Nearly ready for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, ‘the race that stops the nation’, the Emirates marquee is styled as a Venetian Palace, will be filled with the finest French Moet, a two-storey chandelier adorned with flowers and six tonnes of ice to carve a frozen bar.
The Melbourne Age reports:
“But not all applaud the excesses. World Vision chief executive Tim Costello yesterday condemned the lavish marquee scene as a sad indictment on society. ‘I think the marquees are the outward sign of great wealth and self-indulgence, but not necessarily the sign of great generosity and strength of spirit,’ he said.
For more on the article:
Lorna Edwards, ‘Emirates Marquee, the Hottest Place to be For Some’, Melbourne Age, 1 November 2007.
2008 Report: Aussies not Happy with Flood of Foreign Horses at Emirates Melbourne Cup
Image: Emirates logo linked with winning.
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