With Donald Trump ready to travel down to his swanky Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, many people are wondering how much it would cost them to get a taste of the Mar-a-Lago lifestyle. How much does a room cost? How do you even get a room? And what about that beautiful golf course? Will tell you everything you need to know about how much some pampering at Mar-a-Lago costs.
Mar-a-Lago cost: membership rates
Unfortunately, you can’t just go and book a room for the night at the Mar-a-Lago Hotel. You must be a member, and membership isn’t cheap. Just to get in, you need to spend a whopping $200,000, and be accepted by the committee. In addition, you have to pay almost $15,000 every year to remain a member. But for that price, you get to hang out with celebrities, sports stars, and now, the president.
Want to get in cheaper? On certain charity event nights, you don’t have to be a member to enter the club. However, the donation expectations are extremely high.
Mar-a-Lago cost: room rates
Once you are a member of Mar-a-Lago, you can’t just hang out for free. Everything costs money. Staying overnight at the hotel can cost several thousand dollars, depending on the room size. The area isn’t cheap: other high-end hotels nearby can start at $1000 a night and go up to $5000 or more for a basic suite.
The rates for membership aren’t surprising given the value of Mar-a-Lago. According to Fortune, the club is worth around $200 million. Trump bought it in 1985 for a tiny fraction of that.
Why so much? The building itself is over 100,000 ft.², and takes up some of the most expensive prime real estate in the United States. With Trump now being president, expect the costs to increase, as more and more people want to get a chance of bumping into him.