If you had to guess the location of the world's most expensive room, you would probably go for New York or Dubai, but in fact, it's located in one of the small Caribbean islands.
The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a famously luxurious hotel located on Grand Army Plaza, from which it got its name.
The chateau-like building was designed in the French Renaissance style by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, and it opened its doors on October 1, 1907.
Since its construction, the five-star luxury hotel has housed wealthy guests in its 282 rooms - 108 of which are suites.
You probably know the hotel from movies like the Crocodile Dundee (1986), Scent Of A Woman (1992), Home Alone 2 (1992), It Could Happen to You (1994), Almost Famous (2000), Bride War (2008), and The Great Gatsby (2013).
It was also featured in some episodes of The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and Sex and the City. This National Historic Landmark hotel attracts famous people.
For example, The Beatles stayed at the hotel during their first trip to the US in 1964.
The iconic Plaza Hotel is packed with everything you are looking for. It has an elegant dining venue in its courtyard, a cocktail and a champagne bar, a new generation fitness center, and a luxurious spa.
The Royal Suite is a three-bedroom suite with private elevator access, overlooking Fifth Avenue and the legendary Pulitzer Fountain.
The elegant suite spreads on 4,500 square feet (418 sqm) and has its own library, gym, and a lavish living room with a grand piano.
Architect Jacques Couelle completed his masterpiece in the 1960s of this world-famous luxury hotel.
Located on the Costa Smeralda, it is one of the most beautiful hotels in the Mediterranean and an oasis for those seeking tranquility and active experiences.
It was built like a traditional village with turrets, gates, inviting terraces, staggered roofs, shady patios, pergolas, and romantic wooden bridges.
The fashionable Porto Cervo with exclusive boutiques, bars, and restaurants is about 7 km away.
Cala di Volpe guarantees absolute privacy and discreet service, including the beautiful private sand beach surrounded by the blue sea, wildflowers, and romantic coves.
Penthouse Suite stretches across 2691 square feet (250 sqm), and it's fitted with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large terrace with a dining area, and private swimming.
The interior is decorated with fine Sardinian handicrafts, and from the terrace, you will have breathtaking views over the bay.
Marrakech is a spectacular adventure for all of us who love to travel and experience new things. You can find hidden gems whenever you go for a stroll, and the Royal Manhour hotel is one of these.
The king, Mohammed VI of Morocco, designed the place himself, and it is said that this is where presidents and celebrities stay when they visit Marrakech.
1,500 local craftsmen were involved in the construction of Royal Mansour and decorated it in luxurious materials such as marble, cedar, silver, bronze, and silk.
The elegant spa area, La Spa du Royal Mansour, covers 26,910 square feet (2,500 sqm).
You can relax in the sauna, take a steam bath or try out the traditional Turkish bathing ritual hammam with steam, scrubs, and massages.
There is also a beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by green palm trees.
Instead of traditional rooms and suites, the hotel offers 53 private riads, luxurious holiday homes with unique furnishings.
The smallest starts at 1,507 square feet (140 square) meters, and all have a roof terrace and private pool.
The Grand Riad is the hotel's most luxurious offering, and if you book it, you will have access to a private home cinema, a private bar and gym, and a spa room.
Plus, the Grand Riad has the best views of Marrakech from its unique, sand-colored rooftop terrace.
Fiji has more than 300 islands, and Laucala is one of them. In 2003, Red Bull founder and billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz came up with an unknown sum to buy the Laucala Island. After purchasing the paradise island from the Forbes family, he turned it into an all-inclusive luxury resort, which opened to wealthy visitors in 2009.
The island is entirely secluded from the rest of the world, and it guarantees to exceed all expectations - so we heard. At Laucala, 335 people work to ensure that you are pleased 24/7.
The Fijian-style villas all have unique locations, like in the midst of a green oasis or floating above the clear waters of a lagoon.
Picturesque white sandy beaches surround the island. In addition, Laucala has its own spa and an 18-hole golf course designed by Scottish David McLay Kidd.
Laucala has two extraordinary swimming pools. A lagoon pool that spreads on 21,528 square feet (2,000 square meters) and an integrated transparent glass-enclosed swimming pool where you can swim laps in peace.
But it's the scenery that's the most spectacular; volcanic mountains covered with tropical rainforest and postcard-perfect beaches, pristine mangroves, and coral reefs teeming with marine life.
The Hilltop Residence is the most expensive of the spacious and beautiful villas.
It's the private residence of the hotel owner, and when he is not on the island, it is also rented out as a holiday residence.
As the name suggests, the Hilltop Estate is located on a hill, and you have a view of the bright blue sea from all sides.
Due to the remote location, you also have a lot of privacy. The huge windows on all sides of the villa ensure that you always have the impression that you are sitting outside.
Grand Resort Lagonissi is a 5-star resort located on a private peninsula just off the Athens Riviera.
It has 16 secluded beaches, where you can relax and sunbathe in quiet surroundings overlooking the turquoise Aegean sea.
The resort has 276 rooms, including bungalows, suites, villas, and eight critically acclaimed restaurants.
You can sample Italian, Greek, and Polynesian dishes to seafood, sushi, and classic Mediterranean specialties.
The Royal Villa has a living room packed with home entertainment, an office, a personal chef, heated indoor and outdoor pools, a fully equipped fitness room, a steam bath, a private massage area with a massage table, and of course, a private beach with Mediterranean sun loungers.
The iconic 5-star Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo is located near the Le Metropole shopping center, and a staircase connects it to the Place du Casino.
It's housed in a 19th-century palace and breathes the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque. Marble columns and crystal chandeliers give the hotel a unique, chic, and special look.
Monte Carlo is known as the jet set capital, not least because of its beautiful casinos. And in terms of hotels, nothing compares to the Hotel de Paris.
The popularity of this lavish hotel has only grown since it opened in 1864. Of the 187 rooms, those with a sea view are the most expensive and luxurious, but the best are the 75 suites.
The one that takes the crown is the Diamond Suite - Prince Rainier III.
He is the maker and creator of modern-day Monte-Carlo, ruling the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years.
The biggest and most luxurious suite naturally has to pay tribute to the person that made all this possible, Prince Rainier III.
The 8,934 square feet (830m2) suite spans two floors with massive terraces and patios, offering an incredible panorama of Monaco.
And of course, in the city of jet-setters, you can choose to arrive at the hotel by helicopter.
Cheval Blanc in the Maldives is a resort on Randheli Island in the Noonu Atoll. It's aimed at true foodies and travelers seeking the ultimate in luxury. Jean-Michel Gathy designed the lavish yet elegant resort with only 45 villas.
The surrounding lush green vegetation enhances the sense of space and privacy. Attention to detail is remarkable here. Even the candles were explicitly developed for the hotel by Francois Demachy, Christian Dior's former perfumer.
You can choose from an over-water villa, an island villa, and a beach-garden villa.
Each has a gorgeous swimming pool, a hammock, loungers, and a large sunbed.
The interiors are decorated with driftwood, shells, and ceramic artwork. And if you have deep pockets, you can stay in the Owner's Villa, a four-bedroom villa on its own island.
But beware, this does come with a hefty price tag. Your villa includes a private butler who will pamper you during your stay and ensure that you lack nothing.
He will even place an array of frangipani flowers into your bathtub on request.
The quiet and untouched Noonu Atoll is ideal for enjoying beautiful diving and snorkeling spots and where spinner dolphins make regular appearances.
The Faena Hotel is located right next to the long, white sandy beach in the northern part of South Beach.
The only thing that separates the hotel from the sea is the Miami Beach Boardwalk, which is excellent if you like magical walks by the sea.
Stars are not good enough to describe a hotel, and it's ever more evident at the Faena in Miami.
For example, you will find here the Faena Theater, which draws inspiration from Europe's opera houses and old Hollywood and hosts vibrant live shows.
Or the world-class spa that has started offering private lessons with a Mexican shaman to drive away evil spirits.
This modern hotel has received several awards for design and oozes techno-geek, including the rooms equipped with the most advanced audio and video tech.
The top of the range is the Faena Penthouse 5 Bedroom Suite.
A 14,507 square feet (1,348 sqm) of luxurious space was selected for the Technology award for having top-of-the-range tech equipment, from the coffee machines to the integrated sound systems.
But it's not all about technology. The suite's custom furnishings with light colors of ivory and beige with gold and black accents were designed by Frank Pollaro.
Besides, you will have incredible panoramic turquoise ocean views from every room through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The luxury hotel complex Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located on two separate islands connected by a bridge.
Have you always dreamed of living underwater? Now you can stay in the world's first underwater villa on a remote island in the Maldives.
The suite was named Muraka, which means "coral" in the local language Dhivehi, and offers guests an out-of-the-ordinary experience in what is said to be one of the world's most unique marine environments.
The underwater villa extends on two floors, one above water and one below.
The aquatic part consists of a bedroom with glass on all sides where you can watch sharks swim just above you while lying in bed, as well as a living room and bathroom where you can brush your teeth while gazing at the colorful life on the ocean floor.
Above water, the villa has a private fitness room, bedroom, living room, bar, infinity pool, and a separate section for butlers - in addition to a large deck facing the sunset.
The Muraka was designed and built by the same team that created the underwater restaurant, Ithaa, which opened in the Maldives in 2005.
For all of you reading these lines that cannot afford an underwater stay at The Conrad, you might want to consider a similar experience.
Visit the underwater restaurant at Hurawalhi, located in a large glass dome almost 20 feet (six meters) below sea level, surrounded by coral and reef fish.
You can eat lunch and dinner here, but you must pre-book a table at fixed times and get a five or seven-course meals menu.
Not unexpectedly, several of the items on the menu are seafood, such as scallops, lobster, and tuna tartare, but it is also possible to ask for vegetarian options.
The underwater experience is far from cheap. At the time of writing, you have to expect to pay $280 per person - but then again, it is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Hôtel Martinez is an iconic, classic Art Deco-style luxury hotel with a unique atmosphere and location in Cannes.
It is close to the Palace of Films and the Rue d'Antibes shopping street. The hotel's well-known à la carte restaurant, La Palme d'Or, has been awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide.
The Penthouse Suite in Hôtel Martinez is dedicated to the crème de la crème.
It's one of the biggest suites in Europe, stretching 13,455 square feet (1,250 sqm).
It has a 5,167 square feet (480 sqm) panoramic terrace with a spectacular view of the bay of Cannes and a dining table for 14 people.
The space consists of an Actress Suite & Producer Suite designed by Pierre-Yves and features cinematic art.
You can only book the luxurious suite after the hotel approves your request.
Located next to Central Park, it's one of the most luxurious and expensive hotels in New York, and it's the tallest one.
High up on the 52nd floor, it has opened the Ty Warner Penthouse, which they also call the suite in the Sky. So if you want to experience New York as a superstar, this is it.
The suite covers the entire top floor of the building. Ty Warner Penthouse is named after the man who has made a fortune on Beanie Babies (a line of stuffed toys).
At this dizzying height, you get an incredible 360-degree view of Manhattan's impressive skyline from the suite's 25 feet (7.5 meters) high windows that surround the entire apartment and from the suite's four glass balconies.
The 4,306 square feet (400 sqm) suite has its own spa and fitness room, library with piano, private elevator, an impressive walk-in closet, a zen garden with waterfalls, and a breakfast room.
As a guest, you have a Rolls Royce with a private driver at your disposal, as well as a personal assistant who is on duty around the clock, and as many spa treatments as they may wish.
Rosewood Hong Kong is one of the latest luxury hotels to open its doors on Hong Kong's waterfronts. The building boasts 65 floors in a 931.8 ft (284 m) tall skyscraper.
It's located in an urban area in southern Kowloon called Tsim Sha Tsui, known for being the city's artistic and cultural center.
You can experience the best views of Hong Kong Island from the hotel's 413 rooms and suites.
However, if you want to experience the ultimate luxury in Hong Kong, you should book the exclusive Harbour House five-bedroom suite.
It's a vertical estate located on the 57th floor overlooking Victoria Harbour.
The suite is equipped with not one but two outdoor pools, a private gym, landscaped gardens, and of course, majestic cityscape views.
The interior is dominated by shiny light marble, floor-to-ceiling windows, and designer furniture.
Hong Kong has one of the highest real estate prices in the world, so it's no wonder that the 12,000 sqft (1,115 sqm) Harbour House comes with a hefty price tag.
But don't worry; the meticulously kept sky garden with its adjacent pools and the jaw-droppingly beautiful Hong Kong views will make up for it.
The 1927 landmark building on the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, near Central Park, is home to The Mark Hotel. This historic New York hotel is where you'll find the city's most expensive room.
Order a "Picnic in the Park" filled with tasty snacks, bring a blanket, and escape to Central Park for an amazing picnic. What's next? Next to Central Park's lake in the boathouse, you will find a The Mark sailing boat, only available for hotel guests.
The Penthouse Suite consists of five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a large dining room, a bar, a rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park, a library, and a wine cellar.
You get to enjoy 12,000 square feet (1,115 sqm) of space, and the ceiling height is up to seven meters in certain places.
If that were not enough, you also get your own hair stylist, a tailor, a boulder, and room service from a Michelin-starred restaurant.
What's common between Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and Bill Clinton? They have all had the sweetest dreams in the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Swiss Hotel President Wilson, which is said to be both the world's largest and the world's most expensive of its kind.
The 18,083 square feet (1,680 sqm) Royal Penthouse Suite consists of 12 luxurious rooms, 12 marble bathrooms, a fountain cocktail lounge, a home cinema, a separate pool table, and a fitness room.
The hotel management must approve guests before they can book an overnight stay. But if you do get approved, then this will be the view from your hot tub.
The windows are bulletproof, the view is fantastic, and you have your own elevator.
If you book Switzerland's top suite, you get panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains in one of Europe's most expensive cities.
For some, heading for a weekend of fun price is not an issue, and the luxury hotel Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas wants to take advantage of it.
So the hotel hired the world-famous English artist Damien Hirst to design the world's most spectacular hotel room.
There are dead sharks exhibited in a glass display case with formalin, two master bedrooms, a massage table, a pool table, a whirlpool that hangs over The Strip, and a private art tour of the room, which are some of the things you get if you spend the night here.
And if you thought to yourself, who is Damian Hirst?
Well, he is the guy who created and sold a diamond-plated skull artwork for 99 million dollars. So better not touch that shark in the glass display!
You can stay for free in the two-story penthouse, but there is a catch. You need to have a million dollars in credit at the resort.
If not, the price is currently around $100,000 a night, and because there is a minimum stay of two nights, you can double that.
Satisfying the thirst for otherworldly thrills and indulgences of the ever-growing billionaires is no small feat. Penthouse suites in the five - or sometimes seven-star hotels, first-class cabins on the best airlines, or private jet flights and cruises on superyachts are all becoming dull and unimaginative.
So how about a custom-designed and built watercraft capable of independent operation underwater? Lovers Deep Submarine is for the uber-rich, obviously.
The starting price for a night's stay is eye-wateringly high, 232,000 US Dollars.
Over sixty years after it became possible to join the famous mile high club, a travel company has launched a "mile low club".
Couples who check in at the submarine hotel will become members. The club for those who want to experience deeper love (pun intended).
The boat is decorated according to the customer's wishes, and through large glass panes, you can observe the surrounding corals and life in the sea.
The vessel, called Lovers Deep, has only one bedroom. Here, guests can enjoy total silence and isolation from the outside world, deep below sea level.
The staff consists of a captain, a chef, and a butler who live in soundproofed rooms in the other part of the boat to ensure guests' privacy.
The only thing that can possibly be distracting is the staring fish that swim past.
The boarding usually takes place from the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. After that, the submarine runs to predetermined destinations chosen by the guests.
The activities offered by the travel company include a trip to a sunken warship in the Red Sea and a dinner for two on a private island.