Let’s make no mistake here – this article does not contain recommendations about fancy places to stay for a weekend getaway. I am not suggesting that you can’t afford these hotels rooms – I am SAYING there is no way you can afford to stay at these places unless you are rich.
We’re not talking doing well with a ‘few investment properties’ sort of rich either, we are talking disgustingly uber-rich. The kind where you wouldn’t think twice about picking up the bill for dinner – for a thousand people.
Some of these hotel rooms are so expensive, it would take the average punter years to save up for just one night. Some of them outstrip what you earn in an entire year. It will make you sick, but that won’t stop you reading on, because let’s face it, we’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to have so much money and stay in these hotels.
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
This is the most expensive hotel room in the world at $83,200 a night. At that price, I think breakfast would be included. This 12-bedroom suite is situated between Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps and offers amazing views.
Word has it that some famous and stupidly wealthy musicians have found inspiration here. You’d want to hope so for that kind of cash. It hosts the most esteemed people in the world. I can understand how that list includes Bill Gates, but Michael Douglas?
Would we say he was venerable?
Because the last thing I saw him in was the Wonderboys in 2000
The ShahiMahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India
At $45,000, this is a bargain compared to the last one. It comes with 6 bedrooms, a library and a whole kitchen staff just for you!
I don’t want to judge anyone here, but it takes a certain type of person who would be willing to spend 45k for a night’s resting a country where there people begging for something to eat not too far away.
The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York
Next time you’re in New York and have $45,000 in spare change, stay in the TY Warner Suite at the Four Seasons. It’s only the highest hotel room in New York. Oh, and did I mention it took 7 years to build and cost 50 million dollars?
Unfortunately, it’s not as spacious as some of the other ones mentioned in the article – it only houses three people, but it more than makes up for it with its huge library, 360 degree view, rare Chinese onyx clad bathroom and walls, ceiling and sink made from semi-precious tiger’s eye stone – you know, if that’s your thing.
The Sky Villa at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas
Vegas. We both know it was going to be on the list. It’s renowned for vice and extravagance and the 40k per night Hugh Hefner Sky Villa is no exception.
This hotel room has its very elevator as well as sauna, spa situated on the balcony and a butler service available every single minute of the day.
Brad Rowe is a Perth based freelance writer for numerous travel publications and hotels in the area. His favourite travel destination remains the beautiful city of Mandurah and its luxurious accommodation on the Australian West Coast.