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Opulent Newell Coach Now a ‘Seven Star Hotel’

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January 9, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

Holidaymakers who like the idea of exploring the great outdoors but shudder at the thought of a freezing, insect-infested tent may be interested in hiring a palatial motorhome - as long as they have around $13,000 a night to spare.

The U.K.-based Daily Mail reported that the glittering tour bus, once used by F1 stars Jenson Button and Canadian race car driver Jacques Villeneuve, is being offered as a unique “seven star” hotel. 

It was hand-built for Villeneuve by Newell Coach Corp. and probably boasts similar fuel efficiency to an F1 car thanks to a 12-liter engine that allows it to hit 100 mph.

Guests who splash the cash will be greeted with champagne and a complementary hamper on arrival, while a personal team of waiters will be on hand 24 hours a day.

The epitome of the trend for ‘glamping’ (glam camping), the first million-dollar motorhome also boasts its very own limousine, helicopter and Michelin star chef to enjoy in the extravagant bus – which boasts a 42-inch plasma TV, fully fitted American-style kitchen, a walk-in wardrobe and a gold ensuite bathroom.

The 500-square-foot palace, dubbed the ‘Icon,’ sleeps up to four people and is believed to be the largest motorhome in the U.K.

To read the full article and view photos click here.

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