While most mortals spend days trying to find a hotel for a fair price, luxury travelers aim for exclusivity, luxury and comfort. Those people don’t mind paying top dollar for having an exclusive rooftop, private swimming pool and lots of space. Sometimes they also pay to spend a night where Royals used to live.
Elite Traveler, a publication specialized in luxury travelers, has listed the most expensive hotels in the world. Those sophisticated places are located in big cities like New York and Paris, but also in exclusive locations like the Fiji Islands.
Here are the ten most expensive hotels in the world.
10 Suite Impériale, Paris - $35,000
For many people, Paris is a synonym of sophistication and romance. The Ritz Paris believes in it and has designed rooms inspired on royalty and also names like the legendary designer Coco Chanel. The suite Impériale, with 250 square-meters, has a view to Place Vendome.
The nicest thing about being in this room is being aware that it was the favorite of some Royals in the past, including King Louis XV. Later, the hotel became the favorite of people like Coco Chanel and Maria Calas. The price for staying a night in the Suite Impériale? $35,000.
9 The Two-Story Sky Villa, Las Vegas - $40,000
Las Vegas built The Palms hotel to impress. Their most luxurious room costs $ 40,000 per night, but they promise it is worth it. Actually, they offer so many things that you may not want to leave the hotel.
To access the 9.000 square-feet room, guests need to use a private glass elevator. The place has three bedrooms, a private jacuzzi, dry sauna, an outdoor terrace and enough space to a party with friends. In case you need to relax, there is also a massage service available.
8 Penthouse Suites, Sardinia - $41,000
What about spending a couple of days in Sardinia, Italy? This is one of the most beautiful regions of the country and it can be even better if you have the chance to stay at the Penthouse Suites, at the Hotel Cala di Volpe.
It costs $41,000 per night and has a private swimming pool with a view of the ocean. It is also a spacious rooftop terrace, with a dining room and solarium. The three bedrooms penthouse has enough space to a whole family or a group of friends - just in case you need to split the bill.
7 Grand Riad, Marrakech - $43,000
Marrakesh is one of the most fascinating places on earth and, for some privileged people, a symbol of luxury. The hotel Mansour is known among the high-profile travelers and offers the guests the chance to have their own palace - at least for a few nights.
If you can afford the Grand Riad, $43,000, you can enjoy the private swimming pool with a view and a terrace. The room is all decorated with marble and silk. The room is their ultimate definition of royalty and they will make you feel like one.
6 Penthouse Suites, Cannes - $53,000
Few places in the world combine luxury and sophistication as well as Cannes, in the South of France. But even there is possible to find outstanding places. The Penthouse Suites, located at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel, is one of them. It is a popular choice among Hollywood stars and models when they visit the city to the Cannes Festival.
The penthouse has 1.000 square-meters and has exclusive features like a 500 square-meters private terrace, dining room and a mesmerizing view to the ocean. This is the most expensive hotel in France and the price per night is $ 53,000.
5 Five Bedroom Terrace Suites, New York - $75,000
This suite belongs to The Mark Hotel, in New York. According to their website, this suite aims to be an elegant oasis in the middle of Madison Avenue, New York. The place that was completed renovated has 4.800 square-feet and five bedrooms. It also offers a terrace, where you can enjoy a view of Central Park.
The Mark aims to offer guests the chance to experience New York in a new way and they provide exclusive services like private dining, bicycle picnics at the Central Park and personal training.
4 Hilltop Estate, Fiji - $45,000
Fiji is probably one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. But for travelers who want to take it to another level and experience the ultimate definition of luxury in one of the best resorts in the world, the Hilltop Estate is the best option for you.
As the name suggests, the place is located on the top of a hill and has a panoramic view of the Laucala green hills. It has enough space for eight people and has a private designed swimming pool. But all these exclusives comes with a price tag: $45,000.
3 Ty Warner Penthouse, New York - $50,000
The Ty Warner Penthouse, in the Four Season Hotel, New York, is made for art lovers. The 4.300 square-feet place is considered an “architectural and artistic masterpiece”, according to their website. It also prides itself to have original works from Ameican and international artists. If it is necessary, the private spa can be adapted and become a second bedroom. Guests can also take advantage of their chauffeur services and explore New York on a Rolls-Royce.
But probably the most mesmerizing feature is the panoramic view of Manhattan, especially by night.
2 Maharajah Pavilion, Jaipur - $75,000
Jaipur, in India, is known for Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It also has the most expensive hotel not only in India but in Asia. The place prides itself on being part of the selective small luxury hotels in the world.
Guests willing to pay $75,000 per night, can enjoy the four-floor penthouse that was built to impress in each detail. They have a luxurious dining room, library. The furniture in the bedrooms is made of ivory and gold. If you ever dreamed about feeling like a Maharaja, that is your chance!
1 Royal President House, Geneva - $80,000
Geneva, in Switzerland, is one of the most expensive cities to live in the world and it seems it is costly to tourists as well. The most expensive suite hotel in the world is the Royal Penthouse, at Royal President House. It is a favorite location for political leaders and celebrities when they stay in the city.
The 1600 square-feet penthouse has 12 bedrooms and a jacuzzi facing the lake Geneva. Guests can also enjoy the private terrace with a panoramic view of the lake. It has enough space for a piano, pool table and even a chef available.