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17 of the world’s most incredible hotel suites

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 10/02/2018 Laura Hampson

© Provided by Evening Standard Limited Sometimes, it’s nice to imagine what we would do if we won the lottery.

With endless amounts of money at your disposal, staying in some of the most luxurious hotel suites would no doubt be top of your list.

From a bird’s nest in Thailand’s tropical forests to a luxury suite in the UK, perfect for a staycation, below are some of the most incredible hotel suites in the world.

1. The Panorama Suite at the Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland

(AlpinaGstaad) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (AlpinaGstaad) Setting the bar for a ‘new kind of Alpine luxury’, the Panorama Suite at the Alpine Gstaad is the only one of its kind in the world. The 400 metre-squared duplex has three rooms split over two floors with the most enticing aspect of the suite being the views over the rolling meadows and Swiss Alps.

From £4,380 per night. thealpinagstaad.ch

2. The Alan Pye Cottage at Huka Lodge, New Zealand

(Huka Lodge) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Huka Lodge) Just outside of New Zeland’s Lake Taupo, you will find the luxurious Huka Lodge. The standalone Alan Pye Cottage is named after Alan Pye, who established the lodge with his wife 90 years ago. The cottage, which incorporates Twenties and Thirties design features, sits on the banks of the Waikato River, above lush green lawns and alongside manicured gardens.

From £760 per night during the winter season. hukalodge.co.nz

3. A Beach Suite at Hotel Esencia, Mexico

(Hotel Esencia) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Hotel Esencia) Located barely 20 metres from the ocean will you find one of Hotel Esencia’s Beach Suites. With unobstructed sea views, these suites feature a private terrace with an in-room double bathtub and a number of other creature comforts. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is just an added bonus.

From £905 per night. hotelesencia.com

4. The Bird’s Nest at Keemala, Thailand

(Keemala) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Keemala) The exterior of these unique villas was inspired by the Rung-Nok Clan (Nest Clan) who enjoyed a luxurious life. Nestled in the Thai forest, these rooms offer sea and rainforest views and contain an expansive bathroom with a monsoon shower and a standalone bathtub with views.

From £450 per night. keemala.com

5. The Dowager Suite at Beaverbrook Hotel, UK

(Beaverbrook Hotel) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Beaverbrook Hotel) The suite got its moniker from the Dowager Lady Beaverbrook, who lived there until 30 years ago. A giant four poster bed takes centre stage and is complemented by a pink sofa, which you can sink into whilst looking out over the east facing balcony where you can eat breakfast. In the dusty rose-painted bathroom you will find a huge deep egg-shaped bath, which looks out of sash windows onto Beaverbrook's lush green acres.

From £280 per night. beaverbrook.co.uk

6. The Chamberlain Suite at El Questro Kimberley, Australia

(El Questro Kimberley) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (El Questro Kimberley) You will find this suite perched atop the Chamberlain Gorge in Australia’s Kimberley region – known for rugged ranges and dramatic scenery. The suite’s wraparound veranda offers awe-inspiring views to enjoy the Australian sunset. Reminisce about your day in the deluxe double bath overlooking the Gorge. 

From £1,779 per night. elquestro.com.au

7. Emperor Bonaparte Suite at the Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte, Italy

(ResidenzaRuspoli Bonaparte) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (ResidenzaRuspoli Bonaparte) Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (future Napoleon III) once lived in this suite as a child, so you know it’s going to be fancy. The ancient coffered ceiling is covered in a painting with a golden backdrop leading to your own private veranda. The bedroom offers a double canopy bed with a decorated fireplace, fit for an Emperor. 

From £483 per night. residenzaruspolibonaparte.com

8. Penthouse Suite at the Four Seasons George V, France

(Four Seasons George V) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Four Seasons George V) With 360-degree views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the penthouse at the Four Seasons George V could be home to one of the most romantic hotel sights in the world. It has all the ambience of a private Parisian residence, but all the luxuries of a first class hotel. In the bathroom, for instance, you’ll find an infinity bath fitted with jets and a relaxing chromotherapy system.

Prices on request. fourseasons.com/paris

9. The Cliff Penthouse Suite at Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands

(Oil Nut Bay) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Oil Nut Bay) On the eastern tip of the Virgin Gorda, you will find the cliff penthouse suite which overlooks the stunning Oil Nut Bay. With views across the Caribbean waters, this one-bedroom villa comes with complementary daytime activities and supervision for children aged over five, so parents can get in some much-needed sun time.

From £1,781 per night. exceptionalvillas.com

10. Especial Esmeralda Bungalow at Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, Brazil

(Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort) With 3,300 square feet or floor space, this bungalow is luxury on another level. Spectacular views over the ocean, a whirlpool bath, spa bathroom with a sauna, infinity pool and private gym means you will never have to leave. 

From £1,762 per night. pontadosganchos.com.br

11. Lodge Nawelpi at Huilo-Huilo, Chile

(Huilo-Huilo) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Huilo-Huilo) Located in the middle of a Chilean forest, this luxurious bungalow sits next to the Fuy River. Snuggle into the couch next to the fireplace or indulge in the outdoor spa nestled amongst the trees. 

From £399 per night. huilohuilo.com

12. Mamole Tree House at Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

(Nihiwatu) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Nihiwatu) Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and fall asleep to the crashing waves, this Indonesian treehouse is the ultimate relaxation destination. Built around the trunk of a tree, the first floor contains an open-air living room which leads out onto the infinity pool looking over the forest. On the second floor you will find the master bedroom overlooking the ocean. 

From £4,613 per night. nihi.com

13. Presidential Suite at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

(Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa) At 530 square metres, this luxury villa comes with three large bedrooms – each with a king-sized bed and opulent bathrooms – the option of complimentary massages and a temperature-controlled pool looking over the desert. 

From £2,415 per night. al-maha.com

14. The Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

(GiliLankanfushi) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (GiliLankanfushi) Holding the coveted title of the World’s Largest Overwater Villa, the Private Reserve covers an incredible 1,700 square metres of floor space. Standing alone in the middle of a sparking turquoise lagoon, the villa comes with a 63-metre pool, Jacuzzi and library. 

From £7,385 per night. gili-lankanfushi.com

15. Jaguar Villa at Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica

(Pacuare Lodge) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Pacuare Lodge) Perched on a bank of the Pacuare River, the Jaguar Villa is surrounded by tropical foliage, meaning you can experience an exotic rainforest without sacrificing comfort. The villa contains two bathrooms, each with an indoor and outdoor shower, a tub in the master bedroom (overlooking the jungle, naturally) and a private spring-fed pool with views of the river. 

From £986 per night. pacuarelodge.com

16. Villa 20 at Amanzoe, Greece

(Amanzoe) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Amanzoe) A cool, spacious villa surrounded by olive groves and looking out onto the Aegean Sea, it is sure to delight the senses. What’s more, you can have a private chef for the duration of your stay too. 

Price on request. aman.com

17. Royal Mandarin Suite at Mandarin Oriental Paris, France

(Mandarin Oriental Paris) © Provided by Evening Standard Limited (Mandarin Oriental Paris) This split-level, one-bedroom suite has a terrace with panoramic views of Paris, a gym, a dining room and a steam room. The opulent Thirties feel of the decor has bespoke furnishings and an elaborate guilloche metal staircase.


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