These are the world’s most expensive hotel rooms according to The Telegraph Travel. Most just ogle at these outlandish luxurious facilities. A handful, perhaps, has the means to live out their fantasies in one or more of these properties.
- Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
The most expensive hotel room on our list (and quite possibly, the world) is the Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva. For more than £50,000 per night, you can lounge on a 1,700 square-metre terrace with views of the mountain-lined Lake Geneva, play a Steinway grand piano, wash in your pick of 12 marble bathrooms and sleep soundly behind bulletproof glass.
- Owner’s Villa, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
A sign of true oligarchy comes in three words: ‘price upon request’. Such is the pricetag at LVMH’s Maldivian hotel, Cheval Blanc Randheli. The Jean Michel Gathy-designed, four-bedroom Owner’s Villa is on its own private island and has a 25-metre swimming pool, dedicated chefs, an outdoor shower and Guerlain products.
- Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons, New York
The Ty Warner Penthouse is the highest hotel suite in New York city. Designed by I.M Pei and Peter Marino, it is a lesson in elegance: artesan materials are used throughout the rooms, including hand-applied straw (whatever that means; for lying on or eating?), stamped Venetian velvet, Chinese onyx and Japanese silk. The glass-balconies (there are four) and floor-to-ceiling windows mean uninterrupted, 360-degree views.
- Hilltop Villa, Laucala Island, Fiji
Described as a ‘resort within a resort’, the Hilltop Villa perches atop Laucala’s high green hills. It’s got panoramic views from its lap pool, unusual design and verdant, landscaped gardens. There’s access to a nanny, private cook and chauffeur, as well as the opportunity to explore the plantations and beaches on the estate’s Fijian horses.
- The Palace, Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Bodrum
There are more bathrooms than bedrooms in Jumeirah Bodrum Palace’s most bling-tastic offering: The Palace. Expect gold lion statues in the pool, a private pier and its own hammam (it’s a Turkish bath).
- Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj Palace, Jaipur
Expect nothing less than a suite fit for a Maharaja at the Raj Palace, which was an actual palace built in the 1700s. The four-floor Shahi Mahal Suite, which is accessed through a private entrance through the Charbagh gardens, is decorated in gold-leaf and ivory. It also has a theatre, library and roof terrace with whirlpool tub.
Credit: The Telegraph Travel