Some people are content with booking a cheap $10 motel room with used crack pipes scattered about under the mattress and random weirdos who keep knocking on the door at 3am. But if you are part of the upper crust of society (and you no doubt are!) nothing less than luxury hotel rooms with diamond-encrusted canopy bed frames, carpets made from the pelts of endangered white Siberian tigers, and life-sized statues of you made out of ice will do. Okay, so none of the following hotels actually offer these features, but once you spend a night there we doubt you’ll mind. Without further ado, here is a look at the 10 most expensive hotels in the world.
10. Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE
Dubai is a playground for the insanely rich. Imagine Las Vegas without the gambling but with an indoor ski resort and a shopping mall that cost $20 billion to build. If you’re looking for a place to throw some money around for a good night’s sleep, you could do a whole lot worse than Burj Al Arab. Shaped like a boat’s sail, the folks there claim to be the world’s only 7-star hotel. Of course, we know that’s nonsense as 5 stars is the maximum, but the fact that you get your own personal host and have a chance to dine in an underwater restaurant is still pretty impressive.
How much does the top suite set you back? $28,000
9. Hotel Plaza Athenèe, France
Located on the tree-lined fashion district on Montaigne Avenue, the Hotel Plaza provides you with a great view of the Eiffel Tower and is decorated with antiques and fine furniture. Each room offers access to more than 200 movies on demand, but come on guys, you’re in Paris. It’s also the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon provided that you marry one of Bill Gates’ kids.
How much does the top suite set you back? $30,000
8. Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Looking to blow some money? Gamble it all away in Las Vegas. But before you do that, make sure you have some left over so that you can stay at the Palms Casino Resort. The most expensive hotel in Las Vegas features more than 700 rooms and 6 night clubs and lounges. It’s a favorite among celebrities, many of whom check in to the two story Sky Villa on the top floor.
How much does the top suite set you back? $40,000
7. Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
Want to spend the night in a 250 year-old palace that was built for Indian royalty but with all of the modern amenities? Raj is your only real option, but it sure is one hell of a hotel. The whole damn thing is made of gold, pretty much. It’s won numerous awards and has the distinction of being the most expensive in Asia, a continent that certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to fancy hotels.
How much does the top suite set you back? $43,000