The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Rooms
Should you use price comparison websites to get a few pounds off the cost of your holiday hotel, you might want to look away now.
As TV presenter Giles Coren shows in the new BBC series of Amazing Hotels, there are some hotel suites clearly aimed at guests for whom money is no object.
Forget free mini toiletries and sewing kits, here perks include haute couture outfits to wear during your stay, bullet-proof windows and heated loo seats.
Tanith Carey takes a tour of the most eye-wateringly luxurious hotel suites on earth.
Dior to die for in heart of Manhattan, New York, £20,000 a night. No need to worry about getting your holiday wardrobe right if you stay at Suite 5000 on the 50th floor of the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan, where celebrity guests have included Dame Helen Mirren.
On arrival, guests are offered a specially tailored wardrobe from Christian Dior’s latest collection. The fashion house’s personal stylists, seamstresses and make-up artists are on hand to perfect the look. As well as the exquisite Italian furniture, there is also an extensive art collection on the walls, curated by Whitewall (a glossy art magazine), and an in-room iPad to find out more about the pieces just in case you want to buy any.
For entertainment, there’s a vintage vinyl record collection and record player as well as a 75in TV in the media centre.
In the marble-lined bathroom, guests can soak themselves in a freestanding Art Deco-style bath, lit by a Swarovski crystal chandelier.
The largest suite in the city of light, Paris, £17,860 a night. When Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw flew to Paris in Sex And The City, the Hotel Plaza Athenee was the obvious choice to film her scenes — thanks to its direct view of the Eiffel Tower and ultra-chic decor.
At 4,843 sq ft, the Royal Suite is the largest hotel suite in Paris. It includes four bathrooms, two lounges, an office and kitchen, and is filled with furniture dating back to the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods.
The bathrooms are stocked with Guerlain toiletries and lined with Italian marble. There’s also a steam room and Jacuzzi.
With security a priority, there’s no plastic key card — only a James Bond-style fingerprint entry system.
So as not to spoil the classic Parisian elegance, the nine flat-screen televisions are concealed inside mirrors.
On arrival, guests get a complimentary bottle of Krug champagne and a ‘pillow menu’, with a choice of de-stressing, ‘beautifying’, horsehair, osteopathic or synthetic pillows.
Bulletproof windows and a walk-in safe, Geneva, £62,000 a night. Perhaps it’s no surprise that one of the world’s most expensive cities is also host to the most expensive hotel suite.
It takes up the entire eighth floor of the President Wilson Hotel, so there’s plenty of space for a Steinway grand piano, billiard table and personal gym.
All the beauty products in the marble-lined bathrooms are by Hermes — and there’s a Jacuzzi overlooking Lake Geneva. The guests, who include Russian oligarchs and politicians such as Mikhail Gorbachev, can also enjoy the views of the Alps knowing that all the windows are bulletproof.
There is also a walk-in safe and steel-reinforced doors, as well as a personal butler on call 24 hours a day.
After a day’s sightseeing, guests can also relax in front of the world’s largest Bang & Olufsen flatscreen TV, measuring more than 100 in across.
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Source: Daily Mail