If you’re planning a luxurious vacation, or even dreaming of planning one, the most important aspect aside from location would of course be your accommodations. With all the discount hotels around these days, finding an exclusive hotel is not as easy as it used to be, with many so-called “suites” offering not much more than a bit more space than a standard hotel room. Below are the names, locations, and pricing, along with a brief description, of some of the world’s most popular luxury hotels.
If you’re into colder vacation destinations, Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton is the ideal place to stay. At a cost of over eleven thousand pounds per night, it won’t be a task remaining inside Russia’s finest hotel, fireside, sipping vodka and gazing out at the Kremlin and Red Square, to name a few of the breathtaking views.
For those who prefer more of the island type of setting with beaches and hot temperatures, the Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island is no doubt your best choice in terms of luxury suites. Having accommodated high profile figures such as David Beckham and Bill Gates, this popular Bahamas suite is far from modest. Located on the twenty third level of the hotel, the Bridge Suite boasts ten rooms decorated with gold fixtures and costs over fifteen thousand pounds nightly.
The Westin Excelsior in Rome, Italy, possesses one of the most visually stunning suites in the world, known as the Villa la Cupola Suite. The domed ceilings are decorated with breathtaking frescoes and the views of the city are even more pleasing to the eye. For even more visual stimulation, the Villa la Cupola Suite also offers a private theater to its guests. This twenty thousand pound suite is not one of those places where you can arrive last minute. The Westin Excelsior is known to require bookings and a generous down payment at least a year in advance.
If the whole point of your vacation is to live like a king, then you’ll have to go where all the top politicians, celebrities, and athletes go – and that is to the Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens, Greece. If a private beach and heated pool are not enough to convince one of wealthy people to spend over thirty thousand per night here, then a private butler, chef, and pianist generally does the trick.