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July 8, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The annual top 101 Suites in the World has been launched today by US based private jet magazine Elite Traveler – for the first time it includes a “Coolest 10 Suites in the World” and London and the UK feature very highly in the guide with the capital containing more suites in the list than any other city.

1 & 2. Celebrity Favorites – Tennis Player Serena Williams and Actress Eva Longoriac2gw

The Bentley Suite, The St. Regis Hotel, New York, USA (1,700 square feet) – £6,900 per night

A favourite of tennis player Serena Williams:

“The suites at The St. Regis New York are beyond compare in both design and luxury. The hotel is my undisputed first choice whenever I’m in New York—for style and service. There’s no place like The St. Regis New York.”

Penthouse, Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (5,345 sq lkzrft)- £1,200 per night

A favourite of actress Eva Longoria:

“If you want to spend your beach vacation in the lap of luxury, being pampered by a great staff, surrounded by beauty and happily ensconced in a gorgeous penthouse, then Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa is not to be missed!”

3.      A Suite for the High Flyer

Peacock Suite, ITC Gardenia, Karnataka, India (5,040 square feet) – £6,600 per night0p7r

Fancy having your own helipad? The ITC Gardenia’s lavish presidential suite in Bangalore offers just that and also includes bulletproof windows.

A favorite of visiting dignitaries and high powered CEOs alike, this is one suite that – just like its namesake – likes to make a big impression, with an aquamarine plunge pool and butler service also thrown in for good measure.

4.      For the Spa Lover

The Alpina Gstaad, Panorama Suite, Switzerland (4,306 square feet) – £7,110 per ewg9night

Aside from the use of a $175,000 Range Rover for the duration of your stay, the most expensive suite of this newly opened hotel also offers a private spa and marble-clad Jacuzzi on its upper floor – reached by a grand staircase.

Guests can lie back, relax and enjoy the view, with a spectacular skylight offering a breathtaking window onto the dramatic Swiss Alps. The top floor of this three-bedroom duplex also includes fitness and massage areas, featuring the same beautiful timber latticework throughout the rest of the impressive 400sq meter space.

With two impressive wood-burning fireplaces included on each floor, this airy Alpine suite is truly the epitome of relaxation.

5.      For the Party Animal Rock Star Suite, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (2,968 square feet) – £1,700 l5z4

Loud brash and full of fun, the audacious ‘Rock Star Suite’ of the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Mexico is not for the faint hearted.

The suite includes celebrity memorabilia such as Madonna’s black bustier and Shakira’s silk nightgown.  With your own private bar this suite is the perfect palatial pad for those who want to take the party on into the early hours.

6.      For the Big Spender

wfr3Royal Suite, Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, France (4,840 square feet) – £22,000 per night

Among the most expensive suites in the world, Hotel Plaza Athénée’s Royal Suite costs a cool £22,000 per night to rent.

Merging tradition with the contemporary, it combines silk and gold embroidered drapes, antique furnishings and Italian marble mosaics with all modern mod cons – including a 3D plasma television and blu-ray player.

7.      For the Water Lover

Ocean Pavilion, Huvafen Fushi, Maldives (3,522 square feet) – £6,000 per night lr

Set 100 meters out in the Indian Ocean, these exclusive over water residences in the Maldives are part of a holidaymaker’s paradise.

With your own private fiber-optic lit pool flowing from the indoors right to the water’s edge, as well as a sundeck Jacuzzi, guests who choose to stay at an Ocean Pavilion suite are spoiled for ways to cool down from the scorching island sun.

8.      For the Part-Time DJ

uanrExtreme Wow Suite, W Singapore, Sentosa Cove, Singapore, Singapore (2,099 square feet) – £7,100 per night 

Providing not just exclamations of ‘wow’ but the ‘Extreme Wow’ Factor, this snazzy Singaporean space includes your very own DJ spinning booth and a fully stocked mini bar pantry –perfect for cocktail-making.

Your prospective guests will be more than entertained in this boldly designed suite, which also features a ten-person dining area, a glittering chandelier and a stainless steel Jacuzzi bathtub.

9.      For The Space Seeker

Presidential Villa, The Royal Begonia, A Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya, China (23,573 sq ft) £6,750 per night7c

With a magnificent 16,286 square foot of outdoor space on top of an already impressive 7,180 indoors, this Mediterranean-style villa onSanya Haitang Bay offers plenty of sprawling room.

These quarters are truly fit for a king, with a luxurious outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and private access to the beach, not to mention a master bathroom housing an oversized oval tub and rainforest showers.

10.  For the One Who Prefers Privacy

Redentore Terrazza Suite, The Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy  

Presidential Villa, The Royal Begonia, A Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya, China (3,509 sq ft) £10,500 per nightxd

If the thought of small talk with other vacationers fills you with dread, then the Redentore Terrazza Suite at the thirteenth century GrittiPalace could be just the ticket.

Take a trip in your private elevator directly from the lobby right into your alfresco-adorned apartment and onto your own 250 square meter roof terrace – unique to the whole of Venice – for the ultimate in hospitality luxury.

Ultra luxury is alive and well in the UK with six suites included on the list located in the UK – and all of them are in London, to be exact, more than any other city in the world.

The most expensive suite out of the six London-based properties is the Royal Suite at the InterContinental London Park Lane, coming in at a cool £10,000 per night.  The suites at the other five properties are a relative bargain in comparison:

Royal Suite, InterContinental London Park Lane, at £10,000 per night

Penthouse Suite, the Wellesley, at £6,600 / night

SuiteME, the ME London, at £6,000 / night

Cinema Suite, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, at £5,255 / night

Dorchester Suite, The Dorchester, London, at £4,865 / night

Ebony Suite, the May Fair, London, at £2,000 / night

When looking at the full list, a night’s stay in each of the 101 hotel suites on the list would cost £541,851 and combined they take up over 416,000 square feet of space.  By comparison, the National Association of Home Builders reports the average American home is 2,700 square feet and costs $270,000.  Hotels report that typical length of stay varies from 10 days to three weeks depending on location and time of year.  Typical guests come from around the world, and the suites are popular with families, heads of state, royalty, celebrities, and elite business leaders.

The list is not necessarily comprised of only the most expensive suites.  According to Travel Editor Tova Syrowicz, “We are always looking for suites and villas that have just been opened or have not been publicized yet.”  Eighty percent are new suites in new hotels, new suites in existing hotels and seriously renovated suites.  The remaining 20 percent come from a panel of luxury travel agents and celebrities and existing suites in top hotels that haven’t made the list in previous years. Also included are villas that are part of hotel complexes.  In other words, high prices alone won’t get your hotel on the list, which is whittled down from over 400 nominations.

The list of Top 101 Suites is the cover story of the July/August 2013 issue of Elite Traveler, and is also available at (link to article).  Elite Traveler readers spend over £260,000 per household annually at luxury hotels and resorts making the subject very appropriate for the magazine.

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