Hotel President Wilson, Geneva – Costing $83,200 a night, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is the most expensive hotel room in the world. The 12-bedroom suite has hosted a venerable guest list, including Bill Gates and Michael Douglas. Apparently, some famous musicians have found inspiration in the panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
Raj Palace, Jaipur – A night at the Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India costs $60,000. Currently, it is undergoing renovations, though when its finished, it will have a new 24,000-square-foot landscaped terrace garden and a three-sided infinity pool. The suite already boasts its own astrology room, library, bar and private theater.
Grand Hyatt, Cannes – The four-bedroom Presidential Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes ($51,800) comes decorated with original lithographs by Dufy, Picasso, Matisse and Stael. It has two lounge/dining rooms, two studies, two saunas and four bathrooms (each with a hydrotherapy bath and Turkish bath/shower). There are also two rooftop gardens, each with a century-old olive tree and jacuzzi.
Four Seasons, New York – The $45,000, one-bedroom Ty Warner Penthouse Suite in the Four Seasons New York is super sleek. Styled like a luxury apartment, it boasts four glass balconies and floor-to-celing windows offering panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. There's also a zen room, calfskin-lined walls in the wardrobe, an invisible audio system, a spa room, a private entrance, butler service, a personal trainer, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
Palms Casino, Las Vegas – The $40,000, two-story Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is spread out over 9,000 square feet. Perks include a 12-person, glass-enclosed Jacuzzi pool overlooking the Vegas Strip, a private glass elevator, private terraces, a massage room, a fitness room, a dry sauna and 24-hour butler service.
Palms Casino, Las Vegas – Palms Casino, Vegas also has a more modest $25,000 suite, which happens to be he only one in the world equipped with an indoor basketball court. The court includes a locker room and scoreboard. Non-ballers can enjoy the packed bar, dance floor and lounge, pool table and the 24-hour butler service.
St. Regis Saddiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi – The royal suite at the St. Regis Saddiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi costs $35,000 a night, and spans a whopping 22,600 square feet. The duplex suite has four bedrooms, a private movie theater, swimming pool and games room. There's also a dining room that can seat 12, and a living room with a Steinway piano (for the musically inclined).
The St. Regis New York, New York – The Presidential Suite at the iconic St. Regis New York City was redesigned last year by Richard Mishaan. The $35,000 per-night abode offers uninterrupted views of Central Park, and has its own dining room, living room, wood-paneled library and three bedrooms. There's also butler service, and access to the hotel's Bentley Mulsanne.
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris – The Penthouse Suite ($30,700) at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris is decked out like a well-curated apartment. Each of the three bedrooms comes with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and oversized marble bathrooms (complete with a steam room, sauna and bidet).
The St Regis Mauritius Resort, Mauritius – The St. Regis Villa ($30,000) at the newly opened The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is the largest and most exclusive on the island. Created with large parties and families in mind, the four-bedroom residence has four heated pools. In addition to a dining area, a bar, two lounges, an office, and a gym, the villa also offers private access to the beach.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai – Guests at The Royal Bridge Suite at Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai get complimentary spa services, personal training sessions, dolphin encounters, access to the N'Dulge nightclub and unlimited passes to the attached Aquaventure Waterpark. All three bedrooms come with ensuite bathrooms (though the master bedroom has two -- a his and hers). The dining room also has a gold-plated dinner table that seats 16. The pricetag? $35,000 a night.
Le Richemond Hotel, Geneva – The $26,700 Royal Armleder Suite at Geneva's Le Richemond Hotel is not short on perks. Guests can host a cocktail party on the private terrace (overlooking the Alps and the old city), or relax in the hamman (Turkish bath). Each of the suite's three bedrooms comes with an ensuite bathroom and L'Occitane bath products.
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills – The three-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California is the largest suite in Los Angeles. The room clocks in at a princely $25,000 per night, and comes equipped with a wrap-around balcony and a dining room that seats 12 guests.
Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, Tokyo – The Frank Nicholson-designed suite the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo ($20,000) comes with a four-poster king-size bed, Frette linens, a private den and a dining room that seats 16. As the suite resides in Tokyo's tallest tower, the views of Shinjuku's skyline are pretty spectacular.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai – The Burj Al Arab's Royal Suite ($19,000) in Dubai comes with Hermes bath products, a 24-hour private butler, full-size jacuzzis and five-head rain showers in all the bathrooms, a menu featuring 17 types of pillows, a rotating four-poster bed, and free use of a 24-carat gold-plated iPad.
Four Seasons Hotel des Burgues, Geneva – The $13,400, one-bedroom Royal Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva is meant to resemble Versailles; the furniture is French reproduction, the ceilings are soaring, and the windows offer great views of Lake Geneva. The master bathroom is swathed in marble.