We’ve all wanted to live the rockstar life at some point, complete with hurling TVs out of windows… but in these particular suites, the cost of that kind of behaviour could easily eclipse an album deal. Think gilded penthouses, bulletproof glass and more tequila than even the original Don Julio could handle. These then, are the most expensive suites in the world.
And yes. These prices are per night.
1. Hilltop Villa, Laucala Island, Fiji: $45,000
150m above sea level with panoramic views could only be more breath-taking in the middle of an asthma attack, this residence is more mansion than suite. It even comes with its own annex residences, private cook and a nanny. Well, Fiji is one of the most romantic places in the world… it’d be a shame if the kids got in the way; www.laucala.com
2. Penthouse, Faena Hotel, Miami: $50,000
Miami’s where you go to splash some serious dough, but even by those standards the sunning Faena Hotel’s singular penthouse suite is next level. Five bedrooms complete with balconies and a design that makes the most of the light streaming in over Miami Beach, if this doesn’t get you a VIP pass in every club in the city, nothing will; www.faena.com
3. Penthouse Suite, Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez, Cannes: $53,200
150sqm can be as large a room as some of us get; here that’s just the outdoor terrace. It goes without saying that it has the highest standards of luxury possible, rekindling some of the old-school glamour of the French Riviera at its best. Those sea views speak for themselves – and if that’s not enough, you can always point out your personal yacht in the harbour; hotel-martinez.hyatt.com
4. Five Bedroom Terrace Suite, The Mark, New York: $75,000
If you thought an apartment in uptown Manhattan was pricey, it’s got nothing on The Mark’s crowning achievement in extravagance. Every stick of furniture and stitch of upholstery has been commissioned just for the so-called suite, with smart home systems from Crestron throughout. It even has a decent terrace which in the Big Apple is worth it’s weight in gold; www.themarkhotel.com
5. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva: $80,000
And here we have it, the cream of the crop, the top of the top floor suites: the President Wilson’s Royal Penthouse. The largest in Europe at 1,680 sqm, it’s the kind of place to make a head of state feel out of place. It’s won almost as many awards as there have been awards and has a price tag to more than match. Still, looking out at Lake Geneva all around, it’s hard to argue it’s not worth every penny; www.hotelpresidentwilson.com