Though the hotel was just an example to get the point across, I thought it’d be interesting to actually look at some of the hotels in that price range and see what was said about the people who make use of them:
“According to the hotels on our list, the majority of the clients who book their top rooms are wealthy families in the middle of remodeling their homes, film companies and corporations. Of course, there are always stories of the random sheik, deposed dictator or pop star who stays in a $10,000 hotel room--for a month or two--but they are the exceptions.
“In fact, as with all hotels, there is plenty of bargaining room (no pun intended). The family looking to spend a month or so will usually be able to negotiate a lower price, and companies can save by using a corporate rate. The numbers of people who actually pay full freight are rare. Billionaires also didn't get where they are by being suckers.
“So what exactly do you get when you're spending between $5,000 and $25,000 for a hotel room, which is the range of our list? Space is the most obvious. All of the rooms on the list are huge, averaging more than 5,000 square feet, and that is not counting terraces and balconies--and the occasional private cinema. The other amenity is service. Most of these hotel rooms come with a personal butler or a chauffeured Rolls-Royce at your disposal. Those that do not have a butler or assistant on hand have an implied "anything you want" rule.” The World's Most Expensive Hotel Rooms - Forbes.com
I wonder if someone would take the billionaire’s bargaining for a lower price as sign of a lack mentality. When I worked in sales I saw 100 grand per year as minimum wage, and if something caught my interest and cost less than a few hundred dollars or so I didn’t give buying it a second thought. Later on I decided being more conscious about how I spent my money may be more beneficial, and thus I’ve become more like the frugal billionaires, focusing my energy on what I see to be of genuine value. With my change in focus I'm now semi-retired. I don't have to work any more than I want to, and I can focus my time on whatever I see as most valuable, not necessarily what will pay the most.
Looking at an old dreamboard from a few years ago when I read a lot of Randy Gage I see a $150,000 turbine motorcycle, a Maybach, Porsche Carrera, Learjet, and so on. At this point I no longer see those as helping me achieve my goals. I value experiences over possessions which would need to be cared for. Right now I’m being offered a sports car as a gift, under the condition that I never sell it. I’m seriously not sure if I want it, even though it’s an incredible car. So far I feel freer the fewer possessions I have, as I gradually clean things out and focus on the essentials (good books, health, and friends).