Pop the champagne, swim in sky-high swimming pools, and admire incredible modern art – these rooms are a pretty penny, well spent.
From views that genuinely leave you breathless to incredible art from floor to ceiling, these rooms give 'home away from home' a new meaning. Although all gloriously individual, they have one thing in common: they're truly indulgent, with everything you could need and want for a seamless stay.
Read on to discover how each one exceeds expectations in its own way.
1. The Royal Suite, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France
Behold the most spacious and grand room at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris – the aptly named Royal Suite. A stay worthy of aristocracy, it's bedecked with luxurious Turkish rugs, antique furnishings, classical artworks and gold-flecked crystal chandeliers. As the largest suite in Paris, it spans four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, an office, kitchen, jacuzzi, and traditional steam room, all infused with classic French sophistication. Designed by renowned interior artist Marie-José Pommereau, it's befitting of its Golden Triangle address, with unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower and the buzzing Avenue Montaigne from the spectacular balcony.
2. Art Collector’s Suite, Pulitzer Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Big, bold, and beautiful – this five-star suite pulls out all the stops. Part of Pulitzer Amsterdam‘s Collector’s Suites range, the Art Collector’s Suite is described as 'an art lover’s dream', with a huge collection of modern art adorning the walls, all sourced from the Pulitzer collection. A six-metre-long Thierry Bruet painting is the star of the show, but the views from the living room window try their best to compete, overlooking one of the city’s famous canals. With a private entrance, an 18th-century heritage front, bespoke furniture and marble bathroom, this suite is the ultimate living celebration of creativity throughout time.
3. Bigger Penthouse, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, Thailand
When bigger is better, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon’s Bigger Penthouse is the best. Expect the unexpected in this retro-meets-modern suite, boasting soft-to-the-touch velvet furnishings, sleek wood panelling, and a curved theme that extends to the furniture, fixtures and artwork. Grand floor-to-ceiling windows line the outer perimeter, framing magnificent views of Bangkok’s buzzing city centre below and bathing the bright penthouse with natural light. Fusing together hyper-modern design and pop art with traditional Thai influences, this spacious top-floor haven is the perfect encapsulation of modern Bangkok.
4. Sky Pool Villa, Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
When it comes to lavish living, Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah precinct often springs to mind. Perched at the pinnacle of this architectural marvel, Atlantis The Royal‘s Sky Pool Villa redefines what luxury living truly means. Ascend to the clouds to swim high above the glittering horizon in the private infinity pool, encased in a unique transparent glass to seamlessly merge with the stunning Arabian Sea below. Inside, oceanic hues meet organic gold wall art, warm wood finishes and magnificent marble walls to bring the beauty of the outside within.
5. Grace Suite, Grace Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Clinging to the iconic Santorini cliff edge, Grace Hotel’s Grace Suite is opulent in its minimalism and comforting in its coolness. Best enjoyed when the sun colours the horizon in a symphony of apricot, this spacious suite claims one of the best views on the island. Outside, the suite extends onto a private patio with comfortable sun beds and a refreshing plunge pool, and inside, rejuvenation awaits in the heated pool and steamy Hamman. The suite’s grey-scale minimal feel not only soothes and calms the mind, but also allows enchanting glimpses of the Aegean Sea to be the rightful star of the show.
6. Hyde Park Suite, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, UK
If uninterrupted views of London's famous Hyde Park aren’t enticing enough, let the interior beauty of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s Hyde Park Suite seal the deal. Drawing inspiration from the leafy reserve just outside the window, the suite is decorated in muted green and soft mauve tones, complemented by plush leather seats and expansive brushed rugs. Eye-catching metallic details scattered throughout the space play off the illuminated acorn-inspired chandelier and the array of antique 18th-century objet d’art.
7. Skyline Corner One Bedroom Suite, Pendry Manhattan West, New York, USA
There aren’t many experiences as indulgent as apartment-style living in the heart of New York City. At Pendry Manhattan West, the standout Skyline Corner One Bedroom Suite invites you to watch the city that never sleeps through floor-to-ceiling windows, while sipping on champagne and reclining on soft velvety modular couches. Entertain with ease high above the iconic cityscape with a spacious dining area and comfortable living space, both decorated with pastel hues and modern furnishings, or take advantage of the hotel’s prime position and explore the heart of Manhattan, just steps from the front door.
8. Verandah Suite, Capella Bangkok, Thailand
Private island-style living awaits just minutes from the centre of buzzing Bangkok at Capella Bangkok’s Verandah Suite. Enjoy tranquil morning yoga on the light-filled verandah, and restful evenings with a cocktail in hand in the private jacuzzi. With a classy pared-back palette, this top-tier suite’s minimalist design is a welcome calming presence in contrast to the vibrant city. Enjoy some of the best views in the city of the majestic Chao Phraya River while reclining on soft sunbeds, or treat yourself to a moment of rejuvenation in the suite’s luxurious bath, housed within the bold marble-accented bathroom.
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