In the mood to splurge? Check in to check out these uber luxe stays that will surely hit your suite spot.
Far more than just a place to stay, your hotel room can define your entire trip, especially when that suite is the definition of chic luxury in itself! Whether you can afford them or not, glimpses of these five world’s most luxurious hotel suites in the world will linger forever in your memory!
Empathy Suite at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
From a three-piece art installation with sharks suspended in formaldehyde looming over the 13-seat bar counter to a cantilevered outdoor pool overlooking the Vegas Strip, the various artistic and hedonistic elements of the Empathy Suite at Palms Casino have offered it the bragging rights to the world’s most expensive hotel suite! At a whopping US$10,000 a night (yes, you heard that right!), the two-storey suite has been designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst and is home to many of his prominent art pieces. It offers two master bedrooms and a living space that can fit over 50 people, massage rooms, a salt relaxation room, a gym, two chic bathrooms, a powder room, and amenities like 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car, and a private art tour of the hotel property — not to mention a US$10,000 credit to use at the resort. Reservations for the 9,000-square-foot suite need to be requested and are reserved only for million-dollar casino spenders for free.
Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Lounge in absolute luxury and take in the panoramas of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps at Hotel President Wilson’s Royal Penthouse that flaunts the title of the largest suite in the entire European landscape. Sprawled across the top two floors of the hotel, the expansive suites offer 12 luxury bedrooms with their own marble bathrooms, a hammam, lake-facing Jacuzzi, a billiard table, Steinway grand piano, a telescope for star-gazing, two private terraces, and bath amenities by Hermès! Expect a dedicated assistant, a chef, and a butler always present at your service. What more? If you have US$80,000 to shell out, you can book it for a night, just like celebrities like Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Céline Dion, and Rihanna have!
Private Island at Cheval Blanc Randheli, Nonu Atoll, Maldives
Of all the luxurious lairs that dot the turquoise-fringed, white-sanded islands of the Maldivian archipelago, Cheval Blanc Randheli stands out with its impeccable charm and elegance. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, its Private Island at an undisclosed location in the unspoiled Nonu Atoll has a four-bedroom villa with a 25-meter swimming pool, three light-filled reception rooms, bar, private spa treatment room, and a fitness center. The suites come with a dedicated team of Ambassadeurs, tailored services, and its interiors adorned with fine crafts, bespoke furniture, and artworks. Outside, open terraces, tropical gardens, private beaches, an al fresco dining pergola, meditation pavilions, and a private spa treatment room ensure you have a perfect intimate relaxing vacation without any interruptions from the outside world. Price on request.
Hilltop Estate at Laucala Island, Fiji
Four square miles of private forest groves, an 18-hole golf course, blue lagoons, waterfalls, and pools with glassed or sand floors extending to the coconut-fringed beaches — Laucala in Fiji’s Koro Sea, is as extravagant as a private island resort gets. Taking it up a few notches higher is its Hilltop Estate Villa that lives up to its sobriquet of ‘a resort within a resort’. Perched atop the opulent green hills, the villa features 11,000 square meters of private space, three bedrooms, two swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, a thatch-roofed library, outdoor pavilions, a private kitchen, and personal staff including a chef, chauffeur, and nanny. But take out some time from indulging in the many luxuries offered here, and go explore the beaches and plantations on the back of one of the estate’s Fijian horses! The likes of Ludacris, Oprah Winfrey, and Elle MacPherson have graced the resort with their presence. Price on request.
The Grand Penthouse at The Mark, New York City
Imagine living at a super swanky address near Central Park in the heart of the Upper East Side, designed by none other than the legendary French interior designer Jacques Grange! The Grand Penthouse at The Mark is often dubbed as the ‘Castle in the Sky’ and is lavishly adorned with custom furniture, bold abstract arts, ebony, and sycamore furnishings, as well as Italian linens by Quagliotti. Live life queen size in your five-bedroom penthouse, done with four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, and two wet bars. The suite also boasts its own conservatory, library lounge, stately dining room, and a stunning private rooftop terrace with an outdoor dining & entertaining area and breathtaking views of New York City to keep you company. At US$75,000 a night, you get a chauffeured car of choice, a cruise around New York Harbour on a private sailboat, roundtrip airport transfers by helicopter, dedicated butler service, and in-room snacks provided by Jean-Georges. Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, and the Duchess of Sussex — the list of celebrity guests here is quite long.