The Suite Life: The World’s Most Luxurious Suites
From extravagant 24-hour butler service to 24-carat-gold iPads to private lifts, these hotel suites are among the most luxurious around the globe. Travel here and live the suite life because eventually you’ll have to go home.
Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons Hotel New York – New York, New York
Top of the World: In the city that never sleeps is a suite that never fails to amaze. This creation by architects I. M. Pei and Peter Marino resides 800 feet above the street (as you can imagine, the views are beyond—and can be seen from four glass balconies) and comes with a 24-hour personal butler, Rolls Royce chauffeur, personal trainer, and all-inclusive access to the on-site spa. Enjoy a private elevator, a customized iMac computer, a Bosendorfer grand piano, and lavish design accents like cathedral ceilings, hand-stamped Venetian velvet, and Thai silk with 22-carat-gold threads. A Chinese onyx-covered master bathroom has a Dornbracht steam rain shower and a chromatherapy infinity soak tub.
Grand Presidential Suite at Taj Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabad, India
Crown Jewel: Falaknuma Palace, the former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, houses the Grand Presidential Suite; originally the “sanctorum” of the Nizam, it hosts a pool, Jacuzzi, marble fountain, Carrara marble floors, and custom Turkish furnishings.
Grand Palais Suite at La Réserve Paris Hotel Spa & Apartments – Paris, France
Cosmopolitan Flair: The Parisian hotel’s largest suite is the definition of chic with ornate molding, herringbone parquet, and antique furniture—complemented by luxuries such as a wine cellar and a Carrara marble-fashioned bathroom whose tub overlooks many famous city landmarks.
Alcova Tiepolo Suite at Aman Canal Grande Venice – Venice, Italy
La Dolce Vita: The general public may know Alcova Tiepolo Suite strictly as the room where George and Amal Clooney spent their wedding night, but attention must also be paid to this room’s artistic splendor—creations by the acclaimed 18th-century painter/craftsman Giovanni Battista Tiepolo can be found in the suite’s sitting room and on the bedroom ceiling.
Water Suites at Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives – Republic of Maldives
Soak in the Luxury: Overwater suites, perched on stilted bungalows above a lagoon, not only possess their own private pools, but private terraces provide direct access to the sea. (There are also overwater villas.)
Royal Two-Bedroom Suite at Burj Al Arab – Dubai, UAE
Fit for Royalty: A private elevator, Arabian Gulf views, and a cinema are among the amenities in this two-level suite (though we should also mention the 24-hour team of butlers, the master bathroom with Jacuzzis and Hermes accoutrements, and the 24-carat-gold iPad available for use throughout each stay). When it’s time to sleep, rest assured you’ll have sweet dreams following your selection from the 17-type pillow menu.
SkyLofts at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada
Viva Las Vegas: Las Vegas boasts a number of winning suites (the bowling alley suite at Hard Rock, the Hardwood Suite with its basketball court at the Palms, the three-level bungalows overlooking Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan), but we chose the MGM Grand SKYLOFTS; situated on the top two floors of MGM Grand, each loft features a designated SKYLounge and SKYLobby, personal escort in elevators, 24-hour butler, personal chauffeur, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Strip’s skyline.
Tata Suite at Taj Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
Opulent Comfort in Cape Town: Take advantage of prime Table Mountain views from a spacious wraparound terrace, part of the two-level Tata Suite. It caters to wellness travel aficionados, with facilities like a spa treatment room, hammam steam room, and exercise room.
Zighy Spa Pool Villa Suite Beachfront at Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay – Dibba, Oman
Living the Suite Spa Life: Located on the beach, this two-bed, two-bath duplex is technically a villa, but we’re including it here because it has a personal double spa suite (see what we did there?), as well as a wine cellar and an infinity-edge swimming pool. (The wellness enthusiast who really wishes to indulge should book the four-bedroom Beit Musandam: on its stretch of private beach, it has an infinity swimming pool, a spa suite, a gym, a yoga studio, and a live-in butler.)