In 2020, it couldn’t be easier to find a luxury five-star hotel. Once reserved for the celebrity A-list and VIP set alone, today, opulence is more accessible than ever before – and wherever you’re travelling to in the world, you won’t have to look far to find something special. But if you’re looking for somewhere truly elite to base yourself during your next getaway, away from the masses in search of a taste of the luxury lifestyle, the good news is that there are still plenty of more exclusive options out there that offer opulence and sophistication on a whole new level.
So, if you’re bored of the traditional five-star experience and want something that exceeds even your highest expectations, then look no further – because we’ve rounded up five of the most expensive must-visit hotels in the world to visit in 2020. It’s true what they say; you really do get what you pay for – and these gems will never, ever disappoint.
Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine, St. Lucia
When it comes to unrivalled opulence in an entirely unique setting, Lover’s Deep has got it nailed. This spectacular five-star submarine hotel takes guests on an underwater journey beneath the Caribbean waves, offering a private and secluded setting that is just perfect for a romantic getaway for two. The best thing about this unusual accommodation choice is that it can be moored where you please. Guests can choose from a setting either off the coastal reef of the coast of St. Lucia, or near a sunken battleship in the Red Sea.
With your own personal chef and butler on hand to meet your every need for the duration of your stay, you’ll want for nothing. Private speedboat or helicopter can be arranged to take you to and from the vessel, and there’s a free rose petal scattering service and champagne breakfast in bed bookable through a concierge service. Of course, in such a romantic setting, the only thing you’ll want to find on the menu will be romance, and the specialist aphrodisiac tasting menu certainly doesn’t disappoint.
As you’d expect, joining the ‘Mile Low’ club doesn’t come cheap, so be prepared to part with around £200,000 per night.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
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An iconic luxury hotel set on the famous Las Vegas Strip, Caesars is a name that has held its own despite the sea of competition that has sprung up around it over the years. Boasting various celebrity chef-endorsed restaurants, as well as 7 swimming pools, luxury is a given – but what really sets this hotel apart is its world class casino. John Daniels, from leading online casino guide Casinohawks.com, believes it’s still the best casino hotel on the planet. He told LLM: “Featuring a range of slot machines, plus classic poker and table games, Caesars Palace offers a truly unique experience set amongst surroundings inspired by ancient Rome. As well as indulging in the race an sportsbook or taking advantage of the private rooms, guests can enjoy speciality cocktails at Cleopatra’s Barge floating lounge. Put all of this together, and it’s little surprise that Caesars is still one of the best casino hotels in the world.”
Hotel President Wilson Royal Penthouse Suite, Switzerland
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mont Blanc and facing picturesque Lake Geneva, the Hotel President Wilson is just minutes away from the famous rue du Rhône. To get the full luxury experience, opt for the Royal Penthouse Suite, which sprawls over the whole of the hotel’s eighth floor and comprises 12 lavish bedrooms with marble bathrooms and designer toiletries by Hermes. Filled with plush furnishings and adorned with expensive antiques and artwork, the Royal Suite has attracted high profile guests from across the globe, from heads of state and foreign dignitaries to VIPs and celebrities.
Burj Al Arabe in Dubai, UAE
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The iconic Burj al Arabe has long had a reputation as one of the world’s most extravagant hotels, and in 2020, it’s still holding its own. Cutting-edge engineering has equipped this glamorous establishment with a range of stand-out luxury features – from its unique manmade beach and infinity pool terrace, to the world’s tallest atrium. The hotel stands on an artificial island located 280m from Jumeirah Beach, and is connected to the mainland via a private bridge. Designed to resemble the sail of a ship, it even boasts its own helipad for guests who are keen to arrive in style.
Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
The enchanting Raj Palace in Jaipur is an art lover’s dream, filled to the brim with original artworks and home to its very own museum. Beautifully restored to its opulent origins as Maharaja’s Palace, it’s set amongst spectacular decorative gardens that give a nod to its rich heritage. Boasting two fine dining restaurants, a spa, an exclusive pool and cinema, this culturally rich and extravagantly luxurious hotel is the only place to stay when visiting India. A one-night stay in the Presidential Suite will set you back a cool $17,700. Push the boat out this year and treat yourself to a luxurious getaway that goes above and beyond. Opt for any of these extravagant options, and you’ll never look back.
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