Over-the-Top Penthouse Suites.
Luxury Travel Magazine ~ luxurytravelmagazine.com
Friday, 16th November 2007
The pinnacle of luxury, these lofty suites are enjoyed by top international business leaders - dignitaries and diplomats, entertainment industry moguls, celebrities, high-rollers and jetsetters living the high life...

HOTEL HASSLER ROMA sits in Rome's most privileged location, atop the Spanish Steps and next to the Trinità dei Monti church, taking advantage of the spectacular views of the entire city from the peak of one of Rome's seven hills.

The Penthouse Suite is situated on the 7th floor of the hotel and is rightfully the most famous suite of the Hassler.

The antique pieces in the sitting and dining areas include a 1780 desk, valuable paintings from the schools of Tintoretto and Caravaggio, Venetian mirrors, hand-cut crystal chandeliers, and Louis XV chairs. The sitting and dining rooms are adorned in cream colored fabrics and the two main bathrooms are covered with "Naxos" marble and gold plated taps.

The large outdoor terrace overlooks the city and is ideal for sunbathing, a private sunset cocktail, an intimate romantic dinner, and a midnight dance under the stars. The hotel's rooftop restaurant is world-famous for its view and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here, the world is at your feet...  

INTERCONTINENTAL HONG KONG is internationally acclaimed as one of the world's top hotels for business and leisure, with its unique Kowloon waterfront location, offering unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, and world-class service and facilities.

The Presidential Penthouse Suite has a Duplex living room with 2-story plate-glass windows showcasing the hotel's panoramic views. Most spectacular is the suite's expansive, 2500-square-foot wrap-around terrace with a rooftop infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the harbour.

The dining room, master bedroom and bathroom and private gym also have panoramic harbour views. The suite is inclusive of 24-hour personal butler service, roundtrip airport limousine service by guests' choice of Phantom VI Rolls Royce, Bentley or Mercedes limousine, plus access to Club InterContinental (Executive Lounge), wireless high speed broadband internet access and personalized concierge services. 

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NEW YORK rises 52 floors over Manhattan's premier shopping and business district, between Park and Madison Avenues. Designed by I.M. Pei, the hotel features stunning views and gracious style. The Ty Warner Penthouse occupies the entire top floor of the hotel and features a 360-degree view of the city, including the skyline and Central Park.

Guests of the penthouse have unlimited use of a chauffeured Rolls Royce or Maybach, a 24-hour-a-day personal assistant, a personal trainer and full spa treatments. Accessed by a private elevator, the 4,300-square-foot penthouse with 25-foot cathedral ceilings consists of a library, living room, master bedroom, a fitness/spa room, an indoor Zen garden with a continuous waterfall, a breakfast room, and four glassed-in balconies.

Highlights of the marble bathroom include a chromatherapy feature in the infinity edge bathtub, which changes the color of the water overlooking the skyline.   

THE RALEIGH - MIAMI Situated majestically on the oceanfront in the heart of Miami's South Beach, The Raleigh hotel is a masterpiece of Art Deco grandeur with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Sister hotel to Hollywood's famed Chateau Marmont and The Mercer in New York, this classic luxury boutique hotel in South Beach has undergone a thoughtful renovation by hotelier André Balazs.

A consummate mix of style and understatement, of elegance and comfort, of glamour and warmth, The Raleigh is a jewel amid one of the world's most lively and energizing cities. The duplex Penthouse at The Raleigh hotel is simply extraordinary. Bathed in 360 degrees of sunlight, this 6,000-square foot temple affords unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Miami Beach buzzing at night.

With secure key-only elevator access, the Penthouse boasts a huge living room, three individually appointed bedrooms, each with their own private terrace and outdoor shower, as well as nearly 2,000 square feet of oceanfront terracing and a rooftop fountain.

HOTEL MARTINEZ - CANNES is known for stylish living, from its eminent position on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera. From the outside, its architectural beauty makes it timeless and establishes its elegance and eternal youth.

With seven floors that overlook the sea front and a floor area that covers 40,000 square metres, it is one of the top European luxury hotels. Suite des Oliviers is the ultimate in luxury, with a 2,500 square foot private terrace and 1,500 square feet of living space overlooking the famous Croisette and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Suite des Oliviers' two bedrooms are extremely spacious and comfortable and suffused with a cozy atmosphere provided by an abundance of warm shades and fine wood: one has a view of Cannes, a separate dressing room and sauna in the bathroom; the other has an exceptional view out over the bay.

The magnificent terrace with teak flooring, brown and white deckchairs, and a Jacuzzi large enough for 7, looks out across the waters to the Lerins Islands. 
4Hoteliers Image LibraryCOPACABANA PALACE - RIO DE JANEIRO is South America's most famous hotel, located right on Copacabana Beach. The Copacabana Palace and has welcomed the rich and famous since 1923. The thrill of Rio de Janeiro is a physical one -- drama is built into the landscape, with Sugarloaf Mountain rearing up behind the Atlantic coastline, and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer surveying the scene.

At the end of a busy day, what could be more relaxing than retiring to one of the Copacabana Palace's stunning Penthouse suites. The oversized suites, which are located on the 6th floor, measure more than 100 square metres. The suites, which have been decorated with works of art, exotic carpets and French fabrics, are the ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Suites can be joined to provide up to 220 square metres of space.

Features include: Large balcony facing Copacabana Beach, King bedroom and all-marble bathroom, large and sumptuously decorated living room, Butler service, wet bar, VCR and CD, Stunning rooftop swimming pool exclusive to Penthouse Suites and more special amenities.

4Hoteliers Image LibraryBURJ AL ARAB - DUBAI dominates the Dubai coastline, soaring to a height of 1,053 feet as the world's tallest and most recognizable hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, at night, the hotel offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed color sculptures of water and fire.

This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer with helicopter transfers, a fleet of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces, and a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention. The opulent Royal Suite at the top of the hotel is the ultimate in luxury at 8,400 square feet, with its magnificently appointed interiors and sumptuous furnishings.

Lavish amenities include a private cinema, a marble and gold staircase, leopard print tufted carpets, Carrarra marble flooring and mahogany furniture, a master bedroom with rotating four-poster canopy bed and second bedroom, each with adjoining marble bathrooms with spa bath, walk-in shower, fine porcelain fittings and full-sized Hermes 24 Faubourg fragrances and body products. 

4Hoteliers Image LibrarySKYLOFTS AT MGM GRAND - LAS VEGAS are located on top of the MGM Grand. Each of the 51 lofts features 24-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows providing dramatic views of the world's most famous skyline from every angle. Architect Tony Chi describes Skylofts as "creative urban space: a piece of New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, or London, re-created to fit the dynamism and energy of Las Vegas."

Step into a world of possibility at Skylofts, a private sanctuary tucked within the clouds. Make Skylofts your personal retreat, and float freely from scenic vistas to unimaginable amenities and back.

Designed to accommodate Las Vegas' most sophisticated guests, the elegant SKYLOFTS are outdone only by the extraordinary level of personalized service provided by the SKYLOFTS staff. Two-story windows put you in harmony with the sky above, while DREAM and SPA Butlers put you at ease with the world below.

4Hoteliers Image LibrarySKYSPA, open 24 hours a day, features separate spa treatment and fitness suites with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, select exercise equipment and custom-designed spa tubs. 

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY is vibrant and elegant, stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district. From the hotel's top floor, the Presidential Suite features one of the world's most spectacular views over Sydney Harbour.

This ultimate penthouse suite features specially commissioned Australian artworks and is decorated with sophisticated marble, exotic wood and rich silks. The master bedroom includes a separate study, a dressing room with a large, mirrored walk-in closet and the luxurious master bathroom offers a large, free-standing oval-shaped soaking tub, two vanities and a separate private shower.

The suites's second bedroom also features a private ensuite bathroom. There is a guest powder room located off the entry vestibule and major artworks are displayed in the sitting room, which occupies the whole northeast corner of the floor and offers generous lounging space. The separate dining room seats eight and features an adjoining kitchen with separate access from an outside landing. 

4Hoteliers Image LibraryGRAND HYATT TOKYO is a luxury five star hotel located in the heart of Roppongi, Tokyo's center for business, commerce and entertainment. Entertain lavishly in a 2,800-square-foot top floor suite offering private pool, sundeck and sweeping dramatic views of Tokyo.

Stylish decor includes living room, dining for eight, kitchen, guest bath, and work area with high-speed Internet. Bedroom includes two plush king beds and master bath with jetted spa tub and rain shower. The suite includes access to Grand Club, serving breakfast, evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Roppongi is Tokyo's lively and best-known nightlife district where the action continues until dawn for young Japanese and foreigners alike.

The area features Tokyo's largest concentration of bars and nightclubs, as well as a huge choice of restaurants serving international cuisines. Nearby is the new development of Roppongi Hills — a sprawling complex of hotels, restaurants, shops, museums and movie theaters — and is the new cultural heart of Tokyo.

4Hoteliers Image LibraryHAY-ADAMS HOTEL - WASHINGTON, DC is as close as anyone can get to staying at the White House, short of being invited by the President. Originally designed in the 1920's as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams has always preserved the ambiance of a distinguished private home.

The 145-room hotel features 20 suites, some with views of Lafayette Park and the White House. The Presidential Suite is a distinguished and remarkable penthouse suite featuring a beautiful living room overlooking the White House, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church. It also includes a large dining table as well as gas-lit corner fireplace.

The master bedroom also features a spectacular view of the White House. Visit interesting Washington, DC attractions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the International Spy Museum, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Supreme Court of the United States, the National Mall, the U.S. Capitol, Washington National Cathedral, National Gallery of Art, and much more...

4Hoteliers Image LibraryBEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL - BEVERLY HILLS is just steps from renowned Rodeo Drive shops. This historic hotel (now a Four Seasons) buzzes with vitality from dramatic renovations, blending tradition and trend.

See-and-be-seen dining and glamorous events are balanced by quiet, personal comfort in the spa, the pool and luxury guest rooms. The Penthouse Suite is beautifully positioned on the top floor of the Beverly Wing, this luxurious three-bedroom suite offers 270-degree city views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound balcony.

The living area features a living room and den, and a 52-inch (132-centimetre) television with surround sound and direct satellite hook-up. The dining area is ideal for entertaining and can accommodate a party for 12. Three large bedrooms offer the utmost in luxury and comfort, including a master suite with high ceilings and a king-size canopy bed.

The suite offers three full Italian marble bathrooms. The master bathroom has a deep soaking whirlpool tub, and his-and-hers showers with picture windows overlooking the city.
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Edited by Christine Gray

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