The usual hotel rooms might have all the basic amenities for a comfy stay, but some go above and beyond to bring a touch of luxury. And as pleasant as it is, luxury comes at a huge price and isn’t cheap, especially when it comes to the most expensive hotel rooms in the world, including suites. From gold embellishments and seafront escapes to posh bathrooms with deep soaking bathtubs and outdoor showers, expensive hotel rooms have different levels of luxury. They say money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy you some of the best and most memorable moments of your life at one of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms. And mind you, when we say expensive, we mean “expensive” expensive. The rooms on this list only start from 40,000 USD per night, going up to as much as 110,000 USD per night!
So, whether you’re a business tycoon, a prince, or just someone with deep pockets, get ready to spend all that moolah at some of the most luxurious hotel rooms on the planet. If money is no object, here are the 11 most expensive hotel rooms and suites in the world.
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- The Muraka, The Conrad Maldives
- The Empathy Suite, The Palms, Las Vegas
- The Royal Penthouse, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
- North Pole Igloos
- Mark Penthouse Suite, The Mark Hotel, New York City
- The Penthouse at Hotel Martinez, Cannes
- Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
- The Penthouse, The Setai, Miami
- Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
- The Hilltop Estate, Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
- Bvlgari Villa, Bvlgari Resort & Residences, Dubai, UAE
The Muraka, The Conrad Maldives
A four-night stay at the minimum and 50,000 USD per night gets you the Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The suite is the world’s first underwater suite in what is one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. So, you’re looking at spending a cool 200,000 USD for sleeping with the fishes – not literally, of course! That makes it the highest-priced hotel stay in the world! The two-story-tall suite’s bedroom lies 16 feet deep in the crystal–clear waters of the Indian Ocean. So, you can watch fish swimming above your head. Plus, it even boasts an overwater living space as well as access to an infinity pool, gym, bar, and a private boat – above the water’s surface. In addition to all of this, you’ll also be automatically upgraded to Hilton Diamond status.
The room is so exclusive that you cannot book it directly, and you’ll have first to contact the property independently. So, even though the Maldives is famed for over-water bungalows and cabins, you can find the real luxury underwater.
The Empathy Suite, The Palms, Las Vegas
How much would you be willing to spend on a super-duper exclusive hotel stay? How about a whopping 100,000 USD? That’s what it’ll cost you to stay at the Empathy Suite at The Palms, Las Vegas! It might arguably be the most expensive hotel suite in the world. The Damien Hirst-designed 8,500 square-foot penthouse boasts six art pieces commissioned exclusively for the suite and a “hanging pool.” Plus, there’s a butler available at your beck and call round the clock. Furthermore, don’t even bother renting a car if you’re staying here, as you’ll be presented with your own chauffeured car available on-demand! This suite is so exclusive that you can’t book it online; you’ll have to call in specially for the booking.
The cherry on top is the 10,000 USD credit that you’ll get to use at the Palms Resort. Finally, the infinity pool with views of the Las Vegas Strip, one of the USA’s top tourist attractions, certainly helps. Las Vegas has always been associated with extravagance, and this might be the pinnacle of it all.
The Royal Penthouse, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
The Royal Penthouse at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the most expensive hotel rooms and suites in the world. The fabulous 18,000-square-feet-huge suite offers breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and takes up the hotel’s entire 8th and top floor. You’ll find no less than 12 luxurious bedrooms, each with its marble bathroom and Hermès bath products. It’s famous for being Europe’s largest hotel suite and even has a Steinway Grand Piano in the sprawling living room. A private elevator takes you to this top-floor penthouse with maximum security and a 24-hour personal butler.
Moreover, a private gym, a telescope for stargazing, and a mind-numbingly beautiful wraparound terrace only elevate the feeling of luxury. Oh, and you can even watch Netflix on the 103-inch TV, the largest TV in the world. And all this will set you back by just 80,000 USD! It’s no wonder that the hotel is one of the world’s most expensive hotels.
North Pole Igloos
There are a bunch of rather offbeat but luxurious digs on this list, and they are the North Pole Igloos. Would you spend 105,000 USD to stay in an igloo at the freezing North Pole? Because that’s how much they cost! This igloo-hotel claims the title of the “northernmost hotel in the world,” and getting to this place adds to its exclusivity. For one, the price includes more than just a night in a glass dome. They also include two nights in Norway and Svalbard and flights between the North Pole and Svalbard. Plus, you’re also treated to chef-prepared meals, have security, and even have an arctic wilderness guide accompanying you. That being said, you’ll still have to pay extra for your flight to the isolated island of Svalbard.
And as it is, the North Pole has never been an affordable or easy destination to get to. Cruises to the region begin at a cool 31,000 USD. Phew! One of the most exciting facts about these heated igloos is that they’re moved to safe places around the Arctic glacier, depending on the weather conditions. And while you’re in Svalbard, how about visiting Longyearbyen, one of the most colorful places on Earth? Or even Pyramiden, one of the most incredible ghost towns worth visiting.
Mark Penthouse Suite, The Mark Hotel, New York City
The Mark Penthouse Suite is the most expensive hotel room in the most expensive city in the world, New York City. The fact that it lies in NYC, a place notorious for shoebox-sized apartments, makes it all the grander. It’s the largest hotel suite in all of North America and measures more than 10,000 square feet! So, it’s no surprise that this place also has hosted royalty such as Meghan Markle and her baby shower. Moreover, the suite offers spectacular views of Central Park and 24/7 access to Bergdorf Goodman.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also enjoy 24/7 in-suite dining by Michelin star chef and even a private Pedicab to ferry you around. Four fireplaces, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two wet bars, and stunning views of NYC justify the price tag of 75,000 USD per night.
The Penthouse at Hotel Martinez, Cannes
Cannes might be famous for its annual star-studded film festival on the French Riviera, but it’s also famous for Hôtel Martinez. It’s home to the Penthouse, the most luxurious room of Cannes’ most luxurious hotel. The 3,000-square-feet-plus huge space will set you back by 60,000 USD per night! But, it offers a superb European experience like no other. For one, its walls feature original paintings by Picasso and Matisse. Secondly, it boasts a 4th-floor 1,600 square-foot-huge private terrace.
What’s more, it also has 24-hour room and butler service on demand. Moreover, it lies on the top floor and has a large private wooden terrace, where picturesque ocean views greet you. Since it’s inspired by the classic 1930s Art-Deco style and the colors of the French Riviera, this is the place to stay overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s also why it’s one of the best hotels in Cannes, France.
Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York Downtown is one of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms and suites. It’s not a surprise since the hotel itself is one of the most expensive hotels in New York City. The 4,300-square-feet-huge penthouse suite, which lies on the 52nd suite, cost a jaw-dropping 50 million USD to build. What’s more, it boasts an original and private art collection, a swish and private spa treatment room, and four cantilevered glass balconies with sweeping views of NYC.
If you’re staying here, then you even get chauffeured Rolls-Royce rides around the streets of NYC. Since it’s decked out in tranquil colors and has private furnished terraces, it makes for one serene sanctuary in “the city that never sleeps.” It’s no wonder that this one costs 50,000 USD a night to stay.
The Penthouse, The Setai, Miami
South Beach is the zenith of coastal decadence, and the Penthouse at The Setai in Miami is the pinnacle of that luxury. The 10,000-square-feet-huge penthouse lies 40 stories above the Floridian beachfront and will cost you a cool 41,000 USD per night. But, it comes with all the bells and whistles that one could ask for. For one, it has a rooftop jacuzzi and a pool, and even a Wolf and Sub Zero-outfitted kitchen. Switch on the Bose Wave system and watch life-like movies on the TV or listen to music in the in-suite music room. Moreover, there’s a 24-hour butler who’s always onsite to ensure that your every whim is taken care of.
Do you want to try and emulate classical pianists? There’s a grand piano that sits in the living room. It’s no wonder that the Setai is considered one of the best luxury hotels in Miami Beach.
Shahi Mahal Suite, Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
The Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India, is one of the most expensive hotel rooms and suites in the world. The 45,000 USD-per-night suite melds 17th-century grand Indian décor with all 21st-century mod-cons. Not only does this heritage hotel suite have six bedrooms, but it also has a library and a private theater to relax in. Huge ceilings adorned with glass chandeliers, gilded furniture, and mirror-filled walls adorn the rest of the suite. What’s more, the 25,000-square-feet-huge suite is spread across 4-5 levels, has multiple bedrooms, and a unique feature – an expansive office and an oversized living room.
The Hilltop Estate, Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
Do you love luxurious island stays? Then head straight to the Hilltop Estate at COMO Laucala Island on Fiji. The luxurious and secluded stay reportedly costs 61,000 USD per night and is the most expensive accommodation of them all. The mini-village of sorts is perched right at the apex of the island and offers breathtaking 360-degree views. Besides that, you’ll also find two bedrooms with respective jacuzzis, a bar, an infinity pool, a thatch-roofed library, and even lush tropical gardens. This so-called “resort-in-the-resort” also has many special services such as a private nanny, a chauffeur, and even a cook. You have a kaleidoscope of activities to try if you do venture out, such as cycling, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and more. Since Fiji is such a day-plus voyage around the world, it’s no wonder they charge such a high price for this exclusive stay.
Bvlgari Villa, Bvlgari Resort & Residences, Dubai, UAE
It’s only right that one of the most expensive hotel rooms and suites in the world lies in the gilded desert oasis that is Dubai. Behold the Bvlgari Villa at Bvlgari Resort & Residences, which is incredibly over-the-top and equally luxurious. The 3,280-square-feet-huge residence has three bedrooms, but it even has private security, a pool, and a private beach! And all this is available for a cool 41,000 USD per night! When you get tired of the outdoors, the indoors have a Turkish bath, home cinema, an indoor hydromassage, and a wooden deck with ocean views. And, of course, there’s a 24-hour butler to cater to your every whim and fancy. You even get access to Bvlgari’s exclusive yacht club and its private marina.
After all, where else in the world would you get to live in this lap of luxury, go on a safari, try 23-carat gold ice cream, and even experience a hot air balloon ride? Nowhere, we say. That’s also probably why it’s one of the most expensive hotels in Dubai.