The Hospitals of the Super Rich

January 28, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

The New York Times reported on Luxury Hospitals that cater exclusively to the super rich. Some of the fascinating points made in the article include:

  • Luxuries in these hospital ‘rooms’ include a personal butler, a decadent menu (that includes things such as Gelato Ice Cream), linen designed for royalty, marble bathrooms, and, panoramic windows.
  • Such hotel suites can cost anywhere between $1000 to $2400+ a day. Foreigners may be charged an additional $4,500 per day. One such luxury hospital estimates that 30% of their clients come from abroad.
  • The profits can be lucrative. One hospital owner estimated that the luxury wing brings in $3.5 million a year.

To read about the Saudi King who needed even more than these ‘standard’ luxuries as well as some of the celebrities that have benefited from such facilities, click here.

Source: The New York Times

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