Lounge, dine and sleep like kings and queens in the most majestic hotel suites in the Middle East. Here are five of the most luxurious suites to reserve for your next trip to this region steeped in rich, ancient culture.
Kingdom Suite, Four Seasons, Riyadh ($10,666 per night)
Spanning the 48th and 50th floors of Saudi Arabia’s tallest skyscraper, the jewel-bedecked Kingdom Suite gives spectacular views of the capital. The high-ceilinged, soft silver and gold palette interior offers a gorgeous, airy space to lounge, while a private office allows for concentration, and a family media room focuses on play. The suite was designed during a recent multimillion-dollar renovation and boasts all the details one would expect of a high-end hotel suite, such as chandeliers and multiple bathrooms decked in marble.
Palace Suite, The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi ($15,000 per night)
With Swarovski chandeliers and Daum glass sculptures, this 7,500-square-foot Palace Suite features three regal bedrooms and is a lavish place to enjoy luxury hospitality. The “palace within a palace” offers an entertainment center, extensive private terrace and elegant dining room serviced by a 24-hour butler. Enjoy the turquoise sea views while soaking in the private Jacuzzi, floating in the landscaped pool or digging your toes into the golden sands of the beach.
Royal Suite, The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai (from $20,000 per night)
The iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab presents the 8,400-square-foot Royal Suite which provides a private elevator, library, cinema and a revolving four-poster bed to ensure guests thoroughly enjoy the views. Opulent but optional indulgences include a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce and 24-carat gold iPad for use throughout your stay. The newly completed North Deck, a luxurious outdoor space extending into the Arabian Gulf, encompasses a 6,587-square-foot fresh water pool, 8,912-square-foot salt water pool and restaurant and bar, reinforcing the Burj Al Arab’s long-held prestige among the most luxurious destinations around the world.
Sultan Suite, Çirağan Palace, Kempinski, Istanbul ($35,700 per night)
Originally an Ottoman Imperial Palace before its use as a hotel, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski assures guests experience the most extravagant stay on the shores of Bosphorous. Bill Clinton, Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, and U2’s Bono have all graced this former home of sultans, enjoying the commodious suite and 19th-century antiques alongside high-end technology. Visitors can arrive directly by car, yacht or helicopter.
The Abu Dhabi Suite, St. Regis, Abu Dhabi ($40,800 per night)
Consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Abu Dhabi Suite at St. Regis presents expansive 12,056-square-foot lavish quarters. The two-story suite spans the 48th and 49th floors and comprises three bedrooms, five baths, a maid’s room, cinema, spa with sauna and a “sky-bridge living room” suspended between towers offering 360-degree vistas. Well known for its commitment to unparalleled service to match its ambiance and amenities, St. Regis’ Abu Dhabi Suite was designed for the elite who demand the absolute finest.