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20 Hotel Suites we CovetSaturday 14 November 2015
We picked out the most coveted hotel suites from the most coveted cities in the world – Paris, London, New York and the Middle East. No expenses are spared in these luxurious suites. Tailored for the desires of the contemporary elite, each offers a unique experience like no other.
The Peninsula Hotels makes its grand entrance into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, setting new standards in design, luxury and comfort. The latest chapter of Peninsula excellence brings an unprecedented new level of distinction to the City of Light. Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts. The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernized with the ultimate in 21st century convenience. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites, which are among the most spectacular in the city.
At the epitome of Peninsula service and tradition, The Peninsula Suite, at 318 square meters, is the largest one-bedroom suite in Paris. Guests can settle in this spacious suite and enjoy its sumptuous furnishings, including separate bathrooms and dressing rooms. Working, dining and relaxing also have their dedicated spaces, with a separate office, a dining area and a spacious living room – Parisian lifestyle at its finest. Two connecting rooms can form a three-bedroom suite if required, while discreet security features make The Peninsula Suite the ideal choice for high-level delegations and visits.
Address: 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
Located just steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all of Paris, lovingly restored 18th century tapestries, and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury, in the City of Light.
Elegant, welcoming and completely memorable, The Penthouse imparts the sense of staying in a private Parisian residence. The Penthouse features luxurious finishes and furnishings, sumptuous amenities, and breathtaking views of the City of Light, including the Eiffel Tower from your own private terraces. Light, airy and supremely inviting, the suite features travertine flooring and walls accented with Majilite and sycamore. The comfortable living room offers thoughtful touches such as Baccarat crystal glassware a Second Empire pedestal table and white Knoll armchairs. Designed to be a tranquil haven, the master bedroom features pastel blinds, lush white orchids, a soft wool carpet and walls covered in gold-toned silk. The main terrace, reminiscent of the prow of a ship, is accented with manicured box trees and offers remarkable views of the vibrant cityscape. Take in sweeping views of Paris’ architectural icons, including the Eiffel Tower, the American Cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the roofs of the Opéra, the Madeleine, the Pantheon and Les Invalides.
Address: 31, Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
Just steps from the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the most exciting luxury hotel in the City of Lights, combining Parisian Chic with relaxed sophistication. Imbued with the original spirit of the 1930s when it first opened, this contemporary masterpiece designed by Philippe Starck features 149 spacious rooms and suites, with three outstanding Presidential Suites, a 99-seat cinema, an art gallery, an exclusive service of Art Concierge and a private art collection. Colourful and wonderfully sophisticated, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the epitome of Parisian vibrancy and elegance, both timeless and of its time, an oasis for the well-travelled and one of the world’s great hotels.
The Royal Monceau Suite features works of art and custom-designed furniture by Philippe Starck. The large living room, complete with plush sofas, a desk and dining area, leads to a walk-in closet worthy of a showroom, and a light-filed bathroom with bathtub and hammam shower.
Address: 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France
Situated between the Champs-Elysées and George V Avenues. Blending tradition with modern comfort, the guest rooms at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière are decorated by famous designers. They include a free minibar and a private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers. You can dine at the renowned Fouquet’s or try the classic French dishes in the Michelin-star restaurant, Le Diane. From the hotel’s rooftop terrace you can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. A swimming pool, sauna, hammam and fitness center are available in the spa. George V Metro Station is only 70 meters away and the Arc de Triomphe is a 5-minute walk away. The Eiffel Tower is a 20-minute walk away.
The 250 square-meter (2700 sq. ft.) Presidential Suite includes a large entry hall which can be closed off to create a mini office/kitchen for your private Butler. The 40 square-meter master bedroom offers an exclusive view over the Champs Elysée, and is decorated in shades of gold, delicate fabrics in a modern style using noble raw materials. The room is also fully soundproofed. The spacious mahogany dressing room leads to the second bedroom, 34 square meters decorated in coppery shades and overlooking the Champs Elysées. Each bedroom includes a magnificent en-suite mosaic and marble bathroom. The master bedroom bathroom boasts a double bath for Balneo and chromo therapy treatments, plus a rain-effect shower for maximum pleasure. The spacious lounge includes an office area and an arranged balcony overlooking our private garden that provides an amazing view of the “Grande Dame Parisienne”, the Eiffel Tower.
Address: Avenue George V et Champs Elysées, Paris, France
Prince de Galles, legendary jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement, is a 5-star hotel and a member of The Luxury Collection. Since its inception in 1928, the Prince de Galles, has stood as a beacon of sophistication and grace in Paris. The hotel is located on Avenue George V, within a five-minute walk from the Champs-Elysées and avenue Montaigne, and some of the most celebrated landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
Experience the art of living in timeless elegance in the Appartement Parisien, a contemporary duplex Suite, considered the hotel’s hidden treasure, located on the top floor, nestled under the roof, for an incomparable stay in Paris. Discover absolutely majestic panoramas, including a view of the Eiffel Tower from the 72 square meter furnished terrace. Equipped with two living rooms, one dining room, one fully-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms, the Appartement Parisien is an authentic revelation for an unforgettable stay in the City of Lights.
Address: 33 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
The Bulgari Hotel in London, is the kind of hotel that arrives in a city, at most, only once in a generation. An entirely new-build property, the Bulgari benefits from having been conceived and designed from inception as a luxury hotel. Noted architect and designer Antonio Citterio was given free rein to create the hotel’s sleek architecture and refined interiors, featuring a selection of furnishings and textiles made exclusively for Bulgari, making it one of the most desirable and admired in the world. Most notable are the splendid pair of solid silver chandeliers that illuminate the hotel’s ballroom and the specially woven silk curtains featuring a pattern inspired by a brooch made by the firm’s founder Sotirio Bulgari during the 19th century.
Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 up to 220 square meters, the seven Bulgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London and have quickly become some of the world’s most consistently popular signature hotel suites. Each can provide two bedrooms with king size beds, a master bathroom with combined steam and shower room, a contemporary kitchen with the latest appliances, unique Bulgari silver and museum quality contemporary furnishings in the generous living area with a spacious dining room that accommodates 10 guests. The Bulgari Suites are some of the largest in London providing a uniquely residential feel. Although they share the same interior design each has a unique layout, some with open gas fireplaces while two are enhanced by expansive terraces located on the 6th floor of the hotel.
Address: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, United Kingdom
As one of London’s most celebrated hotels, the Mandarin offers an enticing blend of elegance, style and luxury. Home to two of the city’s best restaurants, a stunning spa, beautifully designed accommodation and exquisite function rooms, it offers a fashionable, yet timeless base from which to discover the British capital.
While remaining true to the hotel’s Victorian heritage, the stunning Royal Suite is decorated in a fresh, contemporary style. Enjoying magnificent views over Hyde Park, décor mixes luxurious touches such as ornate aubergine-coloured Maya Romanoff wallpaper with stunning pieces such as a bespoke, double-tiered rock crystal chandelier in the dining room. Decorated in a soothing palette of creams, golds and duck egg blue, accommodation includes an exquisite master bedroom with a large walk-in wardrobe, original 18th century Chinese paintings, and a vanity area framed by Lalique crystal lights. In addition, there are two further bedrooms, both with king beds and ensuite bathrooms. Fitted with a steam room, powerful shower and large bath placed under a fiber optic chandelier, the master bathroom is stunning. A unique relationship with London’s celebrated Halcyon gallery allows for original artwork to be displayed throughout the suite which guests also have the opportunity to purchase. Fitted with a restored original fireplace, a private bar and reclaimed oak timber floor, the elegant living room provides access to a large balcony, which runs the length of the suite and has space for up to 40 guests for a drinks reception.
Address: 66 Knights bridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
Perfectly placed on the north bank of the River Thames and set within the vibrancy of Covent Garden’s shopping and theatre district, The Savoy is one of London’s most revered hotels. With its own private pier, just a few steps from the riverside entrance, the Savoy offers River Yachts for guests to enjoy private Champagne River Cruises and visit London’s most popular riverside sites. Originally built with its Edwardian façade on the Thames, The Savoy’s riverside entrance is now used as an alternative and private access to the hotel as well.
Refurbished at a cost of over £2.5 million, The Savoy’s Royal Suite is one of the capital’s finest and most well-appointed accommodations. Spread over the front of the entire 5th floor, the suite’s enfilade arrangement makes the most of the dramatic views over the River Thames.
The elegant proportions and stately procession of rooms complement the sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork of the Edwardian interior to create a Royal Suite that is literally fit for a king. Guests enter through a marble foyer, off which opens a beautiful wood-paneled office with inspiring views of London and stylish office equipment. Guests then proceed through to a comfortable sitting room and a separate dining room that seats up to 8 people and has a light, airy interior influenced by English formal gardens. The master has cedar-lined wardrobes and a spacious, ensuite, and his and hers bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a steam shower.
Situated in one of London’s most historic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, between levels 36 and 50 of Renzo Piano’s iconic Shard, is ideally located for both leisure and business, offering unrivalled London views from floor-to-ceiling windows and filled with natural light.
Exquisitely appointed with modern furnishings and individual in design, the Shangri-La Suite is one of the largest suites in London. Situated on level 39, with direct access via its own private elevator, guests can experience unparalleled 270-degree views of the most incredible sights in London and beyond. The suite features an exceptionally spacious bedroom, dressing chamber and bathroom, separate living and dining spaces, a private study, and pantry, as well as a guest washroom. An adjacent guestroom offers the suite an interconnecting option to feature two bedrooms and spanning a total living space of 232 square meters.
Address: 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, United Kingdom
For over a century The Ritz London has been a benchmark by which other hotels are measured. A London landmark at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz has been home to the great and the good, the intelligentsia, the glitterati and thousands of discerning guests since 1906. The interior detail of the hotel is as impressive as its exterior and represents the influence of various Parisian architectural traditions. Each and every room at The Ritz London is a celebration of the beautiful Louis XVI style. Accommodation ranges from the elegant beauty of the superior rooms, to the incredible opulence of the suites.
The Prince of Wales Suite is a vast two-bedroom penthouse apartment located in the regal William Kent House, a prestigious 18th Century mansion adjoined to The Ritz. Suitable for large families, long-stay guests or those who simply cherish an abundance of personal space, The Prince of Wales Suite offers 185 square metres of luxury living space in central London, offering stunning views over The Royal Green Park. This truly magnificent suite includes its own hallway and cloakroom, two sumptuous bedrooms, a drawing room, a dining room that seats eight, a butler’s kitchen, two marble bathrooms and a guest WC.
Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, United Kingdom
The Paramount is a 597-room boutique hotel in New York City’s Theater District, just half a block from Times Square, surrounded by a veritable playground of amusements. Its history dates back to the 1920s, and remains today as a landmark in New York City. The Paramount was renovated in 2013 with a modernization of the lobby and a complete remodel of the public spaces, making it the quintessential venue for meetings and special events in New York City.
The Paramount’s 950-square-foot Couture Suite, offering views of Broadway, celebrates New York City’s fashion history. Its ebony-stained hardwood floors, custom light fixtures, granite-finished wet bar with elegant glassware, wine refrigerator, mini kitchen, stone buffet console, marble dining table, 60-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player, and surround-sound stereo system make the Couture Suite a sophisticated venue for entertaining. Meanwhile, the Cantoni white leather sectional sofa, bookcases packed with volumes on art and style, vintage prints and photographs, and luxurious master suite with king-sized bed and soaking tub create a relaxing, romantic retreat. The Couture Suite includes a powder room, an office/den with a sleeping area, three closets, and over-sized mirrors.
Address: 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
In a 52-storey modern-deco tower designed by I.M. Pei, Four Seasons Hotel New York offers 368 ultra-spacious Manhattan hotel rooms and luxury suites off Park Avenue. The tower promises a quiet, residential atmosphere. More like private apartments, these New York City luxury accommodations offer chic décor in neutral colors, designed to put the focus on oversized views of Central Park and famous Manhattan landmarks.
The highest hotel suite in a city known for its legendary skyscrapers, the opulent, one-of-a-kind Ty Warner Penthouse suite in New York soars 800 feet (244 meters) above the street. Created by visionary architects I.M. Pei and Peter Marino, the suite was seven years and $50 million USD in the making and offers incredible 360-degree views. Every element, from the textiles to the furniture to the distinctive artwork, has been specially commissioned from internationally renowned artisans and craftspeople to create a sensory experience like no other. The finest-quality finishes are employed at every level, from soft calfskin leather walls in the dressing room and semi-precious stones in the Zen room waterfall to rich walnut, afrormosia and Mexican sycamore wood in the spa room, and Mexican travertine stone floors in the breakfast room. The spacious living room is highlighted with treasures such as hand-hammered cast-bronze baseboards, 18th-century Japanese silk pillows and a dramatic crystal chandelier, all surrounded by hand-lacquered walls with mother-of-pearl inlay. A whimsical gilded bronze chandelier and a Bosendorfer grand piano take center stage.
Address: 57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
From the moment John Jacob Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth Avenue, St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke service. Featuring dramatically renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces along with the debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon, The St. Regis New York has unveiled a bold new era of glamour at Manhattan’s best address. A masterpiece of architecture and design that is as distinct and individual as the original.
The newly redesigned Presidential Suite has been reimagined as a sumptuous collector’s suite where sophisticated global luxury travelers will surround themselves with the art and treasures of their travels. Furniture styles range from contemporary to classic and blend seamlessly with chic accents, making it the ideal locale for both stylish entertaining and relaxation. Fashioned in the style of a grand apartment, the Presidential Suite features a large foyer that leads to the formal dining room, living room, exquisite wood-paneled library, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, and a full kitchen. The master suite encompasses an expansive luxury dressing room, spa-style bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and a sumptuous bedroom with a private sitting area. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto large balconies with spectacular views of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 55th Street.
Address: Two East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue · New York, New York, 10022 · United States
Designated as a New York City Landmark in 1969, this timeless destination is also the only New York City hotel to be selected as a National Historic Landmark. The Plaza hotel has set the standard for luxury and service since first opening its doors in 1907. Ideally situated on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, The Plaza’s prestigious address continues to define elegance with unmatched service and an ever-evolving modern sensibility. A true Urban Resort, The Plaza boasts an extraordinary portfolio of refined experiences. The Plaza is the first hotel in the world to offer in-room iPads for all guests to control their entire hotel experience.
The brand new Legacy Suites were designed to be evocative of an Upper East Side home, each of the 29 newly renovated suites feature contemporary décor with a tailored look that is simple and bright, yet elegant and timeless. The Legacy Suites pay homage to the rich history and heritage of The Plaza. The space utilizes a variety of custom-designed furniture pieces, which display subtle details that harken to the property’s timeless charm such as carved gilded legs on the sitting rooms’ lounge chairs, and a custom-designed lighting piece sporting soft amber-hued crystals in a circular torrent. A sumptuous mixture of velvets, leathers, and silks comprise the space’s textiles program, which features rich chevron patterns combined with abstracted mark-making adding to the overall subtly and opulence of the room. The space’s casement pieces, coffee, and side tables are covered in mirrored glass, black lacquer, marble and delicate gold-leaf.
Address: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States
The story of The Towers is one of luxury, elegance and intrigue. The New York Palace is a hotel combining the historic landmark Villard Mansion with a modern 55-story tower. The New York Palace’s most exclusive accommodations have stepped into a new era, thanks to a thorough $25 million renovation project that builds on the hotel’s legacy while pushing forward into the future.
Created in collaboration with acclaimed jewelry designer Martin Katz, the multifaceted New York City Jewel Suite encompasses 5,000 square feet in an extravagant triplex, one of the most imaginative and opulent luxury suites in Manhattan. Radiant, Art Deco-inspired elements anchor the aesthetic.
The entry and grand staircase of The Jewel Suite in New York celebrate light and reflection with a two-story “cascading crystal” chandelier in sculptural harmony with floating jewelry displays showcasing Katz creations valued in excess of $1.5 million. Port Laurent stone flooring and diamond-esque wall coverings compliment panel drapery in the adjacent Grand Parlor, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of Midtown Manhattan. Sensual jewel-toned furnishings, dramatic wall art, and a magnificent grand piano make this an ideal space for entertaining or relaxing in intimacy. The mirrored-wall dining room features a hand-blown chandelier and a Katz-created glass mosaic, providing comfortable seating for ten. On the second floor, grand master and guest bedrooms adorned in rich hues exude opulence and subtle romance. A sumptuous boudoir includes a Lucite tableau showcasing spectacular jewels. An outdoor terrace features an elevated stone spa and green space, where guests may enjoy a private dinner or breakfast—a one-of-a-kind urban escape with million-dollar views.
Address: 455 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022, United States
The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette and residing on its own manmade island, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Inside the building, the atrium is 180 m (590 ft.) tall making it the tallest in the world. The interior design was created by Khuan Chew of KCA International. It was the client’s brief to push the boundaries of color and beyond what was usually attempted. The result is a unique and vibrant fusion of contemporary and classical design. Suites feature design details that juxtapose east and west. This extraordinary investment in state-of-the-art construction technology stretches the limits of the ambitious urban imagination in an exercise that is largely due to the power of excessive wealth.
Palatial in every sense, the 780 square meter Royal Suite has been impeccably designed with an opulent color scheme, sumptuous furnishings and exclusive amenities including a private lift and cinema. Both floors of this exquisite Suite feature sensational natural light and sublime uninterrupted views over the Arabian Gulf. Guests are given a 24 carat Gold iPad for use throughout the stay, a selection of 17 types of pillows, Eiderdown duvets, exquisite Egyptian cotton linen and an ultra-deluxe super king bed personalized to suit specific posture preferences.
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 – إمارة دبيّ – United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Palace goes beyond 5-star luxury, standing majestically on the Arabian Gulf shore, with its private beach that stretches across 1.3km to its very own marina overlooking a natural bay and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. Emirates Palace is the essence of palatial yet traditional Arabic architecture. A site to behold, the Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi with 114 breath-taking 18-meter-high domes, ornate hotel rooms, and luxury suites decorated in gold and marble. Boasting one of the largest hotel conference centers, Emirates Palace is also a glamorous venue for international events, conferences, and exhibitions.
The Royal Khaleej Suite is a product of a passion for detail in architecture and design. It not only provides the foundation of the Emirates Palace, but is the basis for every experience created and memory made here. Adornments of gold, delicate silks and Swarovski crystal chandeliers feature throughout the 4 Royal Khaleej Suites, giving you a truly presidential experience. Rest and relax surrounded by the very best of fine service, décor, and vistas to be found in an Emirates Palace Suite. Overlooking an unobstructed view of the palm tree-lined sandy beach and the expansive Arabian Gulf, the contemporary Royal Khaleej Suites contain a beautifully-dressed king size bed and a fully-appointed bathroom with an accompanying Jacuzzi. The 275 m² (2,960 ft²) provides VIP guests with a stay in pure luxury, comfort, and incredible style at the Emirates Palace.
Address: West Corniche Road, Opp Ithihad Tower – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates
5-Star luxury, The Meydan Hotel is designed in the shape of a wave in motion with a luminous green glass facade, boasts spectacular views, substantial spaces and an abundance of natural light. Enjoying a majestic position overlooking the Dubai racecourse, yet within easy striking distance of Downtown Dubai, the Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport, guests can enjoy total serenity while remaining connected with the hustle and bustle of the city. The destination experience at The Meydan Hotel is complemented by 7 food and beverage outlets ranging from casual to fine dining; extensive recreational and leisure facilities crowned with a rooftop infinity pool. Horse-riding, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities are all available at the property. In addition flexible event space including a 450sqm ballroom and purpose-built Meydan Grandstand with an overwhelming 16,300sqm space provides unrivalled possibilities for events and meetings.
The Presidential Duplex Suites span across two levels, feature chic contemporary design and plenty of space. 370 square meters supplemented with all the standards in luxury you’ve come to expect, like a private bar, and overview of the racetrack from the bathtub with full privacy,
Address: Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates
Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Oman
Tucked away between the rugged Al Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman, the grandfather of palatial opulence in the region, this hotel has dominated the coastline for almost three decades. Traditionally attired Omani doormen welcome guests with one hand resting casually on curved silver daggers tucked into their belts, watching with amusement as jaws drop and necks crane in front of the 124-foot-high (38 meter) octagonal lobby done up with rosewood, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf inlays, and a colossal three-ton, 59-foot-high (18 meter) Bohemian crystal chandelier. Arab and art deco influences infuse the resort with an elegant ambiance. Other distractions include lagoon-facing rooms with private terrace access; a half-mile-plus stretch of private beachfront, the longest in Oman; and five outdoor swimming pools, including a 50-metre-long infinity pool.
The Oman suites encompass both contemporary luxury and quality traditional elements accented in warm earth tones. The Presidential Sea View Suite is a 300 m² (3,229 sq. ft.) luxury home. Traditional Persian rugs and furniture complement the living area. Full marble bathrooms featuring a separate bathtub and shower and a spacious balcony overlooking the Sea of Oman give you more than you need for a relaxing stay.
Address: Al Bustan Street, Quron Beach, Muscat 114, Oman
Located at the heart of the Oporto historical district, which was elected the Best European Destination of 2014, Hotel Infante Sagres is a Portuguese Boutique Hotel, a perfect urban retreat where you can experience original antique furniture, an exclusive collection of modern art, and emotional designs. Charm, sophistication and hospitality make it one of the most welcoming hotels in Portugal.
The exclusive Boca do Lobo Suite is one of the largest rooms at the luxurious Hotel Infante de Sagres. It has received numerous very important guests throughout the years, and you can now stay in this amazingly styled suite decorated with unique design pieces by Delightful, Brabbu, KOKET, Lladró, Castelbel, Persono and Aldeco who have partnered with Boca do Lobo and contributed with their amazing creations. Design lovers, in particular, will be amazed by the mix of traditional techniques and creative modern design, classic and innovative finishing, and above all, by the living proof of how talented young designers and skillful artisans can unite their efforts in order to create unique pieces of furniture art.
Address: Praça Dona Filipa de Lencastre 62, 4050-259 Porto, Portugal
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