Here’s how much it costs to stay in the world’s most expensive hotel rooms
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This past week, Luxury Action, a travel company that specializes in luxury travel in the Nordic and Arctic regions, announced that it would be opening up igloos in the North Pole. The catch? This once-in-a-lifetime experience will set you back $105,000 (~£84,000). Per night. Oh, and did we mention that the hotel will only be open for one month out of the year?
Anyway, it got us thinking: What are the most expensive hotel rooms in the world and what does a high price tag like that get you? We looked into it and found five of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms. Here’s the list:
1. North Pole Igloos — $105,000 (~£84,000)
Located in the North Pole and claiming the title of “northernmost hotel in the world,” these igloos will run you $105,000 (~£84,000). Thankfully that price tag includes more than just a night in a glass dome: you will also be given two nights in Svalbard, Norway, flights between Svalbard and the North Pole, one night in the igloo itself, chef-prepared meals, security and an arctic wilderness guide. However, you’ll still have to coordinate your flight to the isolated island of Svalbard in Norway.
The North Pole has never been an easy or affordable destination to get to — cruises to the region start at $31,000 (~£25,000) — so we’re not completely shocked, but wow … $105,000 (~£84,000) for one night actually in the North Pole.
2. The Palms Empathy Suite in Las Vegas — $100,000 (~£80,000)
This suite is the masterpiece of British artist Damien Hirst, whose work is featured throughout the suite. This 9,000-square-foot suite sleeps four, is spread between two stories and overlooks the Vegas Strip. For $100,000 (~£80,000) a night you can expect 24-hour butler service, a private property tour, chaffered car service, A-list access to day and nightclubs and a recording studio, and a $10,000 (~£8,000) credit to spend on site. Note that there’s a two-night minimum stay requirement, so at a minimum you’ll have to pay $200,000 (~£160,000).
3. The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva — $80,000 (~£64,000)
Famous for being the largest suite in Europe at 18,083 square feet and hosting countless celebrities and government officials, this suite will cost you $80,000 (~£64,000) a night. Unlike the top two, this suite sleeps more than four and includes 12 luxury bedrooms. So, if you really wanted to stay here just gather up 24 of your closest friends, split the cost and Venmo request them for $3,333 (~£2,600).
But what will that $80k get you? Besides breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, you will have a 24-hour personal assistant, chef and butler, a private en-suite gym, and a private elevator.
4. Mark Penthouse Suite at The Mark Hotel in New York City — $75,000 (~£60,000)
The Mark Penthouse holds the title of North America’s largest hotel suite at over 10,000 square feet. The fact that it’s also in New York City — a place notorious for shoe box sized apartments — makes it even more grand. It also comes as no surprise that the suite has hosted royals such as Meghan Markle for her baby shower.
What can you expect for $75k? First of all, the suite overlooks Central Park, you’ll enjoy 24/7 in-suite dining by Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and 24/7 access to Bergdorf Goodman, which you’ll be transported to privately via The Mark Pedicab.
5. The Muraka at The Conrad Maldives — $50,000 (~£40,000)
The Muraka suite is the world’s first underwater hotel suite — and comes with a pretty price of $50,000 (~£40,000) a night. However, there’s a four-night minimum stay required so you’re looking at $200,000 (~£160,000) to sleep with the fish. This suite is two stories tall, with the underwater portion being 16 feet below the Indian Ocean.
What can you expect for $50k a night? You’ll enjoy a private chef, butler, boat, bar, gym, and infinity pool. In addition to all of that, you’ll automatically be upgraded to Hilton Diamond status.
You won’t be able to book any of these hotels online given their price tag. Instead, you’ll have to call to reserve as this is quite the investment. And points? Nope. We’re sad to report that these exclusive suites are not available for award bookings.
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