20 Hotel Suites Around the World That Are Almost Too Luxurious
A good hotel suite can ruin you for life. Why go back to your tiny apartment when you can live in style with butler service and views of an exotic foreign city? But there are some hotel suites that stand above the rest, whether it’s because of the indulgent amenities or the uniqueness of the location. From the underwater bedroom of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Muraka suite to the extreme luxury of the Corinthia Hotel London’s Royal Penthouse, there are a lot of amazing suites around the world. Start saving your pennies now—these are worth the splurge.
1. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: The Muraka Suite
Who hasn’t wanted to spend a night underwater? That dream is possible at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a luxury hotel with a three-bedroom suite built both above and below the sea. The residence, which can only be booked through a direct query to the hotel, also has its own team of butlers and staff to make your stay unforgettable (as if you would forget sleeping adjacent to tropical fish). The hotel itself has an overwater spa, several pools, a kids club and numerous dining options, making it a place where you can fully get away from it all.
2. The Retreat at Blue Lagoon: The Lagoon Suite
Not only does the Lagoon Suite at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon overlook Iceland’s famous geothermal waters, but the room actually has its own private lagoon just outside. There’s a lot included in your stay beyond that, as well, from guided daily hikes to breakfast to yoga classes. It’s the ideal place to relax, especially since the suite requires a minimum two-night stay, and guests have access to all of the hotel’s spa offerings, including the renowned “Blue Lagoon Ritual.” The hotel is also home to the Moss Restaurant, so you won’t need to go far to find authentic Icelandic cuisine.
3. The Peninsula Hong Kong: The Peninsula Suite
Gaze out over Victoria Harbor from the Peninsula Suite, a massive set of rooms that includes a ten-seat dining room, a private screening room, personal gym and two bedrooms. There’s also 24-hour butler service—and a Rolls-Royce and chauffeur on 24-hour call, ya know, just in case. Generally, though, it’s the high-level amenities that set any Peninsula hotel apart from the rest, whether you want to control everything in the suite with touchscreen panels or you want to open a drawer and find a fax machine. The hotel also has an amazing pool, spa and gym, and the massive breakfast buffet requires at least two hours to fully enjoy.
4. Twin Farms: The Aviary Cottage
Twin Farms, an all-inclusive luxury resort in Vermont, is a bucket list experience in itself. But guests can up the ante in the Aviary Cottage, a two-story accommodation with its own stone hot tub and fireplace. It comes with all the Twin Farms amenities, like farm-to-table dining, customized picnic lunches and unpacking services so you never have to lift a finger. The hotel is ideal any time of year, with activities tailored to the season, but fall is probably the most picturesque time to visit (especially when you can watch the leaves turn from your private in-room hot tub).
5. Cliveden House: The Spring Cottage
Be like Meghan Markle the night before her wedding to Prince Harry and stay in historic Cliveden House, a luxurious stately home hotel just outside London. The three-bedroom Spring Cottage is detached from the main house and located right on the banks of the River Thames, offering both views and privacy. It’s equal parts indulgent and quaint, with high-end touches and a countryside feel. Although you’ll have your own kitchen, be sure to take high tea in the Cliveden dining room and then book into the spa, which has an infamous outdoor pool that’s open year-round.
6. Burj Al Arab: The Presidential Suite
Everything in Dubai is luxurious, from the shopping to the hotels to the beaches, but the Burj Al Arab’s two-bedroom Presidential Suite goes above and beyond—just look at the bathroom alone! The room includes 24-hour private butler service, a private library, a personalized private bar and a selection of 14 (yes, 14) different types of pillow. The sumptuous hotel also has its own beach, numerous swimming pools, a spa and a car rental service that offers access to Aston Martins and Lamborghinis. Don’t miss Gold On 27, the hotel’s cocktail bar, which offers a serious array of creative, themed drinks.
7. ITC Gardenia: The Peacock Suite
Not only does the Peacock Suite in the ITC Gardenia have its own infinity pool, but the massive suite also has its own helipad. You know, in case you want to bring your helicopter to stay. The hotel, located in Karnataka, India, also ups the ante with a massage chair, private garden and butler service in the two-room suite, which has serious views from the 20th floor. There’s also lounge access, as well as personalized check-in and checkout so you’ll never have to stand in a line with the regular guests.
8. Grand Velas Los Cabos: The Imperial Suite
Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Imperial Suite is a favorite with celebrities, attracting everyone from Juliette Lewis to Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. It’s easy to see why: The two-bedroom suite has unparalleled views of the ocean and a whole slew of amenities. Extras include a three-hour cruise aboard a 55-foot Bella yacht, a 24-hour dedicated concierge and included babysitting for the young ones, as well as a massage at the hotel’s high-end spa. The best part is, of course, the location on the Sea of Cortez, where guests can scuba dive, whale watch or just lie on the beach.
9. Crown Towers Perth: The Chairman’s Villa
Staying in a four-bedroom hotel suite is like having your own (super luxurious) house, especially when it comes with a butler’s kitchen and entertainment room that has its own white grand piano. That’s just some of what you get when you book the Chairman’s Villa at the Crown Towers Perth, a hotel with amazing views of the Australian city. The suite is completely over-the-top, almost like it’s in Las Vegas instead of Perth, and your entire family will make the most of a stay in the rooms. The hotel also has several restaurants (including a Nobu), a spa, several swimming pools and easy access to downtown Perth.
10. Beau-Rivage Palace: The Spa Suite
Spa lovers should make a reservation to stay in the Spa Suite at Beau-Rivage Palace, a high-end hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. The suite isn’t the biggest in the hotel, but its marble bathroom is specifically designed to accommodate private spa treatments. There are two massage tables, a hammam and a hot tub, as well as a balcony with views of the Alps. Breakfast, parking and an open bar is included in the stay, and you get your own housekeeper to handle unpacking. The hotel also features several restaurants, including Anne-Sophie Pic, a two-Michelin star dining experience you won’t want to miss.
11. Angama Mara: The Tented Suite
On the surface, a tent might not seem like a bucket-list suite experience, but the Tented Suites at Angama Mara in Kenya are beyond anything you can imagine. Each has floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing views of the Maasai Mara from every room, and include a butler’s lobby so you can wake up to tea and coffee every morning. Everything comes with the price, too, from meals and drinks to laundry to safari activities. The safari camp also has an infinity pool, gym, library and clubhouse, as well as a private airfield for arriving to the area.
12. Laucala Island: The Hilltop Estate
Fiji’s Laucala Island is a private island resort, but if that’s not elaborate enough, you can book into the Hilltop Estate, a private resort within the resort. It comes with a private cook, nanny and chauffer, and there are actual guesthouses in case you don’t want to share the main house with the rest of your family. The all-inclusive resort is accessible via its own airport (of course) and the island is filled with white sand beaches, crystal blue water and possibilities for hiking and snorkeling. It’ll make you feel like a celebrity—and you probably are if you can afford to stay here.
13. St. Regis Bora Bora: The Royal Estate
Hole up in your own private compound at the St. Regis Bora Bora. The Royal Estate, which opens to a secluded beach available only to you, has three pavilions, a pool, a spa, a chef’s kitchen and four marble bathrooms, making it perfect for a getaway with friends or family. The resort itself, known for its overwater bungalows, boasts a restaurant by Jean-Georges, an expansive spa and fitness center, and included water sports, like paddle boarding and kayaking. Although you may never want to leave the suite, the area is also home to shark feeding experiences, scuba diving and jet ski tours.
14. Lenox Hotel: The Judy Garland Suite
Celebrate the life and work of Judy Garland at Boston’s Lenox Hotel, where the actress and singer lived in 1968. The Judy Garland Suite, which looks out over the Back Bay, is all about old-time Hollywood glamour with Italian marble bathrooms, vintage furnishings and gold touches everywhere. It may not be the world’s biggest suite, but it’s a perfect room to book for a special occasion or anniversary (or just because). The hotel has an ideal location for exploring downtown Boston and guests can enjoy several good dining options without ever leaving (which you might not want to when it gets cold outside).
15. Corinthia Hotel London: The Royal Penthouse
The Corinthia Hotel’s location near the Thames in London means that the rooftop in the Royal Penthouse has views of the London Eye and Parliament. The lavish two-story suite has its own spa, kitchen and ten-seat dining room, as well as an office and bar. There’s 24-hour butler service available and tons of extras, from unpacking services to a curated art collection. The hotel, a favorite among actors shooting movies in London, features one of the city’s best spas, as well as acclaimed eatery Kerridge’s Bar and Grill. Don’t miss afternoon tea in the Crystal Moon Lounge (or just have it delivered to your massive suite).
16. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The Chelsea Penthouse
There are a lot of seriously indulgent hotel suites in Las Vegas, but the penthouse at the chic Cosmopolitan has our attention. The suites are available with two or three bedrooms and floor-to-ceiling views of the Strip. Each includes a wet bar and a kitchenette (and you should select one that has its own terrace). Inside the hotel and casino there is a lot to do and to eat, from the Marquee night/day club to restaurants like Blue Ribbon and Momofuku. Be sure to visit the Chandelier bar, an elegant cocktail bar that offers a secret menu item called the “Verbena.”
17. Longitude 131°: The Dune Pavilion
Located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with views of the famed Ayers Rock, Longitude 131°’s Dune Pavilion pairs nature with high-end extravagance. The suite, meant for a couple, has a deck with a private plunge pool, a curated bar and local art decorating the walls. There’s also an outdoor fireplace with a daybed, so you can relax under the stars when the sun sets. The remote luxury camp is the perfect spot to experience Australia’s outback via hiking tours or artist visits, although there’s also a spa, as well as a restaurant and bar, if you just want to hang out.
18. Mandarin Oriental Paris: The Parisian Apartment
Always wanted your own apartment in Paris? Now you can live the Parisian life in the Parisian Apartment, which recently opened in the Mandarin Oriental Paris. There are four bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and a landscaped terrace, which overlooks the hotel’s private garden. Enjoy the spa and Thierry Marx’s onsite restaurant, or have dinner delivered to your room, which has a marble dining table at the ready. The hotel’s location near the Tuileries is ideal for exploring the Louvre or the shops along the Champs-Élysées.
19. Aman Tokyo: The Aman Suite
Find peace high above the busy streets of Tokyo in the Aman Tokyo’s Aman Suite, the hotel’s largest rooms. With views of Imperial Palace Gardens and East Tokyo, the minimalist, luxury rooms include traditional soaking tubs, mini wine cellars and expansive dining room tables for entertaining guests. The sleek hotel, located at the top of the Otemachi Tower, is known as an “urban retreat,” which means the Aman Spa is your best bet for some relaxation. The rooms are meant to evoke a traditional Japanese ryokan, but here you’ll get a super-luxury version of that experience.
20. The Carlyle: The Empire Suite
It’s tricky to pick New York City’s best bucket-list suite, but The Carlyle’s Empire Suite is the cream of the crop. With three bedrooms, a full kitchen, an office and four and a half bathrooms, the two-story suite is basically like living in the city’s chicest penthouse apartment. What sets this suite apart, though, is the private art collection, which was curated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art just for guests like you. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, in case you’d rather look at that. Be sure to stop by Bemelmans Bar for a cocktail during your stay.