Pretend you just won the Mega-Millions jackpot! Screw Disneyland, right? You might want to have a list of the most expensive hotels in the world handy. Some, by comparison seem even at slightly “affordable” starting at $500 a night but all these lavish hotels have Bridal and Presidential Suites that would max out your VISA. As long as you’ve got those lottery winnings, these joints since are easy to book as Tablet Hotels compiled this nice little top 10. So, to coin a phrase – you get what you pay for — and you pay for what you get.
THE DOLDER GRAND
Zürich, Switzerland — The signature suites in this turreted centenarian, loftily perched over central Zürich, will astound you with hundreds of square feet, individually designed, and equipped with (in one case) a grand piano. From $500 a night
MANDARIN ORIENTAL MUNICH
Munich, Germany — With a rooftop pool and garden with a view of the Alps this hotel is a must for everything. They’ve got great cuisine, the Opera, the Maximilianstrasse, and etchings by the likes of Raphael. From $575 a night
London — One of THE places to stay in London, this hotel is a groundbreaking shrine to Edwardian excess. Updated with archaeological reverence and precision, this British jewel has almost no competition. From $600 a night.
BULGARI RESORT BALI
Bali — The Bulgari team takes a victory lap with this south-coast marvel, a study in outlandish extravagance in villa-sized bites. The cliffside infinity pool might as well be the genre’s blueprint. Yes, there’s a helicopter shuttle. Duh. From $600 a night
Jackson Hole, Wyoming — This resort is what happens when far-Western landscape and frontiersmanship collide with far-Eastern boutique minimalism. Then there’s that incredible view. From $675 a night
PARK HYATT NEW YORK
New York — In a city filled with great hotels, this bit of paradise on earth forms the foundation of the newly One57 residential skyscraper, the tallest in the city –for a time. From $915 a night
RESIDENZA NAPOLEONE III
Rome — It is a converted palace that was once home to Napoleon III. You reach your opulent suite via an arcade lined with Doric columns and a grand staircase, complete with period marble busts. Yes, it’s fit for an emperor. From $1500 a night
Maldives — The archetypical archipelago resort: intimate white-sand beaches, a serious contender for the world’s finest diving. No better spot to go full Robinson Crusoe. From $2240 a night
BURJ AL ARAB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Seven stars? They have that many? Yes, and they’re not kidding. Take the rainbow Teflon exteriors. Or the extreme-dining fantasias….or the private butler entrances… or the Versace bedspreads… or… From $2448 a night