High-Priced Hotel Suites

  • High-Priced Hotel Suites

    While unemployment remains at a historical high and many average earning people struggle to pay their rent or make their mortgage, high rollers, heads of state, and captains of industry spend tens of thousands of dollars per night to shack up in some of the largest, lavish and most expensive hotel rooms in the world.
    Big Money in the Big Apple
  • Big Money in the Big Apple

    New York City is not for the financially feint of heart and with a sky-high rack rate of $35,000 per night, the Ty Warner Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City is one of if not the most expensive hotel room in the world. The shockingly pricey nine-room penthouse accommodation was conceived as a collaboration between hotel owner and suite namesake Ty Warner, interior designer Peter Marino and I.M. Pei, the original architect of the hotel who came out of retirement to work on the penthouse suite. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)
  • Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)

    A private elevator whisks the lucky few who can afford it up to the 4,300-square-foot spread that sprawls across the entire 52nd floor of the five-star hotel in midtown Manhattan. The suite includes a large living and dining area with mother of pearl inlaid walls, a marble fireplace and a custom four-foot cut glass chandelier that hangs above the dining table in the all-glass niche that projects into the skyline and has, well, $35,000-a-night views. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)
  • Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)

    A powder room for guests has walls completely covered with semi-precious tiger’s eye stones and the lavish but cozy library is fitted with a fireplace, book-filled shelves, a chess table, a plasma television that can be tuned into any channel around the globe and a grand piano set into a soaring glass niche with southern views of New York City’s iconic Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)
  • Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)

    The penthouse suite has but one behemoth bedroom where a fabric canopy woven with gold thread arches up over the bed with its Swedish hand-made mattress that took more than 160 hours to make. A pair of identical red lacquer cabinets with cracked eggshell panels flank the all towering walls of another glass niche that juts out over the city, and over-sized dressing room clad entirely in leather. The all onyx bathroom has its own outdoor balcony, infinity-edge bathtub with Chromatherapy, radiant heated floors and double sinks each carved from a solid block of rock crystal. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)
  • Big Money in the Big Apple (cont.)

    The penthouse also has a private spa room, an indoor-outdoor zen garden with Statue of Liberty views, and a 700-square-foot terrace with unparalleled views over Central Park. Additional luxuries available to guests willing to fork over the big bucks for the Ty Warner Suite include unlimited global telephone calling, a private butler, a personal trainer/massage therapist and unlimited use of a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom or Mercedes Maybach. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Liberace Style in Las Vegas
  • Liberace Style in Las Vegas

    When it’s not being loaned out to high rollers, the intensely opulent Verona Suite at the Las Vegas Hilton has a rack rate for regular rich folks of $17,500 per night. With an almost unimaginable 15,400 square feet of Italian marble floors, hand painted ceilings and murals, more gilding than at Versailles and bronze and marble statues galore, the over the top suite is bigger and far glitzier than most mansions. Photo Credit: Las Vegas Hilton
    Liberace Style in Las Vegas (cont.)
  • Liberace Style in Las Vegas (cont.)

    The three-pronged layout offers an entry foyer larger than many hotel lobbies, a leviathan living room, built-in bar, media room, observation deck and a courtyard garden with a koi pond, patios and a private swimming pool. Two of the bedrooms have entry vestibules, fireplaces and dual bath bathrooms while the massive master suite includes a private office, fireplace, two bathrooms, multiple walk-in closets, a wet bar, spa room and a personal care room where luxe guests can get massages and mani-pedis in the privacy of their suite. Photo Credit: Las Vegas Hilton
    A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach
  • A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach

    It’s rumored that Beyonce and Jay-Z partied after the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the $30,000 per night penthouse suite at The Setai in South Beach. In addition to the double-wide living room that stretches across the ocean side of the 6,500-square-foot penthouse, the Asian modern-themed suite also has a music room with a grand piano. Photo Credit: The Setai
    A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)
  • A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)

    There are a total of four bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms including two master suites with king-sized beds, ocean views, wall mounted flat screen TVs, sitting areas and private terraces. Photo Credit: The Setai
    A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)
  • A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)

    Each of the bathrooms is a sybarite’s dream with separate soaking tubs and sand blasted glass enclosed showers. The entire penthouse is wired to the gills with state of the art LCD touch panel screens installed throughout the suite that offer total control over the lighting, curtains and audio-visual systems. Photo Credit: The Setai
    A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)
  • A Sybarite’s Dream Suite in South Beach (cont.)

    The 40th floor penthouse suite at The Setai has 3,000 square feet of wrap-around terraces with both city and ocean views and in addition to sun bathing areas, there is a waterfall, a raised spa surrounded by coral stone and an infinity-edged stainless steel swimming pool. The suite comes with a 24/7 butler whose only duty is to cater to the needs and desires of the penthouse guests. Photo Credit: The Setai
    San Francisco Swank
  • San Francisco Swank

    At $10,000 per night, the 6,000-square-foot penthouse at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is a relative bargain when it comes to highest of the high-priced hotel suites. The lavish suite can accommodate up to 100 guests in its public rooms that include a wood paneled living room with fireplace, several seating areas and arched windows that provide views of the city and the bay. Photo Credit: The Fairmont Hotel
    San Francisco Swank (cont.)
  • San Francisco Swank (cont.)

    Among the penthouse’s many rooms are a billiard room with colorful and elaborately patterned wall coverings, a library/office with a curving wall of built-in book shelves, and a formal dining room with a fireplace, a crystal chandelier and a dining table that easily accommodates 12 or 14 for a dinner prepared by the hotel chefs. Photo Credit: The Fairmont Hotel
    San Francisco Swank (cont.)
  • San Francisco Swank (cont.)

    There are a total of three large bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom plus another full bathroom for guests. Photo Credit: The Fairmont Hotel
    San Francisco Swank (cont.)
  • San Francisco Swank (cont.)

    The hotel’s location high atop Nob Hill gives the spacious furnished terrace dramatic views toward downtown, the Trans America Pyramid building, Alcatraz and across the bay to Treasure Island and Berkeley. Photo Credit: The Fairmont Hotel
    La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style
  • La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style

    Insanely and unimaginably expensive hotel suites are not exclusive to the U.S. and ‘La Dolce Vita’ doesn’t come on the cheap along Italy’s Costa Smeralda where the Presidential Suite at the uber-deluxe Hotel Cala di Volpe costs a heart stopping $21,000 per night and faces the Mediterranean Sea. Photo Credit: Hotel Cala di Volpe
    La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style (cont.)
  • La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style (cont.)

    The multi-level suite has almost 2,700 square feet of living space including three bedrooms with custom-tiled private bathrooms and two living rooms that open out to shaded terraces with teak patio furniture and water views. The casual but luxurious Presidential Suite is decorated with a mix of plush upholstered and hand-crafted furniture pieces made specifically for the suite, tapestries and trompe l’oeil paintings on the walls. Photo Credit: Hotel Cala di Volpe
    La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style (cont.)
  • La Dolce Vita Sardinian Style (cont.)

    As it should for more than twenty grand a night, the Presidential Suite at Hotel Cala di Volpe has a long list of deluxe amenities including a private wine cellar, private video library, private fitness area with steam room, Bang & Olufsen stereo system with CD collection, several flat screen televisions, and a private roof top terrace and swimming pool with unobstructed views of the surrounding hillsides and the Mediterranean Sea. Photo Credit: Hotel Cala di Volpe
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