Businessman's champagne spree adds up to $216,000
A Middle Eastern businessman spent over 105,000 pounds in a five-hour, champagne- and vodka-fuelled spending spree in a London nightclub at the weekend.
Fraser Donaldson, a representative of Crystal, a club favoured by Prince Harry, said in 20 years working in the industry it was the biggest bill he'd seen from one customer.
The unnamed big spender entered Crystal at midnight on Saturday with friends -- nine women and eight men -- and ordered a 24 pound bottle of white wine, a spokesman for the club said.
But before long he was ordering magnums of Dom Perignon at 700 pounds ($1,440) each and then called for a Methuselah -- eight bottles in one -- of Cristal Champagne at 30,000 pounds ($61,700) and the party spread.
The festivities ended with a "night cap" consisting of a Methuselah of Belvedere vodka, which cost 1,400 pounds ($2,880). "He basically just said, 'keep the drinks flowing,'" the club spokesman said.
When the party left at 5 a.m., the bill was 81,471.50 pounds ($167,000), which with tax and service added amounted to 105,805.28 pounds ($217,000). It included the cost of six Coca-Colas. Click on above image for a larger view.
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