After well over a year of border closures and travel restrictions, you’re not alone if you’re in need of a break. While we’re spoiled for choice for staycations in Hong Kong––whether it’s island getaways or luxurious hotel suites––there’s nothing quite like boarding a plane and escaping the daily grind. And since the pandemic has paused our travel plans for so long, now that travel may be on the cards in the not-so-distant future for Hong Kong residents, we’re letting you know the most exclusive hotels to book––or just to add to your travel bucket list.
From private riads in Marrakech to sky high suites in New York City, these are the very best hotel rooms and suites that money can buy.
1. Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
Known as the most expensive hotel room in the world, the Empathy Suite found at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is priced at an eye-watering US$100,000 a night. Reservations need to be requested before official bookings can be confirmed, with a minimum of two nights required––or exclusively available for free only for guests with over US$1 million in credit at the casino resort.
Located on the 34th floor of the hotel, the two-storey suite was designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst, and features several of his more prominent artworks––including "Winner/Loser", Hirst’s 2018 piece featuring two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde.
The suite offers two master bedrooms and a cantilevered outdoor pool overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. The living spaces can fit over 50 people, with the suite also featuring massage rooms, a salt relaxation room, a gym, two bathrooms and a powder room.
Upon check-in to the Empathy Suite, guests can expect to receive 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service and a private art tour of the hotel property––not to mention a $10,000 credit to use at the hotel.
Price: US$100,000 per night (minimum two nights required) (HK$776,000 approx.)
Size: 836 square metres (9,000 square feet)
Discover more at palms.com