Home suite home: A tour of the world’s most magnificent presidential suites
Mini bar? Check. TV? Check? Private chef? Check. Thirteen bedrooms? Check.
Step inside some of the globe’s best presidential suites, which transport guests to a world of unparalleled luxury.
From London to New York via Sydney, these are the top spots for millionaires with wanderlust, with prices ranging from £500 ($658) to £18,000 ($23,000) a night…
Hotel Cafe Royal, London – from £11,750 ($15,300)
London’s historic Hotel Cafe Royal boasts a sprawling presidential suite and wing. Pictured, one of the main bedrooms
The suite can be extended to offer up to 13 private bedrooms and other areas include a dressing area (pictured)
London’s historic Hotel Cafe Royal, which has entertained everyone from the late Princess Diana to David Bowie, boasts a sprawling presidential suite and wing, which offer two to 13 bedrooms, depending on the amount of space needed.
The interiors blend old with new, with period detailing intermixed with contemporary pieces of furniture. High ceilings help add to the sense of space.
Travellers who book this regal residence will be treated to complimentary airport transfers, spa access, private butler service and bathroom amenities by the Queen’s perfumer, Floris. One should hope so, too, considering this suite starts from an eye-watering £11,750 a night for the two-bedroom set up and from £18,350 for the wing.
Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires – from £5,210 ($6,900) a night
The Faena Hotel in downtown Buenos Aires is a decadent spot, exuding a theatrical edge thanks to sumptuous interiors by design legend Philippe Starck
Stepping inside the lofty space, guests will find plenty of space to entertain with a lounge and dining area
The venue’s presidential suite features swathes of red velvet and gold with shimmering chandeliers, and it is described in the particulars as ‘an opulent retreat of exquisite comfort’.
Stepping inside the lofty space, guests will find plenty of space to entertain with a lounge and dining area, complete with a cut-crystal dinner service and dedicated butler.
Moving outside, there are two terraces facing out over the city skyline. The presidential suite, which costs from £5,210 ($6,900) a night, only has one bedroom but access to a second can be granted upon request.
Waldorf Astoria, Berlin – from £6,113 (€7,125) a night
Nestled in the heart of Berlin is a sky-high presidential suite boasting unbeatable views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows
The cavernous apartment, located on the 31st floor inside the five-star Waldorf Astoria, includes two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a small kitchen, two balconies and an office space
Nestled in the heart of Berlin is a sky-high presidential suite boasting unbeatable views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.
The cavernous apartment, located on the 31st floor of the five-star Waldorf Astoria, includes two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a small kitchen, two balconies and an office space.
Along with the views, other highlights include a grand piano, free limousine airport transfers and an open fireplace.
Rates for the suite start from £6,113 (€7,125) a night and it can sleep up to four adults.
Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice – from £4,437 (€5,168) a night
If you want to soak up the beauty of Venice while lounging in luxury, check into the two-bedroom presidential suite at the Hilton Molino Stucky located on the island of Giudecca
The roomy two-level apartment features classical interiors with Murano glass chandeliers and polished herringbone flooring in the main lounge area
If you want to soak up the beauty of Venice while lounging in utter luxury, check into the presidential suite at the Hilton Molino Stucky on the island of Giudecca.
The roomy two-level apartment features classical interiors with Murano glass chandeliers and polished herringbone flooring in the main lounge area.
There are two bedrooms, a dining room, four bathrooms, a kitchen and on the second floor, there’s a private whirlpool and fitness area. The suite also boasts direct access to the hotel’s rooftop pool, which looks out over the ancient city’s skyline.
Another perk of booking the room is that guests gain access to an executive lounge area where complimentary drinks and snacks are served throughout the day. Stays at the Venetian suite start from £4,437 (€5,168) a night.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris – from £4,162 (€4,841) a night
Putting a little ‘ooh la la’ into a jaunt to Paris is the presidential suite overlooking one of the city’s most famous shopping streets, Avenue Montaigne, at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée
The lavish hotel haunt includes one generously proportioned bedroom, which can be made up with a king-size bed or two twins, and a bright en-suite bathroom clad with marble
Putting a little ‘ooh la la’ into a jaunt to Paris is the presidential suite overlooking one of the city’s most famous shopping streets, Avenue Montaigne, at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
The lavish hotel haunt includes one generously proportioned bedroom, which can be made up with a king-size bed or two twins, and a bright en-suite bathroom clad with marble.
There is also a living room featuring classical French decor (think chandeliers, grand pillars and ornately framed mirrors) with a touch of the 21st century thanks to a flat-screen TV.
Guests of the presidential suite can start their stay in style with a bottle of Champagne and platter of fresh fruit thrown in for free. Stays start from £4,162 (€4,841) a night.
Four Seasons, New York – from £15,170 ($20,000) a night
If you want to take a trip to the Big Apple to new heights, then the slick presidential suite at the Four Seasons New York might be one that gets you biting
A description on the hotel website reveals that the suite is located on the 51st floor and it makes guests feel as though they’re ‘floating high above Manhattan on top of the world’
If you want to take a trip to the Big Apple to new heights, then the slick presidential suite at the Four Seasons New York might be one that gets you biting. A description on the hotel website reveals that the suite is located on the 51st floor and it makes guests feel as though they’re ‘floating high above Manhattan on top of the world’.
The interiors were fashioned by American architect Peter Marino, who is known for designing fashion boutiques for designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Armani, Zegna, and Bulgari. Luxury features of the apartment include a Steinway grand piano, customised game tables and silk wallpaper adorning the bedroom.
The suite measures more than most Manhattan apartments at 1,750 square feet, with the space including one bedroom, a large bathroom, a living room and a guest powder room. So guests can fully soak up the views, there are two outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows running throughout. Rates start from £15,170 ($20,000) a night. There are actually two presidential suites and these can be joined to form a two-bedroom apartment, with the nightly rate doubling.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai – from £2,059 ($2,723) a night
Turkish delight: A private hamman (Turkish bath) and steam room at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residences
Full of Eastern promise: Traditional Middle Eastern accents including a curved Arabian dallah coffee pot, filigree work, geometric fabrics and kaleidoscopic fractal artwork at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Presidential Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residences, has access to its own hamman (Turkish bath) and steam room.
Other elements that help convey a setting fit for a sultan, sheikh or emir, at the 240-square-metre suite, are its home cinema, multiple balconies, a private concierge, five meals a day and three spa treatments.
The apartment can accommodate up to four adults and two children. Prices range from AED 10,000 (£2,059/$2,723) per suite per night to AED 40,000 (£8,235/$10,892).
Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand – from £500 ($658) a night
The 39th floor Presidential Suite, Banyan Tree Bangkok, is smack bang in the 8.2-million-strong Thai capital
Stairway to heaven: The spiral steps to bed – if you can make it after your personal chef whips up in-room culinary delights
If a more tropical location is more your bag, then the Presidential Suite at Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand, might hit the right notes.
The two-storey suite with panoramic windows, offering spectacular city views, is consistent with the vertical Asian aesthetic, and is situated on the the 39th floor. The downstairs entertainment area features a large dining table, two seating areas and a kitchenette where the property’s chef can pop round to cook you up a storm.
If you’re not too full, you can climb the spiral stairs to the king bedroom and en suite bathroom with bubbling jet pool and relaxation jet shower. Throw in turn-down treats, a complimentary mini-bar, a television in the bathroom and a pillow menu, toiletries bag or cosmetics pouch, and drinks and canapés two hours every evening for prices from £500 ($658) per night.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney – from AUD$5,300 (£2,839/$,3,757) per night
A room with a view: Guests at the Presidential Suite at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, will be in no doubt which city they are waking up in, as the bedroom overlooks the breathtaking, unmistakable Sydney Harbour Bridge and skyline
Eyeful tower: Checking in with the office may be considered less of a chore at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, with the 1930s-constructed Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s buzzing downtown area a backdrop to the office in its Presidential Suite
A city-centre location in a historic district with waterfront views may be the stuff that native Sydneysiders’ dreams are made of.
They’re also part and parcel of the appeal at the Presidential Suite at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, which capitalises on the property’s Rocks District location – the site of the city’s first European settlement in the 1800s – and its vertical perspective, which offers stunning views of the 1930s-built Sydney Harbour Bridge and the waterfront.
Boston Harbor Hotel – from £11,450 ($15,000) a night
Boston’s boast: The grandeur and opulence of the John Adams Presidential Suite befits its $15,000-a-night price tag
A long soak: Marble fittings, fine robes, Bulgari toiletries and a free-standing tub overlooking Boston, make for a perfect bath
On the East Coast of America, an extravagant suite vastly belies the city’s modest, abstemious and Puritan roots – with a $15,000-a-night (£11,450) price tag that makes it the city’s most expensive accommodation. The John Adams Presidential Suite in the Boston Harbor Hotel boasts 4,800 and 1,000 square feet of interior and exterior space, respectively.
There may be no Oval Office but, in every other way, there is everything a world leader would expect – chauffeur-driven transport from the airport, an on-call butler, a private elevator and an in-house cinema.
Ironic that the city was once known as Beantown for a history steeped in baked beans – these days you’ll need a few beans to be able to afford to stay here.