The World’s Top Ten Most Expensive Hotel Suites

SLIDESHOW: Treat your loved one to a night at one of the world's most exclusive, lavish hotel suites. Click the slideshow to see what makes them so desirable. (Pictured here: The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.)

Billionaire.com unveils its definitive list of the most exclusive hotel rooms on the planet. They certainly don’t come cheap but the special person in your life is almost guaranteed to offer you undying love for years to come if you book a stay.

This Valentine’s Day, if you’ve got deep pockets and a demanding partner, chances are you’ll be under a degree of pressure. Roses aren’t going to cut it and who really wants chocolates? So, how about a night to really remember.

With the help of travel consultants Kiwi Collection and Elite Travel International, Billionaire.com has compiled the definitive list of the most exclusive hotel rooms on the planet. Naturally, they don’t come cheap but a stay in one of these suites will earn its weight in ‘brownie points’ several times over. Each suite has been judged on the average rack-rate price, size and amenities, as well as points for exclusivity and style.

A disclaimer: at Billionaire.com we consider it our duty to uphold a certain level of taste for our discerning readers. So, in compiling the shortlist we have deliberately omitted any suite offering rotating beds, frescoes of Ancient Rome, mirrors on the ceiling, 24-carat gold iPads or Jacuzzis tiled with the Playboy bunny logo. And yes, they do all exist.

A final word of warning. If you are lucky enough to stay in one of these off-the-wall once-in-a-lifetime über-suites, there is a downside. Your home, on return, may feel rather less impressive than you remembered. Sorry about that.

Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Average price per night: US$67,000
Square metres: 1,800

You’ve got to hand it to the Swiss. When they do luxury, they do it well. We’re talking 12 palatial bedrooms complete with 12 marble bathrooms and a terrace spanning the entire suite with panoramic views over Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. Cavernously huge, the suite is filled with every conceivable — and inconceivable — amenity. There’s the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4 103in plasma TV, the Steinway grand piano and, of course, the handpicked art collection. The Royal Penthouse is a favourite among VIPs and politicians. Famous guests have reportedly included Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Rihanna. And, being Swiss, security is peerless, with bulletproof windows and a private lift.

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Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel
Location: New York City, US
Average price per night: US$45,000
Square metres: 400

Named after the billionaire owner of the Four Seasons Hotels in New York, this suite took seven years and a staggering US$50 million to build. And it shows. Hotel suites simply do not come more stylish than the Ty Warner in the Four Seasons New York. The vision of legendary architects IM Pei and Peter Marino, every inch of this suite is painstakingly considered and beautifully conceived — from the 18th century Japanese silk pillows to the extensive library filled with hundreds of volumes on art and culture. The suite even has its own private art concierge. In a city of skyscrapers this is the highest hotel room in New York with incredible floor-to-ceiling 360-degree views. Billionaire doesn’t pick favourites, but if we did...

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Hilltop Estate Owner’s Accommodation, Laucala Island Resort
Location: Laucala Island, Fiji
Average price per night: US$40,000
Square metres: 1,200

Once the property of media magnate Malcolm Forbes, Laucala Island (pronounced Lauthala, for those in the know) is now owned by Red Bull billionaire Dietrick Mateschitz. The resort comprises 25 ultra-luxurious villas with private-beach access. Guests on the island enjoy everything included, from the gourmet food and Champagne to beach horse riding and a welcome massage in the spa. When Mateschitz visits his Fijian retreat he stays at his private accommodation, the spectacular owner’s hilltop residence: a pagoda crowning the peak of the island with panoramic views. When the villa is vacant it is available for rent, but only upon application. You have to fill out a form and wait for an invitation to stay in this most exclusive of paradise villas.

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Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
Location: Cannes, France
Average price per night: US$37,500
Square metres: 180

This classic Art Deco hotel on the Boulevard de la Croisette was opened in 1929 by Emmanuel Michele Martinez, son of Baron Giovanni Martinez. It was occupied repeatedly during the Second World War by French, Italian, German and US forces. Last year, it was sold to the Hyatt hotel group. On the seventh floor of the Martinez is the fabulous Penthouse Suite, with two king-size bedrooms complete with marble bathrooms, a living room and dining room. A private 290-square-metre terrace with a Jacuzzi offers fabulous views of the Bay of Cannes.

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The Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi
Location: Athens, Greece
Average price per night: US$35,000
Square metres: 410

Join the queue behind Leonardo di Caprio and Mel Gibson to book this suite. A hotly contested holiday spot among the international glitterati, The Royal Villa of The Grand Resort Lagonissi combines Mediterranean glamour and classic Grecian decor. The villa has two master bedrooms, each with a fireplace and an oversized marble bathroom, and an additional guest bathroom. There is a private butler, who stays in onsite staff quarters with a separate entrance. For sun worshippers there is a private sunbathing deck at sea level, a fully equipped gym and a massage table.

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Royal Suite, Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Location: Paris, France
Average price per night: US$27,000
Square metres: 450

Two years ago, The Royal Suite at the Dorchester Collection’s Plaza Athénée, the largest hotel room in Paris, got a complete makeover. The interiors were remodelled by Marie-José Pommereau, co-founder of the French version of Architectural Digest and known for her work decorating some of France’s finest homes. The result: a classic decor tilted towards the 18th century Régence period, with high-tech amenities, including concealed televisions behind mirrors, a Jacuzzi and a steam room. The suite has four en suite bedrooms, three living rooms and a separate kitchen.

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Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental
Location: Pudong, Shanghai, China
Average price per night: US$26,450
Square metres: 788

The Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong takes up most of the hotel’s 25th floor and with 4.8m ceilings, this two-bedroom apartment has its own private wine cellar, a fully equipped kitchen, a 3m wine bar, a private meeting room and a dining room. The bathroom alone is larger than most Hong Kong apartments at 50 square metres and is stocked with luxury bathroom amenities by Ormonde Jayne. Plush terry bathrobes by Frette or silk kimonos are on offer to guests. There are even two private roof gardens with incredible views across the city, if the pollution isn’t too heavy.

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Shangri-La Suite, Shangri-La Bosphorus
Location: Istanbul, Turkey,
Average price per night: US$26,385
Square metres: 366

The two-bedroom Shangri-La Suite is the only room on the sixth penthouse floor of Istanbul’s Shangri-La hotel, overlooking the romantic Bosphorus Strait. The suite has three separate private terraces and all seven of Istanbul’s famous skyline silhouettes are visible. The bed linen has a thread count of 800 while the marble-clad bathroom has a heated floor and a 19-inch TV embedded in the mirror. Toiletries are by Bulgari.

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Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe
Location:
Porto Cervo, Italy
Average price per night: US$26,000
Square metres: 450

Located in the glamorous Porto Cervo, the jetsetters’ playground created in the 1960s by the Aga Khan, Starwood Hotels’ Cala di Volpe is the epitome of laid-back luxury. The hotel’s presidential suite has three bedrooms, a solarium, a fitness area and a huge private swimming pool. The suite is decorated in the classic romantic Sardinian style with beamed ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors. A large terrace provides sweeping views of the sparkling azure coastline.

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The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel
Location: London, UK
Average price per night: US$23,500
Square metres: 285

Arguably the most tasteful of Billionaire.com’s chosen suites, The Connaught Hotel’s recently remodelled two-bedroom penthouse has been designed to feel like the home of an urbane private collector. Designed by the legendary David Collins, who tragically passed away last year shortly after completing the project, The Apartment is an appropriately stunning legacy. The reception room is filled with an array of specially commissioned art and furniture, carefully picked antiques and limited-edition books. The master-bedroom suite has a four-poster bed with delicate silk draping, while cabinetry is upholstered in lilac and navy leather. Two landscaped decked terraces designed by Tom Stuart-Smith overlook the chimneys and rooftops of Mayfair, while a Connaught butler is on hand to arrange a private dinner party with menus designed by Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze. The Connaught will even arrange for Lanvin silk dresses, Balenciaga suede jackets and Christian Louboutin satin heels to be placed in the suite prior to your arrival. Now, that’s what we call service.

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Billionaire.com unveils its definitive list of the most exclusive hotel rooms on the planet. They certainly don’t come cheap but the special person in your life is almost guaranteed to offer you undying love for years to come if you book a stay.

The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.
The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.
The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.
The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.
The Apartment at The Connaught Hotel, London.
Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai.
Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai.
Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai.
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Ty Warner, Four Seasons New York.
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia.
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia.
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia.
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia.
Hilltop Estate Owner's Accomodation, Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island.
Hilltop Estate Owner's Accomodation, Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island.
Hilltop Estate Owner's Accomodation, Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island.
Hilltop Estate Owner's Accomodation, Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island.
Hilltop Estate Owner's Accomodation, Laucala Island Resort, Laucala Island.
Shangri-La Suite, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Shangri-La Suite, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva.
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva.
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva.
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva.