在阿联酋迪拜朱美拉棕榈岛(Palm Jumeriah)，万众期待的地中海式风格度假别墅区——22克拉(XXII Carat)将在今年年底竣工。其内部装修极度奢华，一个浴缸价值高达100万美元。
据悉，别墅内的“天价”浴缸均由来自巴西亚马逊雨林的水晶石经专门的工匠切割、打磨而成。每块石头重量都超过1万公斤，专程从南美洲被运往迪拜，制作时间长达数百小时。这些浴缸内部极度光滑，而外部则有意不作任何处理，为的是使石头打磨前的原始模样与工匠打磨后的样子形成鲜明对比，以突出工匠的高超技艺。别墅中间闪闪发光的装饰品则由一家总部在意大利佛罗伦萨，名为Baldi Home Jewels的室内珠宝公司雕琢而成。目前，这些奢侈品有30%都已经被抢购一空。
Baldi Home Jewels公司的CEO卢卡•巴尔迪(Luka Baldi)在解释为什么人们会想要花高价去尝试那些“天价”浴缸时说到，“因为你会获得非一般的享受。在这里，你可以逃离日常工作和生活当中的压力和烦恼，与大自然来一次亲密的接触，体会那种最原始的感觉，那是快乐的最高境界。”
For the filthy rich looking to soak up a bit of luxury on holiday, a $1million bathtub might be just the thing.
The much-anticipated XXII Carat villa complex on the celebrity-peppered Palm Jumeriah in Dubai boasts some of the most expensive bathrooms in the world.
Set to open later in the year, each of the 22 properties comes complete with deep tubs carved out of precious rock crystals sourced from the Brazilian Amazon jungle.
The glimmering centrepieces were crafted by Florence-based Company Baldi Home Jewels.
Asked what it’s like to bathe in one of the luxury tubs, Luca Baldi, CEO of Baldi, told MailOnline Travel that it ‘transcends reality’.
He continued: ‘They offer the ultimate escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
‘An experience of blissful connection with nature, it is a primitive sensation, which reaches the highest level of pleasure.
‘The residents of XXII Carat villas in Dubai will be among the first in the world to bathe in these remarkable tubs and enjoy the truly unique, magical and luxurious experience.’
Each of the precious rocks, weighing more than 10,000kg, had to be transported from South America to the Middle East.
The boulders were then split in half, before specialists spent hundreds of hours sandpapering the carved chunks down.
Mr Baldi says that thanks to the craftsmanship, the tubs have ‘incredibly smooth interiors’.
The outside of the bathing vessels were then left intentionally untouched to ‘highlight the contrast between nature and workmanship’.
The Mediterranean-style holiday villas at the XXII Carat, masterminded by a Russian property developer, are on the market for between £8.5million ($10.8million) and £19million ($24.5million).
Each have seven bedrooms, so that the occupiers can invite friends and family to stay.
Despite the eye watering price tag, 30 per cent of the properties have already been snapped up.
Other selling points include private beach access, landscaped gardens and a 24-hour concierge.