COCOON POOL SUITE, WILD COAST TENTED LODGE, YALA
Distinctive luxury in the wilderness
Where: Palatupana, Yala, Sri Lanka
Wallet: US$1,414 (Rs1,03,000)/night for two, inclusive of taxes
Call: +94 11 7745730
Idyllically set adjacent to the Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population, this outstanding luxury tented camp is on a rugged, uninhabited beach watching the Indian Ocean. The 55 sq. Cocoon Pool Suite comprises of rising vaulted ceilings posing unspoiled jungle views from the double-glazed facades. For a serene experience in the outdoors, it also has its own secluded plunge pool and two sunbeds on a raised viewing deck. The interiors fuse voyage chic with present-day design innovations, from an extravagant four-poster king size bed to a spacious bathroom that is centred on a free-standing handmade copper bathtub.
Its décor is highlighted in natural colours, the teak floors and canvas walls complement the dark leather touches and repurposed metallic hardware for an eclectic aesthetic. The most élite suites on offer, there are only four secluded, beach-facing Cocoon Pool Suites at the Wild Coast Tented Lodge.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GOA
Luxurious retreat inspired by Goan elements
Where: Kadamba plateau, Old Goa Bypass Road, Velha Goa, Panaji
Wallet: Starting from Rs70,000/night
Call: +91 832 2491900
A contemporary setting inspired by Goan elements that state the essence of extravagance and opulence. The extravagant living in the suite is heightened with élite and personalised services to make every minute of the stay feel like royalty. And for your relaxation, the expansive suite offers your own private terrace with a jetted-tub as you enthral in the spectacular views of the Mandovi River from every corner of the suite. An open-plan layout features a large double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, luxurious bathroom with a rain shower, separate seating, dining and work areas. During your stay, you can enjoy access to the Executive Lounge with a range of benefits including complimentary breakfast, evening light snacks, and soft beverages. The luxury suite sleeps four adults or four adults and two children with rollaway beds.
SUNSET WATER SUITE, LILY BEACH RESORT MALDIVES
Spacious, luxurious, private, indulgent, privileged
Where: Huvahendhoo Island, South Ari Atoll, The Maldives
Wallet: Starts from Rs95,000/night for two adults, on the platinum plan (all-inclusive)
Call: +960 6680013
Lily Beach's Sunset Water Suites are at the pinnacle of luxury, style and comfort. These secluded, over-water bungalows are unique and extend the quintessential Maldivian experience. A holiday here is just the kind of relaxation you need after more than a year of being stuck between the four walls of your house during the lockdown. Aptly named, the overwater deck of these villas offers an unhindered view of the Indian Ocean’s horizon, where you have a front-row seat for every sunset. Sit back with a bottle of champagne and watch as explosions of orange, pink, and purple swirl across the evening sky.
At 182sqm, you will certainly notice the space and privacy of these magnificent residences. You will feel like royalty with the 24-hour personal butler service, available for stays of more than four nights. Take a dip in the ocean from your personal entrance to the sea, and then ease in your very own private infinity plunge pool with Jacuzzi features. No matter the itinerary, live the full five-star experience.
SULTAN SUITE, THE LODHI, NEW DELHI
For the royal in you
Where: Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Wallet: Rs5 lakh plus taxes/night
Call: +91 11 43633333
The Sultan Suite is a tribute to the glorious past of the Sultans of Delhi, celebrating the many dynasties that have ruled the capital. Designed to be the ultimate expression of the aureate and grandiose Sultan lifestyle in a contemporary interpretation, it is spread over 4,400 square-feet of space and spans two floors. The suite boasts two expansive bedrooms, a private plunge pool and balcony affording panoramic views, along with a majestic living area which features every modern conceivable amenity to lounge, relax, meet and entertain in true sovereign style. The private dining area is attached with a fully-equipped kitchen where a culinary master from the hotel’s team of ace Chefs can be invited to create a spectacular meal for you and your guests. The suite’s very own gymnasium and spa with sauna serve as a personal oasis for rejuvenation, completing the stately experience.
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, REGENT BERLIN, GERMANY
Art-deco, luxurious, panoramic views, elegant
Where: Charlottenstraße 49, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Wallet: Starts from EUR 3,314/night
Call: +49 30 20338
Regent is desirably located at the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square in the historical centre of the capital and is certain to satisfy with its remarkable view of the two 18th-century cathedrals as well as the old Concert Hall. The majestic, Presidential Suite, the largest in Berlin, embraces guests with opulent comfort and enduring elegance. You know you are in for a treat when you see the rich gold palette spacious, relaxed living room with furniture in characteristic Biedermeier style, armed with an antique writing desk and an easy sitting area with an open fireplace. You will discover that every aspect has been seen to in this sizeable home away from home. Berlin’s diner act embraces diversity and invention, and has a grip of Michelin stars to confirm it.
THE ROYAL PENTHOUSE SUITE, HOTEL PRESIDENT WILSON, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Regal, iconic, refined luxury, panoramic views
Where: 47, Quai Wilson, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
Wallet: $81,000/ £60,000/night
Call: +41 22 906 66 66
Overlooking Lake Geneva, Hotel President Wilson is one of the most modern addresses in Geneva, set alongside the spectacular backdrop of Mont-Blanc. The Royal Penthouse Suite is famed for being the largest and the most luxurious suite in Europe, offering a wide panorama of Lake Geneva and the magnificent Swiss Alps. The interiors of the suite display authentic Swiss refinement which include rich textiles, plush velvet, and satin against warm orange and bold wood. The art Deco vases, paintings, and Persian carpets with richly upholstered sofas, chairs, and lacquered wooden tables give guests a glimpse of the royal Genevan lifestyle. Accessed by a secured private elevator, the suite is equipped with cameras, alarm buttons, and bulletproof windows. It features a 103-inch Bang & Olufsen LCD flat-screen TV, a Steinway grand piano, and a Brunschwig billiards table. It also includes a private fitness room, two dining rooms, and a dozen spacious sleeping quarters. The two oversized master bathrooms boast a lake view, a glass-enclosed steam/rainforest shower, a hammam, a jacuzzi, and feature Hermès bath amenities.
BURJ VIEW SUITE, MANZIL DOWNTOWN DUBAI
Suite with inspiring views of the Burj Khalifa
Where: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Wallet: AED 1,000/night
Call: +44 285888
If having a fantastic view over one of the most iconic locations in Dubai sounds like your idea of perfection, then the Burj View Suite may be for you. There are views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall and the bustling street from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the study area and the bathroom, and the bedroom has a spacious private balcony. The Burj View Suites arrest the spirit of an Arabic welcome. With inspirational views of Burj Khalifa and present-day Arabesque designs, the suites are relaxed and inviting, inducing a sense of luxury and convenience. The décor carries on the theme from the rest of the hotel —warm colours and light textures coming together to create a deeply personal living space. Have dinner at, well, Em Sherif. Order the Shawarma for sure.
FOUNTAIN PARLOR SUITE, WYNN PALACE COTAI, MACAU
Luxurious, floral-themed, elegant, exquisite, spectacular
Where: Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau
Wallet: Starts at HKD 2,949/night and vary according to season
Call: +853 8889 8889
Designed as a floral-themed destination, Wynn Palace Cotai sets a new standard for luxury and elegance. The resort boasts 1,706 well-appointed rooms and suites as well as five Garden Villas addressed by Architectural Digest as “beyond belief”. Wynn Palace also offers entertainment experiences from the moment you arrive, with a Sky Cab ride above a spectacular, 8-acre Performance Lake. This view is an integral part of staying at the suite. The lake landscapes a composed show of water which dances spiritedly to music and light. Featuring a kingsize bed, as well as a distinct living room and dining room, this suite offers apartment style living with all the profits of luxury hotel.
EXTREME WOW SUITE, W HOTEL. MELBOURNE
Modern take on the Presidential Suite
Where: 408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 Australia
Wallet: $AUD 8,000/night
Call: +61 3 9113 8800
Taking things to a complete fresh level, a penthouse with big, gallant personality, the one-bedroom Extreme WOW Suite stands above it all on the 15th floor with remarkable panoramas of the Melbourne city skyline. The suite’s graceful lines dissolve flawlessly into the everlasting splendour of the hotel. State-of-the-art expertise is merged throughout, counting a co-operating music station. This small but significant touch brings the suite resolutely into the 21st century and is the cherry on top of the cake.
REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, ASHFORD CASTLE, CONG
Castle stay, exquisite, luxury, heritage, antique
Where: Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
Wallet: EUR 3,750/night including bed and breakfast
Call: +353 94 954 6003
Situated in the oldest wing of the castle, this suite comes with an original fireplace, a spectacular antique George III style four-poster bed, unique portrait art, independently sourced antiques and remarkable floor to ceiling views of Lough Corrib. This split level suite offers two bathrooms and can be united with two adjacent rooms — the Kennedy Suite and Corrib Lake View Room — to make it a private three-bedroom wing of the castle. The suite landscapes bed and chandeliers and has gratis canapés delivered each evening. The 800-year-old Ashford castle is truly amazing, a grand, significant structure with national worth and has hosted innumerable nobles across the years.