Show Me the Money! Six Incredibly Opulent Hotels
Robin Leach's hilarious show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" showcases the luxurious lifestyles of those more financially fortunate. Sadly, our budgets run more Holiday Inn than Four Seasons, but we can still dream, right? Check out these six resorts we're wishing to visit now.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Sir Richard Branson owns half the world under his Virgin empire, including the first commercial spaceship, but none of his properties is more beautiful than Necker Island. This private atoll can house only 30 guests at a time. It’ll cost you $322,000 a week, Worth it for the best weeklong party of your life, right? We thought so.
Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, USA
It’s fitting that Hugh Hefner, the god of sex, would own a hotel villa dedicated to the art of seduction. His $40,000-a-night Playboy-themed suite comes with around-the-clock butler service and—of course—a rotating bed set beneath a mirrored ceiling. If that doesn’t impress your significant other, take a dip in the $700,000 Jacuzzi that cantilevers out above the Las Vegas strip.
Royal Villa, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece
For all the misanthropes out there, the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens provides its guests with their own butler, chef, pianist, private beach, and heated pool. The price? A whopping $50,000 per night, but you’ll have the most secluded vacation on Earth—just make sure you bring along a loved one, or you might go bonkers with loneliness.
Royal Suite, Burj al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known for its incredible excess, but this $18,000-a-night suite at the Burj al Arab is on another level. Not only does it have a private elevator and Versace linens, but the suite also comes with its own submarine ride to an underwater restaurant at the bottom of a shark-filled aquarium.
Bridge Suite, Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, Bahamas
With a killer view overlooking the entire Atlantis resort and marina on luscious Paradise Island, the Bridge Suite (at $25,000 per night) is a favorite of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Oprah, and, when he was alive, Michael Jackson. It features marble baths, hand-painted linens, and your own butler.
Eden Rock Hotel, Saint-Barthélemy, Guadalupe
Built on a rocky precipice jutting out into the Caribbean, Eden Rock Hotel, with its legendary wraparound balcony, is as close to heaven as you’ll find in an earthly setting. Choose from villas, beach houses, suites, and cottages at this sprawling beach escape.