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When many world travelers think of luxury, they think of top-tier elite status, rooms with spectacular views, and getting waited on with the finest meals. While these touches can make a vacation perfect, there is a level of luxury that stretches beyond what you see in the media and from travel blogs, to a secret world that in many cases, only money can buy?
From luxurious dining room, powder room, and living room, fireplaces, jacuzzi, marble bathrooms, swimming pool and private pool, glass balconies, hot tub, panoramic views, spa treatments, to many more features, these top luxury hotels will have you wanting to stay there for longer than just a night. The penthouse suites and sky villas in these hotels are also quite impressive, as are the spas and swimming pools. Some have two-bedroom suites with a huge living room, large balcony, and indoor/outdoor pools.
The opulence of these top luxury hotels can be seen in their locations, from the most exclusive and expensive hotels to the biggest hotel chains. Some of these places are famous for their history, as well as their amazing ceiling windows and interior design and architecture. Some have Italian and French architecture, others have Asian and Middle Eastern themes. Some are located in cities that have many beautiful museums, gardens, and castles. Others are located in places that have more modern architecture and are famous for their natural beauty, private islands, or celebrity connections. These hotels are perfect for those who want to stay in luxury and not pay too much, while still getting the most out of their trip.
You can check-in to these hotels at many different times of the year, depending on the location. Some of these places are popular for their spring and summer season, while others are better for winter or fall.
If you dream of hotel suites bigger than your home and only the finest service, you’ll want to save your pennies now. These are the ten most expensive hotel rooms money can buy.
1. The Muraka at The Conrad Maldives
Price: $50,000/night (4-night minimum)
The Maldives is considered the beach getaway of the rich and famous, offering crystal-clear water gently splashing against white sand. Although the over-water cabins and bungalows are spectacular in of itself, the real luxury can be found underwater.
The Muraka at The Conrad Maldives is the first fully underwater presidential suite, and runs around $50,000 per night with a four-night minimum. The per-night cost is lower than some of the other hotels in this list, but the 4-night minimum, which brings your total to $200,000 before taxes, makes this the highest priced hotel stay in the world. The two-story tall features an overwater living space, with the master bedroom located 16 feet below the Indian Ocean. Should you get bored of watching the fish swim over your head, you’ll also be able to access a private boat, bar, gym, infinity pool, and meals prepared by a private chef. As a member of Hilton Hotels, the price tag also comes with Hilton Honors Diamond status through the next year.
2. The Empathy Suite at The Palms, Las Vegas
Price: $100,000 per night
Arguably, the most expensive hotel room in the world can’t be found in Dubai or Macau, but instead Las Vegas. For $100,000 per night, The Empathy Suite at The Palms is a 8,500 square-foot exclusive penthouse featuring a “hanging pool,” six art pieces commissioned specifically for the room and a butler available 24-hours a day. Don’t bother renting a car with this suite, because you’ll get your own chauffeured car available on demand, and a $10,000 credit to use at the Palms Resort. If you consider strictly on a per night basis, this is the most expensive hotel room in the world.
If the super-suite is just a little out of your reach, the Palms has other decadent rooms available, including the Kingpin Suite with a working bowling alley, and the Hardwood Suite with a basketball court. The lower suites start at $15,000 to $20,000 per night.
3. The Royal Penthouse at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland
Price: $80,000 per night
For those who want the privacy and elite feel of a royal, look no further than the Royal Penthouse at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. For $80,000 per night, you can stay in the same 18,000 square-foot residence as celebrities, government leaders, and even royalty (as the name suggests).
The experience starts when you go up a private elevator to the top-floor penthouse. The room features 12 bedrooms and personal bathrooms, views of both Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, and maximum security. In addition to the attention of a 24-hour personal assistant and private suite, this room features a private gym, a Steinway grand piano for entertaining, and a wrap around terrace. If you can’t find anything else to do, catch up on your Netflix list on a 103-inch TV, billed as the largest in the world.
There are many other amenities, such as a large outdoor pool, outdoor and indoor hot tubs, a poolside bar, 24-hour room service, and a huge library with complimentary coffee and tea. You can also take advantage of the in-room beauty treatments, massage, and spa services.
4. The Mark Penthouse at The Mark Hotel, New York
Price: $75,000 per night
For $75,000 per night, The Mark Penthouse at the Mark Hotel, New York lets you experience Manhattan like never before. The 10,000 square-foot suite is one of the largest hotel rooms in North America, towering over Manhattan. Inside are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two bars and a rooftop terrace. If you’re feeling hungry, Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten offers in-suite dining at all hours of the day and night.
Getting out and about around New York is easy. For 12 hours daily, you’ll get access to a chauffeured car with cars from McLaren, access to the hotel’s private sailboat, a butler who will gladly help you pack and unpack, as well as exclusive transfers from New York’s airports to the hotel by helicopter. For those looking for the top luxury hotel in New York City, this is it.
There are many things to do in New York City, but nothing tops seeing the city from the roof of a luxury hotel. Let's say you want to take in the view of Central Park, the Empire State Building, or the famous skyscrapers of Midtown. No problem. Your chauffeur will be able to help you get there with ease. You can also take in the sites of the city from a rooftop terrace or terrace. If you’re feeling adventurous, take in the views from your own private helicopter.
5. The Penthouse at Hotel Martinez, Cannes
Price: $60,000 per night
Known for its star-studded film festival every year, Cannes attracts both celebrities and film afficionados for the artistic value and relaxing atmosphere on the French Riviera. While there are plenty of hotels to choose from, the most luxurious room of all may be found at the top of Hotel Martinez.
The 3,200 square-foot royal Penthouse suite will run guests back around $60,000 per night, but gives them a European experience like no other. The walls are adorned with original paintings by Matisse and Picasso, and a 1,600 square-foot private terrace on the fourth floor. Butler service is available for room guests, with 24-hour room service available on demand. Even though this property is a Hyatt Hotel, don’t expect to book this with World of Hyatt points.
In Cannes, France, guests will find themselves a part of the cultural landscape, as the Hotel Martinez is a part of the city’s culture. With that in mind, guests will find themselves in the heart of the festival, with some of the world’s biggest celebrities and actors staying at this hotel. If you’re not in town for the festival, this hotel is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, Garelli.
In addition, this property is also home to an exclusive spa and fitness center, complete with a private pool and a sauna. In addition to these luxuries, you can take advantage of all the facilities offered by the hotel, including restaurants, a private gym, and an on-site bar.
6. The Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons Hotel New York
Price: $50,000 per night
The Ty Warner Penthouse (yes, named after the Beanie Baby founder and owner of the hotel) is arguably one of the most luxurious rooms in the world. Located at the top of the Four Seasons Hotel New York, this one-of-a-kind room offers a 360-degree view of the New York skyline in 4,300 square feet of luxury.
At a price between $45,000 and $50,000 per night, the giant penthouse offers views from four balconies 52 stories high, which make them the highest in the world. A fortress from the chaos of the city, guests can relax in the Zen Room, get a massage in the private spa, or wash the day off in the Chinese, Mandarin Oriental onyx-clad chromotherapy infinity soak tub. Workouts are provided from an on-call personal trainer, and anything else you could want can be found by the dedicated guest relations manager. And should you decide to go out, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce will take you wherever you want to go.
The Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons Hotel New York is the perfect choice for the world traveler who wants to be pampered in every way. There are a lot of options when it comes to luxury accommodations, but these top-tier suites will leave you speechless. You can learn more about them at the hotel’s website.
7. The Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
Price: $45,000 per night
The luxurious Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum by emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife in his harem, Mumtaz Mahal. Although you can’t stay in the white-marble palace, you can stay in a penthouse built with all the luxury an emperor can ask for.
The $45,000-per-night Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur features a combination of 17th century Indian décor, combined with all the technological comforts of the 21st century. This top-end room at one of the “World’s leading heritage hotels” offers six bedrooms, as well as a private theater and library to relax in. If the suite feels a little overwhelming, the hotel also offers the Maharaja’s Pavilion: a four-story, 16,000 square-foot miniature palace reportedly used by royalty.
8. Villa Dubai at BULGARI Resort & Residences, Dubai
Price: $41,000 per night
Considered an oasis in the desert, Dubai is known for its incredible luxury and over-the-top wealth. Where else in the world can you take a hot-air balloon ride, try 23-carat gold ice cream, and go on a luxury safari tour without having to leave the city?
Those who want the ultimate luxury getaway skip the numerous hotels in the city and go straight for the Villa Dubai at the BULGARI Resort & Residences. For around $41,000 per night, the 3,280 square-foot residence offers three bedrooms, a private beach and pool, and a security guard to keep everyone out. If you get tired of fun under the sun, you can retreat to a home cinema or relax in the Turkish Bath. If you feel like sailing in, you’re also welcome to park your vessel at Bulgari’s exclusive yacht club.
9. The Penthouse at The Setai, Miami
Price: $41,000 per night
South Beach has been made famous from rappers espousing on its luxury, to a basketball player excitedly telling the world his talents would end up in Miami. Those seeking the finest in luxury stay at The Penthouse of The Setai, located 40-stories above the Florida beachfront.
This 10,000 square-foot penthouse will run guests around $41,000 per night, but comes with all the amenities one could ask for. In addition to the rooftop pool and Jaccuzi, foodies can cook all their meals in the kitchen outfitted by Sub Zero and Wolf. When it’s time to relax, the Bose Wave system can bring movies to life, or enjoy a virtual concert in the in-suite music room. If you need help, don’t worry: a butler is always on site to ensure guests in all four bedrooms are taken care of.
10. The Nobu Villa at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
Price: $35,000 per night
The crown jewel of a “hotel within a hotel,” the Nobu Villa is part of the Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace. Before you ask: No, it was not the suite featured in The Hangover – but it might be even better.
The 10,300 square foot Nobu Villa offers an Asian-inspired retreat on the Las Vegas Strip. Guests can get lost in the villa’s exclusive Zen garden, private terrace overlooking Las Vegas, and multiple dining options. Barbecue your own meals with the private barbecue pit, or get your meals catered by a 24-hour butler service. Don’t worry about getting there: A limousine will be waiting to take you from the airport and back.
Wrapping Up: What's your favorite expensive hotel room?
While it can seem absurd to spend $50,000 per night on a hotel room, if you have the money for it, you'll truly have an experience like nothing else. The reason a lot of these hotel rooms are so expensive is that they're unique. You're buying an experience that you can't get anywhere else.
The hotel isn't just a place to sleep and eat. It's a chance to live out your fantasies. It's an opportunity to step into another world, to get away from the stress of everyday life, and just be a part of something new. For some people, it's their only chance to have an experience like this in their lifetime. Others can't afford it, but they dream about it. This is where these hotels come in. With their unique locations, amazing design, and top-notch service, these luxury hotels can create an experience that you'll never forget.
When you spend $50,000 per night on a hotel room, you're not only getting the best of the best, but you're also making yourself something more than just another face in the crowd of other tourists who visit that area every year. You're creating memories that will last a lifetime and make you smile for years to come!
While it is difficult to know what will be in the luxury hotel rooms of the future, there is one thing that is certain. As society continues to grow, and people continue to move farther from home, travelers will need to travel further in order to find the perfect place for their stay. As people look for more options in all aspects of life, there will be an increase in the demand for these high-end accommodations.
So now, back to you… What's your favorite best hotel room? If you could choose, which room would you stay at?