The World’s Most Expensive Hotel Rooms And Suites
Whether you’re looking to book a luxurious trip away, or just want to have a peek inside these exclusive hotels, we’re letting you know the most expensive hotels rooms and suites in the world.
After well over a year of border closures and travel restrictions, you’re not alone if you’re in need of a break. While we’re spoiled for choice for staycations in Hong Kong––whether it’s island getaways or luxurious hotel suites––there’s nothing quite like boarding a plane and escaping the daily grind. And since the pandemic has paused our travel plans for so long, now that travel may be on the cards in the not-so-distant future for Hong Kong residents, we’re letting you know the most exclusive hotels to book––or just to add to your travel bucket list.
From private riads in Marrakech to sky high suites in New York City, these are the very best hotel rooms and suites that money can buy.
Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
Known as the most expensive hotel room in the world, the Empathy Suite found at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is priced at an eye-watering US$100,000 a night. Reservations need to be requested before official bookings can be confirmed, with a minimum of two nights required––or exclusively available for free only for guests with over US$1 million in credit at the casino resort.
Located on the 34th floor of the hotel, the two-storey suite was designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst, and features several of his more prominent artworks––including "Winner/Loser", Hirst’s 2018 piece featuring two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde.
Upon check-in to the Empathy Suite, guests can expect to receive 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service and a private art tour of the hotel property––not to mention a $10,000 credit to use at the hotel.
Price: US$100,000 per night (minimum two nights required) (HK$776,000 approx.)
Size: 836 square metres (9,000 square feet)
Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Previously the most expensive hotel room in the world––before being knocked off the top spot after The Palm’s renovation––a night at the Royal Penthouse Suite at Geneva’s President Wilson Hotel will set you back US$80,000.
The hotel itself houses 204 guest rooms and 22 suites, which have been decorated in contemporary style with elegant furnishings, along boasting views of Lake Geneva and the mountains beyond. The Royal Penthouse Suite is famous for being the largest hotel suite in Europe, and is regarded as one of the most luxurious hotel rooms in the world, attracting numerous celebrities and heads of state.
Taking up the entire eighth and top floor of the hotel, the suite offers no less than 12 luxury bedrooms, each complete with its own marble bathrooms and bath products by Hermès.
Price: US$80,000 per night (HK$621,000 approx.)
Size: 1,680 square metres (18,083 square feet)
The Mark Penthouse, New York
Costing US$75,000 a night, The Mark Penthouse is the largest penthouse suite in the USA. The interior area is a spacious 10,000 square feet, with the 16th-floor suite also boasting a 2,500 square foot rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and beyond.
Designed by French interior designer Jacques Grange, the lavishly-adorned penthouse is set out over the top two floors of The Mark Hotel and includes five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms and two wet bars. The 26-foot ceilinged living room can also be transformed into a full-sized Grand Ballroom.
Price: US$75,000 per night (HK$582,500 approx.)
Size: 929 square metres (10,000 square feet)
Harbour House, Rosewood Hong Kong
Ranking as the fourth most expensive hotel suite on our list is Hong Kong’s very own Rosewood. Occupying the entire 57th floor of Rosewood Hong Kong, the Harbour House––the hotel’s Presidential Suite––spans over 12,000 square feet. Upon entering, a private elevator and dedicated foyer lead to the lavish five-bedroom suite, which comes complete with two outdoor lap pools, wraparound landscaped gardens and magnificent harbour views.
Unapologetic opulence abounds, including lacquer cabinetry, a curated collection of contemporary artworks, expansive living and dining spaces, soaring ceilings and a circular soaking tub hewn from a single slab of marble. In addition to the Harbour House master suite, the floor is complemented by the Garden House and a state-of-the-art private gym.
Price: From HK$500,000 per night (US$64,000 approx.)
Size: 1,150 square metres (12,300 square feet)
TY Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel, New York
Dreaming of kicking back in utmost luxury and taking in 360-degree views of from uptown to downtown and beyond? Well, that’s exactly what a night at the TY Warner Penthouse in New York City––but it’ll set you back US$60,000.
Taking its name from the hotel’s owner Ty Warner, the suite spans the hotel’s entire 52nd floor, and not only has its own private library, but also four cantilevered glass balconies––said to be the highest in the world. To complete the uber-luxe package, the bathroom features a onyx and rock crystal bathtub, which you can relax in after a day of being chauffeured around the city in your own private Rolls-Royce.
Price: US$60,000 per night (HK$466,000 approx.)
Size: 399 square metres (4,300 square feet)
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Cannes
Said to be inspired by classic 1930s Art Deco style and the colours of the French Riviera, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is a tribute to the Cannes of years passed. Along with 409 rooms and suites, guests can check into the prestigious Penthouse Suite designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
As one of the largest suites in Europe, the Penthouse spans over 12,000 square feet and offers panoramic views of the Riviera.
Price: 45,000 Euro per night (HK$413,000 approx.)
Size: 1,125 square metres (12,109 square feet)
The Owner’s Villa, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
This unique luxurious four-bedroom villa may be part of the Cheval Blanc Randheli resort in the Maldives, but it is set on its own private island. The one hectare island is only accessible via a private berth and jetty, with The Owner’s Villa spanning over 1,000 square metres.
Complete with a dedicated team and tailored services for your every need, the villa also features three light-filled reception rooms, a 25-metre-long swimming pool, bar, private spa treatment room, fitness centre, master suite and two guest bedrooms. There is also a separate guest villa with its own spacious indoor and outdoor spaces.
The price itself for The Owner’s Villa is strictly under wraps, but with costs for other two bedroom villas stretching to US$7,000 a night, we’re sure it’s a case of if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.
Price: Price available on request
Size: Over 1,000 square metres (10,763 square feet)
The Bulgari Villa, The Bulgari Resort & Residences, Dubai
While all 101 of The Bulgari Resort & Residences’ hotel rooms and suites come complete with a private balcony to soak in the sea or Dubai skyline views––with the hotel also offering 20 stand-alone villas with their own private pools, outdoor terraces and butler service––The Bulgari Villa is the biggest, and the most expensive, on the property.
Priced at over HK$350,000 a night, the 540 square metre villa promises the very best in luxury and privacy. Along with a private oval pool, 500 square-meter garden and wooden decked terrace, the villa also houses a private home cinema, indoor hydromassage and hammam.
Price: GBP33,573 per night (HK$360,000 approx.)
Size: 540 square metres (5,812 square feet)
Hilltop Estate, Laucala Island, Fiji
What could be better than a pristine private estate set within a luxury private island? At Laucala Island’s Hilltop Estate that’s exactly what you get. The so-called “resort-in-the-resort”, which is owned by Austrian billionaire and co-founder of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz, is set high up in the opulent green hills of Laucala island––guaranteeing panoramic views of the islands below and the sea beyond.
The property has 11,000 square metres of bedroom space and other private quarters, along with a further 1,200 square metres of living space to relax in, a landscaped pool, two spacious guest residences and special services such as a private cook, a chauffeur and a private nanny.
Price: Price available on request––but rumoured to be from US$45,000 per night (HK$350,000 approx.)
Size: Over 11,000 square metres (118,400 square feet)
The Grand Riad, The Royal Mansour, Marrakech
The epitome of luxury in the heart of Marrakech, while The Royal Mansour has 53 one-of-a-kind private residences to choose from, there is nothing quite like The Grand Riad.
Featuring its own private entrance, the discrete access gives way to an expansive 1,800 square metre riad. Spread over a ground floor and first floor, the riad consists of a stunning master suite and two further guest bedrooms, along with a private bar, dining room, lounge and library. The private rooftop space also boasts three terraces, a home cinema, workout space, hammam, tented lounge and more.
The prestigious space is well versed in catering to the world’s most elite clientele, with the riad coming complete with your own private butler, available to discreetly cater to your every need to guarantee only the very best.
Price: US$43,500 per night (HK$337,000 per night approx.)
Size: 1,800 square metres (19,375 square feet)
Grand Apartments, Hotel de Crillon, Paris
Hôtel de Crillon’s 78 rooms, 36 suites and 10 signature suites embody an expressly Parisian residential style that is equally warm and refined. The rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with a mix of bespoke furnishings, beautiful antiques and carefully chosen objets d’art that underscore an exceptional attention to detail.
Situated on the hotel’s fourth floor is the Les Grands Appartements, which comprises of two suites, offering breathtaking views over Paris. Created by the legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the suite features bespoke furniture, unique bathroom decor, a dining room and contemporary dressing rooms. The two Grand Appartements can be combined together via an adjoining door to offer an opulent three-bedroom apartment.
Price: 32,000 Euro per night (HK$294,000 approx.)
Size: 335 square metres (3,606 square feet)
Suite 5000, Mandarin Oriental, New York
If you want to live the high life in Manhattan, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental’s Suite 5000.
Located on the 50th floor, the sky-high oasis offers panoramic views of the Manhattan Skyline, Central Park and the Hudson River. Ideal for entertaining, the suite includes a large living room, kitchen and dining area for up to eight guests, a dedicated study and media room, a master suite and a further guest suite with a private bathroom and dressing room.
Spanning 3,305 square feet, the vast residence has been sumptuously decorated––with the master bathroom featuring a large custom soaking tub, illuminated by Swarovski crystals.
Price: US$36,000 per night (HKD271,000 approx.)
Size: 307 square metres (3,305 square feet)
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