An old saying goes, “Money cannot buy you happiness.” Well, the truth of this statement is left for you to decide. But one thing I know is that you need money to buy a space in any of these hotels to enjoy any of the facilities offered.
Here are the top 8 most expensive hotels in the world.
1. Lover’s Deep – Luxury Submarine Hotel – $150,000
Yup, you read that right, this hotel is the most expensive in the world. $150,000 per night gets you an exclusive right to spend the night underwater in a submarine (did you think you would be staying on land for this amount?). The hotel/submarine is located in St Lucia and offers its occupants an opportunity to be taken around the Caribbean underwater.
The submarine hosts the captain (you will need one for your cruise), a private butler, and a chef. Many other add-ons (optional, of course) to sweeten the pot, like beach landings and helicopter rides, among others – and you get transferred to and from the hotel/submarine by a speed boat.
Lest I forget, this submarine is a 5-star hotel – therefore, you are definitely in for a treat. p.s When I take my ride in this submarine, I will come back to update this list on my experience.
2. The Palms – Empath Suite – $100,000
The second most expensive hotel in the world came as a result of an extensive redesign of the old sky villa suite by Damian Hirst – a British artist.
The result? Empathy suite with a $100k price tag. The suite has two master bedrooms, massage tables, a cantilevered jacuzzi, a salt relaxation room, and an opportunity to tour the art collections within the hotel.
3. The Royal Penthouse Suite – Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland – $80,000
If you are looking for a spot to spend $80k this weekend or for your vacation in Switzerland, then this hotel named after President Wilson is your spot. Located on the 8th floor of the Royal Penthouse, the suite, which offers a panoramic view of Lake Geneva, has 12 bedrooms, a jacuzzi bath, and 12 bathrooms.
The room is also fitted with a Steinway grand piano, Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 4-103 home cinema system, a telescope, and a wrap-around terrace. You also get a private chef, private butler, and a personal assistant who are readily available 24/7.
4. The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel – $75,000
Located in Manhattan in a landmark building and surrounded by several commercial entities like restaurants, museums, and central park, to name a few, the mark hotel is one of a kind. For $75,000, the Mark penthouse, designed by French interior designer Jacques Grange is in a class of its own.
Not only is it acclaimed as the largest penthouse suite in the United States, but the suite also offers a view over the central park and the metro museum of art. $75k a night will give you five bedrooms, two wet bars, powder rooms, six bathrooms, and a large living room.
5. TY Warner Penthouse – Four Seasons – $60,000
Also located in New York, the Four Seasons penthouse takes fifth place on our list of the most expensive hotels in the world. The Ty Warner suite, which goes for $60k a night, is situated on the 52nd floor of the building and is estimated to have cost over $40 million to be completed.
This one-bedroom suite has among its amenities a spa, a rock crystal master bathroom, a panorama infinity tub, a private elevator, and a dedicated guest relations manager, as well as a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
6. The Penthouse – Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France – $55,000
Home to 409 rooms, a two-star Michelin restaurant, and a spa that offers a variety of signature treatments, this and many more you will get for $55,000. The penthouse provides a private terrace overlooking the sea, a living and dining room, and a magnificent bed.
7. Hilltop Villa – Laucala Island, Fiji – $50,000
Located at the peak of Laucala Island, as the name implies, is this three-bedroom villa owned by Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz. For $50,000, you get access to a private chef, a nanny, a cook, and other activities like; sailing, tennis, yoga, cycling, cultural nights, and scuba diving.
8. Muraka Suite – The Conrad – $50,000
Also known as the world’s first underwater hotel, the Conrad, located in the Maldives, is a two-story building with its bottom 16 feet below the ocean. For $50,000, you get access to its Diamond status, where you get a bar, a butler, and a private chef all to yourself.
However, to spend a night here, you would be required to book a mandatory four-night stay. Therefore, get ready to part with $200,000 to stay at the world’s first underwater hotel when you are in the Maldives.