The incredible extravagance of the most luxurious hotels
Some of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world come with the kinds of amenities that are designed to make movie stars, royalty, and billionaires feel right at home. A stay comes with private chefs, spas, panoramic views, and just about anything you could ask for or a piano played by a pop star. They also come with some things you might not have realized you needed, like bulletproof glass for safety. If you’re looking to have your needs considerately anticipated throughout your stay, these luxurious hotel rooms will have you covered.
In North America, a new penthouse recently earned honors as the most expensive hotel room on the continent and in the world. Located in Las Vegas, the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino is 900 square feet abode that comes with its own collection of contemporary art, butterfly art throughout the room, artistically rendered pill motifs throughout the room, two sharks suspended in formaldehyde, 24-hour butler service, chauffeur service, and views of the city from your bathroom. Naturally, it also comes with casino credit and access to some of the hotel’s most sought-after shows.
At $200,000 for two nights, this room is far pricier than its next nearest contenders, the Mark Hotel and the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons, which are both in New York City and offer single-night stays. While those hotels are less expensive, however, they’re no less luxurious. They also come with a range of amenities options that can quickly boost the price tag for a night beyond the original five figures.
If you’re looking to visit the most expensive European hotel suite, go no further than The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. With 12 bedrooms and panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding area, the suite takes up the entire 8th floor of the hotel. More sedate than it’s Las Vegas counterpart, guests experience a relaxing stay in their spacious 5,500 square-foot environment. They have access to two master bedrooms, an on-call chef, and the world’s largest flatscreen television by Bang and Olufsen. They are also protected by bulletproof glass when they step out onto the patio to enjoy the panoramic views.
Located in luxurious Fiji, the tranquil, palm-tree-lined Lucala Island Hilltop Estate is the most expensive hotel residence in the Asia Pacific region. While other hotels in luxury-conscious locations like Shanghai, China and Dubai, UAE provided near comparable luxury at top-line prices, this “resort in a resort” ultimately took top honors for pricing and luxury. Guests at the hotel are treated to expected luxuries including butler service and their own private pool. They’ll also be treated to incredible South Pacific island scenery, a beachfront lounge, and lots of privacy.
With access to wine, top-line amenities, and beautiful landscapes, it is not surprising that some of the most expensive and most luxurious South American hotel rooms are located in Chile and Argentina. At the top of the list is the Tierra Patagonia in Torres del Paine, Chile. This luxurious enclave rests at the edge of a National Park and one of the wildest landscapes in the world. It beat out more urban, or wine-soaked contenders located in places like Buenos Aires and Mendoza in Argentina, or Santiago, Chile.
Guests at the hotel have access to every luxury you would expect including access to mindblowing excursions that simply aren’t possible anywhere else in the world. If they need to unwind after a luxurious day, they have access to a top-level wine bar. a pool and spa, and other wellness features
Australia’s most expensive hotel suite is the Chairman’s Villa at the Crown Towers in Melbourne. The 38th floor, nearly 1100 square foot space features a fluid design with modern geometric patterns, a 14 person dining room, and striking artwork, some of which hid an enormous television and entertainment center. Guests also have access to the hotel’s top-line spa and wellness amenities, restaurants, and concierge service.
To find the most expensive and luxurious hotel suite on the entire African continent, travelers don’t need to look any further than Cape Town South Africa. There they’ll find a suite appropriately named “The One Above Penthouse” at a hotel that’s also appropriately named “The One&Only Capetown Hotel.” Once guests book their stay the’ll find they have access to more than two stories of impeccable luxury and access to urban amenities or African adventures – whatever they prefer. The suite has views of the city’s yacht marina and nearby Robbin Island and Table Mountain. They’ll also be able to access not one but two rooftop swimming pools, a library, and original art by South African artists.
Given that Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world, it really isn’t surprising that the country’s most expensive hotel suite is located here. The Premier Suite and Ambassador Suite at the Hotel Metropol provides the luxurious experience of living like Russian Royalty in modern times. Heritage hotel interiors include spacious ceilings, and carefully chosen rugs and furnishings. It also includes access to a broad range of Russian art. The two suites have views of Tverskaya Square and the Bolshoi Theater and lay claim to have hosted some of the most prominent of Moscow’s visitors since the hotel opened. Guests can also access a piano that pop singer Michael Jackson played when he stayed there during a Moscow concert.