London's Top 7 most Expensive Celebrity Hotel Rooms
by Heather Holman on Sunday, December 02, 2007
London is home to over 70,000 hotel rooms. Which ones do the celebrities choose while in town? Which ones are the most expensive? You are about to find out!
The Dorchester – The Oliver Messel Suite (₤2,950 GBP/$6,000 USD a night)The top floor suite is named after Oliver Messel who was a famous set/costume designer in London’s West end and Broadway in New York. His assistant John Claridge helped Messel design the stunning suite. “The Messel Suite has an absolute world wide reputation” says Claridge, “Michael Jackson stays here on several occasions because he likes it so much. He particularly likes this suite because it’s charming and relaxing.” The extravagant suite features an ante-room, sitting room, private terrace, double bedroom and bathroom. The Oliver Messel Suite is also where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton spent their honeymoon in 1964. Today the suite will set you back a whopping £2,950 a night or a little over $6,000 in the US.
The Sheraton Park Tower Hotel – The Penthouse Suites (₤3,500 GBP/$7,198 USD a night)The hotel is located next to some of the most exclusive shopping in the world, including Harrads and the renowned Harvey Nichols. The most exclusive rooms at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel are the Penthouse Suites, which offer 360° of luxury. Muhammad Ali, Joan Collins and Sir Roger Moore are all regulars to these lavish one and two bedroom suites. One week in one of these suites will cost you about $50,000 USD, the same as a new BMW - or £3,500 GPB a night but don’t think for a second it isn’t worth it. The oversized king beds and double Jacuzzi bath both feature full sized window views of the magnificent city of London. Wood-paneled walls combine with marble details in the floor, providing a cool elegance never seen before in Knightsbridge. The lounge area provides plenty of space to entertain guests for drinks or dinner, with seating for up to eight at the dining table. Included with the suite is your own personal butler who will look after your every need.
The Berkeley – The Pavilion Conservatory (₤4,000 GPB or $8,226 USD a night)The Pavilion Conservatory at The Berkeley is a magnificent suite overlooking London’s Hyde Park . The bedroom is spacious with ample wardrobe space and elegant en suite marble bathrooms. The sitting-room is large and well appointed. The conservatory, with its dining table and private terrace area, is perfect for entertaining or to simply enjoy an al fresco-style meal. The terrace can be accessed from either the conservatory or the master bedroom. The Pavilion Conservatory is a favorite of such famous couples as Madonna & her husband Guy Ritchie, and Leonardo diCaprio & his then girlfriend supermodel Gisele.
Langham – The Infinity Suite (£4875 GBP/$10,026 USD a night)The Infinity Suite at the Langham is the epitome of all a good hotel suite should be, contemporary yet classical, luxurious yet charming. The bath is actually more like a spa, featuring The Kohler Infinity Bath with chromatherapy. The chromatherapy feature on the sok bath gently washes the bather with a full spectrum of colour. This is combined with hydrotherapy that takes the form of millions of effervescent champagne-like bubbles that caress the skin to create a luxurious bathing experience. The 236 square meters of opulence and luxury combine to make one of the most sought after hotel room in the London. Attracting such celebrities as Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell; and at £4875 the suite is quite a steal!
The Mandarin Oriental – The Royal Suite (£5,287 GBP/$10,873 USD a night)The Royal Suite in The Mandarin Oriental London has a stunning balcony that runs the length of the entire suite, giving the occupant an unrivalled view of Hyde Park. The color scheme of fresh green and yellow echoes the natural beauty of the park. The bed is, aptly, a king and the sumptuous sitting room has a wonderful marble fireplace. Marble can also be found in the indulgent bathroom. The suite is often frequented by royalty, movie stars, models as well as other celebrities, such as Madonna and Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
Claridge’s – Brook Penthouse Suite (₤5,430 GPB/$11,122 USD a night)The stunning Brook Penthouse Suite at the Claridge’s has been restored in the Art Deco style with an elegant, gentle lilac décor, light oak floors and original fittings from the 1930s. The bedrooms are large and luxurious, each with their own dressing rooms. The marble bathrooms are equally splendid with extra deep baths and separate showers. A beautiful sitting-room with full length windows looks out onto a stunning private roof terrace. In addition, there is an elegant dining room with a cocktail bar and cloakroom. The suite also includes your own personal butler. To royalty such as Great Britain’s Viscount Linley the Claridge’s is a home away from home and designer Marc Jacobs states “I love the ambience... I bump in to a lot of people I know there.”
The Lanesborough – The Royal Suite (₤7,000 GPB/$14,338 USD a night)Known as the city’s hottest hotel, The Lanesborough Hotel is a masterfully renovated 250 year old hospital located in historic Knightsbridge. The Lanesborough’s Royal Suite is London’s most exclusive and expensive hotel suite. The extravagant layout includes stunning floor to ceiling windows that yield superb views of the Constitutional Arch and the manicured grounds of Buckingham Palace. The suite offers three bedrooms, a drawing room, a dining area, a study, kitchen, your own personal butler, and something all stars need – Privacy. The room is located in a hidden location within the hotel and is known only to a select few hotel employees. Two nights in this lap of luxury will pay for a year’s college tuition at a private university. The room runs a monstrous $14,338 USD a night or ₤7,000 GPB, but even if you could afford this room you’ll have to wait in line behind such celebrities as Madonna, Jim Carrey, Leonardo diCaprio, as well as royalty from around the world and visiting heads of state – The room is booked well into next year!
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