The 10 Most Expensive Hotels in the World

Have you ever wondered what the most expensive hotel in the world is? Well, forget your typical $200–$500 a night weekend getaways, as the ones on this list start at $28,000 a night!

From luxury penthouse suites overlooking breathtaking city vistas to lavish underwater hotels, the pricy pads on this list have it all. So, if money is no object for you and you’re looking for your next premium getaway, then here’s a list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.

10. The Royal Suite, Burj Al-Arab, $28,000

Starting off the list of the most expensive hotels in the world is one of the most well-known, the Burj Al-Arab.

Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj was marketed as the world’s first ever seven-star hotel, and it goes without saying that it most definitely lives up to expectations. It’s the seventh-tallest hotel in the world and was designed by architect Tom Wright to resemble the sail of a ship.

The hotel stands on a man-made artificial island that’s only accessible to the mainland by a private curving bridge. As well as all the lavish bells and whistles you’d expect to find inside a seven-star hotel, like an underwater restaurant that’s accessible by submarine, the Burj Al-Arab also has its very own private helipad, near the roof, approximately 210 metres above sea level.

One night in the royal suite will cost you a minimum of $28,000. The 780-square-metre suite, set over two floors, is decorated in 22-karat gold and comes with a private dining area and butler, a spa, a private lounge, and numerous staff to answer your every beck and call. Not bad for $28,000 a night!

9. The Royal Suite, The Plaza, $40,000

Next up, we have another “Royal Suite,” but this one’s in The Plaza, New York, and will cost you a cool $40,000 a night! So, what do you get for that? Well, to start with, you get to the suite using the building’s private lift, which only you can use.

Next, you enter the 400-square-foot suite and are greeted with an exquisitely designed living room equipped with the latest top-of-the line amenities and luxuries. The suite has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a lounge, a separate dining room, which seats up to 12 people, and a fitness room.

From the bedroom, you have a spectacular view of Fifth Avenue. So if you don’t feel like lounging around in bed all day, then you can make use of the 24-hour butler service the suite provides.

8. The Hilltop Villa, $45,000

The Hilltop Villa is tucked away in paradise, only accessible to the super-rich. The hotel is located on Laucala Island in Fiji and costs an impressive $45,000 a night.

But, for that, you’ll get a four-acre villa, split into three separate villas, each of which offers the most beautiful views of the island. The first villa, “The Delana,” comes with a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, a library, a living room, your own large private pool with a waterfall and hot tub, and a solid wood soaking tub.

The second villa, “The Dua,” has similar specifications but sleeps two comfortably, with sliding doors separating all the rooms. And lastly, “The Rua” has a separate living area and large private pool and is the second biggest villa out of the three.

If you’re looking to get away with friends or family, then The Hilltop Villa could be a perfect getaway, as it sleeps up to eight people and has all the luxury you need from a hotel.

7. The Muraka Suite, The Conrad, $50,000

Coming in at number seven on our list of the most expensive hotels in the world is The Muraka. The suite is located in the Maldives at The Conrad and is marketed as the world’s first underwater hotel suite.

The Muraka is two stories tall, with the bottom story being roughly 16 feet below the Indian Ocean. For $50,000 a night, you can expect to be automatically upgraded to Hilton Diamond Status upon arrival; enjoy a private chef, bar, gym, butler, and infinity pool.

However, don’t get too ahead of yourself, as there’s a four-night minimum stay requirement. So, if you really want to stay there, then you’re looking to spend more in the region of $200,000!

6. The Penthouse Suite, Hôtel Martinez, $53,000

The Penthouse Suite, in the Hôtel Martinez, will set you back $53,000 a night. Hôtel Martinez is located in Cannes, France, which is one of the best-known resorts on the Côte d’Azur.

For your $53,000, you can expect to enjoy a 1000-square-foot suite on the uppermost floor of the hotel, with stunning panoramic views across the ocean from your own private wood-panelled panorama terrace. You’ll also have king-sized beds in each of the four bedrooms, a separate living and dining room, marble bathrooms, a Turkish bath, and a private jacuzzi on the terrace.

If you’re into your art, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are several artefacts from Picasso and Matisse decorating the walls of the suite. If art’s not really your thing, then you can sit back and enjoy the view from the terrace!

5. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons, $60,000

Kicking off the top five countdown is the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York. The luxury hotel suite is named after the owner of the building, Ty Warner, and will cost you around $60,000 a night.

Located on the very top floor of the building—the 52nd, to be exact—the $400 square-metre suite cost approximately $50 million to complete. The suite comes with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and contains four glass balconies that provide views of uptown, midtown, and downtown New York.

Now, you’ll only get one bedroom with this suite, but you’ll also get a spa, a rock crystal master bathroom, a panorama infinity tub, a private elevator, a dedicated guest relations manager, and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce at your disposal. If that’s not enough, then you can take advantage of the unlimited massages that are thrown in for good measure.

4. The Mark Penthouse, The Mark Hotel, $75,000

The Mark Hotel Grand Penthouse is the largest hotel suite penthouse in the United States, covering a whopping 10,000 square feet.

For $75,000 a night, you can expect a spacious penthouse that’s spread out over the top two floors of the hotel. You’ll get 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, 2 wet bars, 2 powder rooms, and a large open-plan living room.

The living room also has its own party trick, as it can be transformed into a full-size ballroom with 26-foot ceilings. Perhaps one of the nicest features of the penthouse suite is its 250-square-metre terrace, with panoramic views of Central Park.

So if you want to play the King or Queen of New York for a while, then book yourself a few nights in this suite!

3. The Royal Penthouse, Hotel President Wilson, $80,000

If you’re in Geneva, Switzerland, and have $80,000 to spend a night, then this is the hotel for you. The Royal Penthouse in the Hotel President Wilson occupies the entire 8th floor of the hotel.

It offers a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, as well as 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and a jacuzzi bath overlooking the lake. Besides the luxurious furnishings and views, you’ll also benefit from a 24/7 personal assistant, private chef, and butler.

If safety is a top concern for you when staying in a luxury hotel, then rest assured that the Royal Penthouse is one of the safest places to be. It has bulletproof glass, 24/7 security, a security camera system throughout the suite, and a fortified safe to store your valuables.

You’ll also find a 1930 Brunswick billiard table, a Steinway grand piano, and Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 4-103 home cinema system. And all this can be reached by your own private elevator!

2. Empathy Suite, The Palms, $100,000

Breaking the $100,000 a night price tag, the Empathy Suite at The Palms, Las Vegas, is the second most expensive hotel in the world. The Empathy Suite was the result of a full redesign by Damian Hurst and a complete overhaul of the old Sky Villa suite.

For $100,000, you’ll get two master bedrooms, massage tables, a cantilevered jacuzzi that overlooks the Las Vegas strip, a salt relaxation room, and a private tour of the property’s art collection and amenities.

This hotel suite is really for art lovers, as the space includes six Damian Hurst originals and custom furniture that includes his motifs. So, if you’re a Damian Hurst fan and you’ve got the spare cash, then treat yourself!

1. Lover’s Deep, a Luxury Submarine Hotel, $150,000

At $150,000 a night, the Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine Hotel is the most expensive hotel in the world.

Now, it’s not the same type of experience you’d expect from some of the other hotels on the list, as it requires you to go underwater in a submarine. However, if you want to combine a night away with an experience, then perhaps this is the hotel for you.

The submarine/hotel is located in St. Lucia and can be navigated around the Caribbean to suit its guests requirements. You’ll get 5-star accommodation beneath the waves, which includes your own captain, private chef, and butler; speed boat transfers to and from the submarine; and some additional optional add-ons, like helicopter transfers, beach landings, and champagne-soaked breakfasts.

The Lover’s Deep Submarine is fully equipped with the ultimate in luxury and everything you’d want from an experience like this. Furthermore, you have the option to modify the voyage to suit your own preferences if you wish, so if you prefer a particular location to another, the captain will follow your commands.

This would truly be an experience of a lifetime and one you’d never forget—staying in the most expensive hotel in the world!


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