A Middle Eastern businessman spent over $210,000 in a five-hour, champagne- and vodka-fuelled spending spree in a London nightclub at the weekend.
The unnamed big spender entered Crystal at midnight on Saturday with friends — nine women and eight men — and ordered a $50 bottle of white wine, a spokesman for the club said.
But before long he was ordering magnums of Dom Perignon at $1,400 each and then called for a Methuselah — eight bottles in one — of Cristal Champagne at $60,000 and the party spread.
The festivities ended with a “night cap” consisting of a Methuselah of Belvedere vodka, which cost $2,800. “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, which with tax and service added amounted to 105,805.28 pounds — $218,000.
It included the cost of six Coca-Colas.