The number of ultra-luxury hotels is on the rise worldwide because of global development and higher rates of travel. These hotels offer a range of high-end amenities that are difficult for other hotels to match. But booking them for even just one night can be an entire month’s or even an entire year’s income for some people. Check out the ten most expensive hotels across the globe and see where some of the richest people in the world stay when traveling.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
Kangaroo Island, which lies off the southern coast of Australia just southwest of Adelaide, is home to Australia’s first luxury resort. It is known as the Australian Galapagos Islands because of its abundant wildlife, including koala bears, kangaroos, and sea lions. The Southern Ocean Lodge has twenty-one rooms, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning ocean views. The lodge relies heavily on locally produced foods and takes pride in its eco-friendly values, making it an environmentally friendly choice. A standard room in the lodge costs approximately $950 USD per night, which makes it one of the cheaper options on this list. This rate includes access to an open bar, dining privileges, and airplane transfers to and from the island.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This is, perhaps, one of the most famous buildings in the world purely because of its architecture. Not only is it one of the most unique structures, but it is also where the super rich stay when they travel to Dubai. Even getting to the hotel is luxurious: the Burj Al Arab has a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and a helicopter service to and from the airport. It is rated as a five-star hotel, although it is known by many as the world's only "seven-star" hotel due to its extravagant luxury and excellent service. The Burj Al Arab officially rejects this moniker, claiming to have never used it in marketing materials. However, the “seven-star” label has stuck. A standard room during the low season (summer in Dubai) costs $1400 USD per night. During the high season, rates can rise to as much as $5000 USD per night.