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Our definitive list of the most opulent, extravagant and decadent accommodations on the planet takes you on a journey of discovery from the hills of Bali to the shore of Lake Geneva. Exceptional amenities, stunning design and over-the-top attention to detail ensure these suites are a cut above the rest.

Royal Lochnagar Suite, Gleneagles, Scotland

As one of Scotland’s best hotels, Gleneagles has a sterling reputation and is loved by those with a passion for the great outdoors. The grand hotel is set within the 850-acre Gleneagles estate in the Scottish countryside where you’ll find lochs, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, shooting and fishing school, stables, zip line, three championship golf courses and its own train station. The Roya[...]

The Apartment, The Connaught, London

The 19th-century red-brick facade of The Connaught is as instantly recognizable as the curious water feature outside: a piece by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, named Silence, it sees a mist of water seep into the air every fifteen minutes. Art aficionados will delight further at the 3,000-strong collection of original artworks from artists like Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and[...]

Sterling Suite, The Langham, London

Delivering impeccable service since 1865, The Langham in Marylebone was London’s first grand hotel, and it is famed as being the birthplace of afternoon tea. At 4,844 sq ft, The Sterling Suite is one of the largest suites in London, and it can be configured to include up to six bedrooms. It has a dining room, drawing room with a piano, media lounge and the 24/7 service[...]

Royal Wing, Hotel Café Royal, London

Positioned between the high-class Mayfair borough and the vibrant Soho neighborhood, Hotel Café Royal is in the thick of it, yet is surprisingly relaxed inside. The landmarked building dates back to 1865 and is full of history: Oscar Wilde, Brigitte Bardot, David Bowie, Winston Churchill and Elizabeth Taylor are all past patrons. The Royal Wing is an extension of the grand Royal Suite and[...]

Royal Penthouse Suite, Corinthia Hotel, London

Near London’s Westminster neighborhood, the Corinthia is lavish with its glass-domed lobby, grand floral displays and glittering chandeliers. The two-story Royal Penthouse Suite has views from its 680-sq-ft terrace of landmarks of the London skyline: the London Eye, Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s and the Thames. Inside, the two floors connect via a private elevator and a swirling sta[...]

Royal Suite, The Lanesborough, London

The gleaming white facade of The Lanesborough is a neoclassical monument on Hyde Park Corner in London’s affluent Knightsbridge neighborhood. The hotel is a destination in itself — many visit to dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Celeste, or for the award-winning afternoon tea. For a longer stint, book the Royal Suite (you might recognize it from Eyes Wide Shut, the 1999 movie by St[...]

Manor House Suite, Rosewood London

Situated in the bustling Holborn area, Rosewood London is at the heart of the action, but inside it is another world. Enter through a grand archway and carriageway into a quaint courtyard (during the winter holidays you’ll see an enormous Christmas tree adorned with baubles and fairy lights). The hotel is a restored Edwardian mansion with beautiful architectural details throughout. The Ma[...]

Mandarin Oriental Penthouse, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park stands majestically in a turreted Edwardian building in Knightsbridge. The biggest refurbishment in the hotel’s 115-year history was completed in summer 2019 (it was supposed to be completed sooner, but a catastrophic roof fire caused an understandable delay). The interiors were given a new lease on life by designer Joyce Wang and, most noticeably, the colo[...]

Royal Suite, The Savoy, London

Needing little introduction, The Savoy is one of London’s most legendary hotels. It sits right on the bank of the River Thames (the only five-star hotel in the city to do so) and was the first luxury hotel in all of Britain. It has had many famous patrons during its 130-year history, and many of the guest rooms pay homage to them — the Marlene Dietrich Suite has a bouquet of pink roses tha[...]