The Most Expensive Minibar Items at Luxury Hotels

The WSJ's Andrea Petersen did an interesting piece on the most expensive non-alcoholic minibar items sold in luxury hotels. Bal Harbour, Fla. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Florida offers Popchips potato chips, salt and pepper flavor, for $9.00 an 8oz. bag. The San Francisco Mandarin Oriental offers Fleur de Sel Caramel popcorn for $9. The Boston Four Seasons offers a small bag of Roasted Salted Mixed nuts for $8. But the most expensive item is at the The Peninsula Beverly Hills. It offers 10 chocolates nestled inside a special box shaped like the cap worn by the hotel's pages. It costs $80 dollars a box. The hotels say when you factor in the cost of labor and replacing food that was not eaten and went stale, that they don't make much money on these expensive extras. Take a look:

Posted on May 16, 2012

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