Luxury travel: Some of the best opulent hotel suites

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Elite Traveler, the world’s leading luxury travel private jet lifestyle magazine, announces its Top 100 hotel suites.

Catering to ultra-high-net-worth individuals flying on private jets, Elite Traveler’s panel of luxury travel writers hand-picked suites from eight distinct categories (Design, City, Historic, Views, Beaches, Wellness, Outdoors and Family) to provide a discerning, modern traveller with the best the world has to offer.

This definitive list of the most opulent, extravagant and decadent accommodations on the planet takes you on a journey of discovery from the hills of Bali to the shore of Lake Geneva. Exceptional amenities, stunning design and over-the-top attention to detail ensure these suites are a cut above the rest. Here are just a few to what your appetite…

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris – The Penthouse
When you this Art Deco hotel, there’s simply no place you could be other than Paris. With Louis XVI style from acclaimed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, dramatic floral arrangements from Jeff Leatham and as Europe’s only hotel to boast five Michelin stars among its three restaurants, it’s pure perfection. On the eighth floor, The Penthouse’s silk-upholstered walls, glossy marble floors and gilded architectural details continue the classic elegance, which sleekly hides modern technology. The pastel-and-gold colours weave their way through the rooms, ending in the showstopping conservatory. White-floral-fabric walls and scores of white orchids decorate the space, which is flooded with light from the glass walls leading to the private terrace, where views of the famed Golden Triangle’s rooftops and a superlative vista of the Eiffel Tower beg for intimate dinners. From $26,500 per night.
www.fourseasons.com/paris

Ty Warner Mansion, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. One of the most expensive suites in the world, the Ty Warner Mansion certainly warrants the high price tag. Designed by legendary architect Jorge Torres, the 28,000-sq-ft, two-bedroom beachfront mansion has everything you could ever need: theatre room, state-of-the-art gym, personal spa with complimentary treatments, a courtyard with one of the world’s largest 360-degree gardens complete with life-size chess pieces, plus three swimming pools including a glass-bottom pool and beachfront infinity pool, which is the setting for a remote-controlled firework display. Light up the sky over the Sea of Cortez with tequila in hand from the in-suite library that houses rare bottles including Clase Azul Ultra and Don Julio Real. From $35,000 per night.
www.rosewoodhotels.com

 

Royal Penthouse Suite
The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson is just about as grandiose as they come. As one of the most expensive suites in Europe, it spans the entire eighth floor of the hotel and showcases striking views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc through floor-to-ceiling bay windows. As you walk in, you’re greeted by a resplendent living room, grand piano, billiards table and collection of rare books. If the views from your living room aren’t enough, the suite’s terrace allows you to see all of Geneva without having to leave your room. The marble bathroom with Jacuzzi has a gorgeous lake view and Hermès bathroom amenities. For the security conscious, the suite includes a panic button, bullet-proofed windows and cameras. From $80,000 per night.
www.starwoodhotels.com

Amanera, Cabrera, Dominican Republic
Hidden within 2,170 acres of dense Caribbean jungle, the secluded Amanera resort is the epitome of luxury travel – it overlooks Playa Grande, one of the world’s loveliest beaches. The 2,626-sq-ft Two-bedroom Bay View Casa is positioned on top of a 60-ft cliff on the western tip of the beach, and as the name suggests, has unobstructed panoramas thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The rooms are strategically positioned to maximize the dramatic views and interiors are light and airy with lofty ceilings and warm wooden touches — not that you’ll spend much time indoors; the huge terrace complete with 506-sq-ft private pool is designed for days spent lazing in the sun. From $5,500 per night. www.aman.com

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