Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson. Image: Marriott International via AFP Relaxnews
World’s most expensive hotel suite costs P4 million a night, comes with bulletproof windows
AFP Relaxnews / 11:49 PM July 19, 2018
One night in the world’s most expensive hotel suite will set you back an eye-popping, outrageous, some might say outlandish $80,000 (over P4 million) a night.
In Elite Traveler’s list of Top 100 Suites 2018, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva takes the title of world’s most exorbitantly expensive suite for its Royal Penthouse Suite, a 12-bedroom apartment that takes up the entirety of the hotel’s eighth floor.
At 1,680 square meters (18,083 square feet), it’s also the largest hotel suite in Europe.
Fun fact: guests who shell out $80,000 per night are handing out more money than the median United States household income earned in one year, which in 2016 was about $59,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The suite has hosted everyone from Michael Jackson, Richard Branson, Rihanna, Bill Gates, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas.
So what do you get for $80,000? It’s in the details.
For the VIP guests, including heads of state, the suite has been designed to provide maximum security with bulletproof windows, a panic button, private elevator and reinforced safe.
For musical guests, it comes with a Steinway grand piano, and for bookworms, a collection of antique books.
All 12 bedrooms are also accompanied by their own marble bathrooms, which are kitted out with Hermès amenities.
The suite itself also offers sweeping, panoramic views of its waterfront location, along with Mont-Blanc in the distance.
It goes without saying that at $80,000, the suite also comes with a personal chef, butler and security team.
Meanwhile, the list of the world’s most expensive hotel suites is mostly represented by properties in the U.S. and Europe.
Rounding out the podium is the five-bedroom Terrace Suite in New York’s The Mark hotel at $75,000, and the Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt in Cannes, France, which costs $53,200.
Here are the cities and countries that host some of the most extravagantly priced hotel suites in the world:
1. Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
Royal Penthouse Suite, $80,000
2. The Mark, New York, U.S.
Terrace Suite, $75,000
3. Hotel Martinez by Hyatt, Cannes, France
Penthouse Suite, $53,200
4. Faena Hotel, Miami, U.S.
5. Laucala Island, Fiji
Hilltop villa, $45,000
6. Hotel Mansour, Marrakech
Grand Riad, $43,480
7. Hotel Cala Di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy
Penthouse suite, $41,177
8. The Plaza, New York, U.S.
Royal Suite, $40,000
9. Hotel de Paris, Monaco
Princess Grace Suite, $37,000
10. Mandarin Oriental New York, New York
Suite 5000, $36,000 JB