Top 12 Most Expensive Hotels In The World: A Night at Ritz or Raj Palace

hotelIf you are a frequent international traveler who wants to get the best accomodation in every major destination you go to and money is not a major concern at all, then this list is for you. We have compiled the most expensive hotels in the world based on the rates per room (no extras, standard fare only).

That means this list is all about hotels and what they offer to the general public. Basically, we are not counting suites with special offers, seasonal premiums, early bookings, etc. While all these hotels are already quite expensive to begin with, this list features the priciest accommodations based on standard prices per night.

Our countdown begins in New York at…

12. New York Palace – $25,000 per night


New York is an expensive city and no doubt many of the most premium hotels and accommodations are located in Big Apple. For those who are looking for luxurious accommodations at steep price of $25,000 a night, New York Palace offers such a suite. The Jewel Suite is designed by renowned jeweler Martin Katz. The room is decked with modern and extravagant furnishings and fixtures; guests are also ushered to a magnificent view of New York. High end services also come with the suite, including a Maybach car service plus a diamond ring designed by Katz himself.

11. Ritz-Carlton – $26,300 per night


Ritz-Carlton Hotels are located in every major capital and city in the world, from the United States to the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Middle East. The most expensive suite they can offer is the 300-square meter bedroom that includes expensive linen sheets, marble floors, luxurious bathrooms, and huge TV sets, all for $26,300 a night. Many Ritz-Carlton hotels are strategically built in locations that allow the guests to enjoy scenic views of the cities where they are staying.

10. Hotel Plaza Athenee – $27,000 per night 


If you find yourself in Paris and you want to rest your weary body in a very expensive kind of way, then you might want to consider Hotel Plaza Athenee. Whether you are traveling solo or in a company of friends and loved ones, you can’t go wrong with the three-bedroom suite the hotel has to offer. For $27,000 a night, you get to sleep, drink, and relax in a very opulent nook that showcases 18th-century panelings and fixtures yet retains that modern vibe with high-tech amenities, including concealed flat screen TVs, and Jacuzzi to name a few.

9. Westin Excelsior – $30,000 per night


One of the grandest cradles of ancient civilizations, Rome provided the world with significant contributions to classical art. And you can get to live a day of the Roman life at the Westin Excelsior’s Villa La Cupola Suite. For $30,000 a night, you get to stay at a very lavish, Roman-themed two-storey suite featuring its own private kitchen, wine cellar, private elevator, and fitness room. A fresco highlights the large domed living room. If you are feeling ritzy and money is abundant, you can order private tours of Rome’s historical locations, and helicopter transfers.

8. Hotel Cala di Volpe – $32,750 per night


The Italian coastline is seductive and alluring and so is the Presidential Suite of Hotel Cala di Volpe. Shell out $32,750 a night for this magnificent room and you’re on your way to have a blast, the classic romantic Sardinian way. The three-bedroom suite boasts beamed ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors on top of solarium, large terrace, a fitness area and a humongous swimming pool.

7. Grand Resort Lagonissi – $35,000 per night


Looking for a fusion of that distinctive Mediterranean vibe and classical Grecian atmosphere? Then you might want to spend a night or two at the Grand Resort Lagonissi. The hotel’s most expensive accommodation is a villa that offers two master bedrooms and an outdoor deck that ushers visitors to scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Each bedroom comes with a fireplace plus a wide marble bathroom. You could also lavish yourself with the hotel’s massage services.

6. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Resort – $35,450 per night


Have you ever wondered how does the Ultimate Playboy, Hugh Hefner, spends his days? Well, for $35,450 a night, you can actually get to experience the life in his villa in Palm Resort. The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa is a two story of 9,000 square foot accommodation that features three bedrooms, mirrored ceilings with a rotating bed underneath, a glass wall jacuzzi, and pop-up plasma TVs to name a few. Guests also get around the clock butler service. Out in the balcony is a swimming pool with a great view of Sin City.

5. Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez – $37,500 per night


If you have money to spend and you’re in Cannes, France, then you’ll certainly have a great time at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez. Feeling luxurious? Then a night or two at the Penthouse Suite at Cannes Hotel Martinez will satiate your taste for regal and ritzy accommodation. The Penthouse comes with a couple of king size bedrooms, huge living room with plush furnishings and fixtures, marble bathrooms, and a 290 square meters terrace.

4. Laucala Island Resort – $40,000 per night


Located in the remote paradise of Fiji in the Pacific, Laucala Island Resort is a perfect destination for those who want to detach themselves from their routines and take a break from it all with the added touch of exclusivity. The resort is composed of 25 villas which guests can rent for $40,000 a night. The management’s quite strict with their process, only renting the villas to guests who satisfy their stringent requirements and thorough background check.

3. Raj Palace Hotel – $43,000 per night


Jaipur, India is the site of one the most expensive hotels in the world. The Raj Palace Hotel has some of the world’s most expensive suites, including a four-floor of 16,000 sq-fts apartment that is decorated with gold leaves, has walls made of mirrors, and furnitures fashioned from gold and silver. Other standard features are a jacuzzi and a swimming pool. For $43,000 a night, you will get to enjoy your stay in Jaipur in the most luxurious of ways.

2. Four Seasons Hotel New York – $45,000 per night


The Big Apple is one of the most expensive cities to live in. Naturally, a number of the world’s premier hotels are located within its limits. One of them is the Four Seasons Hotel, where the Ty Warner Penthouse is located. The Penthouse can be rented out for $45,000 a night and features stylish furnishings and fixtures, expensive art work, modern interior designs, and majestic views of the New York skyline.

1. Hotel President Wilson – $65,000 per night


No other hotel in the world comes close to the lavishness and style offered by Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. For $65,000 a night, one can enjoy the Penthouse Suite. The accommodation features four bedrooms and twelve marble bathrooms within a spacious 19,376-sq ft suite. Top furnishings from leading brands deck the room, along with high quality fixtures and art work. The hotel also treats its guests to beatiful views of Lake Geneva.

Allan Jay

By Allan Jay

Allan Jay is FinancesOnline’s resident B2B expert with over a decade of experience in the SaaS space. He has worked with vendors primarily as a consultant in the UX analysis and design stages, lending to his reviews a strong user-centric angle. A management professional by training, he adds the business perspective to software development. He likes validating a product against workflows and business goals, two metrics, he believes, by which software is ultimately measured.

Amanda says:

25 villas totaling $40,000 per night or just for one villa is $40,000 per night?

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