The Most Expensive Hotel Room in the World!

Let’s imagine for a moment: Somehow, you come into an extra $65,000… What would you do with it?

  • Put down a down payment on a home, worth $1,300,000?
  • Buy a luxury car?
  • Get married!?
  • Donate to charity?
  • Book a night in the Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel, in Geneva, Switzerland?

That’s right – it reads “book a night at a hotel”.

No kidding. For $65,000 PER NIGHT, here’s what you get: maximum security, 6 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms, billiards, Steinway grand piano, fitness centre, private elevator, private terrace, views of the Alps, 24-hour butler service, views of Lake Geneva, and bullet-proof windows and doors. While this suite may be extravagantly luxurious, do you really need 6 bathrooms? Really? For one night?

When looking into the most expensive hotel rooms in the world, a few things came into sharp focus:

1.       Location: Where do you think these hotel rooms are located in? If you guessed New York, Paris, Cannes, Vegas, Sardinia, Moscow, Dubai, then you’re on the right track. Keep in mind now, the thing about the hotel industry is that it is one of the most sensitive of all markets to the old business equation of supply and demand. What this means, is that hoteliers don’t open hotels where there aren’t people. They also don’t price their rooms at prices that no one can afford. Which led me to the next point…

 2.       Clientelle: Let’s take New York for example. It is one of the most well-known brands in the world. No surprise then, that NYC is the most visited tourist destination in the United States. With high tourism, comes high demand for places to stay, which results in the Ty Warner Penthouse atop the Four Seasons, costing a whopping $35,000 per night. Yeesh! Bear in mind though, that these tourists aren’t just families on Spring Break. With major cities comes big business (NYC is home to United Nations buildings and some of the largest banking institutions in the United States). From major celebrities to political leaders, rich people need a place to crash too.

 

 3.       Value for Dollar vs. the Power of Luxury: On that point then, of those with the blessing (and sometimes curse!) of wealth, how does one justify parting with that much cash for just one night? During the economic downturn of 2008/2009 when most of the world was tightening up their bootstraps and scaling back their spending, over 41% of luxury travellers agreed that the state of the economy wouldn’t affect their travel plans in the slightest. Wow.

While we don’t offer bullet-proof doors and windows or private 24-hour butlers, we do offer a consistently outstanding sleep experience,  exceptional customer service, and the convenience of on-site restaurants like Chop Steakhouse & Bar, Denny’s, Moxie’s, and Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill. We have staff that have worked with us for decades; sales teams that travel around the world attracting some of the most dynamic and engaging travellers – from all socio-economic backgrounds! ; properties in nearly every major city centre in Canada, not to mention along all major highways throughout western Canada, making us one of the most reliable and well-rounded brands in the country.

 Oh, and best of all, our rates don’t start at $65,000 per night. Trust me.

Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg

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