If you’ve got a spare US$80,000 (£62,000) burning a hole in your pocket – and who doesn’t – then why not spend a night at the world’s most expensive hotel suite. That’s right, for the same price as a brand new luxury car or roughly 80 round-the-world tickets you too can spend a night at the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland.
For your money, you’ll have the entire top floor of the hotel, with incredible views over Lake Geneva from an outdoor terrace, not to mention your own Steinway grand piano.
The Royal Penthouse Suite lies in Elite Traveler’s 2017 selection of the world’s top 100 suites and topped the 10 most expensive suites list. For its yearly selection, the magazine guides travellers to the most exclusive rooms perfect for beach breaks, city stays or adventure holidays; in the top 100, the US leads the way with 24 suites, followed by 10 in the UK and nine in France.
A British hotel suite included on the full list is The Royal Suite at The Lanesborough, London, which offers guests a chance to travel round the city in the chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom – a car which costs nearly half a million dollars.
Sitting with the Royal Penthouse Suite on the list of the most expensive is the Royal Suite at Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris. Its balcony overlooks the magnificent Eiffel Tower, and guests have use of their own private steam room and jacuzzi. Art lovers might prefer the Penthouse Suite at Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez, in France, where they can admire artworks by the late, great Pablo Picasso without having to leave their chambers.
Check out the list of the most expensive suites below.
Top 10 most expensive suites
Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland – US$80,000 per night
Maharajah’s Pavilion at Raj Palace, Jaipur, India – US$65,000 per night
Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons, New York, USA – US$50,000 per night
Hilltop Villa at LaucaLa Island, Fiji – US$45,000 per night
Five-bedroom Terrace Suite at The Mark, New York, USA – US$45,000 per night
Penthouse Suite at Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel, Martinez, France – US$41,930 per night
Penthouse Suite at Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy – US$41,177 per night
Suite 5000 at Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA – US$36,000 per night
The Two-story Sky Villa at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, USA – US$35,000 per night
The Royal Suite at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France – US$30,745 per night
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.