Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018
In Elite Traveler’s list of Top 100 Suites 2018, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva takes the title of world’s most exorbitantly expensive suite for its Royal Penthouse Suite, which is a 12-bedroom apartment that takes up the entirety of the hotel’s eighth floor.
At 1,680 square meters (18,083 square feet), it’s also the largest hotel suite in Europe. The guests who shell out $80,000 per night are handing out more money than the median U.S. household income earned in one year, which in 2016 was about $59,000.
Royal Penthouse Suite has hosted everyone from Michael Jackson, Richard Branson, Rihanna, Bill Gates, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas. For the VIP guests, including heads of state, the suite has been designed to provide maximum security with bulletproof windows, a panic button, private elevator and reinforced safe.
For musical guests, it comes with a Steinway grand piano, and for bookworms, a collection of antique books. All 12 bedrooms are also accompanied by their own marble bathrooms, which are kitted out with Hermès amenities. The suite itself also offers sweeping, panoramic views of its waterfront location, along with Mont-Blanc in the distance. It goes without saying that at $80,000, the suite also comes with a personal chef, butler and security team.
Meanwhile, the list of the world’s most expensive hotel suites is mostly represented by properties in the US and Europe. Rounding out the podium is the five-bedroom Terrace Suite in New York’s The Mark hotel at $75,000, and the Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt in Cannes, France, which costs $53,200.