Thinking of going on a holiday? Looking to temporarily reside in a lavish space in a different country, city, town and explore a different culture? Can you afford to the experience of the best hotel that particular country has to offer, so if money is not an issue then in no particular order here’s a list of some of the most expensive hotels in the world.
The Muraka Suite – The Conrad – R713,337.50
The suite is located in the Maldives at The Conrad and is marketed as the world’s first underwater hotel suite. The Muraka is two stories tall, with the bottom story being roughly 16 feet below the Indian Ocean. For R713,337.50 a night, you can expect to be automatically upgraded to Hilton Diamond Status upon arrival; enjoy a private chef, bar, gym, butler and infinity pool.
The Royal Suite – The Plaza – R 571,480
Located in the heart of New York, this one’s in The Plaza and will cost you R571,480 a night! Service will include you getting to the suite using the buildings private lift, that only you can use. Next, you enter the 400 square-foot suite and are greeted with an exquisitely designed living room; equipped with the latest top of the line amenities and luxuries.
The Royal Suite – Burj Al-Arab – R 402 094,56
This is one of the most well-known hotels, the Burj Al-Arab. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj was marketed as the world’s first ever seven-star hotel, and it goes without saying that it most definitely lives up to expectations. It’s the seventh-tallest hotel in the world and was designed by architect, Tom Wright, to resemble the sail of a ship The hotel stands on a man-made artificial island, that’s only accessible to the mainland by a private curving bridge.
As well as all the lavish bells and whistles you’d expect to find inside a seven-star hotel, like an underwater restaurant that’s accessible by submarine; the Burj Al-Arab also has its very own private helipad, near the roof, approximately 210 metres above sea level. One night in the royal suite will cost you a minimum of R402094,56.
The Hilltop Villa – R642,915
The Hilltop Villa is tucked away in paradise, only accessible to the super-rich
The hotel is located Laucala island in Fiji and costs an impressive R642,915 a night. You will be served with a four-acre villa, split into three separate villas; that each offers the most beautiful views of the island. The first villa, “The Delana” comes with a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, a library, a living room, your own large private pool with waterfall and hot tub and a solid wood soaking tub.
The Penthouse Suite – Hôtel Martinez – R756,106.82
The Penthouse Suite, in the Hôtel Martinez, will set you back R756,106.82 a night. Hôtel Martinez is located in Cannes, France, which is one of the best-known resorts in the Côte D’Azur. For your R756,106.82 you can expect to enjoy a 1000 square foot suite on the uppermost floor of the hotel; with stunning panoramic views across the ocean from your own private wood-panelled panorama terrace. You’ll also have king-sized beds in each of the four bedrooms, a separate living and dining room, marble bathrooms, a Turkish bath and a private jacuzzi on the terrace. If you’re into your art, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are several artefacts from Picasso and Matisse decorating the walls of the suite.
Ty Warner Penthouse – Four Seasons – R857,220
Coming in at number 5 is the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York. The luxury hotel suite is named after the owner of the building, Ty Warner and will cost you around R857,220 a night. Located on the very top floor of the building, the 52nd to be exact; the suite cost approximately R713 million
to complete. The suite comes with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and contains four glass balconies that provide views of uptown, midtown and downtown New York.
The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel – R1,071,525
The Mark hotels grand Penthouse is the largest hotel suite penthouse in the United States, covering a whopping 10,000 square feet. For you can expect a spacious penthouse that’s spread out over the top two floors of the hotel. You’ll get 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, 2 wet bars, 2 powder rooms and a large open plan living room. The living room also has its own party trick; as it can be transformed into a full-size ballroom with 26-foot ceilings. Perhaps one of the nicest features of the penthouse suite is its 250-square-metre terrace, with panoramic views of Central Park.
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