Crisis, shmisis. The travel industry may have took a few punches, but it’s definitely far from knocked-out. The ten most expensive hotel rooms and presidential suites in Europe all have a nightly rate that exceeds your and my monthly salary combined and are usually booked nearly every week end. Their top clients? Probably bankers and oil company CEOs.
10. Royal Suite, Four Seasons George V, Parijs (France) – $15,447
The Champs-Elysées is at walking distance from the Four Seasons Hotel, in the heart of the French capital Paris. The Royal Suite measures over 2,600 square feet, and has a stunning view over a private garden with beautiful art deco fountains.
9. Ritz-Carlton Suite, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moscow (Russia) – $16,400
Think Russia is cheap? Think again! Exclusivity and luxury are a commodity in most Moscovian hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The 2,800 Sq Ft suite offers a stunning view over the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
8. Royal Suite, Mardan Palace, Antalya (Turkey) – $18,345
The Mardan Palace opened it’s doors only little over a year ago, but their Royal Suites (the hotel has two of these) are already listed amongst the most expensive European hotel rooms. For little over $18k a night, you get no less than 6,400 square feet of extreme luxury.
7. Presidential Suite, Hotel Martinez, Cannes (France) – $18,812
The French city of Cannes is probably one of the most mundane cities in Europe, which means that you can find several equally mundane hotels in this seaside village as well. The most exquisite suite can be found in Hotel Martinezwhere the Presidential Suite will set you back nearly nineteen thousand dollars for just one night.
6. Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda (Italy) – $22,286
Jet set from all over the world seems to gather at the Costa Smeralda, at the Italian island of Sardinia, every summer. If you’re looking for a cozy budget hotel you’re definitely in the wrong place, as every hotel in this region has a minimum of 14 stars. Hotel Cala di Volpe is the most extreme example of this, at over $22,000 a night during peak season.
5. Suite Cupola, Westin Excelsior, Rome (Italy) – $23,153
The Westin Excelsior Hotel in the Italian capital Rome is praised for its wonderful location, but the exorbitant price tag is definitely something to frown upon. The Suite Cupola features wonderful hand painted ceilings in the bathroom, and includes a dining room for up to 10 people.
4. Sultan Suite, Çirağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul (Turkey) – $27,704
The Sultan Suite of the Çirağan Palace Kempinski measures a whopping 3,000 square feet and has a 180 degree view over the Bosporus. For little over $27,000 a night, you get a 24-hour butler service and a room with four LCD tvs.
3. Royal Armleder Suite, Le Richemond, Geneva (Switzerland) – $28,894
Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. It’s a country of banks and bankers, and these people obviously want a good place to spend their nights. And what’s better than a luxury room with three large bedrooms, a marbel bathroom and bulletproof windows, right?
2. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva (Switzerland) – $34,758
Another expensive hotel in the Swiss city of Geneva is the Royal Penthouse Suite in the President Wilson Hotel. It only measures 2,000 square feet, but the view over the Lake of Geneva and the Nespresso machine on your room make up for some part of this nightly rate.
1. Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens (Greece) – $47,645
A one month vacation in Grand Resort Lagonissi will cost you over $1,4M (excluding drinks and tips), which is about the size of the GDP of a very small country. However, this includes a personal butler, two large indoor pools, barbecue facilities, a private beach and -upon request- a pianist.
If any of the hoteliers of these luxury hotels is reading this post: we’d love to visit your hotel in person to review your Presidential Suite!
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