Both business and travel media take pleasure in quoting the standards that the world's wealthiest hotel suites offer to their lucky visitors. Their description usually includes features like a rooftop hot tub, bullet proof windows, and personal libraries. However, those who have ever experienced the luxury of being accommodated in such a hotel suite will agree that the media's definition barely scratches the surface in expressing the opulence and grandeur that some of the playboy billionaires benefit from on a regular basis.
Some think that such a luxury is reserved to the extremely wealthy. Others stuff their dreams with postcard images, preferring to ignore the exclusive price tags that usually go over 50 000 US dollars per night. And there are also those who save and constantly hunt deals that would help them feel like a multi-millionaire at least for a night in a lifetime.
The Atlantis Royal Towers - Flickr/absoluteczech
Found in the picturesque Bahamas, the Royal Towers' Bridge Suite is said to be an underdog in this category (if such a thing exists) as here you can have your night stay for only $25K. This hotel boasts ten palatial rooms decked out with gold from end to end. The marble in the foyer does nothing except beautifully complimenting the crystal chandeliers hanging overhead.
With Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, New York City's Four Seasons Hotel features one of the most expensive suites in the entire hotel industry. The extras are many and varied but they are all simply to die-for. From marble foyers to exquisite, vintage wines, they have it all: an infinity pool, 360 degree panoramic view of the entire city's landscape, indoor waterfalls, personal buttler services, high-end chauffeur driven vehicles, serene and therapeutic Zen gardens and even sports fabric that is woven with gold and platinum. Some suites go to the extreme of even having their guests enjoy the services of their very own pianists!
A review of the most expensive hotel suites in the world would not be complete without mentioning the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Palms Resort in Las Vegas. Visitors get to behold and be captivated by artwork hand-picked by the Master Playboy himself. The rotating bed has epic proportions. The gorgeous indoor pool is completed by the iconic Bunny Logo and there is also a world-class spa, among the numerous perks only available to those who are comfortable spending a whooping $35,487 for a night stay. Just for your information, this jaw-dropping price does not include breakfast or the bunnies!
As a common feature, most of these suites are bullet proof and come with state of the art safes and locks for the visitors to place their priceless valuables. For an easy getaway they will also be within short distances to a helipad just in case the billionaires get bored and want to escape into yet another fantasy world.
If all this sounds like taken out of a dream, don't worry. There is no doubt that the price tags associated with these suites are way over and above the reach ordinary people; they are the playground of celebs, oil-magnates and other fabulously wealthy people. And surprisingly, even despite the the global economy's current upheavals and turmoils, these hotels still continue to receive flocks of affluent visitors, season in, season out.