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The lavish holiday: Inside the world's most luxurious rooms and villas

These hotel rooms and villas redefine the concept of luxury getaways

Published: Dec 9, 2016 07:23:57 AM IST
Updated: Dec 9, 2016 09:41:09 AM IST

The lavish holiday: Inside the world's most luxurious rooms and villas
The Penthouse Suite at Cala di Volpe, Sardinia
Price: 33,000 euros a night
This charming suite occupies an entire turret of the hotel. Spread over around 250 square metres, it offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms with Jacuzzi, two living rooms, a terrace dining area with a table for eight, as well as a gorgeous 250 sq m rooftop terrace that, needless to say, has mesmerising views of the azure coastline. A private fitness area and solarium, a private steam room and a private wine cellar are some of the other amenities at the suite. Not to mention, a huge private swimming pool and gazebo. The suite is decorated in the classic romantic Sardinian style with beamed ceilings and terracotta-tiled floors and is decked out in traditional handcrafted furnishings and local artwork.

The lavish holiday: Inside the world's most luxurious rooms and villas

The Mark Penthouse at The Mark, New York
Price: $75,000 a night
At more than 12,000 square feet, including a 2,500 sq ft terrace, The Mark Penthouse at The Mark is the largest hotel penthouse suite in the US. Set over the top two floors of the hotel, it has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder rooms and two wet bars. The dining room seats 24 and the living room boasts a 26 ft high ceiling, a fireplace and an adjacent wet bar, so it can be converted into a full-sized ‘Grand Ballroom’. Designed by the French interior designer Jacques Grange, the lavishly adorned penthouse is more like a majestic residence with ornate furniture and has breathtaking views of Central Park and the city, best taken in from the stunning private rooftop terrace that has separate outdoor dining and entertaining areas.

Amanyara Villa at Amanyara, Turks and Caicos   
Price: Depending on the season, the rate varies from $24,500-36,000 a night plus taxes
The villas at the Amanyara Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands epitomise the spirit of the Caribbean with their blend of indoor and outdoor living. The signature six-bedroom Beach Residence, spread over 14,450 sq ft, offers an experience that is luxurious and private. The villa has three bedrooms under one roof (the remaining are free-standing pavilions) as well as a living and dining pavilion, an outdoor dining sala, an office and a private pilates studio. Ponds and gardens to lounge in, a chef and housekeeper on call, and ocean and beach views are the other highlights.

The lavish holiday: Inside the world's most luxurious rooms and villas
The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Price: Over $75,000  a night (exact price on request)
This one is 1,680 sq m of pure luxury, spread across the entire eighth floor of the hotel. It has 12 bedrooms with marble bathrooms (which have bath products by Hermès) and a private terrace with stunning views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. There’s also a Steinway grand piano, a Brunswick 1930 billiard table, a collection of ancient books, art pieces and a private fitness room. That’s not all. A personal assistant, a chef and a butler available 24/7 mean that all requests will be taken care of promptly. But what sets this place apart is the tight security it offers: The suite has everything from bulletproof windows, emergency alarm buttons, a reinforced safe and a private lift.

The Royal Villa at Grand Resort
Lagonissi, Athens | Price: On request
The Royal Villa comprises two master bedrooms, each with a fireplace, oversized marble bathrooms with their own steam baths, heated floors, remote- controlled mattresses and curtains, a fully-equipped gym, a private massage area with a massage table and a business corner. That’s, of course, not all. This secluded villa set in a lush private peninsula with a sublime view of the Aegean Sea also has two, yes two, swimming pools—one indoors and one outdoors. The villa also has a fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ facilities, a private path leading to the beach and a butler’s room with its own entrance.

(This story appears in the 09 December, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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