Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The World 10 most Expensive Hotels

Most of us have simple demands when it comes to travel lodging– a bed, a
bathroom, a TV and wi-fi. There are others, however, whose demands far eclipse
the simple convenience of your basic hotel room. When the world’s most wealthy
travelers take a vacation for their own, they are treated to suites that cover
entire floors of a hotel building, rooms that include a personal butler, hell–
some even come with their own private helicopter. Take a peek into the
experience of the world’s most wealthy travelers. Here are 10 of the most
expensive hotel rooms in the world.
10. $15,500 a night - Imperial Suite, Park Hyatt-Vendôme
Paris, France
Situated on the second floor of the Park Hyatt-Vendôme’s Haussmanian building is
the hotel’s 750 square-foot Imperial Suite. Thise pricey suite has high
ceilings, a dining room, kitchenette and bar. When visitors tire of toiling,
they relax with an “In Suite Spa” that comes outfitted with a steam room,
Whirlpool and built-in massage table.
9. $16,000 a night - Royal Suite, Four Seasons George V
Paris, France
The George V in Paris boasts a pair of “sumptuous” Royal Suites that each come
with private terraces and rooms filled with antique furniture. Each suite has a
marble entrance, a full kitchen, a sauna and a separate bathroom for guests. The
expensive 2,600 square-foot suites are split into separate spaces for sleeping
and entertaining, both of which also have a private office.
8. $17,500 a night - Royal Armleder Suite, Le Richemond
Geneva, Switzerland
Le Richemond’s Royal Armleder Suite reopened in 2007 after an extensive
restoration of the hotel’s seventh floor, which the luxury suite occupies the
entirety of. The suite is bedecked in gold, mosaics and parquet floors and has a
300 square-foot terrace with stunning views of Geneva and the nearby Alps.
7. $18,000 a night - Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A two-story suite that centers around an epic staircase, Burj Al Arab’s Royal
Suite has Carrara marble floors, mahogany furniture and a master bedroom with a
rotating four-post canopy bed. Guests enjoy Hermes bathroom products, Faubourg
fragrances, their own private elevator and cinema and for a bit extra– a
chauffeur driven Rolls Royce or helicopter.
6. $18,200 - Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton
Moscow, Russia
Floor-to-ceiling windows outline the Ritz-Carlton Suite at the hotel chain’s
Moscow location. Imperial furniture fills the 2,500 square-foot suite, which
comes with a heated floor, a grand piano and a library. The suite has views of
the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral and visitors get to enjoy five
meals a day and their very own KGB-approved autonomous energy supply system and
secure telecommunications array.
5. $25,000 a night - Bridge Suite at The Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas
The 10-room Bridge Suite at Bahamian resort The Atlantis fills the entire space
linking the hotel complex’s two flagship towers. Forbes reports the suite has
hosted guests including Oprah and Michael Jackson. [pic via flickr]
4. $33,000 a night - Royal Penthouse Suite, President
Wilson Hotel

Geneva, Switzerland
President Woodrow Wilson reportedly suffered from high blood pressure, so it’s
safe to assume he would have appreciated a stress-free stay at President Wilson
Hotel’s Royal Penthouse Suite. Consuming the entire top floor of the hotel, the
four-bedroom suite can hold up to 40 guests in its cocktail lounge and is said
to be the best digs for heads of state wanting to make an impression when
they’re in town on United Nations business. [pic via guardian uk]
3. $34,000 a night - Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons
New York
The Ty Warner Penthouse practically floats in Manhattan. Floor-to-ceiling
windows surround all sides of the massive suite, surrounding guests in
360-degree views of the city skyline from atop Manhattan’s tallest hotel. The
nine-room suite has walls inlayed with mother of pearl, gold and platinum-woven
fabrics, and the room itself includes a private butler, unlimited global calling
and TVs programmed to receive every channel in the entire world.
2. $40,000 a night - Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas
Hugh Hefner’s Playboy-themed suite at the Palms Casino resort has a $700,000
jacuzzi that cantilevers out above the Las Vegas strip. The 10,000 square-foot,
two-story suite comes with around-the-clock butler service and (of course) a
rotating bed set beneath a mirrored ceiling.
1. $50,000 a night - Royal Villa at Grand Resort

Athens, Greece
The Grand Resort’s Royal Villa gives the world’s most exclusive guests a private
version of everything imaginable. The only other people lucky guests have to see
while secluded in their heated pool, steam room or private beach is the suite’s
dedicated butler, chef and pianist.

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