Ten of the Most Indulgent & Opulent Hotel Designs

Mardan Palace Hotel

Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, Four Seasons, NYC

For modern luxury at the top of the city, this penthouse suite has to be the supreme choice. The fabrics are woven with gold and platinum. There is a zen garden and the mother of all chandeliers. Plus, should all that become a bit of a drag you can use the personal therapist who is on hand for you.

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

The Swiss outdo themselves with this incredibly elegant - yet, with 12 rooms, ridiculously opulent - hotel ‘room’. The doors and windows are bulletproof, there is a grand piano, a library and a private elevator. Who knows who this room is supposed to appeal to, but we love it!

Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey

The largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean is at the centre of this jaw-droppingly beautiful hotel. Ten restaurants, a sunken aquarium (isn’t that a pond?), and the white sand was flown in from Egypt.

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Carribean is noted for its amazing holiday destinations, but none so lavish as the Atlantis Paradise’s Royal Towers Bridge Suite. It has 12 foot tall ceilings, 2 entertainment centres, seven staff on hand and a 22 carat gold chandelier.

The Boulders, Arizona

If you’re after something truly unique, The Boulders is literally built out of rock. This desert retreat is set amongst 12 million year old rock formations and cacti galore. The clientele are famous, but the hotel refuses to name names. The ultimate in exclusive privacy.

St Regis Grand, Rome

If you’re after classical elegance, the St Regis Grand in Rome is utterly breathtaking. Even the ‘standard’ rooms are the height of sophistication. They have had a butler service running at the hotel for over a hundred years. Italian marble and frescoes litter the place!

Thorngrove Manor, Australia

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a Disney princess (or prince) then this ridiculously twee hotel is the one for you. The rooms are suprisingly tasteful - furnished to royal standards. There are just 4 rooms here: Be ‘locked’ in your own tower room or live like royalty in the King’s Chambers. The ultimate in romantic escapism.

Antara Golden Triangle, Thailand

A natural retreat that is housed in 160 acres of bamboo forest and home to elephants, this is laid-back living. Every room has an oversized terrace bath and is furnished with locally crafted teak furniture and textiles. If you get bored of being in the lap of luxury you can always try your hand at a Thai cooking class or trek into the rainforest.

The Royal Suite, Burj al Arab, Dubai

Despite the global recession, the über expensive Royal Suite at the world’s first 7 star hotel, still remains popular. The top of the hotel is a helipad, it overlooks the waterfront and is designed for the rich and famous. The Royal Suite is laden with gold, mahogany, marble and even has a rotating bed.

The Maharajah’s Pavilion, The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India

At a mere $45,000 a night, this suite is the ultimate in opulent luxury. Boasting 16,000 square feet of Indian elegance over four floors, there is a private spa, pool and panoramic views of the city of Jaipur. The main bedroom is furnished in gold and ivory, with his and hers bathrooms. The suite even has a museum attached.

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