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By Melia Robinson / Business Insider
Updated: December 1, 2017 6:30 PM ET | Originally published: November 29, 2017
Courtesy of Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris

When you’re on vacation, some hotels will make you feel like royalty — and others will treat you like it.

We scoured the internet to find accommodations around the world that give new meaning to the word “luxury.” These over-the-top hotel suites offer amenities including personal butlers, pillow service, and transportation by helicopter. Most are accompanied by a lofty price tag.

These are the lavish hotel suites to stay in before you die.

Laucala Island Resort in Fiji features an interlocking network of bungalows by the ocean.


Nightly rate: $9,750

Imagine waking up, stepping out onto the yoga deck, and enjoying coffee or tea while looking out over Laucala Island’s coconut plantations. It’s not a bad way to live. The two-bedroom Plateau Villa suite has more than 1,800 square feet of living space, plus an outdoor garden, a bathing area, and dining pavilions that allow guests to live in luxury the entirety of their stay.

Guests can stay in the bridge of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas.

Courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island

Nightly rate: ~$25,000

Suspended between the hotel’s Royal Towers and 16 stories up, the Bridge Suite is the most opulent accommodation at the Bahamas’ premiere luxury resort. Take in the views of Paradise Island from the floor-to-ceiling windows and indulge in the suite’s amenities, like the piano in the living room, twin entertainment centers, and a dedicated waitstaff of seven employees.

Giraffes poke their heads into the suites to say hello at Kenya’s Giraffe Manor.

Courtesy of Giraffe Manor, owned by The Safari Collection

Nightly rate: ~$1,190

Built in 1932 and modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, the Giraffe Manor offers bedrooms with antique furnishings, striking decor, and just-outside-the-door access to a giraffe sanctuary. Other animals wander the 140-acre property, as well. If you’re so inclined, stop by the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and sponsor a baby elephant before returning home.

Guests can unwind with ensuite spa services at the Hotel Principe Di Savoia in Milan, Italy.

Courtesy of Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

Nightly rate: ~ $12,700

The three-bedroom suite has a to-die-for bathroom. The Presidential Suite also boasts a Pompeii-style spa, complete with a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. During your stay, you can entertain guests in the formal dining room, make drinks at the bar, and step onto the balcony to see the Piazza della Repubblica.

The Provocateur Suite at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel is not for the faint of heart.

Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Nightly rate: ~ $3,500

Designed to evoke a lust-inspired environment, the Provocateur Suite sets the stage for guests to play out their most intimate fantasies. Claret red and shiny black decorative accents complement the custom-made furniture and dominatrix accessories throughout the suite — making this Sin City destination a thrill for even the most diehard “50 Shades of Gray” fans.

Guests can see the sights of Rome from a helicopter as a guest at the Westin Excelsior.

Courtesy of the Westin Excelsior Rome

Nightly rate: ~ $30,000

For the cost of one year’s college tuition, guests can stay in the two-bedroom Villa La Cupola Suite that overlooks Rome’s Via Veneto. The domed living room has a fresco inspired by Renaissance art, as well as a wine cellar, a private elevator, and a fitness room. Guests can book a personal chauffeur, private tours of Rome’s historic locations, and transit by helicopter.

The Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles is where celebrities go to relax.

Courtesy of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, owned by Dorchester Collection

Nightly rate: $725 – $1,700

Located just off Sunset Boulevard, the Hotel Bel-Air has a fleet of Mercedes cars that shuttles guests anywhere within a three-mile radius of the hotel. But guests of the stately, one-bedroom Stone Canyon Suite may never want to leave the room, with its spa tub and in-bathroom television, heated limestone floors, private garden patio, and outdoor fireplace and jacuzzi.

Hotel Casa San Agustin resides in a quaint port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Courtesy of Casa San Agustin

Nightly rate: ~ $500

Named one of the hottest new hotels in 2013 by TripAdvisor, the Hotel Casa San Agustin’s Suite del Virrey is evidence that the title is well-deserved. The Suite del Virrey has two rooms, each with its own balcony and high, wooden beam-inlaid ceilings. Don’t forget the private jacuzzi which sits, yes, on the balcony. The concierge gives out loaner iPad devices, as well.

The Deluxesvit suite at Sweden’s Ice Hotel was made for Instagram.

Courtesy of ICEHOTEL

Nightly rate: ~ $1,153

In a small village 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, guests at the famous Ice Hotel sleep comfortably at -5 degree Fahrenheit. Each room is unique, furnished with a large bed and a seating area made of ice and snow. They’re decorated with hand-carved installations by artists selected from around the world. The Deluxesvit suite also boasts an ensuite sauna and toilet.

Guests can channel their inner French aristocrat at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris.

Guillaume de Laubier

Nightly rate: ~ $26,000

The Hôtel Plaza Athénée sits center stage on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. The Royal Suite is one of the largest and most expensive suites in Paris, complete with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, French antique furniture, and a balcony with sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower.

The Jewel Suite at the Lotte New York Palace in Manhattan is the epitome of glamour.

Courtesy of Atlantis, Paradise Island

Nightly rate: ~ $25,000

The Jewel Suite, located in the renovated Towers section of the Palace, is a 5,000-square-foot triplex designed by jeweler Martin Katz. Ultra-glamorous amenities include private Maybach car service, complimentary champagne, and Michel Richard white chocolate diamond truffles.

No need to go souvenir shopping: Guests of the Jewel Suite can set up a consultation with Katz to design a bespoke diamond ring created by the master jeweler.

A night of total relaxation at The Rock Petra in Jordan costs as little as $65 a night.

Tourists take pictures of the Khazneh (Treasury) in Jordan's ancient city of Petra.

Nightly rate: ~ $65

One of the more affordable options on this list, The Rock Petra offers the ultimate glamping experience in the desert. Luxury tents accommodate up to four people with plush, comfortable beds and jeweled Bedouin-style decor. The camp sits in a narrow valley filled with ancient rock formations that date back to 7,000 B.C. Guests can experience the Bedouin way of life with authentic and hearty communal dinners, and music and dancing around the campfire.

The Imperial Suite at the Park Hyatt Vendôme in France is bigger than most city apartments.

Courtesy of Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

Nightly rate: ~ $20,000

The Park Hyatt Vendôme may be the most romantic hotel in the world’s most romantic city. The 2,475-square-foot Imperial Suite features a living room and a dining area, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private spa. It’s also impeccably decorated with contemporary art.

You haven’t lived until you’ve been issued a “pillow menu” at The Burj al-Arab in Dubai.


Nightly rate: ~ $23,000

The largest suite in what is commonly known as the “most luxurious hotel in the world,” the Royal Suite at the Burj al-Arab is over-the-top in every way. It includes two bedrooms, a dining room, a cinema, and a private escalator that whisks guests to the 780-square-meter suite.

A pillow menu — it’s exactly what you think it is — lets guests choose from 14 types.

Guests can dip their toes in the coastal waters of Tanzania at the Manta Resort.

Courtesy of The Manta Resort

Nightly rate: $1,500

One of the world’s few underwater hotel rooms sits 13 feet beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. Designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, the three-tiered suite includes a roof deck, a landing deck at sea level with a lounge and a bathroom, and bedroom windows that offer panoramic views of a coral reef and dozens of species of fish.

At 18,000 square feet, the penthouse of the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva claims to be the largest hotel room in Europe.

Courtesy of Hotel President Wilson

Nightly rate: ~ $69,000

Guests here will find an oasis of serenity and luxury at the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson. The private terrace sits up against bulletproof glass windows, and the bedrooms and living areas boast state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen televisions and sound systems. There are 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

Even the bathrooms have panoramic ocean views at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Courtesy of Marina Bay Sands

Nightly rate: ~ $17,000

The Chairman Suite, which comes in a choice of black-and-granite or gold-and-earth color schemes, offers unobstructed views of the striking Singapore skyline and lush Gardens by the Bay from its three balconies. The massive suite includes a master bedroom with twin closets and bathrooms, an exercise room with a steam and a sauna, and a game room with a pool table.

A dedicated team of butlers and a pillow menu will make you feel right at home.

Guests can live like an NBA player at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

Courtesy of the Palms Casino

Nightly rate: ~ $25,000

The Hardwood Suite, named for its indoor basketball court, covers 10,000 square feet over two floors. It also has a professional locker room and “NBA-sized” beds. The suite sleeps an entire basketball team, but it has capacity for 350 people for post-game after-parties. Guests don’t have to play ball to stay here. Celebrities like Russell Simmons and Paris Hilton have taken full advantage of the lavish bar, dance floor, and lounge, and 24-hour butler service here.

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