April 18, 2014
10 of The World's Most Unbelievable Hotel Suites
Luxury travel specialist Lia Batkin of In the Know Experiences knows a thing or two about travelling in style, so we thought it only fitting to ask her to share her picks for the most elaborate and unbelievable hotel suites available today. Want to vacation like Bey and Jay, even if its just in your dreams? Read on for a taste of how the very rich and famous live while travelling abroad.
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|The Royal Penthouse at the Corinthia Hotel London Location: Central London, England Size: 5,000 sq/ft Bedrooms: 2 Best Assets: Roof terrace with 180º panoramic view of London, private elevator, 10-seat dining room, bathrooms of honey onyx and Skyros marble, wine cellar, spa suite, butler's kitchen. Bottom Line: "From the private spa suite and hidden den, to the butler's kitchen and walk-in wine cellar, the suite's design proves that lavish opulence can be delivered with dignity." Perfect For: Lisa Vanderpump Price Tag: $30,200 per night|
|Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson Location: Geneva, Switzerland Size: 19,375 sq/ft Bedrooms: 12 Best Assets: Panoramic Lake Geneva views, private gym, Bang & Olufsen cinema system, Steinway grand piano. Bottom Line: "The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson is famous for being one of the largest and most luxurious suites in the world. Situated on the eighth and top floor of this Lake Geneva hotel, this truly unique suite stands for pure luxury with maximum security, from bulletproof glass to a private lift to take guests directly to their majestic living quarters." Perfect For: The Obamas and other visiting heads of state - seriously. Price Tag: $67,000 per night|
|Maharajah's Pavilion at the Raj Palace Hotel Location: Jaipur, India Size: 16,000 sq/ft Bedrooms: 6 Best Assets: Private kitchen staff, sprawling library, private theatre, bar, gold and silver leaf furniture, private spa and pool. Bottom Line: "The only thing this 17th-century palace turned hotel doesn't offer is magic carpet rides...everything else is fair game. For $40,000, you can spend one night in the suite where the hotel staff likes to remind their guests of the company they keep, so don't be surprised to find framed pictures of the royals and oil tycoons who've rested their rich little heads there before you." Perfect For: Bollywood's hottest actress Deepika Padukone Price Tag: $45,000 per night|
|The Royal Suite at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Size: 22,604 sq/ft Bedrooms: 4 Best Assets: Signature St Regis butler service, private swimming pool and bar, ocean-facing master bath with walk-in double shower, spa room, sauna. Bottom Line: "The resort's flagship Royal Suite, the largest hotel suite in the United Arab Emirates, is a duplex occupying the top two floors of the resort's west wing." Perfect For: Fun-loving oil tycoons Price Tag: $35,400 per night|
|The Royal Suite at the Hotel Plaza Athénée Location: 8th arrondissement, Paris, France Size: 4,843 sq/ft Bedrooms: 4 Best Assets: View overlooks the Eiffel Tower and Avenue Montaigne, private kitchen and lounge. Bottom Line: "Paris's largest, most luxurious, and most expensive hotel suite, the Royal Suite at the Hotel Plaza Athénée, recently underwent a renovation, led by interior designer and co-founder of the French edition of Architectural Digest, Marie-José Pommereau." Perfect For: Sophisticated shopaholics Price Tag: $27,000 per night|
|The Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi Location: Athens, Greece Size: 11,625 sq/ft Bedrooms: 2 Best Assets: Separate butler's quarters, indoor and outdoor pools, private gym, private sea-level deck, and barbecue area. Bottom Line: "The spectacular villa is stunning in terms of contemporary design, artwork objects, decoration features, and services." Perfect For: The playboy sons of Greek shipping magnates Price Tag: $35,000 per night|
|The Royal Bridge Suite at Atlantis, the Palm Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Size: 9,946 sq/ft Bedrooms: 3 Best Assets: Dedicated staff of butlers and chefs, two terraces, complimentary massages and personal training sessions, complimentary dolphin adventures. Bottom Line: "One-of-a-kind, this suite majestically spans the arch which links the Royal Towers, offering unparalleled 180º views of The Palm and the Arabian Sea. The Arabian décor is exquisite and opulent reflecting the stature of the suite." Perfect For: Brangelina and the kids - you know, to play with the dolphins Price Tag: $35,400 per night|
|Penthouse Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Location: Beverly Hills, California Size: 5,000 sq/ft Bedrooms: 3 Best Assets: Exhibition kitchen with Miele appliances, chromatherapy (think: soothing lights and sounds) shower, personal time- including the choice of spa treatments, personal trainer, fashion stylist or hair and makeup artist, use of a Porsche Panamera. Bottom Line: "The largest suite available in Los Angeles, the penthouse is perfectly positioned on the top floor of the Beverly Wing and provides floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, and a wrap-around balcony with sweeping views of downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills." Perfect For: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts Price Tag: $25,000 per night|
|The Presidential Suite at Hotel Cala di Volpe Location: Sardinia, Italy Size: 4,844 sq/ft Bedrooms: 3 Best Assets: Rooftop terrace with private pool, fitness suite, steam room, wine cellar, handcrafted bespoke furniture. Bottom Line: "This Presidential Suite, by far the most magnificent on the Costa Smeralda, conveys the charm and romance of Sardinia's cultural history through its authentic décor. Given all of the suite's amenities, and the sky-high price, the most absurd thing is that guests are still charged extra to access the internet." Perfect For: Big-spending New Jersey Housewives Price Tag: $32,700 per night|
|Rosewood London's Grand Manor House Wing Location: Central London, England Size: 6,295 sq/ft Bedrooms: 6 Best Assets: Italian marble bathrooms, library, walk-in closets and dressing chamber. Bottom Line: "One of London's most exclusive accommodations, the Grand Manor House Wing not only welcomes guests through its own private entrance and lift, but it also possesses its own postcode. It is a true manor house ideally situated in Central London." Perfect For: Victoria and David Beckham Price Tag: $31,100|