Logo

15 Most Expensive And Exclusive Hotel Rooms In The World

There’s shoestring travel, then there’s budget travel, then there’s travel, then business travel, and then, way way way up, there is Elite travel. Its the type of travel that really only happens on private jets with well, private chauffeurs. Its the ” I have a pet tiger that really needs a change of environment” type of travel.

Naturally, this level of travel requires a certain type of accommodation. There are no hostels, no shared bathrooms, no trips to the ice machine, you get the point. These are the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the world,  ranging everywhere from London and Paris to Shanghai and Dubai. Here’s what spending more than “your average Joe” looks like.

1. The Apartment at the Hotel Connaught in London
Hotel Connaught matador seo 940x705 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At $23,500 a night, the Apartment offers a private butler and menus designed by Michelin-starred chef Helene Darroze. It has a wrap-around balcony overlooking London’s incredibly posh Mayfair area.

To get a good idea of just how over-the-top British blueblood opulent this place is, check out their interactive site regarding the Apartment — it includes stories of the butler flying to Paris after guests left to return the shoes they’d forgotten, and a guy who wanted to cook his wife a meal, and had a Michelin chef passing him tips behind a secret door. I mean, wow!

Apartment 940x705 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

2. The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo, Italy
Hotel Cala di Volpe matador seo 940x626 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At $26,000 a night, the Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia offers three bedrooms, a solarium, a private pool, and a fitness area. Each of the three bathrooms has a jacuzzi, an “oversized shower,” and “dual vanities of Sardinian marble.”

Hotel Cala di Volpe matador seo 2 940x696 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

3. The Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul
Shangri La 940x705 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At a mere $26,385 a night, the Shangri-La Suite takes up the entire top floor of the Shangri-La hotel, overlooking the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. There’s a TV embedded in that bathroom mirror, by the way. The room has three private terraces that give you views of pretty much the entire Istanbul skyline.

shangri la matador seo 2 940x630 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

4. The Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai
Mandarin Oriental matador seo 940x627 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

Located in spectacular, skyscraper-heavy Pudong, the best suite at the Mandarin Oriental is about $26,450 a night. It’s a two-bedroom apartment with its own wine cellar, and staggering 25th-floor views of the Shanghai skyline. It, of course, has butler service, and they promise flexible check-in and check-out, saying you can enjoy your full 24 hours in the hotel. I should fucking hope so.

mandarin oriental matador seo 2 940x627 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

5. The Royal Suite at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris
Athenee Paris matador seo 940x470 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The Royal Suite is the largest hotel room in Paris, with 450 square meters. It’s also $27,000 a night…$27,000 which totally couldn’t have gone towards paying off my student loans instead. The suite includes televisions concealed behind the mirrors, and “all the embroidery is done with gold thread.” In large part, what you’re paying for in this suite is proximity to gold.

athenee Paris matador seo 2 940x470 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

6. The St. Regis Villa at St. Regis Mauritius
Regis Mauritius matador seo 940x529 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The St. Regis Villa on Mauritius is the largest villa on the island and costs $30,000 a night. It includes a Jacuzzi, a lounge, a bar, and a private chef. The best amenity listed on the site by far, though, is that they specialize in “discreetly addressing guests’ needs.”

regis mauritius matador seo 2 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

7. The Royal Suite at St. Regis Saadiyat Island, in the United Arab Emirates
Regis Saadiyat matador seo 940x528 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At $35,000 a night, the Royal Suite at St. Regis is the largest hotel room in the UAE. It has two floors, butler service, and a private theater. It also has a swimming pool and a games room. The master bedroom takes up pretty much all of the bottom floor and looks out over the ocean.

Regis Saadiyat matador seo 2 940x528 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

8. The Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens
Langonissi 940x293 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The Royal Villa, at $35,000 a night, once played host to Mel Gibson and Leonardo DiCaprio (I assume on separate occasions — you can only produce so much cocaine and booze on short notice). It has two master bedrooms, each with marble bathrooms with their own steam baths, as well as the butler’s quarters. There’s also a private massage area, a heated pool, and a private deck overlooking the beach.

Langonissi matador seo 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

9. The Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
Hyatt Cannes matador seo 940x627 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At a quaint $37,500 a night, the Penthouse Suite at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes offers views of the Bay of Cannes (from a terrace Jacuzzi, of course), and two king-size bedrooms. Strangely, compared to the other suites on this list, the Grand Hyatt’s amenities list, rather than using the words “opulence,” “luxury,” and, “gold-leaf covered heated toilet seat,” lists things like “wireless internet,” “a bathrobe,” and “Windows that open.” Don’t let that understated description fool you, though — according to Billionaire.com it is the fourth most expensive hotel room in the world (though CNN says it’sthird).

Hyatt Cannes matador seo 2 940x627 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

10. The Hilltop Estate Owner’s Accommodation at the Laucala Island Resort in Fiji
Laucala matador seo 1 940x626 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

Not only is this villa $40,000 a night, but you can’t just book the room. You have to apply for the privilege of giving them enough money to pay the equivalent of most four-year in-state college tuitions over the course of a day.

The entire island is owned by Red Bull’s billionaire owner (I know what you’re thinking: Red Bull was a billion dollar idea?), and consists of 25 villas, but thats not even the best part. It has panoramic views of the island, free massages, horse rides on the beach and I imagine it would offer you to ride unicorns.

Laucala matador seo 2 940x626 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

Laucala matador seo 3 940x377 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The webpage — which uses the word “opulent” like it’s a good thing — also says it provides a private cook, a chauffeur, and a private nanny. It will, and I quote, make your “undreamt of pleasures come true.” Which sounds like an underestimation of the weird pleasures people dream about.

11. The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York
ty warner matador seo 940x731 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The Ty Warner Suite at the Four Seasons in New York will set you back a cool $45,000 a night. It’s the highest hotel room in New York, with a 360 view of the city, and it took 7 years and $50 million dollars to build. The room has its own art concierge and also a huge library. It only houses three — with accommodations for a child (and let’s be honest, the only child that will ever stay here is Prince George).

Here’s their website’s pathologically detailed description of the bathroom: “The master bathroom is entirely clad in custom slabs of rare Chinese onyx and includes sinks carved from solid blocks of rock crystal, underlit with LED lighting. Unwind in a chromatherapy infinity soak tub or an oversized Dornbracht steam rain shower with six body jets. Other features include a Toto Neorest toilet with wireless remote, sensors and heated seat, and floors with radiant heat. The walls, ceiling and sink in the jewel-like guest powder room are fashioned from semi-precious tiger’s eye stone.”

Ty Warner 940x705 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

12. The Sky Villa at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas
palms sky matador seo 940x483 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At $40,000 a night, the Sky Villa offers a private glass elevator, a glass spa jutting out over the balcony with views of the strip, a dry sauna, and 24-hour butler service. There are actually a few Sky Villas, but the most luxurious one is called the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa. Because it’s Vegas, so of course.

palms sky matador seo 2 940x626 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

13. The Burj Al Arab in Dubai
jumeirah matador seo 940x417 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

No catalogue of the gaudily expensive would be complete without a mention of Dubai. While many of our other hotels on this list get a spot by merely having an absurdly expensive and luxurious suite, the Burj Al Arab gets on for having nothing but absurdly expensive luxury suites. All of their suites are duplexes, and the cheapest of them is $2,000 a night.  The most expensive is $12,000 (depending on the exchange rate). And to top it all of, its the only seven-star hotel in the world – when did five stars not become enough?

jumeirah matador seo 2 940x417 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

The amenities? You can get around in their Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, and helicopter transfer services. Or take advantage of their personalized butlers. Also, you can go to their four swimming pools and private beach, or get free access to a nearby waterpark. It’s a great place to go to show your complete contempt for the concept of moderation.
jumeirah matador seo 3 940x746 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

14. The Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India
Raj Palace 940x705 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

$45,000 US. For a night. It’s got 6 bedrooms, a private theater, a library, and a private kitchen staff, but again: It’s 45 grand a night. It’s a particularly good fit if you’re a Bond villain, royalty, or need a nice place to get together with some friends for an old-fashioned partition of a third-world country.

15. The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland
Hotel President Wilson matador seo 940x528 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

At 60,000 Swiss Francs a night — or about $68,000 US depending on the exchange rate — this is the most expensive hotel room in the world. The suite has hosted the likes of Bill Gates and Michael Douglas, and includes its own private elevator, gym, and pool table; it has maximum security, a Steinway Grand Piano, and a panoramic view of Lake Geneva.

The good news is that it sleeps up to 6 people (it has 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, but the site says it only sleeps 6). So you can split the price with your other comically rich friends.

Hotel President Wilson matador seo 2 940x528 15 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

 Picture/Content Credit: Matador and Destination Luxury
%d bloggers like this: