17 of the Most Expensive Hotels in the World Revealed

Last Updated: April 12th, 2024

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Sometimes, we like to see how the other half lives or we feel like treating ourselves with our upcoming vacations. Well, with huge suites, private islands, and infinity pools at every turn, the most expensive hotels in the world take travel luxury to a whole new level.

With rooms going for multiple thousands of dollars per night, it’s not your regular city getaway, but let’s dive in and find out more about the most expensive hotels in the world.

The 17 Most Expensive Hotels In The World

1. The Plaza, New York, USA

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The Plaza, New York, USA Image by: Booking.com

It’s little wonder that there are multiple New York City hotels on this list as one of the most popular and expensive cities in the world. The Plaza is dripping with history and has a long history as the hotel of elites and as a luxury wedding venue.

With the Royal Suite as their most expensive suite costing around $40,000 per night, this luxury hotel with its Fifth Avenue views is undoubtedly one of the most expensive hotels in the world. This suite is essentially a full apartment, and even has its own separate library, and grand piano, and has been a favorite of Heads of State.

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2. Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

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Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE Image by: Booking.com

Known as the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab set a new high standard for luxury hotels when it opened in Dubai. With its beautiful and opulent Royal Suite, their most expensive suite, costing around $25,000 a night, it’s actually one of the cheaper hotels on this list!

Otherwise known as ‘The Sail’, this iconic landmark in Dubai’s Jumeirah region has been designed by master architect Zaha Hadid, so it’s definitely an attraction in itself as well as an opulent and luxurious place to stay. Don’t fancy walking to the public beach? The Burj Al Arab also has its own private, manmade beach where you to soak up the sun and enjoy yourself.

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3. Bulgari, Tokyo, Japan

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Bulgari, Tokyo, Japan Image by: Booking.com

You know when a hotel is owned and run under a luxury jewelry brand it’s going to be insanely luxurious. Well, that’s precisely what you get with the Bulgari in the center of bustling Tokyo. Combining the fancy flourishes that Bulgari is known for with minimalist and intricate Japanese design, Bulgari is like no other place in the world.

The titular Bulgari Suite is the hotel’s most expensive room, coming in at $30,000 per night. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s plenty of natural light all across this huge suite and you’re rewarded with some of the best city panoramas in the whole of Tokyo.

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4. Hôtel Martinez, Cannes, France

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Hôtel Martinez, Cannes, France Image by: Booking.com

Let’s be honest, Cannes on the French Riviera has long been known as the playground of the rich and famous, so it’ll come as no surprise that a Cannes hotel is on this list. The Hotel Martinez was actually established by Italian royalty, so you know it’s going to be super fancy and chic!

Benefiting from uninterrupted Riviera views, the Penthouse Suite, the hotel’s most expensive room goes for $53,200 per night. With real Picassos and Matisses adorning the walls and a Michelin-starred restaurant onsite, you can see why this place is full of A-listers when the Cannes Film Festival is on.

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5. The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

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The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco Image by: Booking.com

Although riad accommodations in Morocco are known to be budget-friendly, traditional places to stay if you book one of the 53 riads within the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, your budget is going out of the window. You can’t even book a room here, only private riads in varying sizes and degrees of luxury.

The Grand Dame of the Royal Mansour is the Grand Riad with prices per night coming in at $43,480. Spanning 1,800 square meters, with four bedrooms, a plunge pool, a private hammam, and your own butler, this is Moroccan luxury unlike anywhere else.

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6. Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, USA

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Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, USA Image by: Booking.com

Flashy, expensive hotels, and Las Vegas definitely go hand-in-hand, and they don’t come much more lavish that the Palms Casino Resort. Located centrally on the strip, with fine dining, a world-class casino, and spa services on tap, realistically, you never have to leave the complex.

This also happens to be one of the most expensive hotels on this list with the Empathy Suite, designed by world-renowned artist Damien Hurst, costing $100,000 per night. Filled with custom furniture and artwork, it’s like a fever dream, making it perfect for the over stimulation of the Vegas strip!

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7. Laucala Island Resort Hilltop Estate, Fiji

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Laucala Island Resort Hilltop Estate, Fiji Image by: Como Hotels

Island paradises are a luxury niche all of their own, and the Laucala Island Resort Hilltop Estate in Fiji has it all. With panoramic views of the island from the super exclusive Hilltop Villa, Laucala Island provides secluded, nature-filled luxury in the heart of the Pacific.

Built by Red Bull owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, this amazing villa has a two-storey swimming pool and even a private runway for discreet arrivals and A-listers who want to start their vacation off immediately. No wonder, their most expensive villa costs around $52,000 per night.

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8. Necker Island, Virgin Islands

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Necker Island, Virgin Islands Image by: Virgin Limited Edition

As far as private islands go, this is probably one of the most famous ones in the world. Owned by Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin empire, Necker Island is as close to paradise as it gets. Located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, you can benefit from complete privacy and sun-drenched luxury.

In fact, why book a luxury villa or suite when you can book a private island all to yourself? With 20 rooms on the island meaning that you can have up to 40 friends, complete with staff and amenities, it’ll cost you around $113,000 per night for this luxurious Caribbean island. However, they’ve recently announced that you can stay for $5,400 per room per night during specific periods, including over Christmas!

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9. The Brando, Arue, French Polynesia

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The Brando, Arue, French Polynesia Image by: The Brando

After filming Mutiny on the Bounty in French Polynesia, the Oscar-winning actor, Marlon Brando, decided to buy up the Tetiaroa island group and open up The Brando, a luxury and largely sustainable resort in the middle of the Pacific.

With a Michelin-starred chef on hand in the restaurant, luxury villas with oceanfront views, and plenty of eco-friendly tours on offer, it’s the ideal place to kick back and relax. Although some rooms cost as low as $3,000, the most expensive villa at The Brando will cost you around $12,000 per night, which compared to some places on this list, is a steal.

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10. Four Seasons, New York, USA

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Four Seasons, New York, USA Image by: Four Seasons

The Four Seasons brand has been synonymous with luxury for decades, and their flagship hotel between Park and Madison Avenue is no exception. Within walking distance of beautiful Central Park in the heart of Midtown, this hotel has one of the best locations in the city, and the luxury vibes and service to match.

Its top suite is the Ty Warner Penthouse that’s been heralded by Architectural Digest and even comes with a chauffeured Rolls Royce car service. Now that’s pure luxury. You can also benefit from a baby grand piano, a waterfall in your room, a Peleton, and the services of a dedicated Guest Relations Manager. All for a cool $60,000 per night.

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11. Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland

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Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland Image by: Booking.com

As one of the most expensive and richest countries in the world thanks to its creative tax situation, it’s no wonder that Switzerland is featured on this list. With panoramic views of the mighty Lake Geneva, the Hotel President Wilson is an A-lister hotspot with clients featuring everyone from Rihanna to Bill Gates.

The Royal Suite features a Steinway Grand Piano, a full-size billiards table, a wrap-around balcony deck with a telescope, and a 103-inch TV to relax in front of. Honestly, this suite is bigger than most people’s apartments! Fancy staying here? Well, it’ll cost you around $80,000 per night.

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12. Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE

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Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE Image by: Booking.com

We’re back on the Palm in Dubai for the joint most expensive hotel on this list. The Atlantis The Royal Hotel in Dubai is also one of the newest luxury hotels on the scene, having opened in 2023 with a mega performance by the one and only Beyonce. So, that should give you an idea of the luxury level we’re working with here.

The crowning glory of Atlantis The Royal is the two-story penthouse suite, aptly named The Royal Mansion. Spanning 11,000 square meters, this place is huge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, 100-year-old olive trees, and a 24-hour butler service. It’s insane and it costs $100,000 per night.

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13. The Mark Hotel, New York, USA

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The Mark Hotel, New York, USA Image by: Booking.com

With a prime location overlooking Central Park, The Mark Hotel has been welcoming A-list celebrities like Oprah and Anna Wintour for years. Commonly referred to as one of the best hotels in New York, The Mark Hotel is known for its chic bar, artsy decor, and spacious rooms.

In fact, its premier Penthouse Suite is spread across two floors and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as two separate powder rooms. Costing $75,000 per night, It’s one of the best places to stay in the city, especially if you’re going to the Met Gala, as it’s just around the corner from the world-famous museum.

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14. The Conrad, Rangali Island, Maldives

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The Conrad, Rangali Island, Maldives Image by: Booking.com

With its overwater bungalows, crystal clear waters, and bespoke experiences, The Conrad on Rangali Island in the Maldives is the quintessential Indian Ocean escape. However, this hotel has gone one further, with the world’s first underwater hotel suite, named Muraka.

Unsurprisingly, it’s this underwater paradise that is the most expensive suite in The Conrad, setting guests back around $50,000 per night. As well as being surrounded by oceanic delights, you’ll have your own private chef, butler, gym, and infinity pool to enjoy.

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15. Raj Palace Hotel, India

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Raj Palace Hotel, India Image by: Booking.com

If you want to feel like a royal when you’re in India, look no further than the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur. Originally built in 1727 for the Maharajah, this elite hotel has a beautiful blend of historic, palatial opulence and new-style luxury and amenities.

From the Swarovski chandeliers to the spacious rooms to the intricately designed suites and communal areas, this hotel makes you feel like a Queen or a King. The most expensive suite is actually a 20,000-square-foot mansion called the Maharajah’s Pavilion. It’s basically its own palace and costs $60,000 per night.

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16. Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia

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Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia Image by: Booking.com

If you’re looking for European island luxury, then you’re going to love the luxurious wellness resort of Maslina on the island of Hvar in Croatia. Hvar is fast becoming the go-to place for the rich and famous thanks to its luxury villas, great nightlife, and stunning beaches.

The Villa Uvala is Maslina Resort’s top place to stay, running visitors to $8,400 per night, which is super affordable compared to the majority of this list! Sleeping up to 10 adults and with panoramic sea-view beds in every room, everyone can wake up in paradise here! With calming, modern, and sustainable decor, you can easily unwind here – especially as you’ll have access to a private gym and spa area, as well as a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool.

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17. Hotel Lutetia, Paris, France

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Hotel Lutetia, Paris, France Image by: Booking.com

As one of the most beloved cities in the world, Paris has its fair share of luxury hotels, but the creme de la creme has to be the Hotel Lutetia on the Left Bank of the Seine. Having had a full remodel in 2018, this luxury hotel is full of opulent notes and carefully themed rooms, including a stunning suite dedicated to the legendary Josephine Baker.

However, the largest and most expensive suite at the Hotel Lutetia is the Presidential ‘Carre Rive-Gauche’ Suite. Spanning 1,550 square feet, this suite is filled with world-class artwork and design touches including a fully marble bathroom and even a Grecian statue. The main attraction, however, is always the view. With a beautiful balcony, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Eiffel Tower which is even more magnificent at night when it’s all lit up. For this suite and experience, you’ll be paying around $12,000 per night.

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About The Author

Rebecca Crowe is a freelance content writer who specializes in writing about travel, food, drink, and adventure. She specializes in budget and adventure travel content and can usually be found climbing some rocks, eating some tacos, or waiting around at the nearest airport. Her best budget travel achievement was spending a weekend in Paris with Roland Garros tickets for under £150, although she's always on the lookout for even better adventure and travel deals! If you want to keep up with her next adventure, check out her website at Wandering and Wine.

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Rebecca Crowe

Rebecca Crowe is a freelance content writer who specializes in writing about travel, food, drink, and adventure. She specializes in budget and adventure travel content and can usually be found climbing some rocks, eating some tacos, or waiting around at the nearest airport.

Her best budget travel achievement was spending a weekend in Paris with Roland Garros tickets for under £150, although she's always on the lookout for even better adventure and travel deals!

If you want to keep up with her next adventure, check out her website at Wandering and Wine.

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