When the rich and famous want to get away they don’t just book a room in a Holiday Inn Express. Celebrities love to be pampered on their vacations and will pay the average American worker’s annual salary on a one-week vacation. The following hotels are the most expensive in the world and are frequented by the glitterati:
4) Sky Villa 12, Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, $7500 per night
Pictured: Sky Villa 12
Sky Villa 12 is the ultimate in luxury with three-bedrooms, each with his-and-her bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling 36-foot ceilings, an iMac, gym with steam room, and a kitchen stocked with fresh juices. The decor is sublime with a golden curving staircase and sleek leather sofas. Two full-time butlers make sure their guests every need is met quickly and discreetly.
3) Provocateur Suite, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, $3,500 per night, $7,500 on weekends
Pictured: Provocateur Suite
Upon entering the 2,281-square-foot Penthouse guests are greeted with black-vinyl covered walls and an S&M table with—ahem—multiple devices. Between the foyer and the master bath is an anteroom with a human-size caged an a set of manacles on chains. The living room carpet is fashioned out of old, black leather belts. It’s the best, and most expensive hotel, to cater to a celebrity’s every deviant desire.
2) The Presidential Suite, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, $10,000 per night
Pictured: Presidential suite
Between the wooden rocking chair gifted by John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s desk, guests truly feel presidential in this somberly decorated but highly sought after suite. The four-bedroom suite is the only hotel in the world that can claim every single US president since Herbert Hoover has slept in their sheets. The hyper-selective booking process ensures that guests will treat the suite with respect by obtaining background reports on prospective guests.
1) Royal Etihad Suite, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, $18,000 per night
Pictured: Royal Etihad Suite
This four-bedroom, six-bathroom, two-dining room suite takes up the entire 60th floor at the Etihad Towers. Guests who book their stay in the Royal Etihad suite are met at their airport with an Audi A6, greeted in their suite with stacks of cookies, dates, petit fours, and treated to around-the-clock service via iPad summoned butlers. They even let you take home the Hermès toiletries!