A Glimpse Into Five of the Most Luxurious Hotel Suites in the World..
It’s more important than ever for hotels to offer a suite that is fit for kings, queens, presidents… and you. In a world where words such as ‘luxury’ and ‘exclusive’ are overused to a point of almost completely losing the impact that these words once possessed, savvy travelers today expect amenities, services and overall grandeur to exceed even their own discerning tastes. Whether the travel is business, pleasure, or perhaps a bit of both, these suites have something special that create a spacious and comfortable “home away from home” in several of the most exciting cities around the world.
GRAND MANOR HOUSE WING (585SQM / 6,295SQFT)
Simply entering Rosewood London has a way of impressing everyone fortunate enough to pass through the towering archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard – this little oasis of tranquility is unique among London luxury hotels and makes a stately first impression. Inside, one of the most dramatic features is the Renaissance-style grand staircase towering seven-stories that splendidly anchors this grand area, complete with the elliptical dome overhead. The hotel is located in one of the capital’s most historic thoroughfares, High Holborn, and provides plenty of culture to compliment the hotel’s gourmet dining and afternoon tea options.
The Rosewood London’s Grand Manor House Wing goes far beyond a suite, as it’s the only suite in the world to possess its very own postcode. With a private entrance and elevator, the residence is situated on the second story and is a single level that includes six spacious bedrooms and extraordinary bathrooms. Though guests hate to leave this prestigious London Address that has more than enough room for a family to vacation in luxury, the complimentary use of the Rosewood London car with driver is available when guests decide to venture out into the city. www.rosewoodhotels.com/london
THE PENINSULA SUITE (339SQM / 3,645SQFT)
Towering above Michigan and Chicago Avenues, The Peninsula Chicago has made a big impact on the hotel scene in the windy city with an unmistakable timeless elegance. Guests have a variety of options at the property, where they can enjoy fine dining, luxurious spa services and exclusive access to the Peninsula Academy. This specialized collection of bespoke programs provides unprecedented access to Chicago’s historical, cultural and local lifestyle experiences that are suitable for adults, children, or the entire family. Nothing is overlooked in this suite fit for royalty. A baby grand piano is majestically placed in the formal living room, and a wrap-around terrace overlooking Lake Michigan is perfect for some fresh air, complete with an outdoor whirlpool tub. The suite can be easily converted from a one to a three-bedroom suite with an entire wing easily being blocked off when extra privacy is desired. For guests looking to entertain, the dining room seats up to 10 people comfortably, and staying in shape is never a problem with the private gym off the master bath. www.peninsula.com
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
THE ROYAL ORIENTAL SUITE (295SQM / 3,157SQFT)
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Mandarin Oriental has been one of the leading Bangkok hotels in terms of luxury accommodations, exclusive amenities and an unmatched level of guest services. Signature spa treatments, afternoon tea, a variety of dining options and activities on the property confirm that guests will never be bored, and the staff here is known to go above-and-beyond to create unforgettable Bangkok experiences.
When only the best will do, the Mandarin Oriental is fortunate to have the Royal Oriental Suite, which has hosted royalty, heads of state and a myriad of international celebrities and personalities over the years. Paying homage to the beautiful surroundings seen from the oversized windows throughout the suite, timber paneling, a world-class art collection and a soothing color palette feel as if you’re a guest in someone’s traditional Bangkok home. Two bedrooms, butler service, oversized bathroom, a work area and two balconies complete this elegant and spacious suite. www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok
Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris
TY WARNER PENTTHE ROYAL SUITE (450SQM / 4,850 SQFT)
Following a very publicized renovation, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée is back, and is better than ever. With a rich history dating back to 1913, and a guest list that has included the who’s-who of the world’s politicians and celebrities, this hotel maintains a level of exceptionality that is rare, even in a city like Paris. Outside, the unmistakable red awnings and picture-perfect courtyard set the scene for a fairytale visit to this Parisian landmark, and inside, the exciting interiors inspired by haute couture provide a cutting-edge feel.
The Royal Suite is simply timeless elegance, while also being the largest four-bedroom suite in the entire city of Paris. The 18th-century paneling provides guests with that quintessential Parisian feel in the room, and is perfectly complimented by the French Regency furniture and other antiques that are accented by the silks, damasks and posh fabrics. The level of personalized services is incomparable; and with the security measures and privacy of the suite, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most sought-after suites when wanting the best Paris has to offer. www.dorchestercollection.com/paris/hotel-plaza-athenee
Four Seasons New York City
TY WARNER PENTHOUSE SUITE (400SQM / 4,300SQFT)
A New York City icon, the Four Seasons Hotel has been home to visiting celebrities, personalities and dignitaries for many years, and the staff here truly understands the definition of luxury. With the shopping of 5th Avenue and accessibility to Central Park just steps from the hotel, the location of the Four Seasons is perfection. With the ability to inquire about the much talked-about Signature Four Seasons Experiences, the hotel and New York City have endless possibilities for couples, families, or solo travelers when seeking the best. Towering 800 feet above the busy streets of New York City, the Ty Peter Marino and IM Pei, with a price of 50 million dollars, the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite features four terraces each built on a diagonal with a total of eight different sweeping views of Manhattan. It is custom-commissioned in every detail, from the fabrics woven with platinum and 22-carat gold to an actual mediation room. This suite is all about the perks, as you would expect from one of the most expensive suites in the world; perks that come with this suite include a chauffeured Phantom Rolls Royce, a personal butler, unlimited caviar and champagne and all the spa appointments you can fit into your stay. www.fourseasons.com/newyork/