They may have engaged in friendly competition to promote their respective albums in 2007, but an established hotel is utilizing nonmusic-related possessions from Kanye West and 50 Cent to help market itself to wealthy clientele.
According to Bloomberg.com the Hollywood
home of the G-Unit
leader has been used to train staff members at the Cheval Blanc
hotel in the French
ski town of Courcheve
The rooms cost $67,466.00 per-night.
Cheval Blanc Hotel
The hotel, co-owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy
billionaire Albert Frere
, is noted for its grand style and pricey array of services that include a Michelin three-star chef, bedtime chocolates delivered to your room aboard a gondola and “Hair Room Service" by famed barber John Nollet.
Rooms range from a basic single room with a maxibar full of Krug Champagne
to a 650-square-meter duplex sky ranch to a master bedroom on a fifth-floor super suite that features a gym, private elevator, massage room, sauna, steam room, grand piano, Jacuzzi and a dressing room with eight closets and 84 drawers and shelves.
The home of 50 Cent is used by Cheval Blanc chief protocol officer Marie-Claude Metrot
to prepare the hotel’s 115 staff members (or “players” as they’re called) to help bring the venue and its assets to life, while catering to their guests every need.
In her eyes, the ability for workers to fulfill the fantasies of guests is important in making a stay at the Cheval Blanc more of an experience than anything else.
“We deliver dreams,” Metrot said. “We don’t let guests think. We anticipate their desires.”
In addition to 50 Cent, Cheval Blanc has drawn support from Kanye West
. The Chicago hitmaker created bronze teddy bears to display at the 34-room venue.
West and 50 Cent's contributions to Cheval Blanc serve as a contrast to the competitive nature displayed by the rappers in 2007.
That year, 50 Cent's Curtis
album went head-to-head with West's Graduation
to see who could sell the most copies of their respective projects on September 11.
West ultimately won the battle, selling 957,000
copies of Graduation on its first week of release. The Curtis album, which included the hit "I Get Money
," came up short during the competition, with 691,000
copies sold in its first week.
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