Posted on 14 Nov
1. The Sultan’s Suite, Çirağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul
How many hotel suites go back to the 16th Century? Originally built of wood way back then, and then turned into the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, this incredible palace was completely remodeled and rebuilt in marble for Sultan Abdülaziz in 1857. Now it’s a lavish five-star hotel, and its Sultan’s Suite overlooks the Bosphorus and comes with private butler service, chandeliers, antique furniture and Eastern art. About $15,000/night
2. Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
The two Royal Suites at Hotel George V offer private terraces overlooking the historic art deco fountain and rooms packed with eye-dropping French antiques and décor. These vast suites feature master bedrooms with spacious marble bathrooms and steam rooms, saunas and even walk-in dressing rooms. About $25,000/night
3. Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Switzerland does luxury right, and the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson Hotel is the crème de la crème. It boasts panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, along with bulletproof doors and windows and lots of space – in fact, it takes up the entire top floor of the hotel. Enjoy 12 en-suite bedrooms, which hold a Steinway grand piano, billiard room, library and private fitness the suite center – all for the bargain price of $65,000/night.
4. Warner Penthouse Suite, Four Seasons Hotel, New York
Also taking up an entire top floor – this time of the Four Seasons in New York – this suite offers a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline. The 9-room suite boasts an indoor-outdoor Zen garden and comes with a personal butler, trainer/therapist and private chauffeur. About $45,000/night
5. Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
For the last 15 years, the iconic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab resort has offered a level of extravagance not found in very many places. The suites are arranged over two floors and boast whirlpool baths, spacious living and dining areas and personal butlers. The Royal Suite also comes with a solid gold iPad. Lest you think that’s free though, remember you’re paying roughly $20,000 per night.
6. The Presidential Suite, InterContinental, Hong Kong
Lauded as Asia's finest Presidential Suite, this lavish hotel suite offers birds-eye view of Hong Kong. Enjoy a wrap-around view terrace (2500 sq. feet) with a rooftop infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Guests also can explore Hong Kong in style, getting to choose between riding in a Phantom VI Rolls Royce, Bentley or Mercedes limo. About $15,000/night
7. Villa La Cupola Suite, Westin Excelsior, Rome
This suite epitomizes La Dolce Vita. One of the most impressive suites in Europe – if not the world – it was inspired by ancient Rome and features the use of marble, stained glass, exquisite furniture and frescoes. This is in addition to modern amenities like the private spa with sauna, whirlpool and steam bath and private cinema. About $30,000/night
8. Penthouse Suite, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France
Hotel Martinez boasts a piano-bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant and its own private beach on the French Riviera. Enjoy your spacious art deco sitting room, dining room and gorgeous terrace overlooking the Bay of Cannes. About $40,000/night
9. The Presidential Suite, The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
For $45,000, you could buy a hotel in some parts of India. At the Raj Hotel, though, in Jaipur, India, it’ll just get you one night. This palatial suite was a former Maharaja’s residence and features 4,500 square feet of lavish lving space. It consists of a four-floor apartment decorated in gold leaf, stucco, ivory and mirror work, plus a private roof terrace and swimming pool offering panoramic views of the pink city of Jaipur.
10. Hilltop Estate, Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
The private villa of Red Bull billionaire Dietrick Mateschitz, The Hilltop Estate is located in paradise – or, more specifically, Laucala Island, Fiji. In addition to lavish quarters overlooking the aquamarine water, the resort offers island activities such as horseback riding on the beach, a welcome massage at the spa, and gourmet dining. About $40,000/night, and a private application required.