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Top Ten Most Expensive Five Star Suites in America 2012

Most people would agree that nothing beats traveling in style. Luxury hotels have long set the bar for opulence and represent the kind of lifestyle that many people can only dream of having. Still, for a high price you too can live like royalty for a few nights. A decent hotel suite in most US cities can be had for between $250 and $500 dollars a night in the off-season or during promotions, but others can cost thousands of dollars. It really comes down to how much you’re willing to spend for a taste of the good life.

Here’s a look at the most expensive and lavish hotel suites in the US as of 2012:

 

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The St. Regis San Francisco: Presidential Suite

Price: $10,000 per night

The suite itself is 3,200 square feet and a ton of space to relax.  It features a reading room with floor-to-ceiling views of the Yerba Buena gardens, as well as a dining room with seating for ten people. It also has its own extensive art collection with works from all over the world. Truly a San Francisco treat!

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Skylofts at MGM Grand: Three-Bedroom Loft

Price: $10,000 per night

Despite being labeled as a mere ‘three-bedroom loft’, don’t be fooled. This suite is huge at 6,000 square feet, bigger than most large suburban homes. The suite itself is laden with modern interiors for a clean, sleek feel. It also is technologically well endowed, with a full Bang and Olufsen sound & entertainment system with iPod docks. Of course there are also the more subtle, regular amenities, such as a fully stocked wet bar and game room with pool and foosball tables.

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu: Hawaii Loa Presidential Villa

Price: $13,495 per night

This beachfront villa is only steps from the shore, separated by a small sidewalk. The huge suite is 5,500 square feet with open air spaces throughout; there is also a lanai overlooking the ocean that has a whirlpool and a lava rock shower. Décor includes Hawaiian-inspired wood-carved tables, as well as natural textures and pops of color that give the whole space a very warm feel. The suite also has pre-reserved spots and the pool and spa, with complimentary 50-minute massages.

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea: Maile Suite

Price: $14,500 per night

This three bedroom suite takes up the top floor of the resort and has plenty of space at 5,000 square feet.  There is a full lanai in the north wing as well as amazing views of the Pacific Ocean for sunsets and whale watching. The room is made complete by the availability of a private Cabana at the pool, 24 hour a day room service, and a relaxing eucalyptus rain shower.

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC: Royal Suite

Price: $15,000 per night

This Georgetown loft in the heart of Washington boasts 4,000 square feet of space, and another 1,000 square foot terrace complete with an exercise room.  There are also attending staff to help you pack and unpack luggage. If you feel that one suite isn’t enough, you can book the whole wing to break up the spaces into a 8-room palace away from home. Another added benefit is the bulletproof glass windows that are in every room.

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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park: The Royal Suite

Price: $15,000 per night

This luxurious 1,980 square-foot suite features antique-style furniture in subtle tones, reminiscent of classic Ritz-Carlton flair. The room also comes with full access to the Ritz-Carlton private lounge, which means unlimited wining and dining access 24/7. One feature not considered classic is the full modern entertainment system, which features the latest Bang & Olufsen sound system with a huge flat-panel TV. The final added touch is a window telescope that provides guests the opportunity to bird watch or scan the views in Central Park.

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Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas: Emperor Suite

Price: $15,000 per night

Although the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas features three suites all for the same price, the Emperor Suite is the largest and most luxurious.  The 3,000 square foot space offers unparalleled views of the Strip from the 21st floor via huge glass windows. The interior design is just as impressive, with the room’s black-and-white decor balanced by pops of red, for an interesting contrast. A grand piano and various art works complete the décor in the room. The suite is make complete with a private exercise room, and a small theatre with seating for eight guests.

The Beverly Hills Hotel: Presidential Bungalow

Price: $15,380 per night (with a seven-night minimum)

This new hotel suite became LA’s largest when it opened in 2011 This new hotel suite became LA’s largest when it opened in 2011.  The 5,000 square foot space features high vaulted ceilings, a balcony, three spacious bedrooms and professional chef’s kitchen. What’s more, the terrace features a pool with underwater speakers, a treadmill, and rain showers.

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Mandarin Oriental New York:  Presidential Suite

Price: $18,000 per night

This suite can be found on the top floor of the Time Warner Center.  Though smaller at two rooms, this suite has all the luxuries of the modern world. An iPad serves as the suite’s controls for temperature, lights and even the sound system. The room’s design is a blend of East and West, mixing the elegance of Old-World Asia with silk and fine textiles along the walls.  There are also numerous artifacts from the Asian continent found throughout the suite.

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The St. Regis New York:  Presidential Suite

Price: $22,000 per night

This three-bedroom suite over looks Fifth Avenue and Central Park, spread over 3,430 square feet. Elaborate walls and ceilings, a marble foyer, along with a decorative antique fireplace and an eight-person dining table make up the whole space. This hotel is American opulence at its best. And of course, the signature St. Regis butler is on call 24 hours a day.

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Four Seasons Hotel New York: Ty Warner Penthouse Suite

Price: $35,000 per night

This 4,300-square-foot suite on the hotel’s 52nd floor takes the title as the most expensive five-star suite in the United States, no surprise given it’s extremely elegant interior. The living room’s walls feature mother of pearl facades, and the bedspread is made of Thai silk with 22-carat pure gold woven through it. The nine-room suite also comes with a chauffeured Rolls Royce or Mercedes Maybach, personal training, a 24-hour butler, spa treatments, and dinner at the world-famous L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant.

 

Check out the original article and more: Forbes