Costing $83,200 a night, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is the most expensive hotel room in the world. The 12-bedroom suite has hosted a venerable guest list, including Bill Gates and Michael Douglas. Apparently, some famous musicians have found inspiration in the panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
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Raj Palace, Jaipur —
A night at the Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India costs $60,000. Currently, it is undergoing renovations, though when its finished, it will have a new 24,000-square-foot landscaped terrace garden and a three-sided infinity pool. The suite already boasts its own astrology room, library, bar and private theater.
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Grand Hyatt, Cannes —
The four-bedroom Presidential Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes ($51,800) comes decorated with original lithographs by Dufy, Picasso, Matisse and Stael. It has two lounge/dining rooms, two studies, two saunas and four bathrooms (each with a hydrotherapy bath and Turkish bath/shower). There are also two rooftop gardens, each with a century-old olive tree and jacuzzi.
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Four Seasons, New York —
The $45,000, one-bedroom Ty Warner Penthouse Suite in the Four Seasons New York is super sleek. Styled like a luxury apartment, it boasts four glass balconies and floor-to-celing windows offering panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. There's also a zen room, calfskin-lined walls in the wardrobe, an invisible audio system, a spa room, a private entrance, butler service, a personal trainer, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
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Palms Casino, Las Vegas —
The $40,000, two-story Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is spread out over 9,000 square feet. Perks include a 12-person, glass-enclosed Jacuzzi pool overlooking the Vegas Strip, a private glass elevator, private terraces, a massage room, a fitness room, a dry sauna and 24-hour butler service.
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Palms Casino, Las Vegas —
Palms Casino, Vegas also has a more modest $25,000 suite, which happens to be he only one in the world equipped with an indoor basketball court. The court includes a locker room and scoreboard. Non-ballers can enjoy the packed bar, dance floor and lounge, pool table and the 24-hour butler service.
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St. Regis Saddiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi —
The royal suite at the St. Regis Saddiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi costs $35,000 a night, and spans a whopping 22,600 square feet. The duplex suite has four bedrooms, a private movie theater, swimming pool and games room. There's also a dining room that can seat 12, and a living room with a Steinway piano (for the musically inclined).
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The St. Regis New York, New York —
The Presidential Suite at the iconic St. Regis New York City was redesigned last year by Richard Mishaan. The $35,000 per-night abode offers uninterrupted views of Central Park, and has its own dining room, living room, wood-paneled library and three bedrooms. There's also butler service, and access to the hotel's Bentley Mulsanne.