The Most Expensive Hotel in the World Costs PHP8.3M a Night—And It’s Located Underwater

From luxurious penthouse suites, submarine getaways, and the finest resorts and villas, have you ever wondered which hotel is the most expensive in the world? Whether you’re after breathtaking city skylines, to lavish underwater views, brand-new research details the priciest pads that will leave you lusting over.

Finance experts at Merchant Cash Advance wanted to uncover 2022’s most expensive hotels in the world, trawling through reputable articles from VogueWealthy Gorilla, and Travel Top List to create a specialized list of the top 20 hotels, and the average price of a suite per night.

Topping the list is the Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine which is, you guessed it, a submarine vessel that really plunges deep underwater—allowing you to enjoy the beautiful marine life while indulging in delicious feasts, cozy naps, and the finest liquor. This 5-star accommodation also includes a private captain, chef, and butler. Obviously, this isn’t for those with a fear of enclosed spaces and deep bodies of water, neither is it for those with a tight budget, because staying a night here costs a whopping USD150,000 or PHP 8.3 million a night!

Here are the rest of the top five:

The Royal Penthouse – Hotel President Wilson

The Royal Penthouse Suite in Switzerland is located on the entire top floor of the Hotel President Wilson. The penthouse has a panoramic terrace with breathtaking views over Lake Geneva and charges USD123,420 (PHP 6.9 million) a night. Classed as the largest penthouse in Europe at 18,083 square feet, the pad attracts numerous celebrities and heads of state. The penthouse includes 12 luxury bedrooms, a marble bathroom, and a jacuzzi facing the lake. If that isn’t enough, there is also a wraparound terrace, private gym, chef, and chauffeur available to you at all times.

The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel

Coming in at third place at USD116,118 (PHP 6.5 million) per night is The Mark Penthouse suite which is located on the top two floors of The Mark Hotel in New York City. The luxury suite includes 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, 2 wet bars, and a 26-foot ceiling living room. The suite offers a 250-square-meter terrace with panoramic views of Central Park.

Empathy Suite – The Palms

The Empathy Suite was the result of a full redesign by Damian Hurst and is located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas at a whopping USD100,000 (PHP 5.6 million) per night. The suite encloses two king bedrooms, massage tables, a private pool and terrace, and two-story floor-to-ceiling windows. Not to mention a cantilevered jacuzzi that overlooks the Las Vegas strip for picturesque views from any angle.

The Hilltop Villa

Rounding off the top 5 is The Hilltop Villa located on Laucala Island, Fiji which costs USD78,845 (PHP 4.4 million) per night. This tropical estate is owned by Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who is the co-founder of Red Bull energy drinks. The villa surrounds extensive panoramic views of the island which is made up of 25 pristine rooms, each one with its own individual private pool and stone bathtub. Each guest will receive special services like a private cook, a chauffeur, and a nanny.

The top 10 most expensive hotel rooms in the world 

Rank Hotel Location Price of a suite (per night)
1 Lovers Deep – Luxury Submarine Hotel St. Lucia, Caribbean USD 150,000 (PHP 8.3M)
2 The Royal Penthouse – Hotel President Wilson Genève, Switzerland USD 123,420 (PHP 6.9M)
3 The Mark Penthouse – The Mark Hotel Manhattan, New York City, USA USD 116,118 (PHP 6.5M)
4 Empathy Suite – The Palms Las Vegas, Nevada, USA USD 100,000 (PHP 5.6M)
5 The Hilltop Villa Laucala Island, Fiji USD 78,845 (PHP 4.4M)
6 Ty Warner Penthouse – Four Seasons New York, USA USD 71,678 (PHP 4M)
7 Raj Palace Hotel Jaipur, India USD 64,510 (PHP 3.6M)
8 Penthouse Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe Sardinia, Italy USD 59,019 (PHP 3.3M)
9 The Penthouse Suite – Hôtel Martinez Cannes, France USD 58,775 (PHP 3.29M)
10 The Two-Storey Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, USA USD 57,342 (PHP 3.2M)

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