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ROAD & TRAVEL Hotels & Resorts: World's Most Amazing Suites

Living the Suite Life in the World's Most Amazing Hotels

Rates may be stratospheric, but when money is no object these stunning city suites are booked for weeks straight and well in advance. Even well-connected guests maneuver for reservations in these amazing accommodations that come stocked with all the privileges of the “sweet life.”

Below, find a description of each luxe suite, the secret of it's "wow" factor and how much dough you'll have to drop to slip between the sheets...


Royal Suite, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris

Size: 5,382 square feet; two bedrooms
View: Fifth floor balcony overlooks Avenue Montaigne, the haute couture heart of the city, with the Eiffel Tower in full view.
Wow Factor: This is the largest suite in Paris and features high-tech security with electronic thumb print sensor on each door in the Royal Suite, video surveillance, and two private entrances.
Design Details: Furnished with original antiques reminiscent of the most elegant Parisian homes. The two large bathrooms are tiled in Italian marble and mosaics with engraved glass mirrors, and are equipped with remote-controlled showers and bathtubs. One bathroom has a temperature controlled cosmetic mini-bar stocked with La Prairie beauty products for men and women.
Nightly Rate: €11,600 (app. $15,000)

Eiffel Penthouse Suite, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Size: 1,410 square feet; one bedroom
View: Breathtaking views of the Iron Lady from the 300 square-foot panoramic terrace roof. Each room also has views of the Eiffel Tower, including from the bathtub, thanks to the wall of mirrors that become transparent with the press of a button.
Wow Factor: This Suite can be connected to the Presidential Suite for a huge three-bedroom suite.
Design Details: Art Deco furniture prominently featuring rosewood, rare Macassar ebony and mahogany.
Nightly Rate: €6,600 (app. $8,455)

Belle Etoile Suite - Le Meurice, Paris

Belle Etoile Suite, Le Meurice, Paris
Size: 2,960 square feet; four-bedrooms
View: Panoramic 360˚ view of Paris from the seventh floor 3,200 square foot, wraparound terrace. A long bank of reflective windows ensures the suite’s privacy but is transparent from the inside, offering spectacular, sweeping views of the Tuilieries and the rooftops of Paris.
Wow Factor: Guests may request an exercise bike to be placed on the terrace for working out while overlooking the entire Parisian skyline.
Design Details: Crowned by a steel, glass, and zinc roof weathered to green, La Belle Etoile Suite revels in a late 19th century architectural style reminiscent of such grand Parisian landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the Petit Palais. Complementing the architecture, the interior décor is early 19th century Charles X style, which emphasizes wood parquetry in furnishing.
Nightly Rate: €12,000 (app. $15,437)

Presidential Suite, Principe di Savoia, Milan
Size: 5,382 square feet; three bedrooms
View: Rooftops of Milan
Wow Factor: A private, 1076-square foot, Pompeii-style spa with a large swimming pool, frescoed walls, vaulted ceiling, whirlpool, sauna, and Turkish bath. The mosaic pool, marble floor and torchieres in wrought iron and blown glass are inspired by ancient Roman baths.
Design Details: Empire style furniture, authentic 19th century Venetian mirrors, Murano glass lamps and chandeliers, marble and bronze wall lamps, original late 19th century prints and fine objects in marble and granite. The fully-equipped kitchen includes French crystal and Limoges porcelain. The bedrooms feature 100% cashmere sheets by Manrico – a first in the hotel industry.
Nightly Rate: €13,000 (app. $16,723)

Oliver Messel Suite, The Dorchester, London
Size: 893 square feet, two bedrooms
View: Spectacular views across Mayfair from the east-facing private terrace.
Wow Factor: Two additional Oliver Messel suites – the Penthouse and Pavilion – are available for lavish entertaining in settings that mix grandeur, sophistication and fairytale illusion.
Design Details: Decorated by celebrated stage designer and socially-connected bon vivant Oliver Messel in 1953 on an unlimited budget, the rooms range from understated English country elegance to unabashed theatrical rococo with hand-painted silk-lined walls, gilded moldings and a bed festooned with dramatic swags and topped with golden acorn finials.
Nightly Rate: £2,634 (app. $5,005)


Duhau Suite, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Size: 1,722 square feet, one bedroom
View: The Buenos Aires skyline and the hotel’s spectacular gardens from the fabulous 861 square foot wraparound balcony.
Wow Factor: Maximum security provided by bullet proof windows and a private VIP parking area with direct access to the suite.
Design Details: This beautifully decorated suite with contemporary dark wood furniture, colorful silk curtains, crystal chandeliers and antique details is located on the top floor of a restored Palace. It includes a dining area for eight people, private pantry, a gracious living area, impressive master bedroom, and luxurious marble bathrooms with separate baths and walk-in showers and Jacuzzi. There are working fireplaces, spacious walk-in closets and a personal butler.
Nightly Rate: upon request

Presidential Bugalow (#5) The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows

Presidential Bungalow (#5), The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows , CA
Size: 2,500 square feet, with 600 square foot patio, four bedrooms
Wow Factor: A private swimming pool and Jacuzzi (which were put in at the request of business magnate Walter Annenberg in 1990).
Design Details: Furnishings are custom-designed, using the finest soft-goods and hardware. Rich fabrics, diverse textures, hues of green, gold and pink, and distinctive patterns accent the residential feel, giving the Presidential Bungalow the ambience of an exclusive residence. Oversized pink Grecian marble and Italian granite bathrooms have separate His and Her’s showers.
Nightly Rate: $4,950

The Residence, Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
Size: 3,446 square feet, 11 bedrooms
View: A secluded bay and private beach.
Wow Factor: The spectacular compound, owned by Bruce Willis, comprises two three-bedroom villas and a five-bedroom Main House, the second floor of which features a 1,000-square-foot master bedroom, study, master bath with dressing area and walk-in closets, steam room, and telescope area. The Residence also has a private swimming pool and around-the-clock butler service.
Design Details: Elegant, traditional colonial décor, such as four-poster beds, with lavish use of costly white fabrics.
Nightly Rate: $10,000


The Royal Suite, COMO Shambhala at Begawan Giri, Bali
Size: 3,315 square feet, two bedrooms
View: Mount Batu Karu in central Bali
Wow Factor: Built into a jungle clearing and overlooking the Ayung River, the Royal Suite is the Estate’s grandest accommodation, comprising two master suites, a Jacuzzi, private infinity pool, living room, and dining room. Guests can also take over the entire Umabona (House of Earth) Residence that includes two additional suites and a pool, a living room, and dining room with a wood-fired pizza oven ($4,440 per night).
Design Details: The suite’s aesthetic is inspired by the Majapahit palaces and their formal pleasure gardens. Interiors include hand carvings, fine antiques, courtly furniture, gilding, richly painted walls and precious textiles.
Nightly Rate: $2,960

Presidential Suite, Metropolitan Bangkok
Size: 2,583 square feet, two bedrooms
View: Downtown Bangkok
Wow Factor:A custom-designed ceiling light in hand-blown red and orange glass, and enormous windows throughout.
Design Details: Located on the hotel's 11th floor, with a private corridor dressed with antique teakwood carving, Chinese 'horseshoe' chairs and temple bells, the Presidential Suite has an open-plan living space with original Helen Yardley-designed rug, Patricia Urguilo sofa, Artemide Melampo table lamps, and bamboo coffee table from Northern Thailand. There is an extra guest room on a second level with conservatory-style sitting room and expansive bathroom that boast a birds-eye view of Bangkok.
Nightly Rate: 74,740 THB (app. $2,000)

Presidential Suite, Park Hyatt Tokyo
Size: 3,122 square feet, one bedroom
View: Views to the east from the bedroom overlook the city, views to the south overlook Yoyogi Park, and views to the west show Mount Fuji in the distance.
Wow Factor: The Presidential Suite is enormous by Japanese standards and is perched 51 stories above Tokyo.
Design Details: There are topiaries, plants, and artwork throughout the apartment as well as a private library with approximately 500 books from around the world on subjects that include art, architecture, travel, and design . The master bathroom has a bathtub/Jacuzzi fashioned of three types of Italian marble, and a 50” plasma TV on the wall beside the tub. There is a steam, sauna and separate shower room encased in glass with one side overlooking Tokyo. The Presidential Suite can be connected to the adjacent Park Corner room for larger groups.
Nightly Rate: ¥630,000 (app. $5,445)

Presidential Suite, Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Size: 2,799 square feet, two bedrooms
View: The lights and rooftops of Tokyo.
Wow factor: This is the only suite in Tokyo that has its own private outdoor heated swimming pool and a Japanese Zen garden. It also occupies the entire 21 st floor.
Design Details: There are 16 foot ceilings, a custom made dining room table with Italian leather chairs seating eight, indoor Japanese garden, private kitchen, three 43” flat screen TV’s, two Bang and Olufsen stereo systems, and a Jacuzzi bath with neck massager.
Nightly Rate: ¥577, 500 (app. $4,991)


Crystal Penthouse Suite, Crystal Serenity

Crystal Penthouse Suite, Crystal Serenity
Size: 1,345 square feet, with verandah
View: Panoramic views of wherever in the world the floating resort is traveling.
Wow Factor: Penthouse guests enjoy complimentary perks that include Cristal Champagne, wines and choice of liquor, evening hors d’oeuvres served by the butler, and in-room dining from the ship’s specialty restaurants including Nobu’s Silk Road and Valentino at Prego.
Design Details: The Crystal Penthouse feature separate living rooms, dining areas, guest bathrooms, walk-in closets, a Jacuzzi, and sophisticated sound systems. Large verandahs are completely private and are furnished with either Brown Jordan Mission-style or Smith and Hawkens Teak deck furniture.
Nightly Rate: Varies according to itinerary.