The 10 Most Expensive Hotels in the World
Have you ever wondered what the most expensive hotel in the world is? Forget your typical $200 – $500 a night weekend getaways, as the ones on this list start at $28,000 a night! From luxury penthouse suites, overlooking breathtaking city vistas, to lavish underwater hotels, the pricy pads on this list have it all. So, if money is no object for you and you’re looking for your next premium getaway, then here’s a list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
The 10 Most Expensive Hotels in the World
The list of hotels and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Travel Top List & Highsnobiety.
These are the 10 most expensive hotels in the world:
10. The Royal Suite – Burj Al-Arab – $28,000
Starting off the list of the most expensive hotels in the world 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 $28,000. The 780 square-metre suite, set over two floors, is decorated in 22-karat gold and comes with a private dining area and butler, spa, private lounge and numerous staff to answer your every beck and call. Not bad for $28,000 a night!
9. The Royal Suite – The Plaza – $40,000
Next up we have another “Royal Suite”, but this one’s in The Plaza, New York and will run you a cool $40,000 a night! So, what do you get for that? Well, to start with you get to the suite using the building’s 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 suite has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a lounge, a separate dining room, which seats up to 12 people, and a fitness room. From the bedroom, you have a spectacular view of fifth avenue. So if you don’t feel like lounging around in bed all day, then you can make use of the 24-hour butler service the suite provides.
8. The Hilltop Villa – $45,000
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 $45,000 a night. But, for that, you’ll get 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 second villa, “The Dua”, has similar specifications but sleeps two comfortably, with sliding doors separating all the rooms. And lastly, “The Rua” has a separate living area and large private pool and is the second biggest villa out of the three. If you’re looking to get away with friends or family, then The Hilltop Villa could be a perfect getaway as it sleeps up to eight people and has all the luxurious you need from a hotel.
7. The Muraka Suite – The Conrad – $50,000
Coming in at number seven on our list of the most expensive hotels in the world is The Muraka. 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 $50,000 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. However, don’t get too ahead of yourself as there’s a four-night minimum stay requirement. So, if you really want to stay there then you’re looking to spend more in the region of $200,000!
6. The Penthouse Suite – Hôtel Martinez – $53,000
The Penthouse Suite, in the Hôtel Martinez, will set you back $53,000 a night. Hôtel Martinez is located in Cannes, France, which is one of the best-known resorts in the Côte D’Azur. For your $53,000 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. If art’s not really your thing, then you can sit back and enjoy the view from the terrace!
5. Ty Warner Penthouse – Four Seasons – $60,000
Kicking off the top five countdown 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 $60,000 a night. Located on the very top floor of the building, the 52nd to be exact; the $400 square-metre suite cost approximately $50 million dollars 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. Now, you’ll only get one bedroom with this suite; but you’ll also get a spa, a rock crystal master bathroom, a panorama infinity tub, a private elevator and a dedicated guest relations manager and chauffeured rolls Royce at your disposal. Not to mention a 24/7 butler service!
4. The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel – $75,000
The Mark Penthouse in The Mark Hotel, New York is another one for the super-rich and famous, costing a mere $75,000 a night! Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the penthouse offers 12,000 square-feet of interior space and 2,500 square-feet of the terrace. It spans two floors and has five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two wet bars, a library, a dining room and a conservatory. The suite was designed by Jacques Grange, and you can see his distinctive French touches throughout the interior design. There’s also a private rooftop terrace that offers outstanding views of the New York skyline, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park.
3. The Royal Penthouse – Hotel President Wilson – $80,000
Now we’re getting into the big leagues with The Empathy Suite at The Palms, Las Vegas, costing a mind-blowing $100,000 a night. The suite was designed by British contemporary artist, Damien Hirst, and was part of a $690 million renovation project by the hotel. The suite is spread over 9,000 square feet and includes two master bedrooms, massage rooms, a salt relaxation room, a cantilevered jacuzzi overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, and a curated art collection from Hirst himself. And, if you’re a fan of butterflies, then you’re in luck, as there are real butterflies encapsulated in framed artworks throughout the suite. For your $100,000 you’ll also get 24-hour butler service, a private tour of the property’s art collection and chauffeured car service.
2. Empathy Suite – The Palms – $100,000
Ok, so it’s not technically a hotel, but it’s too cool not to mention. Lover’s Deep is a luxury submarine, that you can rent for a night for $150,000. It’s advertised as the perfect place for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway beneath the ocean waves. The submarine is anchored in a Caribbean island, and, for your money, you can expect a personal chef and a captain. They’ll provide a gourmet dining experience with dishes like oysters, caviar and a champagne breakfast. Not to mention the fact you’ll have the most unique underwater views on the planet.
1. Lover’s Deep – Luxury Submarine Hotel – $150,000
And finally, the most expensive hotel in the world, or suite to be more precise, is The Palms’ Empathy Suite in Las Vegas. The suite, which was designed by Damien Hirst and costs a staggering $200,000 a night, is the most expensive in the world. The two-story villa is a massive 9,000 square feet and has everything you could ever dream of, including a pool overlooking the Las Vegas strip. You’ll also be able to make use of the 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service and $10,000 of credit to use at the resort. So, if money’s no object and you’re looking to impress, then The Palms’ Empathy Suite is the place to do it!
We hope you enjoyed our list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
How about that! A submarine hotel that costs $150,000 a night. I bet you didn’t see that one coming. I didn’t, that’s for sure.
So, there you have it, the most expensive hotels in the world range from traditional brick and mortar buildings, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, to underwater havens that cruise around the Caribbean at your beck and call.
What an awesome world we live in!
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world:
- Lovers Deep – Luxury Submarine Hotel – $150,000
- Empathy Suite – The Palms – $100,000
- The Royal Penthouse – Hotel President Wilson – $80,000
- The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel – $75,000
- Ty Warner Penthouse – Four Seasons – $60,000
- The Penthouse Suite – Hôtel Martinez – $53,000
- The Muraka – The Conrad – $50,000
- The Hilltop Villa – $45,000
- The Royal Suite – The Plaza – $40,000
- The Royal Suite – Burj Al-Arab – $28,000