10 Of The Most Expensive Hotels In The World
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 isn't only a reality: but a necessity.
From the skyline views of New York's Four Seasons to Fiji's Hilltop Villa, we'll take you through ten hotels that cost a fortune to stay in. All prices are based on a per night basis.
10. Bridge Suite, The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas ($22,228)
It is already common knowledge that The Atlantis Resort is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, but few know about the famous bridge suite, which connects both of the Atlantis Resort towers.
It is one of the world's most expensive hotel rooms and has been frequented by countless 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.
9. 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, guests can also see the American Cathedral, the roots of Les Invalides as well as the Opera and the Pantheon.
8. 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 leave you feeling like an emperor.
7. The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel, London ($31,226)
If the glimmering riverside views from Corinthia's Royal Penthouse prove too much, then guests can indulge in a variety of wines that are stocked in the rooms private wine cellar.
Complimentary foods from Harrods can also be found in the fridge.
6. Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj Palace, Jaipur ($40,587 )
Nowhere on Earth does decadence quite like India. In fact, the hotel was initially built as a palace when building work began way back in the 1700s, which is evident from the assemblage 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.
5. The Palace, Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Bodrum ($40,980)
Like the Raj Palace, the 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, proving that this place is as blingtastic as they come.
4. 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 below the veranda.
But if guests get restless, there's always the estate's fleet of Fijian horses if you fancy a roam across the mountainous landscape.
3. 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. The minimalist furnishings, which consist of an exceptional variety of artesian materials, also add a dose of modernism to the rooms.
2. 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 of New York City. It's a crazy figure, and for what it is (a minimalist array of rooms, mainly) many would question such a sum.
Still, if an urban retreat is more appealing than a stay in a Fijian hilltop hideaway, then The Mark's Hotel pretty much ticks all boxes.
1. 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 meters while guests have 12 marble bathrooms to choose from as well as a perfect night's sleep thanks to the suites' bulletproof glass.