They are frequented by the world’s wealthiest and are among the most decadent and luxurious places on Earth. They’re paradises within paradises and offer guests an experience that would leave the majority of us wondering if we were dreaming. But for the rich and famous, a luxurious hotel is almost a necessity. So what better way to escape than to marvel at a world far removed from our own? And where marble floors, high-rise chandeliers, spectacular views and Persian rugs seem within touching distance? Well, these ten hotels have it all and more.
Here, from the skyline views of New York’s Four Seasons to Fiji’s Hilltop Villa, we’ll take you through ten hotels that are probably more expensive than your entire mortgage (All prices are based on a per night basis).
1.Bridge Suite, The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas ($22,228)
The famous bridge suite, which connects both of the Atlantis Resort towers together, is one of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms and has been frequented by a plethora of celebrities, including the Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber. The room, which overlooks the dazzling blue Carribean waters, has an abundance of amenities. These include two entertainment centres, a grand piano, and even a permanent staff of seven to assist you around the clock. However, bearing in mind that the resort has 3 beaches, 11 pools, 14 lagoons and 18 water slides, you ‘d be hard pressed to stay indoors.
2. The Penthouse, Four Seasons George V, Paris ($22,855)
For those with a penchant for rooms with views, then perhaps The Penthouse, Four Seasons George V in Paris tops them all. Looking out onto the majestic Eiffel Tower while also maintaining a relaxed Parisian apartment vibe, customers can also see the American Cathedral, the roots of Les Invalides as well as the Opera and the Pantheon.
3. Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai ($23,198)
Luxurious bathroom lovers, rejoice! We may have just found the best of the best thanks to The Mandarin Oriental’s decadent marble bathroom furnishings. Overlooking the Huangpu River, the Presidential Suite extends its grandeur beyond the bathroom walls. Equipping the suite with a private wine cellar, wine bar and two (yes, two) private roof gardens, Shanghai’s premier hotel will leaving you feeling like an ancient Emperor.
4. The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel, London ($31,226)
If the glimmering riverside views from Corinthia’s Royal Penthouse prove all too much, then guests can indulge in a variety of wines that are stocked in the rooms private wine cellar while complimentary foods from Harrods are found in the fridge.
5. Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj Palace, Jaipur ($40,587 )
Nowhere on Earth does decadence and beauty quite like India. In fact, the hotel was originally built as a Palace when building work began way back in the 1700s, which is evident from the array of gold leaf furniture dotted throughout the suite and hotel. As well as the dazzling furnishings, other amenities in the suite include a theatre, library and a roof terrace with a whirlpool tub.
6. The Palace, Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Bodrum ($40,980)
Like the Raj Palace, the bling-tastic Jumeirah hotel in Bodrum, Turkey isn’t shy when it comes to gold. Even the bathrooms (there are more bathroom than bedrooms) and toilet seats are covered in gold.
7. Hilltop Villa, Laucala Island, Fiji ($48,381 )
Perched atop Laucala’s high green hills, the Hightop Villa offers panoramic views looking out into the sparse Fijian ocean while an infinity pool sits just below the veranda. But if guests get restless, there’s always the estates Fijian horses on hand if you fancy a roam across the mountainous landscape.
8. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons, New York ($52,455)
Being the highest penthouse in New York, you’d expect the skyline views across New York City to be nothing short of spectacular. And that’s exactly what the apartment offers thanks to stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide an unobstructed 360-degree of the city while the minimalist furnishings- which consist of an exceptional variety of artesian materials ranging from stamped Venetian velvet, Chinese onyx and Japanese silk- adds a dose of modernism to the flawless rooms .
9. The Mark’s Hotel Penthouse, The Mark Hotel, New York ($75,000)
Located on New York’s exclusive East Side, one night’s stay in the Mark Hotel’s 12,000 square foot penthouse will set you back a whopping $75,000 a night. But for those with the money, and a lot of wealthy guests to impress, the hotel’s penthouse offers all the space you could need. For starters, the living room can be turned into a ballroom while a 2,500 square foot rooftop terrace offers stunning views across New York City. It’s a crazy figure, and for what it is (a minimalist array of rooms, mainly) many would question such a figure. Still, if you care about the location and an urban retreat is more appealing than a stay in Fijian hilltop hideaway, then The Mark’s Hotel pretty much ticks all boxes.
10. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva ($75,200)
As one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world, the President Wilson Hotel, which overlooks Geneva’s pristine lake, isn’t short of amenities. The terrace alone is 1,700 square metres while guests have 12 marble bathrooms from to choose from as well as nights sleep that will be assured to go undisturbed thanks to the suites bulletproof glass.