For most travellers, a hotel is an essential part of any getaway; it’s your base while you explore and can offer a few little perks along the way as well.
When only the best will do, make your stay something special and book into the luxury rooms and suites at the top hotels around the world.
From staggering views to opulent furnishings and a dedicated butler, the sky’s the limit and the world’s most expensive hotel rooms are setting the new standard in luxury travel with thoughtful perks and one of a kind experiences.
The most expensive hotels in the world
If you want to spend some time holed up in a hotel room that offers luxury at its best, guides like the Telegraph’s list of most expensive hotel rooms and CNN’s overview of the 15 most expensive hotel rooms on the globe will give you an idea of what money can buy and what you can expect from the world’s most luxurious hotels. A few standout rooms include:
Royal Penthouse Suite, Geneva – Located inside the beautiful Hotel President Wilson in the heart of Geneva, at more than £20,975 a night this is one of the most expensive rooms in the world. This 12-room suite features panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, a private elevator and fitness centre, and bulletproof doors and windows.
The Sydney Suite – Sydney’s Hotel Park Hyatt offers guests a stunning outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the city’s famous Opera House landmark. With a price tag of nearly £10,000 a night this suite comes with perks like a sauna, fireplace, custom-made linens and round-the-clock butler service.
Royal Villa – The Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens costs a staggering £31,725 a night to stay. With it comes its own heated pool, sauna, chef, butler, pianist and private beach area to enjoy.
Find your own luxury hotel room
Today with travellers luxury is more popular than ever; many holidaymakers are choosing to travel for special occasions or saving their holiday time for one larger trip with a few extra indulgences along the way.
If you like the idea of a luxury room at a slightly more modest price tag there are several great websites where you can start your search. Mr and Mrs Smith specialises in boutique and luxury hotels and features a list of hand-picked selections that have been reviewed by their experts – particularly useful if you don’t know an area very well.
Websites like Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Leading Hotels of the World both offer a good overview of some of the options available, and make it easy to search by region, travel date or interest – such as spa holidays or golf holidays. The advantage of using websites like the ones listed above is that they often offer deals during different times of year, so you can get a luxury experience in the world’s most expensive hotels without paying the luxury price.
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