Lonely Planet Writer

Inside the world’s most expensive luxury hotel suite

If you fancy seeing how the other half lives or have some cash to splash on spectacularly luxurious hotel accommodation, we have just the place for you. The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is famous for being the largest suite in Europe at 1680 square metres, and numerous celebrities and heads of state have stayed in it.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

The suite is located on the entire top floor of the hotel and has a panoramic terrace with breathtaking views over Lake Geneva. The wraparound terrace comes complete with a telescope for stargazing on clear nights.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

The opulent suite has 12 luxury bedrooms so you can bring all your pals and your entourage along. The bedrooms have marble bathrooms with bath products by Hermès. The two master bedrooms have a vast walk-in dressing room and a marble bathroom with a jacuzzi facing the lake, as well as a separate shower, steam and mirror TV.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

There is also a fitness room to keep you in shape, and a private chef and chauffeur are available to you at all times. To keep yourselves entertained, you have the world’s largest TV screen by Bang & Olufsen, the BeoVision 4-103 home cinema set.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

If you are musically talented or want to hire someone to entertain you, there’s a Steinway grand piano at your disposal. With a huge dining table ready to accommodate lots of people, you could host lovely dinner parties.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

You and your pals could get into a friendly competition using the Brunswick billiard table, or browse the suite’s collection of ancient books and art pieces.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

The suite is designed with maximum security in mind, so it is fitted with bulletproof windows, emergency alarm buttons and a reinforced safe. There is also a private lift to take you directly to your swish living quarters and shield you from fellow guests’ eyes.

The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Image: Hotel President Wilson

Rates for the penthouse suits start at approximately $80,000 per night, making it the world’s most expensive suite, and further information is available here.