For most of us, saving 10s of thousands of dollars only to blow it all on a single night in a hotel seems like a bad idea. A deposit on a house or savings towards your children’s education are probably better bets. But for a small minority, the other half, it can pay for a magnificent evening in one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites. To be fair, some of the extras can include private chefs, jets, trainers, elevators, pianists and helipads.
7. Champagne or Jewel Suite, The New York Palace Hotel, New York
From $25,000 a night
The two relatively new 5,000 square feet suites both come with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the City, and a champagne wine cave stocked with Dom Perignon or exquisite glass chandeliers and mosaics. When you’re done marveling at the interiors, you can enjoy some fresh air out on the terrace in your personal elevated stone spa.
6. Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
From $40,000 per weekend
Unless you win big at the tables, the life of a Vegas’ most elite VIP won’t come cheap. The two-story Sky Villa includes a balcony pool, private glass elevator, a massage room, and 24-hour butler service.
5. Hilltop Estate at Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
From $40,000 per night
Red Bull’s billionaire owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, owns Laucala Island off mainland Fiji. The Hilltop Estate suite boasts its own private beach and is available only on application or by personal referral.
4. Shahi Mahal Suite at Raj Palace, Jaipur, India
From $40,000 a night
A former palace, guests can expect some decadence at the Raj. The six-bedroom suite has ivory and gold furniture, its own private theater, a library, and dining room complete with personal waiting and kitchen staff.