How to live like a millionaire for a weekend

Here’s our guide to visiting The Star like a high roller – from decadent dining options to the royal penthouse treatment.

Ever imagined what it would feel like to live like the other half do? To dine like a king or queen every night, have your every whim be waited on, sip cocktails all day long poolside…? Oh, you get the drift.

The good news is, living like a millionaire (read: for a weekend) is actually achievable if you have the inside scoop on where and how to do it right. Sure, it might cost you a pretty penny, but nothing that you can’t save up for and enjoy splurging on.

1. Book a penthouse

The ultimate experience if you wish to step into the shoes of the rich and famous is to book a penthouse. Think floor-to-ceiling views of the Gold Coast, luxe finishes and opulent features throughout. So, start saving those pennies and book yourself a weekend in 2021 at the Penthouse Suite at The Star Gold Coast – you will never forget your stay, we promise. 

2. Rock up to the races like an A-lister

There’s no better place to show off your best event look than at the races and The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday on January 16 is the place to be seen. Don your favourite fascinator and fanciest threads and rock up to cheer on your favourite horse. The Magic Millions Raceday is full of high glamour, fun vibes and high stakes so you’ll want to be in it to win it.

Read more: For a few tips, read our expert guide to betting on a winner.

3. Find a fancy pool and stay put

Sun hat? Tick. Good book or good conversation? Tick. Bottle of bubbles? Tick. Tick. Tick. With all the essentials in tow, high tail it to the most luxe pool you can find and sit back in absolute luxury knowing that only the best for you will do. Given you’re living like a millionaire for the weekend you won’t have anyone fighting you over the sun loungers, either.

Couple lounging by rooftop pool
Couple lounging by rooftop pool
4. Sip cocktails all day long

When you’ve got cash to splash, there’s no such thing as ‘happy hour’. Every hour is happy hour, which means every hour is cocktail hour. Amen to that. And no, we’re not talking those everyday run-of-the-mill cocktails, either. We’re talking cocktails like the million dollar martini, or a lychee sloe gin sour. Yum.

Seasonal Summer Cocktails
Seasonal Summer Cocktails
5. Have a rose petal-infused bath at 10am

Work shmerk. While the rest of the world is worrying about #lifegoals for 2021, run yourself a warm bath, pour in some soothing bath crystals and top up with fresh rose petals. Sit back and ponder what you’ll have for dinner.

Rose Petal Bath
Rose Petal Bath
6. Shop ‘til you drop

Unleash your inner Pretty Woman and go all out in the name of women everywhere who deserve a good old-fashioned shopping spree. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, just a 10-minute drive from The Star Gold Coast, has all the best brands a girl could ask for, from your wallet-friendly buys to the price tag heavy likes of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Hermes. And, hey, you are living like a millionaire this weekend, so why not?

7. Splash out on dinner

Put your money where your mouth is, quite literally, at The Star Gold Coast’s fine-dining restaurants, Kiyomi or Nineteen at The Star (NaTS), and splurge on the fanciest dinner you’ve ever let yourself enjoy. Whether it’s a feast of fresh oysters, sushi and sashimi complete with fine wine, or one of chef Uday Huja’s signature seafood dishes from NaTS, relax and enjoy a decadent dinner like the king or queen that you are.

Sushi and Sashimi Feast at Kiyomi
Sushi and Sashimi Feast at Kiyomi