Living in these hotel rooms might seem like a dream, but, the sheer description of their grandeur and extravagance will take away your breath. Here are the world’s 15 most expensive hotel rooms which will leave you wanting to spend at least one night there.
- Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
This is probably the most expensive hotel suite in the world, at the President Wilson Hotel. With a 1,700-square-metre terrace with a view of the mountain-lined Lake Geneva, this suite costs more than 50,000 pounds per night. You can play a Steinway grand piano, marble bathrooms of your choice and bulletproof glass for maximum security.
- Owner’s Villa, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
This Jean Michel Gathy-designed four-bedroom Owner’s Villa is situated on its own private island and commands ‘price upon request’. It boasts of a 25-metre swimming pool, dedicated chefs and an outdoor shower.
- Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons, New York
This is the highest hotel suite in New York City. An example of true elegance, it is designed by LM Pei and Peter Marino. You will get an idea of how posh it is when I say that it has artesan materials used throughout the rooms, in addition to hand applied straw, stamped venetian velvet, Chinese onyx and Japanese silk. A 360 degree view of the neighbourhood can be enjoyed from the four glass balconies and the floor-to-ceiling windows.
- Hilltop Villa, Laucala Island, Fiji
Perched upon Laucala’s high, green hills, it is also called a ‘resort within a resort’. A nanny, private cook, Fijian horses, and a chauffeur are some of the many privileges provided here, in addition to a lap pool, an unusual design and landscaped gardens.
- The Palace, Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Turkey
The Palace has gold lion statues in the pool! What else can one say? With a private pier and its own hammam, there are more bathrooms than bedrooms in The Palace.
- Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj palace, Jaipur
You will feel like a Maharaja when you enter this suite. An actual palace built in the 1700s decorated in gold-leaf and ivory, the four floor Mahal suite has a private entrance through the Charbagh gardens for exclusive access. It also boasts of a theatre, a library and a roof terrace with a whirlpool tub.
- Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Cannes
Famous for all the celebrities who stay there, this suite is one of the largest in Europe. It overlooks the hotel’s private beach which is also the largest beach in Cannes, the Boulevard de la Croisette and the Bay of Cannes.
- Amanyara Villa, Amanyara, Turks & Caicos
Imagine a black infinity pool, day beds and outdoor showers and baths. Isn’t the image breathtaking? The rooms come with golf buggies for convenience in exploring the 18,000 acre nature reserve where the Villa is located.
- Presidential Suite, St. Regis, New York
Perfect for an owner who loves wandering, this suite is modelled on a Fifth Avenue apartment, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fifth Avenue. Deep tubs, and butler services are pretty common; what is special is the access to the hotel’s Day & Night Bentley Fleet for the guests of this suite.
- Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
The Two-Storey Sky Villa in the Palms Casino Resort in the amazing Las Vegas has a cantilevered, glass-enclosed swimming pool, overlooking The Strip. It also has a dry sauna, 24-hour butler service and a glass lift.The Hardwood Suite in this hotel has a full basketball court also.
- The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel, London
The Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, St. Paul’s, the London Eye and the Thames constitute the view of Corinthia Hotel’s Royal Penthouse. Facilities here include a private spa suite, wine cellar, and interiors adorning British art, mirrors that change into TV screens and a lot of velvet and silk.
- Suite 5000, Mandarin Oriental, New York
A partnership with Whitewall magazine will enable this three-bedroom suite on the fiftieth floor of the Mandarin oriental to create yearly art exhibitions of works inspired by New York by established as well as emerging artists. For all fashionistas out there, the suite’s wardrobe is overlooked by Dior.
- The Royal Suite, Hotel Plaza, Athenee, Paris
This suite is truly Parisian in its style and feel, with French regency furniture, gold threaded embroidery on materials like silk and damask, and 19th century panelling. Redesigned by Marie-Jose Pommereau in the year 2012, it has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two drawing rooms, an office and a kitchen.
- The Tata Suite, The Pierre, New York
The fourth New York hotel on this list, the 39th floor of The Pierre has views stretching from Central Park to the George Washington Bridge.
- The Apartment, The Connaught, London
This Mayfair-like suite designed by David Collins contains specially commissioned artworks, pretty white and blue interiors, and limited edition books.
Well, I wish and hope that we all make it to all these rooms at least once in our lifetime!