You visit a place, take in the local atmosphere, see all the famous spots, try out their delicacies, and shop for souvenir items unique to the area. The last thing you want to do is to end your day in some dingy hotel with floors that have molds, beds ridden with bugs, bathroom that has no hot water or working flush, and a window with a general view of the wall of another building. You tell yourself that you are in vacation mode, and you deserve to pamper yourself. A firm bed with soft linen and fluffy pillows, room service that is available at anytime of the day, a pool with Jacuzzi and spa, preferably your own private chef, and a window that has an amazing view of the entire surroundings. Those are not too much to ask, are they?
Well, certainly not too much if you have the cash to pay for it. Here then are the ten most expensive hotels in the world that would make you wish that vacation would last forever.
10 The Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens, Greece - $47,527 per night
If the hotel’s Royal Villa does not impress you, nothing ever will! It has an amazing view of the sunset, with a glass panel allowing an unobstructed look. Yes, the view extends even from the bathtub, what with its remote-operated blinds. It has a heated pool, a sauna, your own private beach and an extremely comfortable and adjustable bed. If you need service, you can call on the butler to ask your own private chef to prepare your meal while the pianist performs relaxing music, all in the comfort of your 1,188 square meter villa.
9 Palms Casino Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada - $38,070 per night
Just in case you hit it big and get lucky in the casino in Las Vegas, then the 929-square-meter Hugh Hefner Suite at the Palms Casino Resort Hotel is the place to book. You will have your own butler, even as you enjoy the rotating bed topped by a mirrored ceiling. You can even enjoy a view of Las Vegas while relaxing in the Jacuzzi. The best part is that no one else needs to know what you did there. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
8 Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan, New York - $32,370 per night
Start spreading the news! You are living in the Penthouse of the Four Seasons Hotel right in midtown Manhattan today! New York never sleeps, and this hotel will allow you to enjoy every minute of your stay with an amazing room that features a full panorama of the city. The Penthouse has nine rooms. You need not worry, however, because you will have your own butler to run around for you.
7 President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland - $31,462 per night
Do you need to host a cocktail party for your important and esteemed guests in the heart of Switzerland? Are you concerned about the security of your visitors? Then have no fear because the King’s Penthouse of the President Wilson Hotel is here. At 1,200 square meters, the King’s Penthouse has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. And what about the cocktail party and security concerns? No worries as it has a party room that can accommodate up to 40 guests. Plus, it comes with bulletproof windows.
6 Atlantis Resort Hotel in the Bahamas - $23,835 per night
Ah, the Bahamas! The beach, the sun and the sand, what more can you ask for? What about a luxurious 440-square-meter suite with ten bedrooms and marble bathrooms? Staying here will give you access to your butler and kitchen staff, as well. This suite is a sweet deal. If it were good enough for the likes of Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson, then it probably will be good enough for you.
5 Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow, Russia - $17,355 per night
Do you remember watching on television those goose-stepping Russian soldiers parading with the latest military weapons during the Cold War? With the Cold War over, you can now view the actual Red Square where they had marched from the window of your own luxurious, 236-square-meter suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Full-board meals are included, as well as a grand piano to soothe your nerves and a library to exercise your mind.
4 Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai - $17,152 per night
Once described as a seven-star hotel (it is actually five-star deluxe), the 799-square-meter Royal Suite in this hotel will make you feel five-star seven times over. And this deal is probably a steal, as it comes with your own private movie house, a chauffeured Rolls Royce, and even a helicopter that you can use for a minimal cost. The Burj Al Arab Hotel may be standing on an artificial island, but the luxury service and amenities are definitely anything but.
3 Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland - $16,680 per night
Measuring 230 square meters, the Royal Suite of Le Richemond Hotel features its own swimming pool and parquet flooring. It also has a 27-square-meter terrace overlooking the city and the mountains. Along with its bulletproof windows, your enemies will be forever frustrated trying to shoot you down while you take in the magnificent view of Geneva and the Alps.
2 Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, France - $15,277 per night
The 244-square-meter Royal Suite in the Four Seasons Hotel George V best defines luxury in the City of Light. It features antique furniture and tapestries, a guest powder room and steam room. The best part is the hotel is right in the heart of Paris, with the Champs-Elysees just a few steps away.
1 Park Hyatt Paris Vendome in Paris, France - $14,797 per night
The 200-square-meter Imperial Suite features a steam shower, whirlpool bath and massage table. It also offers a giant bed and a well-appointed bathroom. Most importantly, you cannot beat the view of Paris from its 59-square-meter terrace.