01 of 09
You Get What You Pay For
Within the category of luxury hotels are premium accommodations for society’s wealthiest debutants. The attention to detail at these hotels is unsurpassed, with six-star service that includes butlers, private drivers, personal chefs, and fitness trainers. Some properties set exceptionally-high rates across all styles of accommodations, but throw in a menu of amenities fit for a king. Others are more accessible at the entry level but showcase a premium penthouse suite or villa at the top of the line with a jaw-dropping price tag and over-the-top designs to match. Here are eight of the most expensive hotels in the world.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
The Mark, New York City
The 12,000-square-foot, five-bedroom “Penthouse Suite” at The Mark spans two levels on the hotel's top floors, and is the most expensive suite in North America. Designed by Jacques Grange, the living room showcases a 26-foot, vaulted ceiling and can be transformed into its own ballroom, while the 2,600-square-foot rooftop terrace overlooks Central Park.
Designed to feel like a home, the suite has six bathrooms, a library lounge, conservatory, full kitchen and dining room (that accommodates up to 24 people) and on-demand services like a personal hair stylist, room service, personal trainer, driver and 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman. If you do have the cash for $75,000-per-night suite, trying to find availability is difficult – it has been temporarily occupied by an undisclosed VIP for quite some time now.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
03 of 09
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
At the Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana, guests will pay an average of $2,300 per night during peak season to stay in a barn—literally. The authentic, 19th-century barn has been remodeled into three rooms that feature rustic yet elegant designs with beautiful chandeliers, leather upholstered furniture and woven textiles. The room rate includes access to unlimited spirits, beer, and wine, three meals daily, and all outdoor activities—including horseback riding on the resort’s 6,000 acres, rifle range and archery, fly fishing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides. The Silver Dollar Saloon also has bowling lanes, a private movie theater, shuffleboard, billiards, and artisan cocktails.
In addition to the barn, the Ranch offers “glamping” cabins ($2,200 to $4,800 in peak season) and luxury two-bedroom homes ($4,800 to $9,600) with heated screened porches, canopy beds, and opulent baths with a rain shower, claw-foot bathtub and an eight-person cedar sauna.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
Occupying the hotel's entire eighth floor, the 12-room (four-bedroom) “Penthouse Suite” at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, clocks in at around $75,000 per night. The suite has a staggering 18,000 square feet of space, regal décor that includes a Steinway grand piano, a Brunswick billiard table, collection of artwork and antique books, and marble baths with Jacuzzi tubs facing oversized (bulletproof) windows. An outdoor terrace overlooks Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc (the highest mountain in the Alps) and has a telescope for night viewing, while the lavish dining room seats 26 with a private chef on hand. The suite also includes a library, and a rare, 103-inch Bang and Olufsen flat-screen television, a private elevator, and butler service.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
At the Amangiri wellness hotel and spa in Canyon Point, Utah, the surrounding desert is star of the show, and the hotel was designed around rock centerpieces and outdoor spaces accordingly. Average prices at Amangiri are among the highest in the world, with peak-season rates for the lowest-category suite (which include a private outdoor lounge and fireplace) hovering around $2,000 per night, while the four-bedroom mesa home with its own private, 50-foot infinity pool sees nightly rates around $10,000. Each stay includes transfers to and from the airport, hotel amenities like the steam room, sauna, fitness center with daily classes, guided hikes, a cold plunge pool, and three meals per day.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece
Situated on a 72-acre private peninsula in the Athenian Rivera, The Grand Resort Lagonissi has a collection of luxury rooms, suites, bungalows, and villas. At the top of the line and with 4,413 square-feet of interior space and nearly 7,000 square feet of outdoor space, the “Royal Villa” even has its own butler’s quarters with a private entrance. The villa has two master bedrooms, a living area with a fireplace and dining room table that spills outside onto the patio, indoor pool and fitness center with creative wall murals and a massage area for in-room treatments. Interior designs have an elegant beach ambiance with modern touches like remote-controlled mattresses and curtains, a Bang and Olufsen music system, and heated floors. Outdoors, there are barbecue facilities, a heated pool, terrace, swinging hammocks and private path to the shoreline of the beach. The “Royal Villa” costs around $35,000 per night.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
07 of 09
The Four Seasons Hotel, New York
Designed by Peter Marino and I.M. Pei, the 4,300-square-foot Ty Warner Penthouse Suite at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel is a work of art. The suite features four cantilevered glass balconies—the highest in the world at 700 feet—and 360-degree views of the City. Even the plaid crystal master bathroom has a view that guests can soak in... while soaking in the suite's infinity tub. Each penthouse guest is privy to a personal butler, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce Phantom, personal trainer, and unlimited massages, caviar and champagne. With a cost of 50 million dollars to build, the attention to detail is unparalleled: from the four-foot chandelier with fiber optic lights, gilded bronze around the library bookshelves, a Bosendorfer piano resting in front of floor-to-ceiling windows and 22-carat gold threads on the bedspread, the suite is unlike any other. If the $45,000 per night price tag is too steep, the hotels offers other room options—starting around $1,300.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
08 of 09
The Setai, Miami
In Miami’s trendy hotel scene, the Setai tops the price list of South Beach hotels with average rates around $1,000 to $1,600 per night. Occupying the hotels' entire 40th floor, the “Penthouse Suite” is a four-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot space with its own rooftop infinity pool. The suite has outstanding views of the city and the ocean from its 3,000 square-foot tropical terrace with chaise patio lounge chairs and an outdoor television. Double living rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and the music foyer features a Steinway piano. There’s also a gourmet kitchen and dining room with beach views (although 24-hour in-suite dining is available), as well as premium amenities such as black granite baths with Jacuzzi tubs and rainfall showers. Average rates for the suite are $32,000 per night.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Westin Excelsior, Rome
Perched on the hotel's fifth and sixth floors with a private elevator and marble staircase connecting the two, “Villa La Cupola” at Rome’s Westin Excelsior is practically a palace. Guests can sip on a glass of wine from their private wine cellar while relaxing on one of seven terraces that overlook Via Veneto, one of Rome’s most famous and fashionable streets. The suite's interior is decked in grandiose Renaissance-style décor with four-post beds, Corinthian columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, a stunning Cathedral-dome ceiling and a 12-seat dining room table with a chandelier of Murano glass. The suite also has its own fitness center, library, Jacuzzi, sauna and kitchen – all for just $23,444 per night.