Where do the world’s UHNWIs stay while travelling for business or leisure? They stay in the world’s most expensive hotel suites and penthouses.
According to insights from the latest Wealth-X World Ultra Wealth Report, there are 295,450 UHNWIs globally, and their wealth is growing, with 69% of these wealthy individuals expecting their wealth to increase this year.
With a median net worth of US$52 million, the world’s most extravagant and luxurious hotel suites are within reach. These ultra-luxurious suites offer a private enclave for the world’s richest individuals, with dedicated service staff and private entrances ensuring discretion and elevated levels of security.
Here are some of the best luxury hotels in the world frequented by UHNWIs.
What are the world’s most expensive hotel suites?
- The Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, US – from $100,000 per night
- Royal Mansion at the Atlantis, Dubai – from $100,000 per night
- Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland – from $80,000 per night
- The Mark Hotel Penthouse, New York, US – from $75,000 per night
- Penthouse Suite, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida, US – from $65,000 per night
- The Harbour House Presidential Suite, Rosewood, Hong Kong – from US$64,000 per night
- The TY Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York, US – from $60,000 per night
- The Sterling Suite at the Langham, London, UK – from $50,000 per night
- The Penthouse Suites at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France – from $50,000 per night
- The Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel De Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco – from $50,000 per night
- The Bulgari Villa at the Bulgari Resort, Dubai – from $50,000 per night
- The Grand Riad, The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco – from $50,000 per night
- Les Grands Apartments at the Hotel de Crillon, Paris, France – from $45,000 per night
- Presidential Suite at Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy, from $45,000 per night
- Royal Suite at The Plaza New York City, US, from $45,000 per night
- Maharaja Pavillion Suite at The Raj Palace Hotel, India, from $45,000 per night
- Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, US – from $42,000 per night
- Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai – from $25,000 per night
- The Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, China – from $25,000 per night
- The Royal Suite at the Lanesborough, London, UK – from $25,000 per night
1 – The Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, US – from US$100,000 per week
The Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort is a one-of-a-kind space designed by the renowned artist Damien Hirst. The Suite spans over 9,000-square-feet and is considered one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world, offering an unparalleled experience in the heart of Sin City.
The eye-catching suite is filled with eclectic artwork by the famed artist, including works from his iconic Pills and Medicine Series and Natural History series. Guests will enjoy two king bedrooms, a private pool and terrace, a 13-seat curved bar, two massage rooms, a state-of-the-art salt sauna, and a 24-hour butler service.
2 – Royal Mansion at the Atlantis Resort, Dubai – from $100,000 per night
The over-the-top, ultra-contemporary Royal Mansion at the iconic Atlantis resort in Dubai, debuted early this year, following an eight-year project and meticulous attention to detail that sealed its position as one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites.
This regal hideaway spans 12,141 square foot, and features four bedrooms, a library, a bar area, an entertainment room, 12-seat ultra-lux dining room, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a temperature-controlled infinity pool, a private deck with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and Dubai skyline, and an incredible double-height white and gold foyer filled with 100-year-old olive trees.
The split-level penthouse is designed to offer limitless possibilities for comfort and entertainment, ensuring UHNWs feel like royalty. Guests will benefit from custom Hermes in-room amenities, a private entrance, a personal butler service, and 24-hour in-room service. And for those that venture beyond the confines of this incredible suite, the amenities of the Atlantis await, including 17 different restaurants, the world’s largest jellyfish aquarium, and a lavish spa.
3 – The Royal Penthouse Suite at President Wilson Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland – from $80,000 per night
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva is considered one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, encompassing the entire eighth floor of the hotel and spanning some 18,000 square feet.
The highlight is the 2,500 square foot living room, which overlooks Lake Geneva and the Alps, complete with a Steinway grand piano, a 1930s Brunswick billiards table, and a 103-inch Bang & Olufsen plasma TV – reportedly one of the largest in the world. Leading off this voluminous space is a private terrace with a telescope for stargazing. Beyond the vast living area are 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi and steam shower, a 26-person dining room, and a 16-seat meeting room.
Every element of the suite has been designed to suit the tastes of UHNWIs, right down to the bulletproof windows to protect high-profile individuals. According to news reports, the suite has hosted multiple heads of state, thanks to its proximity to the European headquarters of the United Nations, including Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and the King of Saudi Arabia.
4 – The Penthouse at the Mark Hotel New York, US, from $75,000 per night
The Mark Hotel’s penthouse is the largest hotel penthouse in the US, spanning an incredible 10,000 square feet, including 2,500 square feet of rooftop terrace overlooking New York’s Central Park, U.S. The penthouse has been designed by legendary French interior designer Jacques Grange, boasting custom furniture and incredible attention to detail. Guests will enjoy access to their own private conservatory, library lounge, stately dining room, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a living room that can be transformed into a full-sized grand ballroom with 26-foot-high ceilings.
The penthouse at The Mark Hotel is a favoured destination with UHNWIs seeking a refined place to stay when in New York and is reportedly where Megan Markle hosted her baby shower. The Mark Hotel is centrally located in Manhattan, putting the best of New York at guests’ fingertips.
5 – Penthouse Suite at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach Resort, Florida, US – from $65,000 per night
Dreamy sea views are on tap at the ultra-luxurious Penthouse Suite, located on the top floor of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Covering an incredible 14,507 square foot, the two-storey suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble-topped dining table, a grand piano, five vast bedrooms and marble-clad bathrooms, and voluminous living spaces that spill onto a huge terrace. The suite’s custom furnishings are by the esteemed furniture maker Frank Pollaro, while the hotel’s interiors were designed by film director Baz Luhrmann and his set designer wife Catherine Martin, and are designed to highlight the vibrant colours of the Atlantic.
6 – The Harbour House Presidential Suite, at the Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong – from $64,000 per night
The Harbour House five-bedroom Presidential Suite spans the entire 57th floor of the Rosewood Hong Kong hotel, offering opulence in abundance and carefully curated amenities.
Inside, guests can enjoy expansive living and dining spaces, a state-of-the-art private gym, wraparound landscaped gardens, two outdoor lap pools, a circular bathtub carved from a single slab of marble, and incomparable views of Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon peninsula.
As one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, The Harbour House Presidential Suite ensures a stylish stay in one of the most exciting city-states.
7 – TY Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York, U.S. – from $60,000 per night
The TY Warner Penthouse is the result of a seven-year collaboration between I.M. Pei, Peter Marino, and the visionary hotel owner Ty Warner. Considered one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, this breath-taking penthouse elevates luxury to new heights with exquisite décor and world-class services.
Amongst the many features of the TW Warner Penthouse are four glass balconies, a zen room, a Bosendorfer baby grand piano, a Chinese onyx-clad chronotherapy infinity soak tub, a private spa with views of the East River, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, and a dedicated guest relations manager.
The stunning décor includes a Deborah Thomas glass chandelier, hand-lacquered walls with mother of pearl inlay by American artist Nancy Lorenz, a custom-designed canopy bed in the master bedroom, made with Thai silk and 22-carat pure-gold threads, and a Hastens mattress fabricated entirely by hand in Sweden from 100 percent natural materials.
8 – The Grand Riad at The Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco – from $50,000 per night
The Grand Riad at The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, is one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites and a world icon in luxury. The grand Moroccan residence spans 19,375 square feet and includes its own private gardens and swimming pool set amidst a pastel-pink private terrace with dedicated areas for dining and relaxation coupled with beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains.
Accommodation and amenities include three bedrooms with adjoining dressing rooms, a library, various reception rooms, a bar and snooker room, a home cinema, a fitness room, and a private hammam. The Grand Riad’s luxurious décor boasts only the finest materials, beautifully curated to offer seamless harmony throughout.
Servicing the Grand Riad is a dedicated butler and a team of staff members, offering an unparalleled interpretation of luxury in one of the best hotels in the world.
9 – The Bulgari Villa at the Bulgari Resort, Dubai – from $50,000 per night
The Italian design house Bulgari has long been synonymous with luxury and sophistication, and the Bulgari Villa certainly lives up to its namesake, offering a slice of Italian sophistication in the heart of the Arabian Gulf.
Offering the ultimate in luxury and privacy, the elegantly appointed Bulgari Villa at the Bulgari Resort in Dubai, spans 5,800 square foot, with a further 5,000 square foot of private outdoor space, including its own private beach and an oval pool overlooking the sea. The villa has three bedrooms, a 14-seat dining table, a live cooking station and bar, a hammam, a private indoor hydromassage, a Jacuzzi, a gym, and a voluminous living area. Complete with butler, the Bulgari Villa ensures elevated levels of luxury and a truly relaxing retreat.
10 – The Sterling Suite at the Langham Hotel, London, UK – from $50,000 per night
With views towards Marylebone and Oxford Street, the Langham is a legendary hotel and a favourite resort with the world’s wealthiest travellers. The Sterling Suite is rumoured to be one of the largest and most expensive resort penthouses in London, spanning 10,225-square-foot.
The Sterling Suite has been purposefully designed to excite the senses with exquisite amenities, including a private media lounge, bespoke furnishings, a private butler, and access to the privileged Langham Club.
Inside, guests will find six bedrooms, a dining room, an expansive drawing room with piano, a private media lounge, a full-size work desk, a Butler’s Pantry with top-of-the-line AEG appliances, and vital private access with enhanced entry controls offering discretion and privacy. Having hosted members of the UK royal family and politicians, the Langham London is viewed as one of the best luxury hotels in the world.
11 – The Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel De Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco – from $50,000 per night
The Principality of Monaco is considered the world’s most exclusive destination, home to the world’s ultra-rich, with more millionaires per capita than any other country. So, it’s no surprise that the city-state is also home to one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, the Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel De Paris Monte-Carlo.
The Hotel de Paris recently underwent a multi-million dollar, four-year transformation, and the opulent two-bedroom Princess Grace suite is its centrepiece. Named after the US movie star and Monaco princess, Grace Kelly, the nearly 10,000 square foot suite offers refined elegance across two spacious floors, including a spectacular terrace with manicured garden, a heated infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Prince’s Palace.
As a nod to the suite’s namesake, inside guests will find Princess Grace’s artwork, family photos, and her favourite books and novels, donated from her private collection by the Grimaldi family. Indeed, it is reported that H.S.H. Prince Albert – Princess Grace’s son – was involved in the design.
As for the price, it’s rumoured to be in the region of US$50,000 per night, but as one of the hotel’s team members confided, “You are buying a dream experience. Dreams have no cost..”
12 – The Penthouse Suites at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France – from $50,000 per night
Located on the seventh floor of the super-luxe Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel, on Cannes’ legendary Croisette, are the Penthouse Suites, considered the last word in luxury. Recently re-decorated to honour the famous French actress Isabelle Huppert and the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, these two luxurious apartments are connected to offer an incredible 13,454 square feet, one of the largest suites in Europe, with panoramic views of the Bay of Cannes.
Both penthouses boast an incredible terrace, two lavish bedrooms with bathrooms, and a dedicated butler, ensuring every need is expertly catered to. The Grand Hyatt Cannes regularly hosts A-list celebrities, VIPs, and royalty, with the Penthouse Suites being amongst the most sought-after suites.
13 – Les Grands Apartments at the Hotel de Crillion, Paris, France – from $45,000 per night
Located on the fourth floor of the Hotel de Crillion – a Parisian icon – the two Grands Apartments are unashamedly chic, attracting A-listers such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly chose the apartments for their Parisian honeymoon. The Grands Apartments can be combined to form a three-bedroom apartment spanning 3,606 square feet.
Highlights include a dedicated butler service, fine French pillows and duvets from Drouault, bespoke toiletries by Buly 1803, a personal bar, unique bathroom décor with a mirror that transforms into a TV, and an ultra-contemporary dressing room.
The hotel is steeped in history. Originally a mansion commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758, the façade is considered a masterpiece of 18th century architecture. The building was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1909 and has been welcoming the world’s most discerning travellers and heads of state ever since. In 2013 the hotel underwent a full makeover, with interior designers including the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, sealing its position as one of the top 10 luxury hotels in the world.
14 – Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy, from $45,000 per night
The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe reaches a whole new level of Italy. Located along Italy’s iconic Riviera, the suite personifies the best of la dolce vita. Spanning over 5,000-square-foot, the presidential suite boasts hand-painted tables and armoires, cleverly arranged local artworks, and colours that reflect the Italian coastline.
Guests can enjoy a lavish layout that encompasses three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, two living rooms, a solarium, and a large terrace with sweeping sea views. The Presidential Suite also features a fitness area and private swimming pool.
15 – Royal Suite at The Plaza New York City Hotel, US, from $45,000 per night
This palatial three-bedroom suite boasts views of famed Fifth Avenue and the Pulitzer Fountain. Elegantly appointed with a neutral colour palette, the suite boasts a wide range of amenities, including a private gym, stately living room with grand piano, a library, an immense master bedroom with en-suite bathroom boasting 24-carat gold-plated fixtures, a chef’s kitchen with restaurant grade appliances, and a private elevator ensuring discretion and privacy.
Guests will also enjoy a white-glove butler service and bespoke experiences tailored to the needs of each guest. Ensuring the most extraordinary experience in the heart of New York, the Royal Suite at the Plaza is the suite of choice with UHWNIs.
16 – Maharaja Pavillion Suite at The Raj Palace Hotel, India, from $45,000 per night
The 16,000-square-foot Maharaja Pavillion Suite at The Raj Palace Hotel is one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world and the most expensive hotel room in India. It is recognised as the world’s best five-star heritage hotel, where history meets luxury.
The palatial four-story suite offers a royal living experience in Jaipur’s oldest palace. Filled with historical artefacts, gold-leaf painted walls, and gold and silver furniture, the suite is designed to transport guests to the world of Rajas and Maharajas.
The suite comprises a private lounge with a bar, a double-height reception room, a library, a lavish dining room, a private roof terrace with panoramic views of the city, a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, a private spa, and a private elevator serving all floor. Guests will benefit from a dedicated staff, ensuring impeccable service, and their own private entrance.
17 – Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York, U.S. – from $42,000 per night
The Mandarin Oriental in New York, U.S. has long been considered one of the world’s most luxurious hotels; however, it’s the hotel’s Suite 5000 that draws the UHNW crowd.
Suite 5000 boasts 3,300 square feet of pure luxury, with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The suite has been designed as an enriching cultural experience, with exclusive artworks and sumptuous décor that offer a retreat amidst vibrant Manhattan. A highlight is the master bathroom, with its large custom soaking tub illuminated by Swarovski crystals, and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
18 – Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai – from $25,000 per night
The Royal Suite in the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab resort, Dubai, is arguably one of the best-known ultra-luxury suites, known as the suite of choice with the ultra-rich.
Situated on its own manmade private island, the resort’s ultra-luxurious amenities and service-levels have led it to being dubbed the world’s first seven-star hotel. And it will come as no surprise that the resort has broken several records, including for creating the largest tin of caviar.
The Royal Suite encapsulates the very essence of the Burj Al Arab. The suite spans two floors covering a total area of 8,396 square-feet, and includes a lavish dining room, a private library, three bathrooms, a cinema, a rotating bed in the master bedroom, and a sweeping gold and marble staircase. Guests enjoy the services of a private butler, a fleet of supercars, a private helipad, and all the amenities of the iconic resort.
19 – Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Hotel, Shanghai, China – from $25,000 per night
Discerning travellers can immerse themselves in luxury at the Presidential Suite, Mandarin Oriental, considered one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites. The Presidential Suite takes up the majority of the hotel’s 25th floor and boasts a large master bedroom, a wine cellar, a kitchen, a wine bar, a meeting room, a dining room, a vast 530-square-foot bathroom, and two private roof gardens that provide outstanding views across the city.
Dubbed one of the most beautiful and expensive hotel suites in Shanghai, the décor is an elegant fusion of traditional Chinese and contemporary design. Adding to its appeal, Presidential Suite guests enjoy Club Lounge access, which opens up a suite of exclusive amenities and experiences.
20 – The Royal Suite at the Lanesborough Hotel, London, UK – from $25,000 per night
The seven-bedroom Royal Suite at the Lanesborough offers grand views of Buckingham Palace Gardens and leafy Hyde Park Corner. Fit for royalty and heads of state, the Royal Suite boasts fine British craftsmanship and exacting attention to detail.
The 4,854-square-feet suite includes two large living rooms and a dining room with space to entertain up to 12 guests. Guests will also enjoy the services of a private butler and a chauffeur-driven fleet of cars. Beyond the suite, the Lanesborough hotel includes the famed Lanesborough Grill headed up by Executive Chef Shay Cooper, the Library Bar – considered one of London’s best cigar and Cognac lounges – and the prestigious Lanesborough Club & Spa.
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