Perhaps there should be a word more suitable than decadence, to sum up, the indulgence offered by the suites talked about here in this post. There are over-the-top hotel suites in some over-the-top hotel like Royal Penthouse Suite, in the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva where the guests squander US$ 65,000 for one night’s stay.
But then how many of you are aware of the over-the-top hotels in India where some of the select few in the world could spend the night for US$ 45,000 per night.
Yes, we are talking about the winner of the World’s Leading Heritage Hotel, the Raj Palace in Jaipur. For less than 1% of the world, this might be a dream list to do in their lifetime but for the rest of us, it is an even-if-I-could-why-would-I list.
Take a look at some of the most expensive hotel suites of India when the splurge falls short of explaining the extravagance.
5. The Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Tariff: US$8,000 per night
Famous guests: Mostly Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons, and businessmen.
The grand presidential suite, also known as the Nizam suite, offers travelers a jacuzzi, garden, swimming pool and exclusive access to a spa. The dining area comes with custom-designed Versace crockery and Robbie and Berkin cutlery. The duplex suite has a private area to entertain guests and a private butler pantry. Taj Falaknuma Palace is also featured as one of the top 10 heritage hotels in India.
4. The Leela Palace, New Delhi
Tariff: US$9,000 per night
Famous guests: Tom Cruise, Akon, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain
Inspired by the Lutyen’s architecture and decorated by Mrs. Madhu Nair, the Presidential Suite of Leela Palace, New Delhi – considered to be one of the best luxury hotels in Delhi – spanning over 4,420 square feet comes with gold-leaf ceilings, intricate woodwork, and handpicked pure-silver objet d’art. The suite feature 8 bays, intricately carved brocades, and state-of-the-art amenities.
24-hour butler service, Rolls Royce Phantom transfers from the airport, private study, dining room and gymnasium, walk-in wardrobe, Bvlgari toiletries, private spa and Jacuzzi, and above all the concern for security – Presidential Suite is equipped with Bullet Proof Glass and private Elevator – makes Leela Palace in New Delhi the preferred abode of the visiting state dignitaries and royal families from around the world.
3. Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
Tariff: US$13,000 plus taxes for a night
Famous guests: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Sarkozy Bruni, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Hillary Clinton
Spread across 6,500 square feet, the opulent Tata Suite is a fusion of Mughal decor with the contemporary design. From the plush and rare ‘Mughal Jail Collection’ carpet, possibly the most expensive in the world to the spacious bathrooms is laden with Bvlgari amenities and complimentary services such as personalized butler service, a gym, and spa, and a walk-in closet, this grand presidential suite is opulent without being vulgar.
The foyer of the suite opens to a formal lounge with an adjoining dining room for 12 and all crystal items are imported from Waterford, Germany.
Lithographs depicting India of the late 19th century are displayed across the corridor as are paintings by M F Husain and Anjolie Ela Menon. Indulge in the private spa with a personalized Jiva spa menu, steam room, sauna, and 2 professional masseurs with sprawling space, offering the ultimate in luxury and elegance along with cutting-edge modern technology.
2. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Tariff: US$ 16, 000 per night
Famous guests: Queen Elizabeth, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Shah of Iran, Lord Kurzon, and Vivian Leigh
Featured as one of the ultimate romantic vacation ideas in India and voted one of the best luxury hotels in the world, the Taj Lake Palace also features the second most expensive suite in India.
The Grand Presidential Suite of the hotel is named Shambu Prakash suite – after the 18th Maharana Shambhu Singh who ruled Mewar from 1861to 1874. It is the second most expensive in India spread across 1,734 square feet.
The indulgence offered with the royal stay in this suite includes pick up from the airport in a sleek Jaguar or a vintage car and royal welcome traditional folk dancers and fire-eaters as once maharanas were welcomed and much more.
The excesses don’t stop here. The feeling of royalty is accentuated with services like a private butler, a special menu, and cuisines designed by personal chefs. The guests also get the opportunity to set sail into the shimmering water of Lake Pichola on a 150-year-old ceremonial barge complete with candlelight and drinks.
You also get Taj’s signature Jiva Spa treatment – ‘Mewar-E-Khas’ – on the Palace’s spa boat. Read more about Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur.
1. Raj Palace, Jaipur
Tariff: US$ 45,000 per night
At more than 17,000 square feet, the suite at Raj Palace is one of the biggest in the world. Voted the best Heritage Hotel in the World, this suite offers a seamless blend of the historical element of Rajput Maharajas with modern sophistication. No doubt it is counted as one of the best palace hotels in Rajasthan.
The sense of exclusivity is hammered in as you walk through the Charbagh-style garden to the once private residence of the former maharajas. All floors of the presidential suites are connected through a private elevator. Private lounges, a bar, even a museum, and elegant dining with a private spa adjoining the pleasure pavilion leave nothing to be asked for.
Comprising a four-floor apartment with a rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and lavishly appointed lobbies on each level, the Presidential Suite of this luxury heritage hotel is characterized by the lavish decoration reflected in gold leaf, stucco, ivory and mirror work, and gold, silver and ivory furniture used by Maharajas themselves.
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