8 of the Most Expensive Hotels in the World ...

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The most expensive hotels in the world are often extremely extravagant. While you’d expect presidential and penthouse suites to attract top dollar, in most cases the standard room rate at these places would still make the average person balk and hold onto their credit cards just that little bit tighter. While travelling first class and five stars isn’t an option for most of us, it is interesting to see how the other half lives (and travels, for that matter). Take a look at the following list of some of the most expensive hotels in the world.

1. Le Dune, Forte Village Resort

Le Dune, Forte Village Resort

This hotel in Sardinia, Italy is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The seaside resort is located in one of the most picturesque locations on earth. The average room rate here is around $2500 per night. For your troubles you’ll get idyllic Mediterranean views, luxury settings, and access to a range of resort services.

2. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

It’s one of the most famous and recognisable buildings in the world. Located in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is also home to one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The average price of a room is estimated to be $1611 per night but can reach up to prices starting from $5000 per night. For The Royal Suite you would have to drop an insane $20 000 per night. The perks, of course, include over the top luxury everywhere you look.

3. Royal Mansour

Royal Mansour

If you ever find yourself in Marrakech, Morocco with a couple of thousand dollars to spare then you could possibly spend the night at the Royal Mansour hotel. The average price of a room is around $2000 per night. This luxury hotel is styled on traditional Moroccan architecture and hospitality. You’ll have access to restaurant menus created by Michelin-starred chefs as well as lush spas and relaxing abodes.

4. The Mansion at the MGM Grand

The Mansion at the MGM Grand

While it’s situated in Las Vegas, The Mansion at the MGM Grand is designed in an opulent Italian fashion. The hotel boasts itself on privacy and exclusivity. The prices are high, with the cost of a room likely to set you back around $5000 per night. The guest list also has a sense of exclusivity about it, with the hotel’s website stating that it’s for ‘qualified guests only.’

5. Hotel Le Bristol

Hotel Le Bristol

Elegant and expensive taste seems to go hand in hand with the city of Paris. The Hotel Le Bristol is one of the most expensive places to stay in Paris. Room prices start at around $1000 and but can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars for more luxurious suites.

6. Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Lizard Island is located in the tropical north of Australia. Room rates average out at about $1650 per night. The resort is secluded and the accommodation has a beach-inspired feel to it. The location of the hotel is idyllic, with the Great Barrier Reef right on your door step.

7. The Wakaya Club

The Wakaya Club

The Wakaya Club is a private island resort located in Fiji. The out of the way nature and exclusive picturesque location of the hotel probably plays a big role in the room prices. Prices start at $2400 per night but can reach as much as $7600 for a royal suite. The rates are all inclusive and include all meals, laundry services, and activities.

8. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

This luxury hotel resort is located in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. It’s said to offer the most exclusive accommodation in the region. The resort features a range of accommodation, with villas situated on land or over the water. The average price per night is around $1500.

So there you have it. These are just some of the most expensive hotels in the world. Rest assured, if you looked harder you’d probably find plenty more that could give these a run for their money. What would be your ultimate holiday destination and where would you stay?

Sources: ca.finance.yahoo.com, forbes.com