Thursday, June 28, 2018


You can take over the entire 98 rooms and suites of Sydney's Langham Hotel for 48 hours with 110 employees at your service for a cool one million (Aust) dollars.

"We have created this decadent package for guests who are seeking an unforgettable experience in the form of a luxurious private residence in Sydney" says general manager Gaylord (what else) Lamy.

All guests receive a VIP welcome and the chef designer meals of choice.   There's exclusive use of the bar with Champagne flowing freely and a jazz trio tinkling away each evening.   Five town cars are on standby to take you anywhere.   The package includes daily pampering at the spa any use of the pool and gym.

Clearly designed for those with more money than cents.   

Right now you can stay and the Langham for AUD428 per night which includes breakfast for two.
98 x 428 x 2 = $83,888.    Big diff between that and $1,000,000 even with the 'xtras'.



David said...

Once again, you seem surprised by the way Capitalism operates. You really don't get it, do you? As a critic of Capitalism, I am able to understand its drivers.

Gaylord (what else) Lamy

What do you mean by this? Are you insinuating the hotel manager lords over all gays and thus is wrong to try to maximise his profits?

Or are you too thick to see beyond your own biases? I'd expect that from Walter, but I thought you were better than that.

Gaylord is a name of Norman French origin, from the Old French gaillard meaning "joyful" or "high-spirited".

The Veteran said...

David ... lighten up old son. This ain’t capitalism .... rather it’s a bit of silliness from someone who thinks people can’t count. It can and is generating negative publicity which is something all good capitalists seek to avoid like the plague (along with comments from socialists bereft of a sense of humour).

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Veteren, I expect the $428 might be at the low end of the scale. Down the back with a view over the hotel dumpsters. David will know - a always stays there when he goes to Sydney.

Anonymous said... use those meaningless words, capitalism, socialism, fascism as labels that mean different things to different people. There is nothing inherently capitalist about selling a hotel room or a set of tyres. we have been doing it since the stone age. Just as there is nothing socialist about removing some of the profit (tax) for social purposes. It's all about balance. Pure capitalism is evil and destructive, pure socialism is an unattainable pipe dream.

Lord Egbut

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Legbut has his arse before his elbow again.

'Pure socialism is evil and destructive, pure capitalism is an unattainable pipe dream.'

There that's fixed it.

Suggest you have a look a Venzuela, North Korea, Cuba or the defunct Soviet Union. Then try and figure out why all of your friends are trying to into rather than out of that capitalist hell hole called the United States.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, if you only paid the $83,888 you would also need to pay for your other restaurant meals and drinks. The chef may only have sausages and rice pudding on the menu too. Still, with $916,000 odd change in your pocket, imagine the Bolle and top shelf whiskey you could sink.


Anonymous said...

Walter....thank you for making my point for me.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... that $428 room is the same room included in the $1m package. Yep, some will no doubt cost more than that but, as MarcW said, with $916,000 in your pocket you should be able to negotiate a deal ... for David ... now that's capitalism.