Famous Hotels

The World's Most Famous Hotels


Famous Hotels

Famous HotelsBelow are the most famous, as well as the most expensive, hotels in the world today, and which ones are actually worth their lofty rates.

Some of these hotels are famous for their history, others for their over-the-top amenities, others for their safety, and still others for their prices, both what they cost and what you will pay.
One of the most storied hotels in America is California's Beverly Hills Hotel, where many Hollywood movie scenes were shot, a number of Hollywood stars were conceived, and a few even died. Many of them stayed at the hotel's terraced suites that look down upon willowy palm trees below and cost $8,000 a night.

Equally renowned on the other coast of America is New York City's Waldorf Astoria, the preferred abode for heads of states when visiting the Big Apple. In 2016, China's Anbang Insurance Group paid $1.95 billion to buy this iconic American landmark, making it the most expensive hotel ever sold. When Waldorf Astoria New York reopens in 2020, its presidential suites will cost more than the pre-renovation $10,000 per night.

Principe di SavoiaFor five figures, you can already enjoy Europe's most famous hotels, even swim in the frescoed private swimming pool in a suite at the Principe di Savoia (left) in Milan, Italy for $10,000 per night.

If fashion and legend are more of your cup of tea, it's tough to beat the $14,000 per night suites at the French capital's Ritz Paris, where Coco Chanel lived for 30 years, and where Princess Diana last dined.
Atlantis Bahamas Bridge SuiteIf these hotels aren't flashy enough, the Atlantis at Bahama's Paradise Island has a 10-room, 22-carat gold chandeliers-adorned suite on its bridge (right) for $25,000 a night.

If safety is a priority, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland has a 17,000 square foot penthouse suite with bullet-proof doors and windows for about $25,000 per night.

And if you prefer parties to fortresses, cross the pond again to Las Vegas, Nevada where hotel resorts like The Palms will let you to host your own party for up to 300 invitees in a suite with a private swimming pool, albeit without frescoed ceilings, also for $25,000 a night.

So, how much should you spend on your hotel stay?
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