Relax in a 700-sq ft library with a Bosendorfer baby grand placed at its centre? Host dinners and social gatherings in your own bar, complete with wine cellar? Sleep the night away in a replica of Marie-Antoinette’s bedroom at Versailles? All of these little luxuries and more can be enjoyed in some of the world’s most iconic hotel suites.
InterContinental Hong Kong
This property has always been prized for its unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour. The hotel is also renowned for its two-Michelin star Yan Toh Heen restaurant and its Presidential Suite, which is the largest hotel suite in the city. This exclusive 7,000-sq ft duplex offers extraordinary facilities and services, with a personal butler on call around the clock. In addition to its five bedrooms, dining room, private study and gym, the suite has a 2,500-sq ft rooftop terrace with an infinity swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. The master bedroom’s luxurious bathroom includes a large Jacuzzi and rain forest shower, as well as a sauna and steam room.
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2721 1211 | hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
45 Park Lane, London
Located steps away from The Dorchester, this contemporary boutique hotel’s interiors were designed by New York-based designer Thierry Despont. Each of the guest rooms and suites offers views of Hyde Park. The Penthouse Suite is the ultimate experience with its Art Deco design and wraparound balcony. The 1,829-sq ft space features bespoke furniture and touches of dark wood along with leather for a refined edge. The master bedroom is complemented by a dressing room, while a marbled bathroom with shower overlooks the leafy park. Those expecting guests can lounge in the suite’s spacious living room, with a separate dining room that is ideal for hosting dinner parties.
Guests can also indulge in the hotel’s American steak restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane, debut restaurant of acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck in Europe. Those who favour pre-dinner cocktails will also love the stylish atmosphere at the hotel’s Bar 45.
45 Park Lane, London | Tel: +44 207 493 4545 | dorchestercollection.com/en/london/45-park-lane
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Nestled in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, this beautiful hotel is where some of the world’s most celebrated personalities go to relax and rejuvenate in style. Minutes from Beverly Hills and Los Angeles’ most popular attractions, the hotel has 45 suites to choose from, including one-of-a-kind signature suites that offer grand residential-style living, with large garden patios and fireplaces.
The 2,265-sq ft Presidential Suite has its own private courtyard and infinity pool, a bed swathed in the finest Egyptian cotton and a bar for social gatherings. Its spacious bathroom features heated limestone floors with mosaic tiles, marbled custom vanity, rain shower with body sprays and a spa tub with built-in TV.
The space offers the feel of a private home. Inspired by mid-century Southern California design, it embraces leather, dark wood and velvet. Hotel Bel-Air is also home to the famous Wolfgang Puck restaurant, serving modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences.
701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles | Tel: +1310 472 1211 | dorchestercollection.com/en/los-angeles/hotel-bel-air
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
This hotel is prized for its spectacular location on the banks of the Huangpu River and in the heart of the Pudong financial district. The two-bedroom Presidential Suite takes up the majority of the hotel’s 25th floor. In addition to a spacious master bedroom, the suite boasts its own wine cellar, a 3-metre wine bar, a fully equipped kitchen, a meeting room and a dining room. With 4.8-metre ceilings, the living room provides space in which to entertain. The elegant 50-sqm bathroom has a spacious two-metre Jacuzzi along with a steam room, plus a private gym and spa treatment room.
It is, however, the suite’s outdoor space that’s most striking. Two roof gardens offer astounding views of the Huangpu River and the signature skyline of the Lujiazui financial district.
111 Pudong Road (S). Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China | Tel: +86 (21) 2082 9888 | mandarinoriental.com/shanghai
Four Seasons Hotel New York
This legendary property has a Presidential Suite, a Royal Suite and a Gotham Suite, but the real standout is the 4,300-sq ft Ty Warner Penthouse. Described as “a visual tour de force of volumetric flourishes and crafted surfaces” by Architectural Digest, the penthouse features one-of-a-kind furnishings and original works by international artists.
Situated on the 52nd floor of the property, the penthouse resulted from a seven-year collaboration between I.M Pei, Peter Marino and Ty Warner, the hotel’s owner. Guests enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan from the suite’s four cantilevered glass balconies. The space is home to a 700-sq ft library, with a Bosendorfer baby grand piano placed at the centre.
57 E 57th St., New York, NY 10022, USA | Tel: +1 212 758 5700 | fourseasons.com/newyork
The Ritz Paris reopened in June last year after being closed for four years for a mammoth renovation project. The famous hotel has faithfully restored the signature decors of its Prestige Suites. Marcel Proust, Frédéric Chopin, Coco Chanel and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor all opted for furnishings that reflected their personalities. Overlooking the Place Vendôme, the 2,347-sq ft Suite Imperial boasts two bedrooms, a grand salon and a dining room.
Among its rooms is a replica of Marie- Antoinette’s bedroom at Versailles. The suite features 6-metre-high ceilings and is lavishly decorated in French art, bas-reliefs and 18th century paneling. The bathroom is a former chamber overlooking the Vendôme garden, with a Jacuzzi bath and steam bath shower, which has its own plasma television and cosmetics fridge. A Porsche Design kitchenette near the salon and a personal wine cellar with a variety of French wines are among the facilities offered. Over the years, the suite has hosted many VIPs, notably President George H.W. Bush and the late Princess Diana.
15 Place Vendome 75001, Paris, France | Tel: +33 143 163 030 | ritzparis.com