Whether you have access to unlimited funds or just want to daydream, sometimes, a standard hotel room simply won't do. When accustomed to living in the lap of luxury, extras like 24-hour butlers, private chauffeurs and on-call staff come standard. But most importantly: these suites feel as fabulous as home. We've gathered some of our favorite luxury accommodations around the globe, from the mammoth penthouse at The Peninsula Hong Kong to a glamorous suite fit for television royalty in Chicago. Read on for some serious travel envy and start saving those pennies.
Baccarat Suite at The Baccarat Hotel, New York City
A stone’s throw from the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan, the Baccarat Hotel shines as a work of art onto itself. In that vein, the greatest masterpiece of all is the Baccarat Suite, an $18,000-a-night investment that’s worth every penny if you have the money to splurge. The opulent space is comprised of a number of salon-esque rooms plus a master bedroom that includes a free-floating bathtub.
Grand Perks: A dedicated team of hosts, sommelier-selected wines and spirits, private airport transfers, twice daily housekeeping, complimentary Champagne, free blowouts at the hotel spa
Infinity Suite at The Langham, Chicago
Where else do you house the queen-pin of FOX’s hit show “Empire” other than the Infinity Suite? Taraji P. Henson has been known to post up in the Infinity Suite during taping season, and of course one of her most famous guests is co-star Terrance Howard. Both are great singers, so certainly at some point they’ve belted a few ditties while playing the grand piano that's a centerpiece of the room. There’s also a dining table for 10 guests, fireplace, oversized soaking tubs and glorious views of the Chicago River and skyline. The cheapest room on our list, this one goes for just about $6,000 a night.
Grand Perks: 24-hour butler service, access to The Langham Club and its amenities, valet and laundry services
Park Suites at The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia
Its 25th consecutive year as a Five Diamond property, The Rittenhouse is one of Philadelphia’s most revered hotels and feels more like a guest-in-residence experience than a place to spend the night. With up to 1,300 square feet of space, the suites include hand-crafted, custom-designed furniture, views of the sycamore and maple trees in Rittenhouse Square and large marble bathrooms.
Grand Perks: A private champagne and caviar reception; gratis spa treatments, including a skin treatment using diamond dust; custom-designed diamond jewelry; and a chef’s table dinner at the hotel’s restaurant
The Peninsula Suite at The Peninsula, Hong Kong
Fans of the cult '80s soap “Dynasty” will remember that wealthy villainess Alexis Colby loved to retreat to The Peninsula Hong Kong. And why not? The Peninsula Suite, with its unmatched views of Victoria Harbour, is befitting of someone of her stature. Equipped with a dining table for 10, private cinema, gymnasium, private terrace, grand piano, and two stately bedrooms, this Asian delight will set you back approximately $10,000 a night.
Grand Perks: 24/7 chauffeured Rolls-Royce on call, 24-hour butler service, daily fresh fruit basket
The Penthouse at Seven Stars Galleria, Milan
Milan’s grandest property offers a bird’s eye view of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala Square. It accommodates up to 250 for entertaining, so for those planning a wedding or milestone birthday, it’s quite suitable. The Penthouse includes two spacious sleeping suites (Galleria, La Scala), a cocktail room with pool table, terrace, and 6,025 feet of space to lounge. Italians know luxury though, and the room will set you back a pretty penny at $17,000 a night.
Grand Perks: Private elevator, 24-hour butler, complimentary access to the adjacent World of Leonardo’s Museum, complimentary ensuite daily breakfast, welcome bottle of Champagne, fresh fruit and canapes
Encore Three Bedroom Duplex Suite at The Wynn, Las Vegas
High rollers love this lush property just off the Strip, which offers incredible floor-to-ceiling views of all the lights and action from every room of your private three-bedroom duplex suite. The 5,829-square-foot residence is located in the Encore Tower and offers a billiard room, private massage/workout studio, seating up to 16 guests and more. For $10,000 a night, it's how you do Vegas right.
Grand Perks: Limo service to and from airport, butler service, a private daily cabana, twice daily housekeeping, early check-in/late check-out, access to the spa/fitness center, expedited entry to nightclubs