If you’re “lucky” enough to be a one-percenter, or plan to be join that club someday, this following list of the world’s most expensive hotels should give you something to set your sights on. After all, why be satisfied with a gutter rate of a few hundred dollars for a place to shower, sleep, and stash your clothes for a few hours when you can spend, literally, tens of thousands. Don’t try this at home unless you’ve got a REALLY resilient credit card.
Here’s the top three in the world.
Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, Four Seasons Hotel, New York
You knew the Four Seasons was a swanky chain of hotels but did you know it was this swanky? For a mere $41,836 per night you can reserve this 400-square-meter, nine-room suite which takes up the entire top floor and offers a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline. Need features? How about an indoor/outdoor Zen garden, fabrics woven with platinum and gold, and, of course, a bevy of private butlers, personal trainers, and chauffeurs.
The Presidential Suite, The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
How many other hotels in the world offer a suite that comes with its own private museum? Here’s a hint: none. But that’s exactly what you get for the upscale rate of $45,000 nightly at the Raj Palace Hotel. They don’t call it a palace for nothing. Enjoy 1,500-square-meters of four-story luxury nicely appointed with gold leaf, stucco, ivory, and mirrors. And don’t forget the swimming pool on the roof with the panoramic view of the city.
Royal Penthouse suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
Let’s get this out of the way first. How much will the most expensive hotel room in the world set you back? About $65,000 per night. And we’re pretty sure they don’t offer a “stay two nights and get the third free” weekend special. Still, there’s probably no better place in the world for the rich and paranoid to retreat, thanks to the bulletproof doors and windows, so whether you’re a B-list celebrity or traveling sheik with a fetish for untraceable bank accounts, the Royal Penthouse Suite – Steinway grand piano, billiard room, and private fitness center included – is sure to make Motel 6 look like, well, Motel 6 (Top photo: Flickr | Sheraton hotels and Resorts).
The Jake Swank Team