Davos Staff May Sleep In Shipping Containers As Billionaires Swarm Resort

Tyler Durden's picture

With January just around the corner, the world's billionaires, CEOs, politicians and oligarchs prepare to take their private planes to Davos, Switzerland for their annual convocation at the World Economic Forum, where they discuss such diverse topics as global warming due to greenhouse gases (which exempts Gulfstream jets) and the dangers of record wealth inequality (which exempts them), while snacking on $39 hot dogs and $50 Caesar salads.



All in a day's work for a billionaire, surrounded by fawning members of the press who "surprisingly" never ask any probing questions due to concerns they may get uninivted to the DJ party du jour, or worse, lose access to their favorite oligarch, and be forced to do real journalism instead of promotional PR.

This year, however, things will be slightly different because according to the Daily Mail, the annual junket has become so popular for the world’s elite that the Swiss ski resort is running out of accommodation, and as a result the unfortunate staff at the World Economic Forum could see a different side to Davos at its conference for the super-rich.

The 2017 event sold out within days, and for 2018 it is thought there just won’t be enough hotel rooms to go round.

The 2017 event at the Ski resort of Davos sold out within days

As a result the organisers of the conference which every January attracts the world's top politicians, CEOS and billionaires to discuss the state of the world economy, are taking desperate measures by putting people up in shipping containers in car parks. 

 But as the meetings have grown in popularity, an ever-expanding guest list has forced even the best- connected attendees to fight for somewhere to stay.

Around 11,000 visitors are expected in 2017, including 2,500 official guests along with their retinues, the media and other hangers-on.

The WEF was unable to find rooms for its 500 employees by the end of November, and although it has now secured beds for all of them, it is looking for another solution for future years.

Quoted by the Mail, spokesman Yann Zopf said: ‘We are facing more and more people every year.

‘We’ll manage for 2017, but we need to think longer term.’

We wonder if this means that on the agenda of 2017 topics there will be a panel led by Blackstone's  Steve Schwarzman titled "deplorable living conditions for the deplorables... and how to profit."

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wisebastard's picture

im going to house dogs in shipping containers and see how many people get pissed off and cry boo hoo

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it and don't belong there anyway. /sarc

El Vaquero's picture

I made my Christmas Posole using a lot of home grown ingredients and local stuff.  Including home made hominy.I also made elk enchiladas yesterday using elk that I whacked and aged and local/home grown ingredients.  I betchya my Christmas eve and Christmas meals tasted better than those $38 hot dogs.  But then again, what would your average billionaire know about saving seed when making a red chile sauce? 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) El Vaquero Dec 26, 2016 11:44 AM

did you say "hot dogs?"

El Vaquero's picture

I could just call them wieners. Weenies?

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

yes, the manservants sleep in the 2nd shipping container, the one between the whores and the wartorn children

D-plorable's picture

Good man, I would love to try elk enchiladas or even elk with mole sauce

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"Good man, I would love to try elk enchiladas or even elk with mole sauce"

Elk us really good meat, but it's such a pain in the ass once you have one down; imagine gutting a horse...

Of course all you rich guided hunt Wall St. boy's have it done for you by your guide or one of the packers (all for around $5000 & up), me, now that I'm an old man, I just shoot deer out in the back pasture, much easier than fucking around w/ an Elk...

El Vaquero's picture

I don't think that the cows are that bad, unless you have three to do at once.  Then, it's a lot of work.  I also like to shoot them when they're uphill;)  With a big bull, OTOH, you're talking a serious PITA.  A buddy's kid shot one a few months ago, and one of his entire quarters was trashed due to a previous injury and the subsiquent infection, so they threw the entire quarter out.  Even missing a quarter, it was 340lbs after having been gutted, skinned and quartered, so it was easially an 800lb bull on the hoof.  I would have liked to have been there to watch him shoot it, but I'm just fine with not being the one who dragged that thing out.

Urban Redneck's picture

It's not just Davos, it's ANY resort town in Switzerland this time of year, regardless of the number of billionaires on vacation.

Look at the menu from Badrutts, just far enough down the road from Davos that no one attending WEF wants that daily commute - the ONLY APPETIZERS under CHF 40 are tomatoes w/ olive oil and a (bite sized) cheese and vegetable salad.




StychoKiller's picture

So, what's room service like for the "shipping containers?" :>D

Dugald's picture


What an opportunity.....!! Throw all the bums into the containers, lock the doors, wait 15 minutes, remove contents to crematorium and turn into fertiliser.....

LA_Goldbug's picture

Those prices are Chump Change for them.

CheapBastard's picture

I bet the place is swamming with High Priced Hookers too ... mostly paid for with home ocuntry taxpayer money.

SoDamnMad's picture

Gee, a tactical nuc strike would open up a lot of promotional upgrades in the upper 2% management chain.  But more important it would finish off a bunch of real assholes. Sure hope Soros would be amongst the dearly departed. 

Salsa Verde's picture

Plebs are much less likely to sniff around if there isn't an affordable bite to eat for 200 miles.

Urban Redneck's picture

The plebs have a MEDIAN household income of CHF 100,000 per year.  That is why the food is priced liked that- so the entire population of 8.5 million doesn't try to eat and ski at that resort every weekend.  If you go a few doors down you can knock 20-30% off the price.  What do think is going to happen to the price of food at a top flight restaurant in the Hamptons if New York bumps the minimum wage up to $30/hr - the prices are going to look a lot like Switzerland.  

This is simple supply and demand economics - I don't understand why Tyler finds it so interesting and worthy of repeating.  If anything it should be an object lesson for the minimum wage nutcases in the USSA.  They will still be shopping at Walmart, and their paychecks won't go any farther because Walmart prices (or healthcare) will rise to absorb any excess capacity in their future employees paychecks.   

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Trump's cabinet make these asswipes look destitute.

Jughead Jones's picture

You got that right. And that cabinet gets it's balls stroked by ZH crowd. 


Long: swamp water

Short: Carl's Jr Sneeze burgers

snodgrass's picture

I see an opportunity here.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Yep. Anybody got any skills at welding?

larz's picture

Nuke the place.  Wouldn't miss any of them

Ban KKiller's picture

Might as well as we aren't shipping anymore.

peddling-fiction's picture

Baltic Dry-ed up


<-- Shipping blues?

blue51's picture

Keep an eye out , for items seen on another recent " menu ".

RayKu's picture

That many deep state players in one location at one time hmmm

Clara Tardis's picture

Hey Davo's need some children too? Or did your Belgian/Norwegian pedo ring get disrupted...
50 big shots arrested? you people are scum sucking impotent losers, politicians, teachers, police.....


DetectiveStern's picture

"What's Belgium famous for? Chocolates and child abuse, and they only invented the chocolates to get to the kids."

 - In Bruges

peddling-fiction's picture

Strange, but in Spanish Bruges is written Brujas, meaning witches. Coincidence?


DuneCreature's picture

I can't wait until this garbage barge floats into NY harbor and up the Potomac.

We need to try and make sure the trash collectors don't do a half assed job. .... Plenty of garbage to pick up on both sides of the aisle and right on out into dot mil, PTAs, Rotary and Odd Fellows clubs and the local cub scout troop masters.

The clean-up will totally change the social and political landscape if done right.

Live Hard, They CAN'T Possibly Keep A Bottle That Big Corked For Too Long, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

peddling-fiction's picture

Wow DC, you really are sharing the truth there.

These clubs have lots of uncomfortable secret affiliations.

DuneCreature's picture

Yes, it is all pretty disturbing. .. I don't even bring it up much with Ms Creature because just hearing about it hurts your soul. She's tough and pretty stoic but it still gets to her and she'll tell me to stop talking about it around her. ................ I think that is the way most people deal with it.

If the Satanists/pedo/blackmailers can be gouged out of Wash DC it would be a huge help to the country. ... It might trickle out into the countryside and fix it some too. ... The court system and LEO need a clean-up before anything can be done and that means starting at the top.

It's all mostly a power and control thing that no one wants to deal with because it's ugly, IMHO. .... I've had tough dudes tell me they can't handle it.

Live Hard, A Bunch Of People Are Going To Have To Open The Box And Look In To Fix It, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

peddling-fiction's picture

The problem is that they are all over the country, at a local level.

They are not a majority, but hold positions of local power everywhere.

LEO is also part of the cover-up problem.

DuneCreature's picture


They build in frequency as you go up the power ladder because they (bad guys) select for the trait.


Oddly quiet on this thread, pf.

You don't suppose we are just talking to each other?

Live Hard, Having Fun In The Sand Box Building Sand Castles, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

peddling-fiction's picture

Chuckle. Sometimes we are sandboxed, sometimes we are not.

So I have been told. Maybe it is time to ask once again for Sophia's protection, that I believe to be related to Mother Earth. Do you believe her to be one and the same?

if we were to publish this on a site not close to U.S. controlled backbone networks, they would aggresively snuff out the web server it was on.

Just like when ZH was on the OrtCloud. After I posted disturbing info for TPTB, a strong denial of service attack would follow.

You remember when ZH was brought down to its knees? After that it resurfaced in the Amazon Cloud.

So we can consider this play posting, just to let them know, that we know.

flyonmywall's picture

Yep, the that's what the billionaires of the world want, for most people to live in an area the size of a shipping container. These asswipes need to be turned into hamburger.


Yukon Cornholius's picture

Do you think you could charge $41 for a billy-burger? Hold the gherkin.

CoastalCowboy's picture

42.50 whatever for a roasted chicken breast and pork something sandwich and potato chips.  I want to be a Bankster!!! 

angry_dad's picture
angry_dad (not verified) PontifexMaximus Dec 26, 2016 11:44 AM

both clinton's will be there, crooked and bubba will be front & center

BarkingCat's picture

Probably not. They are now useless as the deplorables cut off their access to the levers of power.


The annual Davos Cocaine & Hookers party is not on my list of things to do this year.

Likstane's picture

You can't even afford to go camping.

PontifexMaximus's picture

I strongly hope, that the gemeindeverwaltung, esp. the tax dep. has their eyes wide open, free lunches and a lot of bucks coming in. But, the canton of graubünden is a very poor canton, you know, so they have no other choice than to to rip off, and they know how to do that.

angry_dad's picture
angry_dad (not verified) Dec 26, 2016 11:43 AM

"The WEF was unable to find rooms for its 500 employees by the end of November"


They can hire  radical islamic staffers to serve the $39 hot dogs to the oligarchs.

Hilarity will soon follow