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THE MIDDLE EAST'S MOST LUXURIOUS AND OPULENT HOTEL ROOMS

23/12/2017

 

With acres of gold leaf and chandeliers, there's full of opulence and decor. Throw in Jacuzzis, cinemas, butlers and fine dining, and those cavernous 12,000-square-foot chambers can soon fill up. Sure the prices are high, but the money buys views over sights including the Bosphorus, the Gulf of Oman and the world's tallest building.

 

Here are 10 of the most extravagant nights that platinum credit cards can buy:

 

1. Imperial Suite, The Palace Downtown. DUBAI ($12,200 a night)

The one-of-a-kind Imperial Suite at the Palace Downtown Dubai is 5,300 square feet of opulent living.

First, there are the views over the Dubai Fountain and up to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa with two private balconies. The four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, can sleep up to eight.

There's also a separate hot tub and plenty of other entertainment options -- eight interactive TVs, along with additional screens in every bathroom, naturally.

The truly palatial suite's interiors have Middle Eastern themes and Arabian motifs throughout.

The Palace Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, 29 Downtown Dubai, Dubai 9770 United Arab Emirates.

 

2. Chedi Club Suite, The Chedi Muscat. OMAN ($2,000)

More breathtaking views, this time over a panorama of the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains.

It has high ceilings and natural light which floods interiors which are minimalist in feel, especially when compared to other hotels across the region.

No need to anguish over whether to crack open the minibar, there's no extra charge. Guests can enjoy a free airport limo and also have access to The Club Lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes.

A terrazzo sunken bathtub will help ease the stresses of a hard day's eating and drinking.

The Chedi Muscat -- a GHM hotel, North Ghubra 32, Way no 3215, Street no 46, Muscat Oman.

 
3. Royal Suite, The Burj Al Arab. DUBAI (from $20,000)

A hotel suite in a building taller than the Eiffel tower, crafted in the shape of a billowing dhow sail on the Arabian Gulf.

The Burj's 8,400-square-feet Royal Suite has amenities including a private elevator, library and cinema, but it's the marble, gold and technicolor decor that'll live longest in the memory.

A rotating four-poster bed ensures guests can make the most of the views. And a 24-carat gold iPad offered throughout their stay.

Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Rd Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Dubai United Arab Emirates.

 

4. Palace Suite, The Emirates Palace. ABU DHABI ($15,000)

With Swarovski chandeliers and Daum glass sculptures, it counts 7,500 square feet in the largest Palace Suite, which comes with three bedrooms. It's billed as "a palace within a palace." An elegant dining room and pantry means there's no need to ask the 24-hour butler to order in a pizza, but that's no reason not to.

Emirates Palace, West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirate.

 

5. Royal Suite, The Ritz-Carlton. BAHREIN ($3,450)

The Royal Suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Manama comes in at $3,450 per night, giving 1,700 square foot of luxury for the money.

A dining room that seats eight, three LED TVs, a master bedroom, two bathrooms, a Jacuzzi and a large majlis -- communal seating area -- come as standard.

The hotel has 600 meters of beachfront and four tennis courts for the active, as well as a spa for those who prefer more sedentary relaxation.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, PO Box 55577, Manama Bahrain.

 

 

6. Sultan Suite, Ciragan Palace Kempinski. ISTANBUL ($35,700) In stanbul, the most expensive and luxurious suite at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski.

Bill Clinton, Luciano Pavarotti and Bono have all called the Sultan Suite home over the years and it's hard to beat the location, on the shores of the Bosphorous facing the Asian side of the city.

This was an Ottoman Imperial Palace before becoming a hotel so the suite is furnished with 19th-century antiques that once graced the sultan's home, as well as state-of-the-art technology.

Visitors can take their pick of arriving at the hotel by car, yacht or helicopter.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Ciragan Caddesi 32 Besiktas, Istanbul 34349 Turkey.

 
7. The Royal Villa, Hilton. KUWAIT ($1,640)

Located south of Kuwait City on the coast of Mangaf, the Royal Villa is a sprawling complex. Although the seafront location over the Arabian Gulf is eye-catching, a private pool ensures guests can hit the water without hitting the waves.

Four bedrooms and six -- yes, six -- bathrooms over two floors make this a perfect family retreat with total privacy.

Hilton Kuwait Resort, P.O. Box 7887 Fahaheel Mangaf, Kuwait City 64009 Kuwait.

 

8. Kingdom Suite, Four Seasons. RIYADH ($10,666)

Spanning the 48th and 50th floor, the high-ceilinged Kingdom Suite unsurprisingly gives spectacular views of the Saudi capital.

A private office allows for work, while a family media room and dining room with pantry are definitely more focused on play.

There's everything else expected from a high-end hotel suite: chandeliers, multiple bathrooms decked out in marble, four-poster beds.

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, Olaya, Kingdom Centre, Riyadh 11321 Saudi Arabia.

 

9. The Presidential Suite, Le Gray. BEIRUT ($5,000)

Five-star Le Gray in Beirut benefits from the city's frequent Mediterranean sun, nowhere more so than on the 5th floor Presidential Suite with its large private balcony. Two bedrooms, two mosaic bathrooms, a living space and a walk-in dressing room fit in the 2,400-square-feet space. There's a contemporary feel with bathrobes and towels by Porthault and TVs by Loewe.

The hotel has popular restaurants and bars including Cherry on the Rooftop and live jazz at Bar ThreeSixty.

Le Gray Beirut, Martyrs' Square Central Beirut District, Beirut 1107 Lebanon.

 
10. The Abu Dhabi Suite, St. Regis. ABU DHABI ($40,800)

Over two levels on the 48th and 49th floors, this is the world's highest suspended suite.

Five bathrooms go with three bedrooms, a cinema, spa with sauna and a "sky-bridge living room" from where the 360-degree views are as stratospheric as the price per night.

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi 60476 United Arab Emirates.

 

 

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