When it comes to travelling, there are so many things to love about exploring our world. Visiting new and exciting places opens up experiences and opportunities we could only ever have dreamed of, and it’s fair to say that most of us go back home a very different person to the one we were when we set off.
For a lot of individuals, slumming it is a big part of this but not everyone has to balance their budget to the same degree. In fact, some lucky travelers are able to enjoy a level of luxury the rest of us can barely imagine.
If you want an insight into where they might stay, here are three of the world’s most expensive hotels for you to drool over.
The Grand Penthouse at The Mark, New York
Covering two whole floors of this exclusive hotel, The Mark’s Grand Penthouse was designed by Jacques Grange, and affords its guests the most fantastic views across the Upper East Side. Sleek and modern, the sprawling suite gives you 12,000 square feet of decadent living to enjoy, but it doesn’t come cheap. Priced at a whopping $100,000 per night, it might take a lottery win to get you there, so perhaps you ought to play Powerball online before you organize your itinerary, as that extra £373 million would undoubtedly come in handy. It’s not just space you’re buying. As well as its five bedrooms, six bathrooms, library, ballroom, and rooftop terrace, those who stay the night also have their very own chef to prepare their meals, Frederic Fekkai to tame their tresses, and Bergdorf Goodman to offer on-tap tailoring whenever they need it.
The Royal Penthouse at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Should you have bucket loads of cash and a penchant for European travel, then perhaps the Royal Penthouse at the Hotel President Wilson would be more to your taste. Reported to have played host to everyone from Rihanna to Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Michael Jackson, this suite comes fully outfitted with bullet-proof glass to protect you and panoramic views of Lake Geneva to soothe and succor your soul. Complete with twelve bedrooms, a host of opulent marble bathrooms, a billiard room, gym, Jacuzzi, and more, it takes up the entire eighth floor, and the price reflects this. Should you wish to stay, you’re looking at a bill of around $60,000 per night.
The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York
New York also features a second time on this list, thanks to its Ty Warner Penthouse. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel, this luxurious pad sits 700 feet above the ground, and offers the amazing views you’d expect. Decadently styled and sumptuous, it comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and sprawling glass balconies, so you can make the most of the city’s skyline. Although the suite has just one bedroom, it is most definitely the stuff of dreams, with Japanese silk furnishings, rock crystal sinks, and an interior picked out by IM Pei and Peter Marino. Unfortunately, but nonetheless expectedly, it doesn’t come cheap, with an overnight stay likely to set you back $60,000.
Tell us, if money were no object, which of these suites would you be sleeping in?