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A look inside the world's most expensive hotel rooms

Posted by Melanie Nayer  February 18, 2014 08:05 AM

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Ritz_HongKongKowloon_00070_920x518.jpgThe Ritz-Carlton Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong's spacious living room features expansive views of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour. Photo credit: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

To some travelers, luxury knows no limits. Hotels around the world have upped their luxury status over the years, building out expansive penthouse suites (the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong's Presidential Suite has Mother of Pearl walls) and bringing gold-plated amenities (like the iPads at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai).

According to, the Royal Penthouse Suite at Geneva's Hotel President Wilson is the most expensive hotel room in the world, pricing out at $83,200 a night. The hefty price tag includes 12 bedrooms and 12 marble bathrooms, a wraparound terrace with views of the Alps, and a private butler, chef, and personal assistant to be at your service during your stay.

Upping its historical luxury status, the New York Palace Hotel last year unveiled its new specialty suites - the Jewel Suite and the Champagne Suite - as part of its $140 million makeover. The results are nothing short of stunning.

So, between the grand pianos, the decadent bath products and the 24/7 private service, what makes a hotel the most "luxurious"? Simply put: the price tag.

CNN takes us inside the world's most expensive hotel rooms. These rooms are more than just fancy linens and designer lamps. Check out the 24,000-square-foot landscaped terrace garden at the Shahi Mahal Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India. For spectacular views of Manhattan, step inside the four glass balconies in the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite in the Four Seasons New York. There are four heated pools in the St. Regis Villa at the The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, and original lithographs by Dufy, Picasso, Matisse and Stael in the Presidential Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes.

Check out the full photo gallery of the world's most expensive hotel rooms from, and tell me: if money were no object, what would you want to see in your luxurious hotel room?

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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