The Academy Awards are back on Sunday in a downscaled capacity — but one thing doesn’t change in Hollywood — nominees are once again being showered with expensive swag. The hallowed Oscar gifting suites are back in operation and offering free lavish vacations, expensive beauty treatments, jewels, clothes and custom-created artworks.
The GBK Brand Bar at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood is offering gift bags stuffed with goods worth $60,000 to the stars. The goods on offer include a two-night trip to Fiji at the private Raiwasa Resort with a dedicated staff of 12, and your own personal five-star chefs, valued at $8,000.
There’s also four nights on offer at the Sailrock Resort in Turks & Caicos, valued at $10,000 and is on offer only for Oscar nominees. Or three nights at the luxe Casa del Campo resort in the Dominican Republic, valued at $3,000. And three nights in an “eco suite” at the Kahari Resort in the Bahamas.
Past attendees listed by the company include Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, Martha Stewart, Olivia Wilde, David Schwimmer, Angela Bassett, Usher, Amy Adams.