But Does it Have a Gold Toilet Seat? The Most Over-the-Top Hotel Suites in the World
The Royal Bridal Suite at The Toren, Amsterdam. (All photos courtesy of hotels)
By Jane Reynolds
We here at Oyster.com have done all types of travel. We’ve trekked to some pretty far-off places, we’ve slept under the stars, and we’ve pinched pennies at some budget (but nonetheless awesome) locales. But we gotta say, our favorite kind of travel is luxury travel.
Of course, there’s something to be said for roughing it and that whole getting-back-in-touch-with-nature thing, but given the choice between a tent and a massive presidential suite? Um, we’ll take the suite any day—without hesitation. Suites vary from hotel to hotel, and from destination to destination, but throughout our extensive travels we have come across a handful of gorgeous, over-the-top hotel suites that are so luxurious, they’re quite literally mind-blowing. From a Vegas suite with its own pool and mini-golf course to a gigantic ”Sultan Suite” overlooking the Bosphorus in Istanbul, these 10 suites take luxury to the next level.
1. The Royal Bridal Suite at The Toren, Amsterdam
This romantic boutique hotel near the Anne Frank House has historical significance: It was once used as a safe house in WWII. The Toren family bought the property in 1968 and expanded it over time to include additional accommodations along the Keizersgracht canal. Today there are 38 rooms and suites ranging from smaller standard size, to spacious, elaborate options like the Royal Bridal Suite. This over-the-top, dual-level suite promises romance and opulence; it sits in a second building, removed from the main house, for added privacy and features rich decor (such as gorgeous antique furniture, chandeliers, and murals), a fireplace, a deep soaking tub, and a private entrance with a patio.
2. The Villas Villa Suite #2 at The Mirage, Las Vegas
You’d think deciding on the most over-the-top suite in Vegas would be tough, but the exclusive Villas hotel-within-a-hotel at The Mirage made it easy. The Villas are set apart in a separate wing from the rest of the resort by a private gated entrance, and all guests have round-the-clock access to butlers, concierges, and chefs. Along with free access to hotel hotspots like 1OAK, all villas come equipped with iPads, Mac computers, massive flat-screen TVs (even in the bathrooms and backyards), and private pools. Plus, Villa #2 sits alongside its own putting green.