Part of living an expensive lifestyle is taking luxury vacations around the world to the weirdest and most wonderful destinations. Right up there on the list of billionaire-style trips is a new three-week vacation package that’ll take you around the globe to stay in 10 of the most extravagant hotel suites ever to be built.
Available for purchase now at UK website “Very First To” and costing a little over $590,000, this vacation for two people includes business class flights, airport transfers and hotel rooms in 10 international destinations including New York City, Dubai, Paris and the Bahamas. The whole vacation is arranged by luxury travel agency, Hurlingham Travel. What’s unique about this expensive adventure is that a promotional auction is taking place through new UK company, “Auction What I Did”, where entrants could win the vacation package with the highest possible bid of about $600. It isn’t every day you could potentially purchase a trip worth $600,000 for just $600 but right now residents of the United Kingdom have that opportunity.
If you want to travel like a billionaire and live an expensive lifestyle, check out the auction and have a read of this list of the 10 extravagant destinations and hotels this vacation would take you to.
10. Paris – Four Seasons George V
The Penthouse Suite in the George V, expected to cost about $25,000 per night, has views of the marble courtyard and Avenue George V – which means views of some of Paris’ most prominent architectural icons. The 2,153 square foot suite includes a king bed, full marble bathroom, separate powder room, a private fitness room, a large living area, plus a service pantry and a dinner table for eight people. Housed in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, which was built in 1928, this suite and all its surroundings are complete with restored 18th-century tapestries and in the perfect location to explore the City of Lights.
9. Dubai – Burj Al Arab
Staying in the Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab hotel usually costs as much as $24,000 per night. Based on reviews, the experience can be summed up in one word: palatial. This hotel has been voted as one of the world’s most luxurious and the building cost about $650,000,000 to build. Your room will include a butler and a solid gold virtual concierge iPad, plus a private cinema.
You’ll get a private breakfast buffet each day delivered to your 780 square meter suite, plus you can expect a selection of high-end Hermes amenities waiting for you in your bathroom. You even get unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park (which usually costs about $75 per adult for a visit).
8. Bahamas – The Atlantis Resort
Arriving in the Bahamas, guests will travel to the luxurious beach resort, called the Atlantis Resort, and stay in the bridge suite which typically costs about $25,000 per night. This 10-room suite is decorated in red, black and lots of gold. It offers ocean and resort views from the 23rd floor. The room includes a permanent staff of seven (as well as a personal chef), who enter and exit the room through a separate entrance. There’s a dining room with a 22-karat gold chandelier, a grand piano, hand-painted linens, separate his-and-her master bathrooms with huge showers and a whirlpool tub and an 800-square-foot balcony.
7. Tokyo – Ritz-Carlton
On the 53rd floor of the city’s tallest building, guests will occupy the Ritz-Carlton suite for their stay in Tokyo. You’ll get a dedicated concierge service and sweeping view s of Tokyo, one of the world’s most expensive cities, including major landmarks such as the Imperial Palace and outer gardens. The five-star suite is thought to cost about $25,000 per night and includes a four-poster king bed, a huge marble bathroom with a 20-inch flat screen television and deep bath tub, plush robes and towels, and access to the luxury fitness studio and indoor pool. Also on the 53rd level, guests get access to a VIP lounge which overlooks Mt Fuji and offers complimentary food and beverages throughout the day.
6. Rome – Westin Excelsior
When in Rome, it’s easy to keep up your expensive lifestyle. Guests on this luxury vacation will stay in the Westin Excelsior while in Rome. The selected suite is the Villa La Cupola – the biggest hotel suite in Italy at about 1,100 square meters. It’s recently undergone a refurbishment which cost $7 million and the room rate starts at about $27,000 per night.
Guests can enjoy a private elevator, a marble staircase, a private fitness room and sauna, a Jacuzzi pool with mosaic floors – and a 12-meter-high domed living room. Open since 1908, this hotel is the hotel of choice for the world’s richest people and celebrities.
5. Las Vegas – Palms Casino Resort
Rich people and celebrities across the world flock to Las Vegas and stay in plush casino resorts. Guests on this three-week vacation will stay in none other than the two-storey Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas. This villa, costing about $35,000 or more per night, has exclusive views of the strip, a personal glass elevator, 24-hour butler service, a glass-enclosed pool, a dry sauna, and it can fit up to 300 guests if you’re in the mood for a party. This resort has a recording studio that’s been used by many celebrities including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Eminem and Jay Z.
4. New York City – Four Seasons Hotel
The Ty Warner Penthouse in this New York landmark hotel is nothing but opulent. Costing $50,000,000 to construct, it offers 360-degree views of the city and is charged out at about $35,000 per night. Guests will get a personal butler, a Rolls-Royce chauffeur, an art concierge, a personal fitness trainer and more. The master bathroom includes slabs of rare Chinese onyx and sinks carved from blocks of rock crystal, lit from beneath. There’s a huge tub as well as a steam rain shower with six body jets. The bathroom is partially constructed from semi-precious tiger’s eye stone. This hotel is a favorite of celebrities – Justin Bieber was recently spotted heading to this hotel after leaving a Super Bowl XLVIII after party in New York City.
3. London – Mandarin Oriental
With views of Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental’s Royal Suite is one of the world’s most prestigious. Its contemporary decor includes a rock crystal chandelier, Maya Romanoff wallpaper, original 18th century Chinese paintings, and Lalique crystal lights. The master bathroom features a steam room, large shower and large bath, placed underneath a chandelier. There’s dining space for 10 (plus a personal butler service) and reclaimed oak timber floor. A balcony runs the full length of the suite. For a one night stay in the Royal Suite, guests could expect to pay about $8,500 or more per night.
2. Istanbul – Çirağan Palace Kempinski
Guests can enjoy a helicopter ride to the Sultan Suite at the Çirağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. Usually costing about $40,000 per night, this suite is part of a five-star hotel that was once an Ottoman palace. The room boasts a private steam room, a rain shower (with a 60-cm wide head), a claw foot Devon bathtub and a handmade marble hammam. You’ll get 180-degree views of the Bosphorus (also known as the Istanbul strait) directly from the suite, which is one of the largest hotel suites in Europe.
1. Hong Kong – InterContinental
The Presidential Suite in Hong Kong’s InterContinental hotel was completed in 2006 after almost a year of construction, and cost about $2.5 million to build. It’s known as being one of the most luxurious hotel suites in Asia – and one of the biggest. At 7,000 square feet, it includes an infinity swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, views of the harbor and city, a rain forest shower and a private sauna and steam room. There’s a personal butler to assist anytime of the day or night and five bedrooms to choose from. This is one of the most expensive hotels in the world, expected to cost over $13,500 per night.