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The world’s best hotel suites

By Lauren Kirton on 17th August 2018

Global lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler has announced its coveted ‘Top 100 Suites for 2018’, a list that features the most opulent suites from 35 different countries. Included on the prestigious list are suites that feature bulletproof glass, private beaches and original Picasso paintings, as well as one of the Clooney’s favourite hotels.

Divided into eight distinct categories, the list provides the modern luxury traveller with a specially curated catalogue of the best the world has to offer. Below are some of our top picks.

Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

There is nothing to want for in this whole floor suite.

Spanning the entire eight floor of the hotel, this suite is one of the most expensive in Europe. At $80,000 per night, the Royal Penthouse Suite in Switzerland is as opulent as they come, with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc and a living room that fits dozens of guests at a time. The suite sleeps 12 all with their own marble bathrooms, and boasts a Steinway grand piano, a billiards table a private elevator. Heads of state are frequent guests here thanks to extensive safety features such as a panic button, bulletproofed windows and cameras.

Hotel Martinez, Cannes

Hotel Martinez is the perfect place to relax away from the Cannes red carpet.

Just steps from the Boulevard de la Croisette, the Hotel Martinez in France is no stranger to the Hollywood crowd, drawing droves of A-listers to its Art Deco-inspired hotel since the 1920s. The Penthouse Suite, at $53,000 per night, remains its top accommodation with a wood-panelled terrace, greenery, sun lounges and original Matisse and Picasso paintings. With its coveted views of the stunning Bay of Cannes, it’s easy to see why this hotel is a firm favourite among those attending the city’s film festival each year.

Las Ventanas, Los Cabos

The views at the beach front mansion are stunning.

If you find yourself in Los Cabos, opt for the Ty Warner Mansion, part of Rosewood Resorts. The $35,000-per-night beachfront stay doesn’t run short of tequila, including the rare Clase Azul Ultra and Don Julio Real, or swimming pools (there are three). Possessing everything you could possibly need the two-bedroom mansion has a cinema room, personal spa, state-of-the-art gym, and 360 degree garden. At night, design and watch a private fireworks display over the Sea of Cortez from the comfort of your suite.

Hotel George V, Paris

Paris is reflected in every aspect of the Hotel George V.

If the outside world wasn’t clue enough, when you enter this Art Deco hotel there is no mistaking you’re in Paris. Favoured among David Beckham, Johnny Depp and Mariah Carey, the Four Seasons Hotel George V was established in 1928 and has remained a Parisian icon since. Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, the Louis XVI-style Penthouse is reminiscent of a museum with gilded architectural details and silk-upholstered walls. Aside from the suite itself, the hotel has 5 Michelin stars between its three restaurants, the only hotel in Europe to hold this honour.

Take a look at the complete list of the world’s top hotel suites here.