Peninsula Suite, The Peninsula, Hong Kong
US$10,000 per night
A stay at Hong Kong’s grande dame begins at the airport, where you’re picked up by a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, part of The Pen’s signature fleet.
Or, if you’re feeling really flash (and flush), you can arrive by helicopter — the hotel has two rooftop helipads for their super-rich guests.
At more than 371 square meters, The Peninsula suite, on the 26th floor, provides the most stunning vistas over Victoria Harbour, along with a 24-hour butler and chauffeur service, mini-gym and fully equipped kitchen.
+852 2920 2888; www.peninsula.com
Ritz-Carlton Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
US$18,000 per night
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Ritz-Carlton Suite frame an unparalleled view of the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Christ the Savior Cathedral.
With classic Russian Imperial furnishings, the 232-square-meter suite comes with a spacious living room, dining area, library, office, grand piano and heated flooring, perfect for bone-chilling Moscow winters.
+7 495 225 8888; www.ritzcarlton.com
14. The Sultan’s Suite, Çirağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul
US$15,332 per night
Originally built of wood in the 16th century, and eventually the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, this palace was rebuilt in marble for Sultan Abdülaziz in 1857.
Now a lavish five-star hotel with a guest list that includes Prince Charles, Liz Hurley, Uma Thurman and Giorgio Armani, it has all the trimmings: a gorgeous pool, boat and helicopter service and an amazing breakfast buffet.
The Sultan’s Suite overlooking the Bosphorus comes with private butler service, opulent chandeliers, period furniture and fine art. What more could the average oligarch need?
+90 212 326 4646; www.kempinski.com
Royal Suite, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
US$24,550 per night
There are a pair of Royal Suites at Hotel George V. Both have private terraces overlooking the historic art deco fountain of the Three Graces.
Stuffed with magnificent French antiques, these vast suites are adorned with 18th- and 19th-century fine art. Crystal chandeliers glitter and huge vases of pale pink roses perfume the air.
The master bedrooms have spacious marble bathrooms with steam rooms, sauna and a walk-in dressing rooms.
+33 149 52 7000; www.fourseasons.com
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy
US$32,736 per night
Perfect for sun-kissed networking, the Presidential Suite overlooks the sparkling brine of the Costa Smeralda. Billed as one of the most gorgeous suites in the world, this three-bedroom luxury pad stands above the rambling towers and pantile roofs of the luxury Porto Cervo resort.
An understated blend of Mediterranean style and sensational bay views, the suite also has its own pool on the private roof terrace, along with a wine cellar and outdoor gym.
+39 789 976111; www.luxurycollection.com/caladivolpe
The Presidential Suite, The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
US$45,000 per night
This positively palatial suite was a former Maharaja’s residence. At nearly 1,500 square meters, the suite is one of the biggest in Asia, and comprises a four-floor apartment lavishly decorated in gold leaf, stucco, ivory and mirror work.
With a private roof terrace and swimming pool offering panoramic views of the pink city of Jaipur, and its own private museum, there seems little reason to leave.
+ 91 141 2634077; www.rajpalace.com
Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
US$65,000 per night
For the security-conscious, or the merely paranoid, there’s nowhere better to stay than the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson Hotel, which has panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
With bulletproof doors and windows, it’s the perfect safehouse for visiting heads of state, or privacy-conscious celebs.
Taking up the entire top floor of the hotel, the suite has its own private elevator to whisk guests to an apartment with 12 rooms, which hold a Steinway grand piano, billiard room, library and private fitness center.
+41 22 906 6666; www.hotelpwilson.com