Rooftop hottubs, bullet-proof windows and personal libraries are standard for the world’s wealthiest hotel guests
Nothing says “senseless overspending” like blowing thousands on a place to sleep, shower and store your clothes while you go about your day.
Luckily for the fortunate 1 percent, there are places that cater to exactly that.
Here are some of the world’s most expensive hotel suites.
15. The Presidential Suite, InterContinental, Hong Kong
US$13,715 per night
Renowned for being Asia’s finest Presidental Suite, the room offers an â€œIMAXâ€ experience of HongKong. Experience a wrap-around harbour view terrace (2500 sq. feet) with a rooftop infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.
The dining room, master bedroom and bathroom and private gym also have panoramic harbour views. The suite also has a private study and kitchenette.
Guests also get a choice of riding in a Phantom VI Rolls Royce, Bentley or Mercedes limousine.
+852 2721 1211, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
14. The Sultanâ€™s Suite, Ã‡iraÄŸan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul
US$15,332 per night
Originally built of wood in the 16th century, and eventually the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, this palace was rebuilt in marble for Sultan AbdÃ¼laziz in 1857.
Now a lavish five-star hotel with a guest list that includes Prince Charles, Liz Hurley, Uma Thurman and Giorgio Armani, it has all the trimmings: a gorgeous pool, boat and helicopter service and an amazing breakfast buffet.
The Sultanâ€™s Suite overlooking the Bosphorus comes with private butler service, opulent chandeliers, period furniture and fine art. What more could the average oligarch need?
+90 212 326 4646; www.kempinski.com
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13. Ritz-Carlton Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
US$18,000 per night
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Ritz-Carlton Suite frame an unparalleled view of the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basilâ€™s Cathedral and Christ the Savior Cathedral.
With classic Russian Imperial furnishings, the 232-square-meter suite comes with a spacious living room, dining area, library, office, grand piano and heated flooring, perfect for bone-chilling Moscow winters.
+7 495 225 8888; www.ritzcarlton.com
12. Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
US$18,716 per night
There are luxury hotels, and then thereâ€™s the Burj Al Arab. Since its 1999 opening, the iconic, sail-shaped Dubai resort has been a benchmark of no-holds-barred extravagance that others have tried and failed to emulate.
All of the suites — the word “room” does not exist here — are arranged over two floors and have whirlpool baths, living and dining areas and dedicated butlers.
+971 4 301 7777; www.jumeirah.com
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11. Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
US$24,550 per night
There are a pair of Royal Suites at Hotel George V. Both have private terraces overlooking the historic art deco fountain of the Three Graces.
Stuffed with magnificent French antiques, these vast suites are adorned with 18th- and 19th-century fine art. Crystal chandeliers glitter and huge vases of pale pink roses perfume the air.
The master bedrooms have spacious marble bathrooms with steam rooms, sauna and a walk-in dressing rooms.
+33 149 52 7000; www.fourseasons.com
10. Royal Towers Bridge Suite, Atlantis, Bahamas
US$25,000 per night
This 10-room suite with gold sofas, cushions, gilt mirrors and chandeliers is enough to make minimalists break out in hives. This is shameless glamour.
The grand foyer dazzles the eye with an elaborate floor made of four kinds of marble. The 15-meter-long living room holds a baby grand piano. The vast entertainment center comes with a full-service bar.
Throw in the eye-popping balcony views, and a butler, and this is no ordinary pad.
+1 242 363 3000; www.atlantis.com
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9. Ritz-Carlton Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
US$26,300 per night
At 300 square meters, the Ritz-Carlton Suite has many of the usual big suite highlights — Frettelinen sheets, an oversized marble bathroom, huge beds, flat-screen TVs and individual rain shower booths.
The clincher is the fact that it tops the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo and has proposal-worthy views over the Imperial Palace, Roppongi Hills and Mount Fuji.
+81 3 3423 8000; www.ritzcarlton.com
8. Villa La Cupola Suite, Westin Excelsior, Rome
US$30,000 per night
For the ultimate in La Dolce Vita, check into the stunning Villa La Cupola suite in Romeâ€™s WestinExcelsior.
One of the largest in Europe, the suite is inspired by ancient Rome, with extensive use of marble, stained glass and frescoes. Thereâ€™s a gorgeous wraparound terrace where you can soak up the sun, a private spa with sauna, whirlpool and steam bath, as well as private cinema.
+39 06 47081; www.westinrome.com
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7. Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy
US$32,736 per night
Perfect for sun-kissed networking, the Presidential Suite overlooks the sparkling brine of the CostaSmeralda. Billed as one of the most gorgeous suites in the world, this three-bedroom luxury pad stands above the rambling towers and pantile roofs of the luxury Porto Cervo resort.
An understated blend of Mediterranean style and sensational bay views, the suite also has its own pool on the private roof terrace, along with a wine cellar and outdoor gym.
+39 789 976111; www.luxurycollection.com/caladivolpe
6. The Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
US$34,356 per night
With a butler, private chef and pianist at your beck and call, there’s little need to lift a finger — except to sip martinis — when you stay at this three-bedroomed villa.
When you’re feeling more active you can also take advantage of an indoor pool, outdoor heated pool and gym, as well as a steam bath and massage room.
There’s also a nearby private marina and beach.
+30 22910 76000; www.lagonissiresort.gr
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5. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Palms Resort, Las Vegas
US$35,487 per night
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, high in the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, is fitted out with everything Playboy: racy artwork selected by Hef himself, a huge, rotating circular bed and an indoor pool, branded withthe Bunny logo, leading to a hair- — and libido- — raising cantilevered spa bath high above the Strip.
This 836-square-meter, two-bedroom pad also includes an orgy-sized bathtub, bar and poker table and an indoor waterfall.
The eye-watering price doesn’t include breakfast — or Bunnies.
+1 702 942 7777; www.palms.com
4. Penthouse Suite, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France
US$37,500 per night