David Beckham Celebrates 40th Birthday with $460,000…
LONDON – He has not kicked a ball in anger for two years, but it says something about David Beckham’s continued global appeal that a 40th birthday picture on Facebook attracted more than 950,000 likes.
Beckham shares a birthday with Catherine the Great of Russia and his birthday party Saturday night would not have disappointed her taste for ostentation.
The former footballer hired the Amanjena resort outside Marrakech, Morocco, rated as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, to mark the occasion.
“A tranquil retreat, Amanjena reflects the region’s Moorish heritage in every graceful arch, stone courtyard and rose petal-strewn fountain, its sun-paled red walls and reflective pools paying homage to North Africa’s stark beauty and rich history,” the resort’s website enthuses.
Ninety guests flew in from around the world to join Beckham and his wife Victoria, the pop star turned successful fashion designer, for the Arabian-themed party which was said to have cost the couple pounds 250,000 ($460,000).