When the one percent are let loose on the world’s most elegant hotels once again, here’s where they’ll be staying.
Private jet way of life publication Elite Tourist has actually drawn up a list of the 100 best hotel suites in the world for 2021 – and jaw-dropping opulence and show-stopping views are the order of the day.
Suitable for royalty? An upgrade for royalty in a lot of circumstances.
See the $52,000- (₤ 37k) a-night suite in Fiji so huge it’s almost a store hotel in itself, the $50,000- (₤ 35k) a-stay penthouse in Miami Beach with five bedrooms and the $65,000- (₤ 46k) a-night ‘Harbour Home’ in Hong Kong, which features 2 outdoor swimming pool.
Elite Traveler’s dream-suite list likewise consists of the most treasured of gems in Australia (with views of the Coral Sea), London (‘ oozes luxury from every corner’), New York (features a two-storey cascading crystal chandelier), Barcelona (occupies the whole top flooring of the hotel) and Paris (offers scenic views of the city’s towering architectural tasks).
Scroll down to embark on a sightseeing tour of hotels in ludicrous mode.
HILLTOP VACATION HOME, LAUCALA ISLAND, FIJI: ‘As the name suggests,’ says Elite Tourist, ‘this stretching suite sits at one of the island’s highest points and commands views throughout the Fiji island chain. Offering 131,319 sq feet of private space, it is a store hotel in itself. The premises include a master house, 2 guesthouses, a two-tier private swimming pool and an airstrip for discreet arrivals’. Remains start from $52,000 (₤ 37,496).
4 BED ROOM VACATION HOME & BABY-SITTER BEDROOM, VICEROY LOS CABOS, MEXICO: ‘With towering floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist interiors’ this hotel ‘cuts a striking figure along the shores of the Sea of Cortez’, states Elite Traveler. In addition to four bed rooms, it has a kitchen and an entertainment den with a 65-inch TELEVISION. Elite Tourist continues: ‘The villa’s roof homes the pool, solarium and luxurious outdoor lounge, plus a grill and alfresco dining location.’ Stays start from $12,000 (₤ 8,647).
THE ONE ABOVE PENTHOUSE, ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN: ‘The views of Table Mountain are remarkable from practically all over in this penthouse,’ states Elite Tourist. It is the biggest in Cape Town at 13,725 sq ft and is split over 3 levels – with a swimming pool on every one. It also has 4 bed rooms, 6 restrooms, a wraparound balcony and a deck with an outdoor shower. The hotel itself is on Cape Town’s ‘buzzy V&A Waterfront and nestled between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean’. Stays start from $9,500 (₤ 6,844).
THREE-BEDROOM DOUBLE-POOL BEACH HOUSE, ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS: This beach house is ‘surrounded by thick foliage and has a personal course leading directly to the ideal beach, steps away from the teeming-with-marine-life house reef’. Elite Traveler adds: ‘It has three bed rooms (each with en-suite outdoor restrooms), dreamy living room, lounge and dining locations, cooking area with white wine refrigerator, infinity pool and spacious deck, and an in-villa medspa treatment room.’ Stays start from $15,000 (₤ 10,805).
JEWEL SUITE BY MARTIN KATZ, LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE: Developed in collaboration with distinguished jeweller Martin Katz, this 5,000-sq-ft suite, with two bed rooms and 3 restrooms, ‘celebrates the Art Deco era with a two-storey cascading crystal chandelier and drifting display cases showcasing a $1.5 million [₤ 1million] collection of the jeweller’s valued productions’. Its best function? It features a ‘complimentary Martin Katz diamond microband ring and a personal consultation with the man himself must you want to develop a customized piece’, writes Elite Tourist. Stays are $25,000 (₤ 17,977) per night.
HARBOUR HOME, ROSEWOOD HONG KONG: According to Elite Tourist, the ‘beautiful Harbour Home inhabits the 57th floor and has its own private elevator and dedicated foyer’. The 12,000-sq-ft suite has five bedrooms, a bathtub made from a single slab of marble, an ‘in-suite, modern fitness center, 2 outside swimming pool and completely landscaped gardens’. Visitors remaining in the suite likewise get the use of a Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 and a 2018 Jaguar XJ. Remains start from $65,000 (₤ 46,724).
SHANGRI-LA SUITE, SHANGRI LA BOSPHORUS, ISTANBUL: Inhabiting nearly half of the leading floor of the Shangri-La Bosphorus, this ‘dreamlike’ suite ‘has two palatial master bedrooms, each with a private balcony and marble-clad restroom with mirror-embedded tv and heated floorings’, writes Elite Tourist. It adds that the suite’s best function is its ‘3 balconies with views throughout the Bosphorus Strait’. Remains start from $25,000 (₤ 17,971).
MAHARAJAH’S PAVILION, THE RAJ PALACE, JAIPUR, INDIA: Set over 4 floorings and 16,000 sq feet, the Maharajah’s Pavilion is ‘naturally, suitable for a king’, states Elite Tourist. The suite, which has 4 bedrooms, was ‘used as a sleeping chamber for Indian prince Thakur Sahib so the design is suitably royal: gold-leaf painted walls and antique furniture’. It also has an in-suite private museum that houses Thakur Sahib’s old throne and boosts [long thick pillows] Remains start from $18,000 (₤ 12,937).
VILLA ROSE-PIERRE, GRAND-HOTEL DU CAP-FERRAT, FRANCE: This ‘sugar-pink, four-bedroom villa’ is within the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat on the stunning French Riviera, which has welcomed visitors consisting of Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill. Elite Traveler composes: ‘With a private roofing system terrace, swimming pool, tennis and Pétanque courts, a sauna, a health club, and private butler service offered 24/7, it’s easy to see why the dreamy Vacation home Rose-Pierre uses total relaxation.’ Stays start from $8,000 (₤ 5,750).
ROOFTOP PENTHOUSE, GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO, COMO, ITALY: Located on the 110-year-old hotel’s 5th flooring, the Rooftop Penthouse ‘guarantees you truly absorb the spectacular environments with big windows, panoramic living areas and two expansive terraces with views over the lake’, states Elite Tourist. The suite’s best function? Its ‘not one, but two alfresco jacuzzis’. The magazine adds: ‘The hotel itself is Art Nouveau grandeur at its finest and has 3 swimming pools (one on the water) and a private man-made lakeside beach.’ Stays start from $4,100 (₤ 2,947).
THE OCEAN RETREAT, SIX SENSES YAO NOI, THAILAND: This two-level suite ’em phasises the outdoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wide variety of private outside space’ – including a ‘huge garden leading straight to a pristine beach’. Elite Tourist includes: ‘Visitors can delight in the panoramic views in peace from the expansive infinity pool and sundeck.’ To summarize? The hotel uses ‘an essential paradise island escape’. Remains from $2,916 (₤ 2,097) per night.
THE MAHARAJA’S APARTMENT, RAJMAHAL PALACE, JAIPUR, INDIA: This suite is inside Rajmahal Palace, a royal residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur and a 13-room store hotel, which has welcomed guests including the Queen and Prince Philip. Elite Traveler writes: ‘The 2,480-sq-ft suite has a substantial master bedroom, living room with different bar and drawing space, eight-person dining room, private courtyard and private entryway. Original portraits of the Maharaja decorate the walls, and the dynamic decoration is a joyous and diverse contrast of materials and patterns.’ Stays start from $15,100 (₤ 10,865).
BEACH HOUSE, QUALIA, HAMILTON ISLAND, AUSTRALIA: Qualia rests on a ‘personal peninsula at the pointer of Hamilton Island’ and its Beach Home is ‘the resort’s most special residential or commercial property, providing indoor-outdoor living and gorgeous ocean views from the personal sundeck’. Its best feature? The ’40ft infinity swimming pool looking out over the Coral Sea’. Remains start from $1,700 (₤ 1,224).
PENTHOUSE, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA: This property is located in a previous count on Barcelona’s significant Passeig de Gracia and its two-bedroom penthouse occupies the whole top flooring of the hotel. Elite Tourist states that the suite’s views ‘are best taken pleasure in at sundown from one of its two balconies’. It includes: ‘A personal kitchen area and dining-room for eight guests make it the perfect location to captivate your closest friends.’ Stays start from $13,000 (₤ 9,357).
THE MEWS, THE CONNAUGHT, LONDON: According to Elite Tourist, The Connaught ‘exudes high-end from every corner’ and its townhouse-style The Mews ‘provides a sense of privacy in the heart of the city’. It explains: ‘With 2,400 sq ft spread throughout 3 floors, and a welcoming open-plan home and discreet personal entryway, The Mews feels more comparable to a 2nd house than a hotel suite.’ The publication likewise mentions that guests in the suite get special use of couture jewellery pieces such as ‘gold Chanel, pearl-studded Dior and Givenchy crystal necklaces’. Stays start from $14,400 (₤ 10,361).
THE PENTHOUSE, 4 SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V, PARIS: According to Elite Traveler, this penthouse brings a brand-new significance to the word ‘sightseeing’. It explains: ‘The one-bedroom penthouse at the George V offers scenic views of a few of Paris’s many awe-inspiring and towering architectural accomplishments. Marvel at the Eiffel Tower, the American Cathedral and the Sacré-Coeur while drinking a glass of bubbly in the living room, or watch the city lights come to life from the sanctuary of the four-poster daybed on the master bedroom’s terrace.’ Its finest function is its ‘marble restroom with one-ton marble bath tub’. Stays start from $26,000 (₤ 18,690).
FAENA PENTHOUSE 5 BED ROOM SUITE, FAENA HOTEL, MIAMI BEACH: ‘Art and design take centre phase in the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, and the hotel’s penthouse is no exception,’ composes Elite Traveler. ‘Subtlety was not on designer Frank Pollaro’s mind when it pertained to thinking of the five-bedroom Faena Penthouse; instead, the decor is loud, fascinating and undoubtedly flashy.’ It has spacious sleeping quarters, butler service and ‘boundless outside area, with numerous balconies and terraces offering views of the Atlantic Ocean’. Remains from $50,000 (₤ 35,943).
RENTAL PROPERTY ROCKSTAR, EDEN ROCK, ST BARTHS: ‘A 24-carat white-gold-tiled restroom, medical spa cabins and a 65ft personal swimming pool with hot tub and private garden’ are just a few of Rental property Rockstar’s credentials, writes Elite Tourist. It includes: ‘The 16,000-sq-ft mansion has six suites, each named after (you thought it) a rockstar: pick from the upper level’s Mercury, Marley, Lennon or Dylan suites, or the freshly revealed ground flooring Aretha Franklin and Bowie suites.’ Remains start from $26,000 (₤ 18,749) per night and guests have a butler and private chef at their disposal.
THE PENINSULA SUITE, THE PENINSULA, PARIS: Located near the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula Paris ‘showcases the best in French beauty and style, and nowhere is this more prominent than in the Peninsula Suite’. Elite Traveler discusses: ‘Mixing contemporary decoration with trendy duration information, the suite has high ceilings, large double-doored windows, a big fireplace, crown moulding, chandeliers and a grand piano, offering it the attributes of a traditional French residence.’ Remains start from $31,000 (₤ 22,288).
MAESTRO SUITE, THE DOLDER GRAND, ZURICH: This hotel ‘wouldn’t keep an eye out of location in a fairy tale’ and at its acme, ‘you will find the extensive Maestro Suite’, writes Elite Traveler. It explains: ‘Set throughout 2 floorings, the suite has 2 bed rooms, both with en-suite marble restrooms with whirlpool baths, cooking area area, and a dining room and lounge location, along with a personal sauna.’ Its standout function? Its ‘circular lounge area within the suite’s personal tower with breathtaking views over Zurich and the Alps’, the magazine reckons. Remains start from $14,850 (₤ 10,673).
LOBANOV PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, 4 SEASONS LION PALACE, ST PETERSBURG: ‘Bound in the classic St Petersburg colours of pale blue and yellow’, this suite is a ‘palatial pleasure that will immerse you in the dramatic history of the birthplace of the Russian Empire’. Elite Traveler continues: ‘Inside, antique furniture, heavy brocade material and chandeliers abound; outside, the expansive personal balcony overlooks the Aleksandrovskiy Sad park and historical Admiralty buildings.’ Stays from $14,500 (₤ 10,427).
SILVERBACK SUITE: ONE&ONLY GORILLA’S NEST, RWANDA: This hotel is set in the foothills of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National forest – and its Silverback Suite ‘keeps an eye out over a forest canopy of verdant shambas and eucalyptus forest’. Elite Tourist says: ‘You’ll wish to take in the staggering surroundings from the suite’s private swimming pool, lounge and barbecue dining terrace and, come nightfall, collect around the outside firepit. Inside, there’s an excellent master bedroom and a big living and dining room.’ Remains from $12,000 (₤ 8,624)