There are several categories for travel. There is backpacker’s, there is the affordable budget travel, then there is the luxurious business class travel, and then there’s this.
Tucked away from the prying eyes of the common populace, there is a travel segment that’s specifically meant for the uber-rich. In here, no demand is off limits and no desire too silly. Its where you’ll find the big-shot CEOs, glitzy movie stars and rich Wall Street brokers.
These are people who spend more on a weekend trip than we can ever dream to earn in our lifetimes. Its where the most exotic dishes are served with the costliest Champagne money can buy.
We offer a look into the travel trends amongst the uber-rich, and the grand hotels they splurge their moolah on:
This is the most expensive hotel in the world. The likes of Bill Gates and Michael Douglas have been guests here.
The suite offers unparalleled privacy, away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. It’s equipped with its private elevator, gym, and pool table. It also offers a a panoramic view of the mesmerizing Lake Geneva, has a Steinway Grand Piano and maximum security to ensure the family of the guest is safe.
The only Indian hotel in this list, the Shahi Mahal Suite comes in at the second rank, and with a hefty price tag of over $45k a night.
For that kind of money you get 6 bedrooms, a private library, a modern private theater and a private kitchen, with staff who’ll take care of all your culinary wishes. Your wish is their command.
An iconic view of an iconic city, that’s what this one offers.
The Ty Warner Suite at the Four Seasons offers a 360 view of New York. It took over 7 years and a whopping $50 million to build. You’ll have the regular luxuries. You also get your very own art collection and library for that kind of money.
What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but it sure will burn a big hole in your pocket if you don’t have serious money.
Hailed as one of the most exclusive properties on the Las Vegas Strip, the Sky Villa offers amazing views of the Las Vegas strip. It also has a private glass elevator, a glass spa jutting out over the balcony, 24-hour butler service and a dry sauna. Perfect for an expensive bachelor trip.
The island in Fiji has over 25 villas, and this is definitely the best bet.
The Hilltop Estate Owner’s Villa boasts of panoramic views of the island, and several perks like horse rides and free massages. You can also choose to have a private nanny, a chauffeur and a private Chef who’ll cook just for you.
The best thing about this two bedroom Penthouse Suite is that it offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Cannes.
It calls itself one that has amenities like ‘windows that open’, ‘a bathrobe’ and ‘wireless internet’. Those might not seem much, but it’s still the fourth most expensive hotel room in the world.
Want to stay in a villa that boasts of playing host to the likes of Mel Gibson and Leonardo DiCaprio? Shell out over $35,000!
The Royal Villa features two master bedrooms, each with marble bathrooms with their own steam baths, and separate quarters for your butler. You also have a private deck, a heated pool and a private massage area. Not too bad for an Oscar winner.
The Royal Suite at St. Regis is the largest in the UAE.
The master bedroom covers most of the suite and overlooks the ocean. It’s one of the most breathtaking views in UAE, and has played host to several top movie stars and foreign delegates.
The St. Regis Villa on Mauritius is the largest villa on the island.
If you pay over $30,000, you can get a private chef, a lounge, a bar, a Jacuzzi and so on and so forth.
There is also a mention of ‘discreetly addressing guests’. Guess what that might mean.
This one is the largest hotel rooms in Paris, and surely the costliest.
The The Royal Suite at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée comes fitted with televisions concealed behind mirrors and the embroidery is done with gold thread. How’s that for luxury?