1. Banwa Private Island, the Philippines
How much you can expect to pay for a minimum three-night stay at Banwa, a new, ultra-exclusive private island resort in the Philippines’ Palawan archipelago – possibly the most expensive resort stay in the world. It can only host a maximum of 48 guests and is pretty much full-board, including unlimited spa treatments, diving, jet skiing, golf and more. The helicopter transfer, however, is not part of the package.
Price for the night: S$135,616
2. Penthouse at The Mark, New York
Located on the 16th floor, the Penthouse at The Mark boasts panoramic views of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the city skyline. At 1,161m2 and stretching across two floors, this penthouse in Manhattan is the largest suite of its kind in the entire country. Its living room can be transformed into a full-sized grand ballroom, having a 26-foot high ceiling as well as a fireplace and adjacent wet bar. It’s also where Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle held her baby shower.
Price for the night: S$101,716
Built in the 18th century for Louis XV and refurbished by the late Karl Lagerfeld with his personal vision of French chic and modernity, Les Grands Appartements are among the most regal of expensive hotels in the City of Lights. Situated on the fourth floor, the two-suites apartment offers breathtaking views over Paris and its landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Musée d’Orsay and Place de la Concorde.
Price for the night: S$46,111
4. The penthouse at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
With silk wall coverings and terraces that overlook the iconic Hyde Park, the penthouse at this Knightsbridge hotel emits a luxurious vibe, bagging the honour of London’s most expensive suite. penthouse’s chic, contemporary décor is enhanced by nature-inspired artwork and handpicked selections such as an illuminated chandelier, objet d’art and books.
Price for the night: S$71,879
This article was originally published in the July 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine