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Last Updated: February 22, 2021

Most Expensive Hotels In The World: In The Lap Of Luxury

Curious about the most expensive hotels and hotel rooms in the world? So were we, which is why we wanted to compile a list of the most extravagantly luxurious hotels out there!

Interestingly enough, more than a third of the world’s most expensive hotels are all located on the same island. Can you guess which one?

Whether you’re looking to actually stay in one of these or just want to know what the 1% lives like, you’ll find all the info you need below. Read on to learn what are the most expensive hotels in the world!

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental

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Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental is the most “affordable” hotel suite in this list. Going for a measly $36,000 per night, the lavish hotel room barely even made it to this list. Situated on the 50th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, this hotel suite offers some of the best views of the New York City skyline.

With tree bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, Suite 5000 gives you a residential feel. It is lavishly decorated with luxurious furniture, Swarovski crystals and a rotating exhibit of modern artwork. There’s even a carefully curated collection of vinyl records in the suite, courtesy of the local music shop Academy Records.  

Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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Faena Hotel Miami Beach is in the most exclusive part of Miami, with spectacular views of the beach. The Penthouse at this hotel goes for $39,500 a night, so it definitely deserves a spot on the list. The impressive suite spans across two levels, and it is made for indoor and outdoor living. It has five spacious bedrooms, each of which has a furnished balcony.

The suite is furnished with custom-made furniture designer by Frank Pollaro, and everything about it just screams ‘Miami’. The animal prints, the red leather furniture and the gold accents throughout the entire suite will make it hard to forget you’re in Miami Beach. And if they somehow manage to do just that, there’s always the spectacular view.

Ritz Carlton, New York

Ritz Carlton New York

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Ritz Carlton in New York is another Manhattan hotel on this list. Its Royal Suite goes for $40,000 per night for 203m² of pure luxury. The suite features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a dining room that seats 12 people, two lavish living rooms and an office room. Butler service is available upon request, and you can even turn this into a four-bedroom suite with the Deluxe Room and Avenue View Suite.

Plaza Hotel, New York

Royal Suite Plaza

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New York City’s Plaza Hotel is certainly iconic, and it’s no surprise that it made its way on this list. Featured in practically all movies and TV shows set in New York, the Plaza Hotel is famous well beyond the island of Manhattan.

Its Royal Suite goes for $40,000 per night, which is actually not that bad compared to the rest of the most expensive hotels in the world. The lavish suite features private elevator access, three bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom, as well as a spacious living room with a grand piano. The dining table seats twelve, the master bathroom features 24-carat gold accents and there’s white glove butler service available to everyone who stays at the suite.

Hotel Cala di Volpe, Porto Cervo

Cala di Volpe Hotel

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Hotel Cala di Volpe is located in Sardinia’s Porto Cervo on the eastern coast of the island. The Harrods Suite in this hotel has a rate of $41,177 per night, which easily makes it one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world.

Apart from the spectacular views of Costa Smeralda, the luxurious suite also features three bedrooms, three bathrooms (each with a hot tub), a private rooftop pool, a fitness area, butler service and a wine cellar. The colorful decorations in the suite are an homage to Sardinian tradition of artisan craft and they’re a perfect fit.

The Royal Mansour, Marrakech

The Grand Riad

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The Royal Mansour in Marrakech is more than a five-star hotel. It’s a collection of riads that spans across a 12-acre property, and the Grand Riad is the most lavish of them all with a rate of $43,480 per night. Spread across 1800m² over three floors, the extravagant suite is the definition of luxury.

The suite includes everything from the finest silky fabrics to your own butler. Plus, the Royal Mansour actually has a network of tunnels for stuff, so that they can get around the property without disturbing the guests.

Laucala Island Resort, Fiji

Fiji Hilltop Villa

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The Hilltop Villa in Laucala Island Resort is one of the most expensive hotels in the world with a rate of $45,000 per night. But that money gets you a vast pool, a private cook, chauffeur and a nanny for the duration of your stay, which is pretty awesome. This hotel suite is at the top of Laucala Island hills, far away from the rest of the resort. It offers magnificent views of the island and sea, and it’s perfect for people who value privacy over everything else.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

The Muraka Maldives

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an island paradise with one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world. The Muraka is a water villa in this resort, which goes for a whooping $50,000 a night. The villa spans across two levels and the lower level is fully underwater! Also, The Muraka suite is only available as a five-night vacation package for $200,000, so that might even make it THE most expensive hotel suite in the world.

Hotel Martinez, Cannes

Hotel Martinez

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Hotel Martinez in Cannes is one of the most lavish hotels in Europe, with a Penthouse Suite that goes for $53,000 a night. It’s on the seventh floor of the hotel, and it offers spectacular views of the Boulevard de la Croisette and the Bay of Cannes.

The suite spans over 1,125m², which makes it one of the largest hotel rooms in Europe. The panoramic terrace alone takes up 480m², and it boasts loungers, comfortable chairs, and an outdoor dining area. The Penthouse Suite is actually dedicated to cinema, and it’s divided into two areas – the Actress Suite and the Producer Suite. Together, they boast four bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with the massive terrace and access to your own butler.  

The Four Seasons Hotel, New York

Ty Warner Penthouse

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The Ty Warner Penthouse in the Four Seasons is the epitome of luxury. This is New York’s second most expensive hotel room at $60,000 a night, but it is without a doubt the most expensive one-bedroom hotel suite in the US.

The lavish penthouse is situated on the 52nd floor, and it offers a 360-degree view of the city. All the furniture in the suite is custom and luxurious, from the hand-lacquered walls to the custom-designed canopy bed. This suite also gets you a private chauffeur in a Rolls Royce to drive you around town, and a variety of other, albeit less impressive benefits.

The Mark Hotel, New York

The Mark Hotel Penthouse

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The Mark Hotel in New York is home to the largest hotel suite in the United States – Mark Penthouse Suite. It goes for $75,000 per night for a suite of 929m² with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a lounge and a dining room. The suite has access to a private rooftop terrace, and it offers amazing views of the Central Park and New York City skyline.

All the furniture in New York’s most expensive hotel suite was custom designed by Jacques Grange and every single piece is unique. The penthouse living room has a 26-foot ceiling, and upon request it can be transformed into a full-sized Grand Ballroom.  

President Wilson Hotel, Geneva

President Wilson Hotel Geneva

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At $80,000 per night, the Royal Penthouse Suite in Geneva’s President Wilson Hotel is definitely one of the top three most expensive hotels in the world. The hotel is on the bank of Lake Geneva, and it offers spectacular panoramic views from all rooms that have a view of the lake. But the views from the Royal Penthouse Suite are truly something else.

The lavish suite has private elevator access and spans 1680m². It’s the largest hotel room of its kind in Europe, with 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, two of which include a Jacuzzi and a Hammam. And in case you get bored of the enchanting lake views from the two terraces, you can also stare at the massive 103-inch flat-screen TV.  

Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

The Empathy Suite Vegas

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The Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas is the most expensive traditional hotel room. There’s actually nothing traditional about it, but the only pricier option is an underwater submarine, so you get where I’m coming from. It was designed by the English artist Damien Hirst, and the entire suite feels like one huge art installation.

The spectacular suite features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, sharks preserved in formaldehyde, a bar made from medicinal waste, a game room with a pool table, unique artwork and other room amenities you’re already used to – the usual, really. Oh and there’s also the spectacular pool that overlooks the Las Vegas Boulevard.

Lovers Deep Luxury Submarine, St. Lucia

Lovers Deep Submarine Hotel

Lovers Deep Luxury Submarine is by far the most expensive hotel in the world with rooms that start at $150,000. It’s also the most unique hotel in the world since it’s a submarine. Whereas all the other luxurious suites compete to offer the best panoramic city views, this hotel offers something entirely different – underwater views of the St. Lucia port.

It is phenomenal and certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’re unlikely to forget. And it’s a rare opportunity to join the Mile-Low Club, which is exactly what you think it is.

About the Author Anna Timbrook

Anna is the co-owner of expert world travel and can't wait to share her travel experience with the world. With over 54 countries under her belt she has a lot to write about! Including those insane encounters with black bears in Canada.

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