Michelle Obama splurges in Ireland: $3,300 suite, girls get their own

Princess Grace Suite
The Princess Grace Suite, Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel
Photo Credit: White House Dossier

Unless you’re living a lifestyle of the rich and famous, guess you will have to live vicariously through Michelle Obama and her daughters – again.

The first lady is spending two days in the $3,300 a night Princess Grace suite in Dublin’s ritzy Shelbourne Hotel while the President attends the G8 Summit.

According to White House Dossier:

The Shelbourne’s Princess Grace suite is so-named because it was often used by Grace and her husband Prince Ranier.

The suite is the best the luxury hotel has to offer, featuring two beds, two bathrooms, four phones and three large televisions. The bedding is 100 percent Egyptian cotton and comes with turndown service, a Nespresso machine and butler service.

Shelbourne Hotel
Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel
Photo Credit: Irish Herald

Daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 12, are “staying in adjoining suites,” The Irish Herald reported Monday.

Obama’s entourage and Secret Service protection detail took up an additional 30 rooms in the five-star hotel, the Irish Independent reported.

More depressing, Michelle and the girls get to attend a special performance of the incredible and spectacular “Riverdance,” according to a press release on the dance company’s website.

“Schoolchildren from Barack Obama’s ancestral home in Moneygall, Co Offaly, have also been invited to attend a special performance of ‘Riverdance’ in Dublin’s Gaiety,” according to the Independent.

Ancestral home?

“No expense has been spared in catering for the comforts of Mrs Obama and her party,” the paper said. “Sources are playing down the prospect of Mrs Obama going on an unplanned sightseeing and shopping trip in Dublin due to security considerations.”

More from The Independent.


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