- The wealthiest people in the world can afford to be incredibly picky with where they stay on holiday.
- Luxury property social network Stay One Degree has revealed the most extravagant vacation demands from its super-rich members.
- From having a shark tank installed in a property to ensuring all windows are made of bullet-proof glass, nothing is too expensive for the 1%.
When money is no object, the world is not only your oyster but your Champagne, caviar, and white truffle, too.
And when it comes to holidays, the super-rich sure know how to do it in style.
Naturally, extravagance is the order of the day. And to ensure ultimate relaxation, the wealthiest 1% employ others to organise their most eleborate demands.
Forget requesting a sea-view room or that your steak be cooked just how you like it, the super-rich have somewhat bigger ideas for their vacations.
Stay One Degree is a private social network which has become a hub for the incredibly wealthy, who use the site to find holiday properties which will provide their must-haves.
After launching in December 2017, it currently has 10,000 members with access to over 1,000 properties in 54 countries.
The company has gained some pretty good insight into how the 1% holiday – and they have had some pretty bizarre requests, too.
Using insights from the last year (2017/2018), they shared the most outrageous ones with Business Insider.
Here are the 10 most extravagant requests in 2018:
- Shark tank installed internally in the property
- Panic room to be included in or connected to the main bedroom suite
- Helipads on the grounds of the property
- A live-in portrait painter to capture the family holiday
- Stocked wine cellars with 30-year-old Bordeaux and 50-year-old whisky
- Bullet-proof glass within all main rooms in the residence
- Private coastline and or access to a private beach
- Tree-houses in the garden for the children (with full amenities including electricity, running water, cinema, and games room)
- A private zoo and live-in exotic animals, preferably a tiger
- Personalised wardrobes on arrival and stylists/dressers to hand.
The company added that one of the main reasons more people are looking for properties with private helipads (there’s been a 500% increase in interest over the past year) is so they don’t have to use public airports.
This isn’t simply so the super-rich can avoid mingling with commoners, though – it’s apparently so they can feel completely “off-grid.”