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
6. Laucala Island Resort Hilltop Estate, Fiji
Hoping to stay here? Regretfully, Booking.com isn’t going to be able to help you out. You have to receive an invite. But if you look wealthy and snobby enough and receive approval, you’ll get your own personal cook, a chauffeur, access to a private airstrip, and even a nanny for those spoiled little brats of yours. I’m jealous, okay?
How much does the top suite set you back? $44,000 before taxes. So a whole lot more when all is said and done.
5. Four Seasons Hotel Ty Warner, New York
Looking for a panoramic view of Manhattan? Need a chauffeur to take you where ever you want without limitations? How about your own personal therapist? If you stay in the penthouse, you get the entire 52nd floor to yourself. It has four balconies, a living room and even a library (so you can pretend to be a bookworm!) a Zen room with a continuous waterfall cascading from the ceiling. Oh, it also comes with a piano. So those lessons that your parents made you take as a kid will finally pay off!
How much does the top suite set you back? $45,000
4. Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France
Everybody knows the ridiculously posh French Riviera city of Cannes for its world-famous film festival. So it probably doesn’t come as a shock that it also has one of the most expensive hotels in the world. It offers incredible views of the sea and the city’s only 2-Michelin star restaurant. The penthouse has four rooms and its own garden. But make sure to win the lottery first.
How much does the top suite set you back? $46,000
3. Grand Resort Lagonissi Royal Villa in Athens, Greece
If you’re super rich, the Royal Villa is probably the perfect place for you. The luxury room features two master bedrooms just in case you’re not happy with one (because you deserve two of them!). You get your own private swimming pool, an outdoor BBQ facilities to grill up some hot dogs (the fancy kind!) and access to a butler, probably named Jeeves or Smithers whatever.
How much does the top suite set you back? $50,000 (Now we’re reaching lux territory, guys)
2. Hotel President Wilson Royal Penthouse Suite, Geneva, Switzerland
If your goal is to stay at the largest hotel room in Europe, here you go. Named after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, who helped create the League of Nations, you get the entire 8th floor to yourself in addition to a “rain forest” shower. You get a breath-taking view of the Alps as well. Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev have stayed here before. So if it’s good for them, it’s probably good for you, right?
How much does the top suite set you back? $80,000. Or two very good BMWs.
1. Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine, St. Lucia
Want a good night’s sleep in a luxury submarine hotel? Rob a bank and give Lover’s Deep in St. Lucia a try. Reaching underwater depths of 650 feet, you can look at the fish through the window and indulge in some of the best food in the world.
How much does the top suite set you back? Around $280,000 a night. But good news: the flight is included, which makes it totally worth it.
Those are our sweet-spot hotels for 2018. Great rooms, matchless ambiance, Uber class. We’ll keep the light on for you!