Islamophobic conspiracy theorists have long warned that Muslims are
secretly "infiltrating" American society as part of a plan to slowly
transform the U.S. into an Islamic Caliphate, a wild-eyed plot they call
Hotel General Manager Hans Olbertz played down the opulence, telling reporters that "the tree itself" was only $10,000.
The 13-metre fake evergreen tree is located in the hotel’s lobby, and is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights.
However, the record value of the tree is due to the necklaces, earings and other jewellery draped over its branches.