Mariah Carey offers fans opportunity to stay in her apartment BUT the star won’t even be there
Mariah Carey is known as the Queen of Christmas, but this holiday season she’s offering fans a gift that seems more like a trick than a treat as she prepares to open the doors to her apartment – which she won’t even be at – for a fewfestivals.
While the idea of enjoying a weekend getaway inside the 52-year-old’s New York penthouse might seem like a dream come true… the fine print tells a very different story.
The songbird teamed up with Booking.com to give two fans the opportunity to jet off to New York City for a weekend getaway and even stay at her Tribeca penthouse – however, the ‘lucky’ people are only allowed in three rooms and the singer won ‘t even be in attendance, making their Christmas experience slightly less jolly.
Because the trip – which will take place between December 16 and December 19 and cost $20.19 – is curated by the popstar diva herself, it of course comes with a lengthy list of rules that may leave fans feeling like the singer has transformed into a bit To install Scrooge.
Mariah Carey is opening doors for fans to experience the holidays like the Queen of Christmas herself but the ‘ultimate holiday experience’ comes with drawbacks
She teamed up with Booking.com to give two fans the opportunity to jet off to NYC for the weekend of December 16 – 19 and stay at her penthouse.
While the idea of enjoying a weekend getaway inside the 52-year-old’s New York penthouse might seem like a dream come true… the fine print tells a very different story
The trip that makes the Queen of Christmas seem less jolly! The drawbacks of the ‘ultimate holiday’ experience Before entering the Grammy-winning diva’s penthouse, guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and hand in their cell phones. Fans expecting to meet the diva will face disappointment; Mariah won’t be present during fans’ stay in her lavish apartment. Guests will also only be able to access select areas of her penthouse – the private elevator entrance, Moroccan room, rooftop and powder room. Fans will have to share a room and bed while staying at the Grand Lux King room at The Plaza, which will offer one king-sized bed to accommodate guests.
Mariah’s ‘ultimate holiday’ experience will include an itinerary fit for a star, with a three-night stay at The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel in the big apple, and days filled with festive attractions.
Fans will be taken on a journey through NYC, with sweeping city views, and go to some of the stars favorite spots, including dinner at her most-loved restaurants such as Nobu and Mr. Chow.
Guests will also experience a private tour of Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, a VIP ice skating session in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and access to a VIP tent.
The three-day extravaganza will also include a signed copy of the singer’s new book, The Christmas Princess, and a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Fans will also receive tickets to the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes – as well as a VIP pre-show reception at the Roxy Suite, a tour of Radio City Music Hall, and a meet-and-greet with a Radio City Rockette.
Tickets to Mariah’s Merry Christmas To All! The concert at Madison Square Garden on December 16 will also be given to those who can lay their hands on the getaway.
And while holiday cheer will certainly be in the air, there are a few drawbacks.
Before entering the Grammy-winning diva’s penthouse, guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and hand in their cell phones.
And while the thought of even being in the same room as the singer may seem exciting enough, fans will face disappointment as Mariah Carey won’t be present during fans’ stay in her lavish apartment.
Fans will also only be able to access select areas of her penthouse – the private elevator entrance, Moroccan room, rooftop and powder room.
Since fans will be handing their cellphones in, Booking.com will provide a photographer for a photoshoot at the penthouse, however, Mariah will not be present.
The Grammy-winning diva will require fans to sign an NDA before entering her penthouse, forget their cell phones and only be allowed to enter three rooms
Mariah will also not be present while fans are in her penthouse, where they will be able to have a photoshoot and indulge in cocktails.
Fans can book the trip on December 14 at 5pm for $20.19 and will get the chance to dine at the singer’s favorite restaurants, go on a shopping spree and more.
And if you thought, that you’d at least live lavishly while on the ‘ultimate holiday experience’, think again, because fans will have to share a room and bed while staying at the Grand Lux King room at The Plaza, which will offer one king-sized bed to accommodate guests.
Despite the drawbacks, the popstar dubbed the getaway the experience of a lifetime.
‘Christmas in New York is an experience of a lifetime, so I partnered with Booking.com to create a special holiday-themed travel experience in my hometown during the most wonderful time of the year.
‘For one time only, I’m giving two fans the opportunity to have an unforgettable and magical extravaganza!
‘I hope the bookers will enjoy the chance to see my concert at Madison Square Garden, visit the Top of the Rock, eat at my favorite restaurants, and stay at a luxurious NYC hotel,’ the singer said in a press release.
The trip is priced at only $20.19 in honor of the year the Christmas Queen’s hit All I Want for Christmas is You hit the Billboard Hot Tp 100 Chart for the first time.
Travel accommodations, airport transfers and transportation to and from activities will be included throughout the three-day getaway as well.
Fans will be able to book the festive event on December 14 at 5pm and will be on a first-come, first-served basis through Booking.com.
Make your wish come true(ish)! Fans can jet off to NYC for Mariah’s ‘ultimate holiday’ getaway and will get the chance to experience festivities fit for a star.
Fans will be able to book the festive event on December 14 at 5pm and will be on a first-come, first-served basis through Booking.com and it will cost a total of $20.19.
The holiday experience will be for December 16 to December 19
Mariah’s ‘ultimate holiday experience’ will include:
Cocktail hour in a private space at Mariah Carey’s New York City penthouse apartmentA professional Christmas card photoshoot on Mariah Carey’s rooftop terraceA three-night stay in a Grand Luxe King room at The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel Flights, airport transfers, and local transportation to and from Attractions and activitiesTickets to Mariah’s Merry Christmas To All! concert at Madison Square Garden on December 16A signed copy of Mariah’s new holiday classic book, The Christmas PrincessA shopping spree at the world-famous Saks Fifth AvenueStops at Top of the Rock for a private guided tourVIP ice skating experience in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree with a private skating session, VIP hospitality tent for warm hot cocoa and photo moments, all set to a soundtrack of some of Mariah’s greatest hitsTickets to the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by QVC, including a VIP pre-show reception and a private tour of Radio City Music Hall, as well as the opportunity to meet a Radio City RocketteDinner reservations at Mariah’s favorite NYC restaurants, including Nobu and Mr. chow