than that for quick vacations — with “perks” that were also ridiculously subpar. So, yes, this one’s quite a steal.

The down side? There’s no way to book it online. You’ll have to phone the reservations desk.

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