How much would you spend, to have the stay of a lifetime in a breathtaking hotel? There is something truly decadent about pushing the budget to have a luxurious night being pampered and looked after in a great establishment. However, we all have a specific limit which comes in to play when seeking out hotel bookings, and most of us would be reluctant to go over this even for the most prestigious venue.
Despite this, it does no harm to dream about a luxurious break away. In case you’re feeling flush, or simply want the escapism of imagining staying in a once-in-a-lifetime venue, here are the top ten most expensive hotels in the world, for your consideration…
The Ambassador’s Bure, Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji
At a mere $4,900 a night, this ultra-lux hotel features everything you need for a truly pampered experience. Set in a private resort with just ten Bures on the waterfront, you can enjoy swimming in a private pool, a luxury spa experience, relaxation in hammocks or on sun decks and private access to the ocean. Knowing you will only be sharing with a maximum of nine other guest groups will add that little extra exclusivity to your booking, as you step in to this secluded and relaxing hideaway.
The Imperial Suite, Park Hyatt Vendôme, Paris
Yours for $19,000 a night, the Imperial Suite provides you with a real home from home experience, with a living room, dining room, personal office and luxury spa bathroom, with a massage included. Room service is available at all hours, letting you sit back and relax in over eight hundred square feet of space while helpful staff bring you everything which your heart desires.
The Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
For a steep $22,900 each night, why not take a break and visit the super-splendid Royal Suite? With two bedrooms, marble bathrooms, a private cinema, library and rotating bed, you’ll be reluctant to leave the sumptuous surroundings to check out at the end of your stay. However, the staff at the Burj Al Arab take this in to consideration for you, appointing a personal chauffeur to take you where you need to go in the city, in either a BMW or Rolls.
Bridge Suites, Royal Towers, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Paradise by name, paradise by nature – for $25,000 per night, the Bridge Suites rooms offer an unparalleled view of the Bahamas, as you sit on your private balcony on the sixteenth story and gaze out at the vista before you. Featuring a wealth of luxurious touches including a gold chandelier and a grand piano, you’ll feel like royalty when you step in to your room for the full complement of Bahamas hospitality.
The Presidential Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Famously decadent and luxurious, the Presidential suite offers even the most discerning hotel-dweller an unforgettable experience. For $25,000 a night, you can stay in the tallest building in Tokyo, enjoying the views this affords. Look out at views of Mount Fuji, soak in one of the marble bathrooms or simply relax in front of your 40-inch television and let the Ritz staff spoil you senseless with fine dining and drinks.
Royal Plaza Suite, Plaza Hotel, New York City
If you feel like blowing $30,000 on a single night of luxury, look no further than the Plaza Hotel’s Royal Plaza Suite. Inspired by the court of Louis XV, anyone staying in the suite is privy to the kind of luxury only the richest travellers can afford. In the suite, relax as your personal chef rustles something tasty up in the private kitchen, invite friends over to enjoy the views of Central Park, or simply sit back with a book from your personal selection. When the time comes for ablutions, choose one of your three private bathrooms to make use of!
Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons, New York City
$40,000 a night may seem a lot, but wait and see what the Ty Warner Penthouse has to offer. A panoramic view of the Manhattan area is only matched by the luxurious décor within, as cut-glass chandeliers, cathedral ceilings and beautiful surroundings make your stay a night to remember. If you get bored indoors, why not make use of your own chauffeur, butler and personal trainer for the day?
Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino, Las Vegas
For $30,000, you can enjoy an evening at the Sky Villa, after slipping down to the Palms Casino for a flutter. Pour drinks from your own stocked bar area, take a dip in the Playboy-themed pool, watch television on plasma screens and look out over the bustling Vegas strip and see the rest of the world unfolding beneath you, with all the kitsch glamour you would expect of such a high-profile destination.
Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
If you have a spare $45,000 to hand, book a stay in the 4,500 square feet of decadence that is the Royal Villa. Numerous fireplaces, four staff to hand for butler, chef, trainer and spa experiences and sumptuous marble bathrooms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to luxury. If you need to jet off somewhere urgently, simply call up your limousine, or ask to be flown to your destination by private jet if this fits in better with your plans for the night.
Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Finally, we have the cream of hotels, at a full-cream price. For $65,000 a night, make the most of your view of Lake Geneva before heading in to your rooms for some serious pampering. A personal hot tub, permanent room service, satellite television and more music and films than your local branch of HMV will make this as stay to remember. With maximum security for affluent guests, the Royal Penthouse offers the very best in service, in breathtakingly opulent surroundings.