The Eden Suite at La Réserve Eden au Lac in Zurich is another suite at the top of the list (starting at $3,760 per night). It was first shown last year as part of a two-year restoration project led by Philippe Starck and features glass walls separating the living area from the bathroom, four iron balconies, and views of Lake Zurich and the Alps. Referring to the waterfront, Starck incorporated nautical touches into the pavilion such as wooden oars and sailboat panels.
In New York, the suite talks – no pun intended – about the new presidential suite at the Carlisle, a Rosewood hotel, which, with a night’s stay of up to $40,000, is the most expensive on our tour. Once a private residence, it occupies the entire 26th floor and takes bragging rights to its floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 360-degree views of the city, including Central Park. The suite includes three bedrooms, a spacious living room, media area, full kitchen, and a gallery with a grand piano. Design details include gold leaf murals at the entrance and Venetian plaster walls.
Another example of suites worth buzzing is the Christopher Columbus Suite at Eden Rock – St Barths (starting at $4,438 per night), which sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking St. Jean’s Bay – a stretch of water that Columbus was when he discovered the island. The 2,600-square-foot space features a terrace, hot tub, large living room, stylish contemporary furniture, a library, and a sleeping area with a king-size bed.
In Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Hotel Escenia has a suite named after the property (starting at $3,200 per night) that has more than 1,400 square feet of outdoor space, including a rooftop terrace. Escenia Hotel has a vaulted living room, plunge pool and a seating area overlooking the ocean. A peloton is also included.