Elite Traveler, the world’s leading private jet lifestyle magazine, announces its Top 100 Suites for 2018 featuring the best, most opulent suites from 35 countries around the world.
Catering to ultra-high-net-worth individuals flying on private jets, Elite Traveler’s panel of luxury travel writers hand-picked suites from eight distinct categories (Design, City, Historic, Views, Beaches, Wellness, Outdoors and Family) to provide a discerning, modern traveler with the best the world has to offer. Below are some editors’ picks from the list:
At $80,000 per night, the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland is just about as grandiose as they come, with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc and a living room that fits dozens of guests at a time. Heads of state are frequent guests here thanks to extensive safety features such as a panic button, bulletproofed windows and cameras.
Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, France, just steps from the Boulevard de la Croisette, is no stranger to the Hollywood crowd, driving droves of A-listers to its Art Deco-inspired hotel since the 1920s. The Penthouse Suite, at $53,000 per night, remains its top accomodation with a wood-paneled terrace, greenery, sun lounges and original Matisse and Picasso paintings.
If you find yourself in Los Cabos, opt for the Ty Warner Mansion at Las Ventanas, a Rosewood Resort. The $35,000-per-night beachfront stay doesn’t run short of tequila, including the rare Clase Azul Ultra and Don Julio Real, or swimming pools (there are three). At night, design a private fireworks display over the Sea of Cortez.
Favored among David Beckham, Johnny Depp and Mariah Carey, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris was established in 1928 and has remained a Parisian icon since. Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, the Louis XVI-style Penthouse is reminiscent of a museum with gilded architectural details and silk-upholstered walls.