Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the creme de la creme of the hospitality industry – the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
There are five-star hotels, and then there are the most expensive five-star hotels in the world.
These are not hotels where average Joes go to kick back and relax on vacation, far away from the hustle and bustle of life and work.
It is where the royal families, the wealthy, the opulent, and basically the “who’s who” of the society spend their nights.
We will have to admit right off the bat that it is often fun to write or read about the lives and the essences of the high and mighty.
This is not an exclusive list and is for reference purposes only. We don’t make any claims here and we don’t endorse or promote any of these hotels.
Without much ado, here is a list of the most expensive hotels in the world. Read on to mesmerise yourself and treat yourself with luxury.
1. Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
Swiss luxury is not cheap, we all know that.
We have covered the best hotels in Switzerland in a separate post but this is a luxury beyond imagination.
Hotel President Wilson in Geneva has been said to house the most expensive hotel room in the world.
When it comes to the list of the most expensive and extravagant hotels in the world, Hotel President Wilson certainly clinches the trophy.
And for good reason. The exclusive services, amenities, and hospitality offered to its honourable guests are out of this world.
Considering that it will set you back $65,000 to pitch a tent for a night in one of its Penthouse suites, Hotel President Wilson is not too shabby, isn’t it?
Heck, what you will shed here for a week’s stay is enough to garner a decent apartment or Condo.
The Penthouse Suite itself is quite a sight, offering breathtaking views and sensational decor.
With an outstanding 19376 square feet, four conspicuous bedrooms, 12 marble bathrooms, and top-notch amenities, it comes as no surprise that Hotel President Wilson is the prime go-to hotel for A-lister celebrities.
2. Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
We now head on to the most romantic city in the world. Luxury in this city is worth every penny.
Right from the entrance, Hotel Plaza Athenee is a piece of art and total engineering.
Its most expensive room boasts three magnificent bedrooms with full-length mirrors, concealable state-of-the-art TVs, interior decor that oozes off royalty and opulence, a spacious steam room, and a raft of other best-in-class facilities.
Oh yeah, and it comes with a whopping US $27,000 price tag for a night for some of its suites.
Other noteworthy rooms include eighteenth-century Regency-era themed rooms.
They feature damasks, exquisite fabrics, silks, concealed LED TVs, a Jacuzzi/steam bathroom combo, and a plethora of high-tech amenities, all of which contribute to an unforgettable and dreamy experience in the hotel.
Considered one of the most expensive hotels in the world, Hotel Plaza Athenee sets a standard for itself.
A place for celebrities and royalty, this place is no less royal in itself.
3. Hotel Cala di Volpe
Now, this is a must in our list of the most expensive hotels in the world.
Perched on the Porto Cervo coastline, this beachside hotel exudes Italian hospitality at its best.
Guests can venture out on the terrace for breathtaking sights of the magnificent and lush Italian coast.
The Presidential Suite here carries an average price tag of an astounding $27,000.
However, it is worth every penny – well, mostly – as it features three large bedrooms, a private gym, a solarium, and an unexpectedly large private pool.
What else- you can spend some time at the Aquadream waterpark or give yourself some time off by spending some time at the Golf course.
Making luxury statements in hospitality is what this place excels at.
Did we mention Italian delicacies and wines which make this place a real treat?
There is much more to this place than we can mention here. An experience not to be missed if you are one of those with deep pockets.
4. Four Seasons Hotel (Ty Warner Penthouse) NY
The luxury hotel has never been this alluring.
The suites are awesome and provide you with all the riches you longed for.
This for sure is one of the most expensive hotel rooms or suites in the world.
This 4300 sq ft suite features nine bedrooms with 360-degree views of the magnificent New York City.
If you think of a luxury which is not available here, you would need to think twice.
Its incredible location in a city boasting myriad skyscrapers is quite dazzling and worth its $45,000 nightly tab.
5. Raj Palace Hotel Jaipur
Raj Palace is arguably Asia’s title holder for housing one of the most expensive hotel rooms.
While India is popular for its affordable luxuries, Raj Palace has its own ways of luxury hospitality to display. At a cost of course.
One of the world’s leading heritage hotels has rooms starting from approx $200 per night but goes over $40,000 for the presidential suite.
Situated in Jaipur, India, its Presidential Suite covers 16000 sqft with mirror walls, gold-leaf interior decor, a Jacuzzi, a large private swimming pool, and furniture made out of silver and gold.
With all these exclusive services and luxurious amenities, the suite will set you back $43,000 per night.
The place was once owned by the king and the presidential suite ensures that the legacy of the King stayed at the heritage palace.
Did you ever want to live like a King?
You get treated and served like a king at Raj Palace Hotel which undoubtedly is one of the most expensive hotels in the world.
7. Cannes Hotel Martinez, France
Cannes Hotel Martinez prides itself on having the only Penthouse suite in Cote d’Azur, France, overlooking the mesmerising Bay of Cannes.
This is another marvel in our list of amazing and extremely expensive hotels in the world.
The suite boasts large marble bathrooms, a dining room, a living room, two king-size bedrooms, and an incredible 290 sqm terrace.
For a $37,500 nightly rate, French hospitality has never been this marvellous.
8. Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Ritz-Carlton is certainly one of the most expensive hotels in the world. No question.
Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Getting world-class amenities and service while enjoying an unspoilt view of the city, Mount Fuji and the Imperial Palace garden is a rarity in Tokyo.
It is this rarity that you get at Ritz Carlton Tokyo wrapped in contemporary luxury.
It offers a luxuriously-equipped, 300 sqm suite that sets you back a whopping $26,300 for a night stay and presents Tokyo’s skyline at its best.
Here, you can expect marble bedrooms, wide TVs, king-size bedrooms and a raft of other for-the-rich-only amenities.
9. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
The resort comprises 25 world-class villas, but its Hilltop Estate is the primer.
Built on isolated islands, the Laucala Island resort is exclusive, calm, covered by nature and super luxury.
Considering that you have to apply and be invited by Dietrich Mateschitz, the Red Bull magnate, Hilltop Estate is unquestionably exclusive.
With a $40,000 nightly rate, this villa isn’t for the broke heads.
One of the most exclusive hotels that are a must for any list of most expensive hotels in the world.
Volcanic cliffs, unspoilt views and secluded 3200 acres for the super-elite make this resort worth every penny spent here.
Some industry experts call it the best resort in the world and we don’t blame them for doing so.
It’s a different world to explore out in the Laucala resort.
10. Finally …. Palms Resort, Las Vegas
How could we exclude the hotels from the city of casinos in our list of the most expensive hotels in the world?
The city has a few of the Best Casino Hotels in the world.
The place in itself speaks of luxury, riches and entertainment.
Palms Resort doesn’t disappoint when luxury at its best is what you aspire for.
Hugh Hefner Sky Villa goes for $35,450 per night.
As you might expect with Playboy’s billionaire abode, the villa comes with mirrored ceilings, breathtaking views of the strip, pop-up TVs, a gym, and three large bedrooms.
It also comes with a private butler who’s there round the clock at your service.
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