If you can dream it, you can do it.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — except for this champagne vending machine, which is now all over social media.
Yes, guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas can now pop mini-bottles of Moët & Chandon directly out of a vending machine located on the hotel’s 23rd floor.
Travel + Leisure reports that the machine dispenses miniature bottles of champagne as well as miniature flutes. Somehow, the machine has been expertly engineered so the bottles are dispensed without being shaken.
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The machine can hold 320 miniature bottles; guests have their choice of Moët’s Imperial Brut or Imperial Rose.
In order to use the machine, guests need to purchase a $20 gold coin from the front desk of the hotel, and provide an ID confirming they’re of legal drinking age — which is probably still easier than traveling all the way to the nearest bottle-o, of course.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s machine is the first public vending machine of its kind in the US, but it’s not entirely unique.
The Moët vending machine first appeared at Selfridges department store in London as part of a Christmas promotion in 2013, before reappearing at All Bar One in London’s Leicester Square late last year.
Moët-Hennessy has put vending machines in private offices in New York City, and the machines are also available for hire.
It can only be a matter of time, then, before one of these glorious machines finds its way to Brisbane…