Nobody likes going to the hospital. That’s mainly because nobody likes being sick, getting shots, undergoing painful surgeries and treatments. It’s also because most of us find hospitals scary and horrid, with that dreadful linoleum everywhere, despicable food, and grumpy nurses. While this is the case in many public facilities throughout the world, others have come a long way from those sterile white walls. Luckily, there are certain medical centers that offer rooms resembling hotel suites, offering luxurious amenities you don’t really need, but would love to have.
Deluxe hospital suites are no novelty, but their numbers have grown over the past years, together with the increasing demand of VIP rooms with soft color palettes, large windows offering gorgeous views, fine linens, fresh flowers on the tables, and master chefs preparing gourmet meals and delicious deserts. Flawless medical care and top notch treatment have become equally important with comfort and pampering.
Private hospitals are far more appealing than public hospitals, and are often considered luxurious because they offer suites with numerous amenities that will make their patient’s stay as pleasant as if it were a world-class hotel room. The services will definitely empty your wallet, as these luxurious perks come with stunning price tags. Then again, who wouldn’t like to be spoiled while in intensive care? So check out the following “suite deals” that managed to reinvent convalescence.
10. MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
Specialized in cardiac care, neuroscience, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrinology, transplants, and burns, MedStar Washington Hospital is the largest private hospital in Washington D.C. Its Northwest Wing can brag about an entire floor of deluxe suites, whose walls are decorated with fine art. The thick carpeting on the floors and heated towel racks offer an ultra pampering experience, while the rooms open to gorgeous views of the National Cathedral and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Plus, patients can indulge in gourmet meals prepared by the hospital’s in-house chef. A member of MedStar Health, Washington Hospital’s deluxe private suites are designed to look like five-star hotel rooms, with spacious tiled bathrooms and marble everywhere, offering concierge and business services.
9. Asklepios Klinik Barmbek in Germany
There’s much more to Germany than expensive supercars. One of the most luxurious hospitals in the world is located in the heart of Hamburg. Not only is it the largest medical center in Europe, but also the most expensive on the old continent. There are a total of 100 facilities that cater to patients’ every needs, from psychiatry and nursing to rehabilitation and general surgery. It has gained quite a reputation for excellence and top-notch medical care, using the latest in technology equipment and offering first-class accommodation. The beds in their deluxe suites are acclaimed to have the best hospital mattresses in the world. The catering service is perhaps the best thing about the rooms, as each comes with 24-hour room service offering a varied menu that will delight every patient’s taste buds.
8. Wooridul Spine Hospital in South Korea
Medical facilities and patient entertainment are equally important for the staff at the Wooridul Spine Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Specialized in minimally invasive spine surgery and technique, they are proud to offer state-of-the-art treatment and the latest high-tech equipment in treating spinal cancer and arthritis. One of the best medical tourism facilities in the world, Wooridul counts more than 20,000 spine surgeries per year. Everything revolves around comfort and peace of mind, which of course helps patients recover at a better rate. Their deluxe rooms feature lavish furniture, a spacious bathroom, own computer, two beds, a sofa, and a couple of tea tables.
7. Fortis La Femme Hospital in India
Fortis La Femme Hospital in New Delhi is a popular destination for medical tourists. Dedicated to women, it is specialized in multiple women-related medical problems, from obstetrics and gynecology to in vitro fertilization, fetal medicine, neonatology, cosmetic surgery, and general surgery. Offering fabulous seating areas for visitors, there are four deluxe LDR rooms, short for Labor/Delivery/Recovery, and a presidential suite. As the name implies, it is the most expensive room in the hospital. It comes with its own private terrace overlooking lovely panoramic views, and even a play lounge for kids. The suite has its own dining area and kitchenette, and patients are tended to by personal attendants and can benefit from personalized diets. Prices range between $1,000 and $5,000 per day.
6. Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai
You will definitely feel as if you’ve just checked into a five-star luxury hotel the moment you enter the Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, a multidisciplinary medical facility in the United Arab Emirates. Its VIP floor with 12 deluxe suites has a separate entrance, with private elevators and valet service. Patients and their families are offered unlimited access to an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, spa, and gym. Owned by Mediclinic Middle east, Dubai’s largest private healthcare group, there are six state-of-the art deluxe suites, five presidential suites, and one royal suite, all designed and furnished to provide the highest level of comfort, with private butlers to tend to your every need, and a delicious bespoke menu.
5. Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore
Specialized in gastroenterology, liver transplants, cardiology, and gynecology, Gleneagles Hospital on Napier Road in Singapore is a private facility offering top-notch medical and surgical services. Patients are accommodated in spacious rooms with huge bathrooms and large LCD flatscreens. Single bedrooms come with their own telephone, Internet connection, DVD player, private nurse services, in-room minibar, massage, personal stylist, and even a celebratory cocktail party for 10 persons. Gleneagles Hospital’s deluxe Tanglin Suite offers a VIP maternity package for a whopping $14,000 per 2-day stay for normal delivery, and $18,000 for C-section delivery per 3-day stay.
4. Matilda International Hospital in Hong Kong
Located on the Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak, a historical landmark on Hong Kong Island, the luxury suites of the Matilda International Hospital offers great views of the South China Sea through their floor-to-ceiling windows. The modern private medical, surgical, and pediatric ward can brag about eight private deluxe suites and two VIP rooms with glass paneled walls, LED lighting, and ceiling pendants. Prices for the VIP suites start at $4,800 per night, while a three-night stay in a private room with balcony costs $5,200 as part of the Maternity Package. Although, the best part about it all is the delicious catering provided by the Shangri-La Hotel chain.
3. Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok
One of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world, Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand attends to over 400,000 medical tourism patients each year. It is guaranteed to make your stay feel like a pampering medical holiday, with world-class amenities, the latest in technology medical equipment, and internationally renowned procedures. There’s even an in-house travel agency that caters to the needs of international patients. The luxury suites could very well rival the finest five-star hotels, designed and furnished in soothing color palettes, with natural wood and plush fabrics. There are also two levels of restaurants and shopping areas. Catering to all medical specialties and subspecialties, from dental to general medicine, surgical services, intensive care, and rehabilitation, the hospital’s name Bumrungrad means “care for the people.”
2. Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York
Mount Sinai Medical Center’s ultra luxurious Eleven West Pavilion offers 19 deluxe suites for all those patients who want to recover in a room with a view. What can make your hospital stay more pleasant than high tea with gorgeous views of Central Park? The medical center in New York is specialized in 12 medical specialties, with high performance in six adult medical fields, and particularly acclaimed for its geriatrics, gastroenterology, and ear, nose & throat care. Its luxury floor offers many luxury amenities, such as afternoon tea, gourmet meals prepared with organic and mainly locally grown ingredients, and patients are served with the finest Belgian chocolate as they depart the hospital. It’s no wonder the hospital grosses an average $1 million a year from renting out its deluxe hospital rooms.
1. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
Hollywood celebrities’ favorite hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, California offers 32 Super Deluxe Suites on the 8th floor, all overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Its fields of expertise are 12 medical specialties for the entire family, covering everything from genetics and stem cells to gastroenterology, cardiovascular, neuroscience, organ transplant, cancer, and immunology, while focusing on biomedical research. Acclaimed as the world’s most luxurious hospital, its two and three bedroom suites come with a personal assistant tending to your every need, and a full-sized bathtub for the most pampering and relaxing convalescence on Earth. And that’s not all. Original Picasso paintings ornate the walls, and a gourmet chef is in charge of the delicious meals served at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prices start at $1,000 per private room, and there are also four deluxe maternity suites that cost around $3,000 a day.