8 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World
There’s travel and then there’s luxury travel. And then there’s still a reason to spend more so you can access the most coveted, exclusive and expensive rooms in the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, luxury travel is not as luxurious until you have stayed at one of these in your lifetime!
In increasing order of approximate cost per night, most not available to book online; here are the most expensive hotel rooms in the world.
The Royal Suite at Burj Al Arab, Dubai
A hotel that exudes luxury and everything bling, The Burj Al Arab is Dubai’s icon of hospitality. Often hailed as the only 7-star hotel in the world due to the service it provides, this sail shaped hotel has a range of rooms to cater to discerning tourists. The real star of the show though is their Royal Suite. Complete with a private lift, cinema and panoramic views of the ocean, the suite also comes with add on’s (at an additional cost) of booking a Rolls-Royce and helicopter too. We weren’t able to find availability for the suite for the entire 2017, so if you really want to go here; get an inside contact to get you that room!
Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz Carlton, Moscow
In the heart of the business and tourist district of Moscow lies the prestigious Ritz Carlton hotel. This means you get floor to ceiling views of the Kremlin and Red Square from the Ritz Carlton Suite. A bath butler menu, Asprey amenities and Grand piano are some of the extras that come with this magnificent 2550 sq ft suite. The Ritz also prides itself on the cutting-Edge Technological Amenities that they provide -for instance touch panels for controlling lighting, curtain and preferences. Oh there’s a personal library in your suite too!
The St. Regis Villa, Mauritius
Nestled in lush tropical surroundings, and with the ocean lapping literally at its toes, the private villa at The St Regis Mauritius has been designed to exceed the expectations of the most traveled connoisseur. The St. Regis Villa’s private entrance opens out into a spectacular and elegantly furnished living accommodation, including dining areas, lounges, office room and direct access to a 143-meter beach frontage. The St. Regis Villa’s spacious volumes are further enhanced by an inside-outside design concept with the facades sliding away to reveal ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. You also get to try the famous St Regis Butler Service that promises no request to be too unattainable or small to fulfil.
Clearly meant for A-listers, the villa also comes with dedicated space for up to 4 support staff!
Sky Villa at Palms Casino Resort
There’s no party bigger than Vegas, and the Palms Casino Resort is in the centre of all the action. With luxury lodging ranging from the rather Pink Suite to an Erotic room, the one to impress is clearly The Empathy Suite Sky Villa. Available to book by request only, stay in your own personal masterpiece designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst.
With over 9,000 square feet of art and lavish accommodations, the Empathy Suite provides an experience unlike any other. This suite comes with 2 king bedrooms, a private pool and terrace and two-story floor-to-ceiling windows allowing you picturesque views at any angle.
Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
Grand by name and nature, the Grand Resort Lagonissi is nestled on the so-called Athenian Riviera, a 72-acre peninsula south of the Greek capital. The property feels like its own enclave, with extensive grounds and facilities, all blessed with loads of Mediterranean flair. Bungalows and suites are positioned to take full advantage of the classic Aegean vistas. The Royal Villa is the belle of this beautiful property and consists of two bedrooms, a living room with its own fireplace and a dining area. Barbecue facilities overlooking the sea, outdoor pools and marble bathrooms make this a villa you wouldn’t ever want to leave. And there’s the private Greek butler too!
Shahi Mahal Suite at Raj Palace, Jaipur
Living like a Maharajah in an actual palace – that’s the experience you get at the World Heritage Hotel, Raj Palace. Their truly royal guest list includes Sheikh Al Bander from Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Al Makhtoom from UAE, Al Khalifa from Bahrain, Royals from Europe and many a Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities. The Shahi Mahal Suite is a four floor apartment with a private entrance and elevator spanning over 16000 square feet. A private lounge and bar, vaulted apartments and a sleeping chamber for the ruler himself and gold leaf painted walls! There’s also a private museum displaying the Old Throne and Bolsters of the King. The private terrace comes with panoramic views of Jaipur city, a pool and Jacuzzi. All small add on’s when you realize that the furniture is made of gold and silver!
The Mark Hotel, New York City
The Mark Hotel in New York City is the epitome of luxury with the hotel’s designer Jacques Grange making it an oasis in busy NYC. With furnishings of ebony, sycamore and nickel, fine Italian linens and bedding by Quagliotti, the Mark Five Bedroom Terrace Suite serves as a chic (albeit expensive one) getaway in an elegant neighbourhood. The Suite features two king, two queen and one full bedroom. The black-and-white marble bath features double wash basins, a deep-soaking tub and separate glass shower enclosure, both with polished nickel fittings by Lefroy Brooks, the renowned British maker. Other luxury touches include heated towel racks, a mirrored flat-screen television, separate telephone, and fine Italian toiletries formulated exclusively for The Mark.
Royal Penthouse at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
The Royal Penthouse Suite of the Hotel President Wilson is famous for being the largest one in Europe (1’680 sq.m in total) and also the most luxurious Suite in the world, attracting numerous celebrities and Head of States.
Located on the entire eighth and top floor of the hotel with a panoramic terrace with breathtaking views over Lake Geneva, the Royal Penthouse Suite offers to the most demanding guests no less than 12 luxury bedrooms including marble bathrooms, and bath products by Hermès. A marble bathroom with Jacuzzi facing the lake, one of the largest TV screens in the world by Bang and Olufsen, a Steinway grand piano and a collection of ancient books, there’s little that is left to be desired. Wait there’s more! Maximum security with bulletproof windows, emergency alarm buttons and a reinforced safe – we can truly picture a James Bond sequence happening right here!
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