The super-rich and famous of this world are stars from the showbiz, politicians or members of royal families or business tycoons. The one thing common about them is that they are the only people who can afford to stay at the 10 most expensive hotels in the world. For the rest of us, the following suites will be a dream come true …
Here are the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
10. The Maharajah’s Pavilion at The Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur (India)
Price: US$ 17,500
Today’s Raj Palace Hotel is the former home of the Maharajah. It is endowed with sheer grandeur like gilded and silvered furnishings, mirrored walls, powerful chandeliers and precious rugs. Guests enter the four-floor suite, which has a private elevator, via a private entrance through the Victory Corridor. In a total area of 1486 m² there are “only” four bedrooms, a Jacuzzi and a large swimming pool.
On the first floor there is a private lounge with bar and a guest storage room. The second floor, where the ruler once lived, overlooks the courtyards and the Charbagh Gardens. The third floor houses a library, additional bedrooms and a spacious dining room connected to a kitchen. The rooftop terrace on the fourth floor offers panoramic views of the entire city of Jaipur.
The master bedroom is lavishly decorated with ivory, golden furniture and two luxurious bathrooms. The highlight of the suite is a private museum that shows, among other things, the ancient throne of the Maharajah.
“Shahi Mahal”, the largest and most splendid property of the Raj Palace Hotel, has been restored for more than 12 years and is only open for a minimum stay of $ 45,000 making it the most expensive Indian Hotel in the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
9. The Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental Pudong (China)
Price: US$ 26,500
This is the most expensive hotel in Asia in the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world. The magnificent Presidential Suite is one of the most beautiful suites in Shanghai. This 788 square meters suite occupies almost the entire 25th floor of Mandarin Oriental Pudong. The elegant décor blends traditional Chinese elements with modern design to create a stylish ambience.
In addition to the bedrooms and living rooms, there is a wine cellar, a three-meter wine bar, a kitchen, a dining room and a meeting room. The 50 m² bathroom has steam bath, extra large bathtub, TV and silk kimonos ready. From the two rooftop gardens with sun loungers, guests have breathtaking views of the entire city.
Other special services include butler service, shuttle bus for Pudong (a metropolitan city of Shanghai) and a 45-minute sunset cruise once per stay.
8. The Royal Suite at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris (France)
The finest suite of the best five star hotel in Paris, extends over 450 m². The Royal Suite is furnished to a high standard with French Regency furniture, precious antiques and decorated with fine fabrics of silk and damask. From the balconies, guests can enjoy views of the Avenue de Montaigne and the Eiffel Tower. The spacious suite has four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and two of them with their own dressing room, a luxurious living room, a dining room and a kitchen. Thus, the suite is ideal for (Ahem!! wealthy) families.
Special services and amenities on booking include a bottle of pitcher of champagne and transfer to and from the main train station or nearest airport.
7. The Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens (Greece)
Price: US$ 33,000.
On request, a specific price can only be given if you specify a specific date, length of stay and a precise number of guests.
The five-star Grand Resort Lagonissi is located on the east coast of a 72-hectare private peninsula on the Athenian Riviera with stunning views of the Saronic Gulf. The jewel of the resort is the 400 m² Royal Villa. Inside, guests will find two bedrooms with walk-in closets, a spacious living room with a fireplace and a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and a bar. Other amenities include a marble bathroom with Bulgari toiletries, a heated indoor pool, a gym, a hammam steam room, a separate massage room and a butler room with separate access and a private business center. The furnishings and decoration are by Ralph Lauren, Camerich, Villa Lumi and Murano, as well as works of art by Greek artists.
From the 600 m² terrace with barbecue area, the beautifully landscaped garden and the heated outdoor pool, guests can enjoy the view of the deep blue sea.
Greece is already a world famous destination, and this hotel is a gem on the forehead. It has to be included not only in the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world but also the best hotels in the world. Famous guests include Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, Athena Onassi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
6. The Presidential Suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York (USA)
Price: US$ 40,000
Salvador Dalí used to live here. Today you can rent the 319 m² penthouse for around $ 40,000 per night including breakfast.
The suite is designed as a large apartment. From the foyer you enter the dining room, the living room, past an exclusive, wood-paneled library, the classy, fully equipped kitchen and the three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom has a luxurious dressing room and a spa bathroom with spa style. Guests can also make use of the services of the St. Regis’ Butler 24 hours a day.
A special feature of the suite are the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 55th Street.
5. The Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez in Cannes (France)
Price: US$ 42,000
The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez luxury hotel is located on the famous Promenade de la Croisette, overlooking the bay of Cannes and facing the sea. The house was built at the end of the 19th century as a majestic villa and converted into a hotel in 1929.
The sprawling, 511 m² penthouse suite occupies the entire seventh floor. It offers a living and dining room, two bedrooms with silk-covered furniture and two bathrooms with hammam, shower and spa bath, a dressing room and a sauna. From the 288 m² terrace, guests can enjoy fantastic views of the Îles de Lérins, the Estérel mountains and the Bay of Cannes. During their stay, guests have access to the large private beach and a private butler is available.
4. The Hilltop Estate at Laucala Island Resort in Qamea (Fiji Islands)
Price : US$ 53,500
This is the only hotel located in the Pacific in the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world . Hilltop Estate “Delana” is the most expensive of 25 glamorous Fijian-style villas on Laucala Island. The five-star resort is one of the Leading Hotels of the World. It is located in the island state of Fischi on the north coast of the same, private and 4.5 km ² island in the South Pacific.
Built on the highest point of the island, Hilltop Estate is shielded from the rest of the property by a palm forest. Guests have a magnificent view of the Fijian archipelago and the lush green hills of Laucala Island. Built on 1200 m² area are the private sleeping and living rooms, two guest apartments and a private pool area with a garden.
Special amenities include a private chef, chauffeur and nanny. It also includes all meals and selected drinks throughout the resort and the fully equipped bar in the villa.
The highlight of the resort is the extraordinary multi-level mega-pool and a slightly raised swimming pool with glazed front.
3. The Ty Warner Penthouse Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York (USA)
Price : US$ 57,400
New York’s Four Seasons Hotel is located between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The most expensive suite of the house, the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, is like a castle in the clouds at 152 meters high on the 52nd floor. From the four cantilevered glass balconies, guests have a breathtaking 360 degree view over Uptown, Downtown and Midtown New York.
The exclusive nine-room suite on 400 m² with floor-to-ceiling bay windows and 7.60-meter high vaulted ceilings was designed by top architects IM Pei and Peter Marino in collaboration with the hotel owner Ty Warner. For the services amenities and features this hotel has, it is bound to be on the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
Features include unique furniture, original paintings by international artists, a library, fine fabrics with woven platinum threads, rock crystal sinks, oversized steam rain shower and a bathtub with color light therapy.
Special services include massages, a private butler and the use of a Rolls Royce with a chauffeur.
2. The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva (Switzerland)
Price : US$ 80,000
This superlative hotel suite is not only one of the most expensive in the world but also the largest and most luxurious suite in Europe. On the eighth floor of the posh five-star President Wilson hotel, a private elevator leads into the 1800 m² suite.
The facilities: twelve rooms (including a living room of 240 m²), twelve marble bathrooms including Hermès toiletries, jacuzzi, steam bath, library, Steinway grand piano, cocktail lounge with space for up to 40 people, pool table, fitness room, personal butler and much more. An emergency button and bullet-proof windows and doors ensure the safety of the well-to-do guests.
The absolute highlight is the panoramic view from the 1700 m² roof terrace on Lake Geneva, the water fountain and the surrounding mountains with the Mont Blanc. For a small extra charge guests can enjoy their breakfast here. This suite is the most expensive in the list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world
Celebrity guests such as Rihanna, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Sir Roger Moore and Michael Douglas have stayed at this luxury Swiss hotel.
1. The Mark Penthouse at The Mark New York (USA)
Price: US$ 86,065
Spending $86000 is not easy and evidently less than one percent of the world population would be able to do it without breaking a sweat. This hotel has earned its top spot in the list of most expensive hotels in the world.
The five-star The Mark Hotel is located on Madison Avenue 77th Street, on the fashionable Upper East Side. Actually, the Penthouse should have been sold for about 60 million US dollars, but there was no buyer.
Now the “The Mark Penthouse” is rented out to wealthy guests. The superlative suite is currently the world’s most expensive hotel suite and the largest suite in the US. Despite the high price, the suite is always booked months in advance.
The Mark Penthouse is spread over two floors on 1100 m² and has five bedrooms, five open fireplaces and six bathrooms, one with a separate steam room. The approximately 230 m² roof terrace offers a breathtaking view over Manhattan. There is also a conservatory, a library and a nearly eight-meter-high copper-domed living room that can be converted into a ballroom. The entire suite was designed by the French interior designer Jacques Grange. His typical trademark is the black and white striped floors. On request, the in-house three-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten cooks in the kitchen of the suite. Up to 24 guests can be seated at the large table in the dining room.
Close to the hotel are Central Park, the famous 5th Avenue, the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Opera.