The most expensive hotel rooms in the world


Have you sometimes wondered what the most expensive hotel ever built is? Or how much the most expensive hotel rooms in the world cost?

The Grand Riad terrace area at Hotel Mansour, Marrakesh. Image credit: Hotel Mansour
The Grand Riad terrace area at Hotel Mansour, Marrakesh. Image credit: Hotel Mansour

Check out these top 10 hotels in the world where unparalleled luxury and a hefty bill come hand-in-hand.

Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mont Blanc and facing Lake Geneva, the President Wilson Hotel may not be the most expensive hotel in the world. With a price tag of 80,000 USD for their Royal Penthouse Suite, it certainly offers the world’s most expensive hotel room.  

The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson. Image credit: Hotel President Wilson
The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson. Image credit: Hotel President Wilson

Located on the entire eighth floor, which you can get to via the private elevator, the 1680-square-meter penthouse provides no less than twelve bedrooms and the equivalent number of marble bathrooms.

The suite leaves nothing to be desired and features the world’s biggest TV screen, a Steinway grand piano, and a 1930s Brunswick billiard. Bulletproofed windows and panic buttons ensure guest safety.

The Mark Penthouse, The Mark, New York – luxury with a dash of serenity

With 930-square-meters to play with and a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking New York City landmarks, this dazzling penthouse is not only the largest but also the most expensive hotel suite in the U.S. starting from 75,000 USD a night.

The Mark Penthouse grand living room. Image credit: The Mark
The Mark Penthouse grand living room. Image credit: The Mark

Designed by Jacques Grange and set out over two floors, this realm of modern luxury offers five bedrooms, four fireplaces, and six bathrooms. The living room presents eight-meter-high ceilings and can be transformed into a full-sized Grand Ballroom. And best of it all – The Mark Penthouse boasts its own conservatory and library lounge.

Penthouse Suite, Hôtel Martinez, Cannes – exclusively for your freedom

Following an overhaul, Hôtel Martinez reopened last year as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Upgrades to the Penthouse suite and the Michelin-starred restaurant are slated for 2019-2020.

Hôtel Martinez Penthouse Suite terrace. Image credit: © Aurélie Weber
Hôtel Martinez Penthouse Suite terrace. Image credit: © Aurélie Weber

Offered at 45,000 Euro (51,000 USD) a night during high season, this 1930s gem offers a 1670-square-meter suite and Europe’s most extensive private hotel terrace with 1000-square-meters overlooking the sea and the Promenade de la Croisette. The four-bedroom penthouse suite has its own garden and four bathrooms equipped with shower, steam bath, and sauna for the highest level of pampering. In addition to the stunning sea view, Picasso and Matisse’s lithographs add to the visual delights.

Penthouse Suite, Faena Hotel, Miami – a luxury experience like no other

Imaginative filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his Academy Award-winning designer wife Catherine Martin were brought on as creative consultants for Faena Hotel’s penthouse offering in Miami, and it shows.

Faena Hotel's Penthouse Suite. Image credit: Faena Hotel
Faena Hotel’s Penthouse Suite. Image credit: Faena Hotel

Bound to impress at 50,000 USD a night according to Elite Traveler, the Art Deco-esque and over-the-top experience starts as you walk into the expansive great hall lined with gold-leafed columns, vivid floor-to-ceiling murals by famed Argentine painter Gatti and a mosaic floor made from 632,000 tiles.

Situated on the 14th floor, the majestic Penthouse Suite features a Grand Piano in a 1300-square-meter living space, which is inundated with gold and red accents and breathtaking 360-degree views.

Grand Riad, Hotel Mansour, Marrakesh – A lush Moroccan experience

The 1800-square-meter Grand Riad is a gem for its sumptuous décor and generous proportions and burns a 43,480 USD a night-hole in your pocket, according to Elite Traveler. The spectacularly sized spaces are royally decorated and adorned with haute couture fabrics and beautiful artworks.

The Grand Riad patio area. Image credit: Hotel Monsour
The Grand Riad patio area. Image credit: Hotel Monsour

Staying at this most expensive hotel suite, you will enter one of the most refined and elegant atmospheres. It is a silky universe, surrounded by mashrabiyas and marble – a place where living, sleeping, and bathing take on new dimensions.

This private four-bedroom residence, opening out onto its landscaped garden and private swimming pool, is made for all those who wish to see life through different eyes.

Penthouse Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia – an island oasis

Get mesmerized by the multi-leveled Penthouse Suite with its glorious coastline colors, which can be seen in hand-painted tables and armoires, arched window frames, and ceramic-tiled floors, for not less than 41,000 USD a night, according to Elite Traveler.  

Hotel Cala di Volpe. Image credit and copyright: Marriott InternationalHotel Cala di Volpe. Image credit and copyright: Marriott International
Hotel Cala di Volpe. Image credit and copyright: Marriott International

Two airy living rooms feature plush armchairs and hand-crafted furniture exclusively made for this 250-square-meter suite. All three bedrooms feature king-size beds, some with bed frames painted to match the flooring and artwork. Embroidered bedspreads showcase exquisite needlework of local fabrics.

All the rooms open onto deeply shaded balconies, furnished with teak patio furniture. Private meals  — accompanied by fine wines from the suite’s own cellar — may be served outdoors on the stunning rooftop terrace next to the private pool.

Royal Suite, The Plaza, New York – where luxury meets the art of living  

Make sure you book a luxury Blacklane limousine service in New York City to travel in style to The Plaza and check in at the Royal Suite. The palatial Royal Suite is a lavish 418-square-meter, three-bedroom suite overlooking Fifth Avenue and the legendary Pulitzer Fountain, worth 40,000 USD a night, according to Elite Traveler.

The Royal Suite. Image credit: The Plaza.
The Royal Suite. Image credit: The Plaza

The Master bathroom features beautiful mosaic floors and walls with a gilded floral motif, 24-carat gold-plated fixtures, and a heated floor. The magnificent dining room table seats twelve, and the white-gloved butler takes care of unpacking your suitcases in the spacious dressing area with leather and wood-paneled luxury closets and built-in drawers.

Sultan Suite, Ciragan Palace Kempinksi, Istanbul – unlock your senses

Situated in a metropolis that’s a bridge between East and West and at least two millennia old yet thrillingly hip, Kempinski’s Sultan Suite always ranks among the top suites of the world and was awarded as one of the “World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Suites” in the top 10 list by Forbes Magazine in 2016. Guests in the suite can expect to pay from 36,900 USD according to ABC News.

Located on the second floor of the grand ancient palace, this luxury accommodation offers panoramic views of the magnificent Bosphorus from all aspects through sash windows.

You will enter the suite through a large hall to find a fancy living room with a dining area for twelve, a kitchenette, and a guest bathroom; two uniquely designed bedrooms are placed on either side.

Les Grands Appartments, Hôtel de Crillon, Paris – French chic allure

Hôtel de Crillon is the Grand Dame of luxury accommodation in Paris, with the Les Grands Appartements on the fourth floor offering breathtaking views over the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde. According to Harper’s Bazaar, these two gems go from 32,000 Euro (36,200 USD) a night.

World-famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, an 18th-century aficionado, conveyed his Renaissance vision in the design of the 176 and 125-square-meter suites. Gray, mauve, and eggshell interiors are richly decorated, and the velvet upholstery shimmers like silver light.

Soak in the two-ton Carrera marble bathtub and pamper yourself with bespoke Buly 1803 toiletries before the butler tugs you into the Baldachin bed covered with Porthault French linen.

Diamond Suite – Princess Grace, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Named after one of the most beautiful women in the world and revealed just a little over a year ago, the Diamond Suite – Princess Grace is a 910-square-meter, two-bedroom duplex sanctuary featuring a dressing room in each bedroom, two lounges, a kitchen, and two incredible marble bathrooms with a bath, shower, hammam, and sauna.

The Diamond Suite - Princess Grace living room. Image credit:
The Diamond Suite – Princess Grace living room. Image credit: Monte Carlo SBM

The rooms are accented by photographs of Princess Grace, which were donated by Monaco’s royal family.

Add a 180-degree view of the sea and four terraces — one including a heated infinity pool — and you get an extraordinary residence, which is one of the most expensive hotel suites on the French Riviera, starting from 30,000 Euro (34,000 USD) a night according to the hotel’s website.

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