7 Over-the-Top Suites

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    7.  The Royal Penthouse Suite at Majestic Hotel & Spa

    The nearly 100-year-old Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona has recently unveiled the largest hotel suite in the city. At over 5,000 sq. ft., the Majestic Royal Penthouse is equipped with a custom “maxibar”—a supersized minibar stocked with drinks and snacks—local Catalonian fixtures, as well as furniture from Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. The suite features two terraces, three bedrooms, a dining room, and a spacious lounge with seating for up to 14 guests. Rates start at $15,000 per night. For more information, visit hotelmajestic.es/en.

    6. The Apartment at The Connaught

    Designed by the late interior designer David Collins in a palate of periwinkle and white, The Apartment penthouse suite at the historic The Connaught hotel in London is flooded with natural light thanks to double-height ceilings. The living area features a wood-burning marble fireplace and a vast library opening out onto a wrap-around balcony with panoramic views of Mayfair. Should guests be inspired by the neighborhood’s art galleries, they can paint their own masterpiece using an easel and materials from Green & Stone art store which are found in the suite. Rates start at $18,108 per night. For more information, visit the-connaught.co.uk.

    5. The Imperial Suite at La Reserve Paris

    Located in the eighth arrondissement, La Reserve Paris is located a block from the Champs Elysees and offers some of the best views of the city. From the fifth-floor Imperial Suite, guests can see the Eiffel Tower, the spires of Notre Dame, and the glass roof of the neighboring Grand Palais from nearly every angle, including the multiple balconies and the freestanding bathtub in the Carrara marble bathroom. The suite is currently being renovated by interior designer Jacques Garcia who is putting his signature stamp on the interiors—think red silk taffeta-covered ceilings and black lacquer with gold-leaf paneled walls done by hand. Rates start at $5,461 per night. For more information, visit lareserve-paris.com/en.

    4. The Producer Suite at The Chatwal

    The penthouse suite, The Producer Suite, at The Chatwal in New York features a spiral staircase to a large roof deck with views over West 44th Street and Manhattan’s skyline. Bespoke lighting and fittings set the stage for chic cinnamon and spice-hued leather furnishings. The king-size bed with a handmade Shifman mattress is dressed in Frette linens and a down comforter edged in coffee-colored accents. The suite’s sleek, modern bathroom has sparkling granite countertops and heated floor, double sinks, an integrated 19-inch mirrored television, and a jacuzzi. The living room features a fireplace and an adjacent dining area with outdoor balcony access and a pantry. Hint: Guests who book for New Year’s Eve can watch the ball drop from the comfort of their rooftop deck and terrace. Rates start at $6,000 per night. For more information, visit thechatwalny.com.

    3. The Tokyo Suite at Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Fifty floors above Tokyo’s bustling streets, the residence-like Tokyo Suite at the Park Hyatt Tokyo has floor-to-ceiling views of the city’s skyline from almost every room, with Japan’s highest mountain, Mt. Fuji, peaking up in the distance. The 2,368-sq.-ft. space is adorned with a Miao headdress and washi lanterns by Isamu Noguchi, the designer and creator of The Noguchi Museum in New York. From the baby grand piano in the living room to the library collection of 1,000 books on the arts, this suite is a quiet and comfortable escape from the bustle below. For more information, visit tokyo.park.hyatt.com.

    2. The Penthouse Suite at The Lowell Hotel

    The vision of acclaimed interior designer Michael S. Smith (known for decorating the Obama White House), the Penthouse Suite at The Lowell offers a rare oasis just steps from Central Park and Madison Avenue. This 3-bedroom, 3,000-sq.-ft. pied-a-terre features a blend of European classicism and American modernism. Four private outdoor terraces overlooking upper Manhattan allow for summer al fresco dining, while the wood-burning fireplaces make for the coziest spot for wine and cheese in the winter. A full kitchen connects to a bright dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a 1940s-style mirrored dining table. Rates start at $14,935 per night. For more information, visit lowellhotel.com.

    1. The Grand Suites on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    In March 2018, the historic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train will unveil three new Art Deco-inspired Grand Suites each featuring private bathrooms with showers, double beds, and spacious living areas.

    For guests, The Grand Suite experience will begin even before boarding with private transfers to the train station where they will then be greeted by their personal cabin steward. During journeys between London, Paris, and Venice—with an annual trip from Paris to Istanbul—Grand Suite guests will also enjoy complimentary champagne, private in-suite dining, and a complimentary Art Deco-themed bathrobe as a souvenir. Rates for a 1-night journey from London to Venice in a Grand Suite starts at $6,160 pp. For more information, visit belmond.com/venice-simplon-orient-express.