The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Hotel Suites
Forget Expedia! Whoever books these hotel suites doesn’t even know what the meaning “budget” is! These suites ooze out luxury, elegance, and money! So, what are the prices to stay here one night? Probably much more than the car you drive! Don’t believe us? See for yourself….
10. The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel
Location: London, UK Average price per night: US$23,500 Square metres: 285
Arguably the most tasteful of Billionaire.com’s chosen suites, The Connaught Hotel’s recently remodelled two-bedroom penthouse has been designed to feel like the home of an urbane private collector. Designed by the legendary David Collins, who tragically passed away last year shortly after completing the project, The Apartment is an appropriately stunning legacy. The reception room is filled with an array of specially commissioned art and furniture, carefully picked antiques and limited-edition books. The master-bedroom suite has a four-poster bed with delicate silk draping, while cabinetry is upholstered in lilac and navy leather. Two landscaped decked terraces designed by Tom Stuart-Smith overlook the chimneys and rooftops of Mayfair, while a Connaught butler is on hand to arrange a private dinner party with menus designed by Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze. The Connaught will even arrange for Lanvin silk dresses, Balenciaga suede jackets and Christian Louboutin satin heels to be placed in the suite prior to your arrival. Now, that’s what we call service.
9. Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe
Location: Porto Cervo, Italy Average price per night: US$26,000 Square metres: 450
Located in the glamorous Porto Cervo, the jetsetters’ playground created in the 1960s by the Aga Khan, Starwood Hotels’ Cala di Volpe is the epitome of laid-back luxury. The hotel’s presidential suite has three bedrooms, a solarium, a fitness area and a huge private swimming pool. The suite is decorated in the classic romantic Sardinian style with beamed ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors. A large terrace provides sweeping views of the sparkling azure coastline.
8. Shangri-La Suite, Shangri-La Bosphorus
Location: Istanbul, Turkey, Average price per night: US$26,385 Square metres: 366
The two-bedroom Shangri-La Suite is the only room on the sixth penthouse floor of Istanbul’s Shangri-La hotel, overlooking the romantic Bosphorus Strait. The suite has three separate private terraces and all seven of Istanbul’s famous skyline silhouettes are visible. The bed linen has a thread count of 800 while the marble-clad bathroom has a heated floor and a 19-inch TV embedded in the mirror. Toiletries are by Bulgari.
7. Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental
Location: Pudong, Shanghai, China Average price per night: US$26,450 Square metres: 788
The Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong takes up most of the hotel’s 25th floor and with 4.8m ceilings, this two-bedroom apartment has its own private wine cellar, a fully equipped kitchen, a 3m wine bar, a private meeting room and a dining room. The bathroom alone is larger than most Hong Kong apartments at 50 square metres and is stocked with luxury bathroom amenities by Ormonde Jayne. Plush terry bathrobes by Frette or silk kimonos are on offer to guests. There are even two private roof gardens with incredible views across the city, if the pollution isn’t too heavy.
6. Royal Suite, Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Location: Paris, France Average price per night: US$27,000 Square metres: 450
Two years ago, The Royal Suite at the Dorchester Collection’s Plaza Athénée, the largest hotel room in Paris, got a complete makeover. The interiors were remodelled by Marie-José Pommereau, co-founder of the French version of Architectural Digest and known for her work decorating some of France’s finest homes. The result: a classic decor tilted towards the 18th century Régence period, with high-tech amenities, including concealed televisions behind mirrors, a Jacuzzi and a steam room. The suite has four en suite bedrooms, three living rooms and a separate kitchen.
5. The Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi
Location: Athens, Greece Average price per night: US$35,000 Square metres: 410
Join the queue behind Leonardo di Caprio and Mel Gibson to book this suite. A hotly contested holiday spot among the international glitterati, The Royal Villa of The Grand Resort Lagonissi combines Mediterranean glamour and classic Grecian decor. The villa has two master bedrooms, each with a fireplace and an oversized marble bathroom, and an additional guest bathroom. There is a private butler, who stays in onsite staff quarters with a separate entrance. For sun worshippers there is a private sunbathing deck at sea level, a fully equipped gym and a massage table.
4. Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
Location: Cannes, France Average price per night: US$37,500 Square metres: 180
This classic Art Deco hotel on the Boulevard de la Croisette was opened in 1929 by Emmanuel Michele Martinez, son of Baron Giovanni Martinez. It was occupied repeatedly during the Second World War by French, Italian, German and US forces. Last year, it was sold to the Hyatt hotel group. On the seventh floor of the Martinez is the fabulous Penthouse Suite, with two king-size bedrooms complete with marble bathrooms, a living room and dining room. A private 290-square-metre terrace with a Jacuzzi offers fabulous views of the Bay of Cannes.
3. Hilltop Estate Owner’s Accommodation, Laucala Island Resort
Location: Laucala Island, Fiji Average price per night: US$40,000 Square metres: 1,200
Once the property of media magnate Malcolm Forbes, Laucala Island (pronounced Lauthala, for those in the know) is now owned by Red Bull billionaire Dietrick Mateschitz. The resort comprises 25 ultra-luxurious villas with private-beach access. Guests on the island enjoy everything included, from the gourmet food and Champagne to beach horse riding and a welcome massage in the spa. When Mateschitz visits his Fijian retreat he stays at his private accommodation, the spectacular owner’s hilltop residence: a pagoda crowning the peak of the island with panoramic views. When the villa is vacant it is available for rent, but only upon application. You have to fill out a form and wait for an invitation to stay in this most exclusive of paradise villas.
2. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel
Location: New York City, US Average price per night: US$45,000 Square metres: 400
Named after the billionaire owner of the Four Seasons Hotels in New York, this suite took seven years and a staggering US$50 million to build. And it shows. Hotel suites simply do not come more stylish than the Ty Warner in the Four Seasons New York. The vision of legendary architects IM Pei and Peter Marino, every inch of this suite is painstakingly considered and beautifully conceived — from the 18th century Japanese silk pillows to the extensive library filled with hundreds of volumes on art and culture. The suite even has its own private art concierge. In a city of skyscrapers this is the highest hotel room in New York with incredible floor-to-ceiling 360-degree views. Billionaire doesn’t pick favourites, but if we did…
1. Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson
Location: Geneva, Switzerland Average price per night: US$67,000 Square metres: 1,800
You’ve got to hand it to the Swiss. When they do luxury, they do it well. We’re talking 12 palatial bedrooms complete with 12 marble bathrooms and a terrace spanning the entire suite with panoramic views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. Cavernously huge, the suite is filled with every conceivable — and inconceivable — amenity. There’s the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4 103in plasma TV, the Steinway grand piano and, of course, the handpicked art collection. The Royal Penthouse is a favourite among VIPs and politicians. Famous guests have reportedly included Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Rihanna. And, being Swiss, security is peerless, with bulletproof windows and a private lift.
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