A few tens of thousands of dollars is generally enough to place a down payment on a large family home in the United States; however, in some of the world’s most expensive and luxurious hotels, it will only get you a single night in their most extravagant suites. These suites, however, are clearly not for the average Joe, but for an elite percentage of the human population that are accustomed to gold and ivory, private jetliners, and exotic supercars. Appreciate some of the world’s most spectacularly expensive and glamorous suites and the world-class hotels that house their magnificence.
1. The Royal Suite (the Burj al Arab in Dubai)
The Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s premier luxury hotels, and has not only established itself among Dubai hotels, but as one of the world’s most renowned and glamorous upscale hotels. It’s unique design offers only a taste of its flamboyance, as its rooms are decked out in the most brilliantly lavish trimmings and decor. The Royal Suite is entirely luxurious, included with a personal elevator, private cinema, and a number of elaborate details and unreal amenities. A night in the Royal Suite would run you about $20,000, which is sure to provide you with an experience unlike anything you will ever live again. For those that would rather just admire from a distance, you can check one of the explorer tours that will take you right by Dubai’s luxurious hotels like the Burj Al Arab.
2. The Royal Penthouse Suite (the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland)
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson was built specifically for royalty and the world’s most important political figures, as this room is even equipped with bulletproof windows and walls – designed to withstand any assassination attempt. If you’re not a paranoid prime minister on vacation, however, you will take comfort in knowing that security wasn’t the only priority when creating this unique suite. This luxury suite has marble bathrooms, a terrace with a breath-taking view, a private theatre, private gym, and enough personal assistants, chefs, and maids to staff a small hotel. This otherworldly experience will run you around $65,000 a night.
3. The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa (the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada)
Located in the Palm’ Fantasy Tower, the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort Hotel is a fantasy-turned-reality, as the Vegas sky suite has outrageous features and amenities that could only come from one’s wildest dreams. Include with a rooftop glass-enclosed pool, private gym, massage facilities, and massive rotating bed. This suite is truly the incarnation of the Playboy legacy and lives up to the legend of Hugh Hefner is every possible way. The Sky Villa comes to a total of 9,000-square feet, and is completely constructed around the idea of business before pleasure. This suite costs some of Las Vegas’s high-rollers around $40,000 a night, which is a small cost to make dreams and fantasies come true.
4. The Bridge Suite (the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas)
The Atlantis Royal Towers is the Bahama’s premier resort, which offers a wide selection of fantastic accommodations and large range of vacation packages for families. While it is in the budgets of vacation families, it also has a more luxurious and elitist side to it that makes it one of the more ideal locations for VIP vacationers. The Bridge Suite offers an 800-square-foot balcony that overlooks the island, a 22-carat gold chandelier, and a staff of butlers and helpers waiting on your beckoned call. The master bathroom is equipped with walk-in showers, whirlpool tubs, and marble floors. This amazing suite experience will set you back about $25,000 a night, and offers a unique Bahamian experience that very few will ever get to enjoy.
5. Ty Warner Penthouse Suite (the Four Season Hotel in New York City)
Located more than 800 feet above the bustling streets of Manhattan, the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel is one of the most extravagant and world-class suites in the heart of the greatest city in the world — New York City. There aren’t many that can afford the suite; however, for those that can, they’ll enjoy floor-to-ceiling balconies, platinum and hold textiles, a Bosendorfer grand piano, and a staff of butlers and helpers. There are more than 4300-square feet of this wondrous hotel suite, which will run New York’s elite vacationers around $45,000 a night.
6. The Penthouse Suite (the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez)
The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is an Art Deco masterpiece that does not fall short of being one of the most renowned and beautiful hotels in the world. It has a perfectly stunning view of the Bay of Cannes, which is best experienced from the 3,100-square foot private terrace of Penthouse Suite at the top of the Hotel Martinez. This incredible suite comes equipped with beautiful views, business center, sauna, and a stunningly beautiful marble shower and bath. A night in this one-of-a-kind suite will costs guests an astounding $37,000 a night; however, I’m likely that none have ever felt they received less than they paid for.
7. The Sultan Suite (the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istabul)
The Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the former Ottoman palace, which was built out of marble and wood in the late 17th-century, so it’s easy to imagine that this hotel was designed for sophistication and luxury. The Sultan Suite is a reminder of the opulence in which this palace was designed to embody, as it features a marble hammam and spa, private steam room, full kitchen, and original 17th century art. The Sultan Suite hosted many important individuals since its inception, including world-famous actors, political figures, and renowned fashion designers. A night within the marble and wooden walls of the Sultan Suite will cost around $15,500 a night.
These are only a handful of the world’s most beautifully luxurious hotel suites; however, they certainly are not the only ones, as hotels take pride in their mega-suites and their ability to host some of the world’s most elite individuals. There will continue to be a place in the hotel industry for such suites as long as they appeal to the rich and famous, but for us average vacationers, we can only imagine what these suites are like.