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The World’s Best Hotel Penthouses

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan

Check in to one of these luxe hotel penthouses, and you may never want to check out.

Our mission to live beautifully knows no bounds, so when it comes to splendid stays, you’ll want to check in to one of these over-the-top penthouse suites. These luxury hotel penthouses are the cream of the crop; some come with a personal butler or chef, others include their own private library. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re truly the best of the best.

This lush Sultan’s palace sits 22 stories in the sky, majestically overlooking the streets of Dubai. The 10,000-square-foot space is opulent in every detail from its 22-karat-gold bathroom to its private elevator entrance. The three-bedroom suite includes a private library, games, media center and massage room, along with two complimentary massages and two personal training sessions with each booking. Too tired to head to the spa? Enjoy an in-suite spa treatment which your 24/7 private butler can arrange for you. The décor throughout is ornate, colorful, and features classic Arabic motifs. Worldly jetset travelers have privately enjoyed the accommodations, and publicly, you may have seen this suite on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Now, it’s your turn.

GARDEN HOUSE SUITE – The Rosewood, London
The Garden House begins with a one-bedroom suite that feels more like a luxurious apartment than a hotel room. However, book the four rooms that adjoin the suite and it becomes the Garden House Wing with 3,735 square feet of living space. The feature that really makes it stand out, however, is the large outdoor terrace that overlooks London. Dine al fresco in the garden with seating for six, and enjoy plenty of privacy with a separate service entrance for housekeeping. The master bathroom is adorned in Italian marble, and TVs are placed throughout the suite (even in that marble bathroom). Whip up some dinner in the kitchenette or curl up with a good book in the opulent sitting room. If you’re looking for true luxury, this suite has it.

THE MARK PENTHOUSE – The Mark Hotel, New York
The largest hotel penthouse in the United States, the Mark is truly an experience. The six-bedroom suite, designed by renowned French interior designer Jacques Grange, features 12,000 square feet of living space over two levels. The living room, which boasts 26-foot ceilings, can even be transformed into a private grand ballroom. Other rooms include a dedicated library and conservatory, but it is the 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park that’s perhaps most impressive. Dine outdoors with your guests and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city. When you stay at The Mark, you know you’ve arrived.

THE SAIGON SUITE – Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The Saigon Suite is situated on the 38th and 39th floors of the Reverie Saigon hotel. The one-of-a-kind design is credited to two Italian design houses, Cassina and Poltrona Frau. The two-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot suite is perfect for the design aficionado, featuring touches like an eight-seat dining table and chairs originally designed by famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Posh perks include
dedicated butler service and breathtaking views of Saigon.

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ROYALE ORIENTALE SUITE – Mandarin Oriental, Paris
The first thing that most people notice about the Royale Orientale Suite is its impressive 800-square-foot terrace. The second would be the jaw-dropping views that terrace provides. The two-story suite is the largest in Paris, and its décor is an East meets West theme in a color palette of white, gold, plum and beige, and features luxe materials such as marble, lacquer, silk, and velvet throughout. A crystal chandelier welcomes guests, hand-painted crocodiles adorn the bar, and sculpted butterflies along the staircase impart a feeling of luxury throughout. Enjoy the steam shower and panoramic views of the city.

KATARA SUITE – Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan
This incredible suite is the largest in Italy at 10,000 square feet. With crystal and marble adorning nearly every surface, it is truly a sumptuous experience. Arrive via the private elevator and enjoy this four-bedroom suite, featuring Italian furnishings from some of the best known names in the business. The suite sprawls across the seventh floor of the hotel and has two terraces that offer beautiful views of Milan’s Central Station. When it comes to luxury the suite goes big, with its private spa that features a Turkish bath and Jacuzzi. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, and when you’re ready to leave the suite your chauffered Maserati Quattroporte will take you wherever you desire.

Suite 5000 – Mandarin Oriental, New York
Don’t bother looking for Suite 5000 on the Mandarin Oriental hotel’s website—it isn’t there. This suite is so exclusive, it’s only booked via word of mouth. Located on the hotel’s 50th floor, the 3,300-square-foot space offers a host of amenities, from your own private staff to an impressive vinyl collection (and record player to boot). While the floor-to-ceiling windows offer extraordinary panoramic views of Central Park, the interior décor equally stuns with a modern yet glamorous aesthetic. The two-bedroom suite includes a separate media room, study and butler pantry, and an art gallery curated by Whitehall magazine.

If you’re looking to surround yourself in posh décor and beautiful furnishings, or simply want the prestige that comes with a penthouse suite, these incredible rooms should make your luxury travel list.

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