The most striking thing about a new list of the world’s most expensive hotels — based on a global survey by Luxury-Hotels.com — is that none of the properties in the Top 10 could be considered a business hotel.
And only three of the Top 20 are in the United States. But that includes the most expensive hotel in the world, Amangiri, a desert retreat at Canyon Point in southern Utah. The survey lists the nightly rate at $1,889. And that’s not for a suite, but just a standard double room during summer.
The Mediterranean island of Sardinia must be the chief playground for Europe’s idle rich, because three of the top 10 are there: Hotel Cala di Volpe, Hotel Pitrizza and Villa del Parco.
The Cala di Volpe ranked second most expensive, with a typical nightly rate of $1,789. In third place — far off the beaten path — is Explora Rapa Nui on Easter Island at $1.,733. (Starwood loyalty members note: The Cala di Volpe is a member of The Luxury Collection.)
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The first property on the list that could be considered a business hotel — in 12th place — is the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, where the average nightly rate for a double room is $1,247, according to the survey.
Here’s the full list:
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