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There’s nothing like a trip to Queenstown to make you feel like you’re not quite living the dream.
Those mountains. That lake. Those house prices.
I certainly couldn’t afford to buy a house there and half the time a night in a semi-decent hotel would be stretching the budget.
So to read that the resort’s most exclusive accommodation is opening soon, at $10,000 a night, is just a bit bewildering.
It comes with a butler, a personal chef and a driver.
It might cramp the driver’s style being seen in my Mazda hatch, and I wouldn’t have a clue about what I’d ask a butler to do.
Polish my jandals? Throw my hoodie in the machine for a wash? Could the chef rustle me up some fish and chips?
It all sounds very flash, but quite intimidating as well knowing me, I’d break something expensive. It’s just up the road, but we’re miles apart really.
I’ll take Lifestyles of the Broke But Happy over the Rich and Famous any day.