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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.

Alii Royal Suite, Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii

Visiting the island of Lanai feels like taking a step back in time to an undiscovered Hawaii, albeit one with a Four Seasons Resort (soon to be two). There is very little development, and much of the island remains ready for exploration, whether that’s on horseback, a 4×4 or from a 50-ft catamaran. The ultra-luxurious resort has a prime oceanfront location next to Hulopoe Bay, a mari[...]

Presidential Suite, The Post Oak at Uptown Houston

Houston’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel, The Post Oak at Uptown Houston, comprises floors 10-25 of a tower housing residential space, offices and retail (including a ground-floor Rolls-Royce showroom). The Post Oak offers plenty to its discerning guests: seven dining and bar destinations, a spa, salon, fitness center, pool, library, extensive art collection and over-the-top programming, lik[...]

Makaloa Villa, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Embrace the aloha spirit on the Island of Hawaii at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, which celebrates the unique culture, architecture, landscape and decor the islands are known for. From the lava-rock walls to lush vegetation, incredible restaurants and enormous spa, and seven — yes, seven — outdoor pools, there’s something for families and honeymooners alike. Don’t miss the myriad cultural[...]

Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel New York

Situated on ‘Billionaires’ Row,’ the IM Pei-designed Four Seasons Hotel New York embodies elegant sophistication; yet the Art Deco lobby with soaring ceilings, towering columns and stone flooring has an intimate feel thanks to dim lighting and a quiet atmosphere. Visit Ty Bar for daily afternoon tea or live jazz on Friday nights. The luxe Ty Warner Penthouse on the 52nd floor is a most im[...]

Summit View Four-bedroom Penthouse Residence, Montage Deer Valley, Utah

Deer Valley is part of Utah’s premier ski destination, Park City. The area attracts skiers from around the world thanks to its near-200 acres of skiable terrain and fine restaurants. Montage Deer Valley is a ski-in/ski-out resort that takes you right to the chair lifts, making it easy to get on and off the slopes. The hotel has a rustic yet sophisticated feel — wood beams, a neutral color[...]

The Paepcke Suite, The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado

As the only true ski-in, ski-out property in Aspen, The Little Nell is beloved for its convenience and superb views; après skiers love its raucous parties. In 2019, the boutique hotel renovated its public areas; the new look evokes Aspen’s rustic natural landscape and impressive contemporary-art scene. (The rooms and suites were renovated in 2017). The restaurants are also excellent, espe[...]

Ty Warner Villa, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s Spanish colonial style lives on at this historic seaside resort, first built in 1927. It covers 22 acres dominated by lush, tropical greenery, with direct access to the beach and fine views over the Pacific Ocean. There’s lots to do: casino gaming, golf, wine tastings with the in-house vintner, plus the six dining concepts — most are alfresco and beachside. The hotel’s ind[...]

Presidential Suite, Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

Hollywood’s golden era is alive and well at Hotel Bel-Air, part of the Dorchester Collection, a Mediterranean-style sanctuary tucked away in the wooded hills of the exclusive Bel Air community. First opened in 1946, the hotel has been a private escape for Tinseltown’s most iconic movie stars, celebrities and filmmakers (Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, to name a few), be it for[...]

Estate Lodge, Meadowood Napa Valley, California

This iconic resort embodies the spirit of California’s Napa Valley. Set amid pretty rolling hills, the resort has charming cottage-style decor, attentive service, an award-winning spa, and a three-Michelin-starred restaurant celebrating the region’s exceptional produce and wines. The four-bedroom Estate Lodge is serene, set away from the main hotel for privacy. The cozy great room’s open [...]

The Mark Penthouse, The Mark, New York

Those in the know instantly recognize this Upper East Side hotel’s geometric black-and-white striped marble flooring. Whimsical in design but rooted in French elegance, The Mark Hotel, designed by Jacques Grange, has incredible artwork and objets d’art throughout. There are gourmet picnic baskets, a chauffeured The Mark-branded pedicab, custom bicycles and a private sailboat, The Mark Sai[...]

Wilshire Presidential Suite, Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles

Beverly Wilshire has enticed the rich and famous since it opened in 1928. The hotel exudes classic glamour, but has been updated with a modern style. There is a Wolfgang Puck-led restaurant called Cut, a five-star spa, and world-class shopping on Rodeo Drive is just steps away. Retreat to the two-bedroom Wilshire Presidential Suite on the eighth floor of the newly renovated Wilshire Wing [...]

Royal Suite, The Plaza Hotel, New York

The Plaza Hotel in New York isn’t just a 19th-century landmark hotel, it’s a cultural icon. The hotel is mentioned in iconic works of literature, such as The Great Gatsby and the famed children’s book, Eloise, and has appeared in dozens of films. A step inside the lobby feels like stepping into a museum: Beaux-Arts design is alive and well, and much of the old-world elegance that made the[...]

Presidential Penthouse Suite, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a mecca for luxe hotels, and Waldorf Astoria is one of the newest to make a splash in the upscale neighborhood. French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon infused his elegant touch into every corner of the hotel, from its opulent, marble-floored lobby to chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s three restaurants, the chic La Prairie Spa and perhaps the largest rooftop pool in Beverly Hil[...]

Baccarat Suite, Baccarat Hotel New York

No matter how many times you visit the pristine Baccarat Hotel New York, it never fails to transport you to Paris with its pleated silk walls, sweeping French art collection and elegant interiors. Throughout the hotel, there are countless deep-red floral bouquets and thousands of crystal sculptures. Every room is expectedly elegant, but The Baccarat Suite has that extra-special touch. The[...]

Royal Suite, Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt New York takes up the first 25 floors in the coveted residential address, One57. The modern glass building is across the street from Carnegie Hall and just steps from some of the city’s most famous attractions. Its lobby, dining area and rooms all feel ‘big city,’ but the hotel’s Spa Nalai is a tranquil haven offering wellness retreats for the frequent traveler. The spectacular[...]

Jewel Suite by Martin Katz, Lotte Palace New York

Lotte Palace New York perfectly marries Manhattan’s rich 19th-century history with the modern day throughout,most notably in the landarked original building, which is connected to a modern tower. There’s a quaint courtyard between the street and the front entrance; once you step inside, you’re greeted by an opulent lobby — one of the most well-preserved in the city. Get to know the histor[...]

Presidential Suite, The St Regis New York

First opened in 1904 by the Astor family, The St Regis New York is a luxe fixture in the heart of the city. The landmark hotel retains its early-20th-century charm in its well-preserved Beaux-Arts-style interiors, including ornate gold detailing on the walls, frescoes and sparkly crystal chandeliers. Have a drink at King Cole Bar (book Table 55 for an ultra-exclusive evening); or the stat[...]

Chairman Suite, Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

The Roman-style Bellagio Resort & Casino is instantly identifiable by its marvelous fountains and eight-acre lake that surround the property, and theatrics abound once you step inside. The hotel has dozens of restaurants and bars, the casino, premier shopping, and even botanical gardens and a conservatory with rotating art each season. The Chairman’s Suite is located in a private corn[...]

Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Guests love the Palms for its irreverent, fun vibe — the party here is nonstop, and the hotel constantly introduces new concepts. In addition to its classic casino, there are entertaining residencies, shows and myriad bars and lounges, plus non-party options such as the wellness-focused Spa at Palms, a recording studio, plenty of dining concepts and rotating art galleries featuring the wo[...]

Suite 5000, Mandarin Oriental New York

There are few more central hotels than Mandarin Oriental, New York, which is snug within Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel has the same Asian-inspired swankiness the company is so revered for, but with an urban flair. Here, guests will love fine-dining restaurant Asiate as well as The Office and The Aviary, two lounges from renowned Chicago-based chef Grant Achatz. Suite 500[...]

Three-bedroom Duplex, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

If you’re visiting Sin City and want the best nightlife, day clubs, casinos, restaurants and entertainment under one roof, head to Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. It’s affiliated with Wynn Las Vegas, so you have 19 restaurants at your fingertips, plus access to world-class shopping and nightlife. Whether you’re a high roller or not, the Three-bedroom Duplex is no gamble. The bi-level suite has [...]

Penthouse, The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai Miami Beach redefines what you might expect from a South Beach hotel with a dark, Southeast Asian-inspired aesthetic. There are rich woods, exotic materials and East-Asian artwork and artifacts everywhere from the lobby to the three restaurants to your room. Both the design elements and the interior architecture marry the hotel’s Art Deco history (the landmark building was first[...]

Chairman Suite, The Palazzo, Las Vegas

The Palazzo in Las Vegas is part of The Venetian and offers guests gaming options, dozens of fine-dining restaurants and cocktail bars, a Canyon Ranch Spa, nightclubs and pools. The resort has a distinct Italian theme and resembles a mini Venice, Italy. Go on a gondola ride along the manmade canal (and see exceptional art and architecture along the way) or take in the myriad shows (rangin[...]

The Boathouse, The Point, Saranac Lake, New York

Head to upstate New York’s Adirondacks and relive the glory of the Gilded Age at The Point, originally William D Rockefeller’s Great Camp. The property nicely blends rustic charm with elegance and exceptional service, and it gives new meaning to the term ‘all-inclusive.’ Full bars are scattered throughout the property, so you can mix a G and T while you meander through the forest, or spik[...]

Penthouse Suite, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami

Faena Hotel Miami Beach is decidedly eccentric and playful in its art and design — Damien Hirst’s 24K-gold woolly mammoth installation, Gone but Not Forgotten (2014), lives here, as do eight murals from artist Juan Gatti — but it also has whimsical restaurant concepts and even a shaman-developed healing spa. The hotel attracts your typical Miami crowd, but also welcomes families, and it b[...]