In a story that brings to mind the excesses of a certain Sex and the City 2, Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel has redefined luxury by releasing an ATM that turns cash into gold. However, alchemy this is not. The machine, Gold to Go, updates according to international gold prices every 10 minutes, making transfers as accurate as possible.
The gold coins and bars it dispenses even have customized designs for you collectors out there.
The exterior of the machine is coated with a thin layer of gold and offers customers 320 items to choose from, ranging from gold bars that can weigh up to 10 grams, to customised gold coins.
Gold rates are constantly updated inside the shiny machine in the hotel’s lobby, courtesy of a built-in computer connected to a dealer which sells gold online.
[Title pic via Salon.com]
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