Top 100 Suites 2015

The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Presidential Villa The Presidential Villa, which used to be the Seychellois retreat of Peter Sellers and George Harrison, has its own private cove and pool. There are his-and-hers dressing areas, spacious decks with sun loungers and beds, and plush bedroom quarters. From $1,522 +65 6849 5888

Park Hyatt, Zanzibar

Zamani Presidential Suite This is a new arrival in an ancient town that’s a UNESCO heritage site. The hotel opened on the island’s Stone Town beach in March, and this 4,900 sq ft suite has with views over the dhow harbor and a private rooftop garden. Price on request +255 24 550 1234

Wolwedans, Namibia

Mountain View Suite This camp runs on solar power and is geared toward eco-friendly tourism. The Mountain View Suite has its own dining room for enjoying the retreat’s bush cuisine paired with local wines. The “star-gazing” bed on the veranda is a great sleep-out spot. From $480 per person + 264 – 61 – 230 616

Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Galaxy Sancturies This looks like a Bond villain’s hideout dropped on a Caribbean hilltop and its rough concrete and quarried stone outline of Jade Mountain is an iconic sight in St Lucia. From the 900 sq ft infinity pool, guests have a stunning sea panorama. One of the walls in the 2,000 sq ft suite is open to the elements. […]

The Mondrian, UK

River View Apartment From the bed in this Tom Dixon-designed apartment on London’s South Bank, guests can see the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. It is a good base for exploring Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, the National Gallery and Globe Theatre, as well as the London Eye. Or just pop up to the hotel’s glamorous, top floor bar – […]

Virgin Hotels Chicago, USA

Penthouse Suite Richard Branson’s first foray into hotels includes rooftop Japanese restaurant and late-night cocktail bar Cerise – along with two penthouse suites. Design touches include the specially commissioned lounge bed and leather armchair by Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau. There is also a particularly well-stocked fridge. From $616 855.946.6600

The Greenwich Hotel, USA

Tribeca Penthouse One of the most stunning suites in New York sits atop this hotel, owned by Robert De Niro. Designer Axel Vervoordt and architect Tatsuro Miki have created a unique, 6,800 sq ft, three-bedroom space that channels the ancient Japanese art of wabi with natural materials and a muted color palette. Finishing touches include open fireplaces and antique objets. […]

Ett Hem, Sweden

The Suite The Swedish term, Ett Hem, means “a home”, which is precisely the feeling captured by this Stockholm hotel’s elegant suite. Designer Ilse Crawford, founder of Elle Decoration, filled the dove-gray, 581 sq ft space with curated artworks, mid-century Scandinavian furnishings, a handsome freestanding marble bathtub, custom brass cocktail cabinet and ceramic-tiled stove. Expect bespoke services, including an on-call […]

Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia

Osprey Pavilion Acclaimed as Australia’s version of the Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is an untouched wilderness of rugged coast, wild ocean, white beaches and starry skies. At this sophisticated outpost, the curved Osprey Pavilion is the premium choice for the ocean views alone. From the hand sculpted granite bathtub in the open bathroom, guests can look straight out to the horizon. […]

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

The Retreat There are two retreats overlooking the sea at either end of this remote resort on Oman’s Musandam peninsula. Each rustic-chic retreat – with internal and external space of 12,000 sq ft – comes with its own pool with thatched garden huts, gates opening onto the beach and a butler to provide cold towels and fresh juices. Unique experiences […]