Top 10: most expensive hotels in the world

As the number of millionaires in the world grows, so to does the yearning for the best of the best luxury accommodations made to quell the desires of rich and famous. Some hotels are so expensive, that most of us can only dream of staying there. But for the lucky few with money to burn, here is our list of the 10 most expensive hotels in the world, with rates depending on factors such as season and room category. It should come as no surprise that some of these properties are located on their own private island or managed by the world’s most exclusive hotel brands.

Tip: you can always try your luck at one of these properties (and save lots of money) by reading our tips how to get the best hotel deal at a luxury hotel and/or receive free perks.

More info below the slide show. Click the hotel (in red) for a direct link to its official webpage.

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Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine surrounding wilderness. Come face-to-face with sea lions, kangaroos, and koalas at South Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, called “Australia’s Galapagos” for its abundant wildlife. The lodge’s 21 eco-chic luxury suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the incredible view, sunken lounges that are perfect for relaxing, sandblasted limestone floors, and furnished outdoor terraces.

Room rates start at a ‘modest’ 1050 AUD per night per person for a ‘standard’ room, which includes all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, and island airport transfers.