Gambling is synonymous with luxury and extravagance. But, the reality of it (i.e. where you stay) may not always live up to the expectation. However, there are some hotel suites that are so spectacular that they will exceed any preconceptions you may have. While establishments like the Skylofts may be ‘slightly’ more attainable (at $1000 per night), some of the most luxurious rooms in the world boast features, such as solariums, salons, saunas, zen gardens, Roman baths, movie theatres and even a private basketball court. See our top picks for the most expensive and extravagant casino hotel suites in existence;
Located at the top of the MGM Grand, the Skylofts (luxury section of the hotel) boast breath-taking views of the Las Vegas strip. Starting at $1,000 per night, they’re ‘slightly’ more conservative and attainable than most of the suites on this list. However, the price does go up dramatically depending on the type of room you choose.
The duplex suites start at 1,400-square-feet (130-square-metres). Designed by Tony Chi, the understated décor is inspired by New York and Hong Kong-style city lofts. They make use of spacious downstairs living areas and huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites range from 1 to 3 bedrooms, with high end bedding and even a pillow menu – you can choose from 15 different types! The larger suites boast outdoor patios and plunge pools. However, it is the bathrooms that are truly impressive, with fancy jetted tubs, immersion rainfall showers and Bulgari toiletries.
While none of the rooms have kitchens, do they come equipped with pantries, heating appliances, espresso machines and a mini bar (with glasses and full-size liquor bottles). ‘Dream butlers’ are also on call 24/7 to bring food, pour champagne or to draw a bubble bath for guests. Other amenities include billiard and/or foosball tables, multiple flat-screen televisions and remote-controlled lightning, temperature and music.
The Venetian Macao is the world’s largest casino. The resort’s Premio Bella Suite is one of, if not the most expensive hotel room on the property, costing upwards of $4,000 per night. As the name suggests, the room’s décor is inspired by the grand canals of Venice.
At 755-square-feet (70-square metres), the Premio Bella Suite houses 2 queen size beds, complete with fluffy duvets and luxurious linens. There’re even his-and-her 55-inch flat screen televisions with on-demand movies. The room will transport you straight to Italy with its gondola-style furnishings, wrought iron details, intricate mouldings and rich, sumptuous fabrics. Expect a grand marble bathroom – massive jetted tubs - with accents of gold and Venetian blown glass. It also boasts a charming living room and study area, all tastefully decorated to the highest standard.
Enjoy 24-hour concierge and butler services, with an out-of-this-world in-suite menu (including incredible Asian cuisine). There is also unlimited access to the spectacular Venetian pools, private gym and the Grado Mini Golf facility. Furthermore, the resort itself has an unprecedented number of restaurants, bars, shopping, entertainment and casino options.
The Bellagio Resort and Casino is easily identifiable by its Roman-style architecture, large surrounding lake and famous water fountains (often featured in movies). Its most expensive room, the Chairman’s Suite, is located in a private corner of the hotel. Starting from as much as $7,000 per night, it is certainly fit for a chairman!
At over 4,000-square-feet (370-square-metres), it boasts 2 master bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, complete with Gucci toiletries. The suite faces the iconic Bellagio fountains and – perhaps most impressively - is approached via a suspended walkway over a reflecting pool. Guests then pass through a marbled foyer, before entering into a lofty living room (with double-height ceilings and large fireplaces). The suite is ideal for entertaining, with an L-shaped bar and formal dining area.
Amenities include, limousine airport transportation, 24-hour butler service, conference room access and VIP seating to various Vegas shows and restaurants. The suite also houses a tranquil private solarium with an indoor garden and water fountain. For further pampering, the bathrooms are equipped with whirlpool tubs, high pressure showers and steam rooms.
Located on the uppermost floors of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Chairman’s Suite (costing around $17,000 per night) is considered Singapore’s ultimate luxury hotel experience. The resort - which includes over 160,000-square-feet (15,000-square-meters) of casino space spread over 4 floors - is owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel has become an extremely iconic building. Its rooftop garden and infinity pool (longest in the world) stretches over its 3 towers below, offering panoramic views of the city. The best hotel room, the Chairman’s Suite, encompasses almost 7000-square-feet (650-square-metres) of space. It boasts 4 bedrooms, including a master suite with his and her bathrooms – complete with rain showers, Jacuzzis, a sauna and even an adjoining salon. Expect not 1, but 2 elegantly decorated living rooms, one with a baby grand piano.
The 24-hour butler service will provide customised dining and entertainment for all in-suite events and parties. Other amenities include, a fully equipped private gym, a massage room, a dry bar and a billiards room with a pool table. There’s also a study (with scanners, printers, etc.) and a media room with incredible karaoke facilities. Perfect for a party!
The Hardwood Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is a basketball lover’s dream! This showstopper is as well suited to parties as it is to a game of ‘hoops’. Costing $25,000 per night, the likes of Russell Simmons and Paris Hilton have hosted extravagant affairs there.
The two-storey, 10,000-square-foot (930-square-metres) suite boasts a 30' x 30' private basketball court. The space itself has recently undergone a renovation to include padded walls, electronic scoreboards, interactive lighting features and intricate court surface designs – in an ultra-modern black, white and silver colour palette. There is also a state-of-the-art locker-room that, upon request, can be stocked with basketball jerseys and/or cheerleading outfits. Even referees and cheerleaders can be arranged.
With 2 beautifully decorated California King bedrooms and 3 mega-sized murphy beds, the suite can comfortably sleep 10 guests - with far more accommodated for parties. Other amenities include a games room with a pool table, private poker table, a whiskey room (as well as a full bar), 24-hour butler service and access to the resort’s spa and fitness centre. They’re also a whopping 11 televisions throughout, so you don’t miss a single minute of the sporting action.
Part of the massive Caesar’s Palace Resort, the Nobu Hotel is an oasis of zen-like charm in the middle of the Las Vegas mania. Its most expensive room is the Nobu Villa, which goes for $35,000 per night. Celebrities, such as Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran have stayed there.
The suite comprises of 10,300-square-feet (957-square metres) of David Rockwell-designed architecture. It boasts 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, along with 4,700-square-feet of outdoor space – an expansive terrace overlooking the Vegas strip. The Nobu Villa is inspired Japanese architecture, with clean lines, soaring ceilings, generously proportioned spaces and natural, layered materials. It also makes use of fire and water features, a barbecue pit and an immaculate zen garden (complete with an Italian-made whirlpool).
Its amenities include a steam room, massage room, gym, a media and game centre, private elevator, art gallery and a signature Omakase sushi bar. With custom artwork throughout, the space celebrates the Nobu lifestyle. It was created to evoke the five senses with its Japanese-inspired design, natural textures, custom mood music, subtle scents throughout, fine dining and exclusive spa services.
The two-storey villa, located on Fantasy Tower’s 32nd floor, costs a staggering $40,000 per night. Originally inspired by Hugh Hefner’s Playboy, the building recently underwent a $690 million renovation. It is now one of the most expensive hotel suites in Las Vegas.
The 8,500-square-foot (790-square-metre) space comes with 3 California King bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 guests. The tastefully decorated suite boasts an infinity pool that runs to the edge of the balcony – with breath-taking views of the city. Other main attractions are a games room, private dining area and the 17-seater fully stocked illuminated bar (overlooking the pool). Full length windows, mirrored ceilings, marbled surfaces and mood lighting create a unique sense of contemporary luxury.
After working out in your private fitness room (complete with peloton bikes), guests can relax in a redwood cedar sauna and/or massage room. The bathrooms come equipped with walk-in steam showers and jetted deep-soaking tubs. Other amenities include 24-hour butler service, round-trip ground transportation and, of course, a fully fitted movie theatre – with every movie and confection you can think of!
Inspired by Princess Grace of Monaco, the Diamond Suite at the Hotel de Paris and Casino is one of the most expensive hotel rooms in Monte-Carlo. At $48,000 per night, its elegant interiors and extravagant amenities will definitely make you feel like royalty.
The spacious two-storey, 9,800-square-foot (910-square metre) suite has 2 master bedrooms - with huge walk-in closets - and can sleep up to 6 people. It boasts an expansive balcony terrace and beautiful sea views of the French Riviera. Fine finishes can be found in the luxurious living room, dining room, office and kitchen. Decorated in light colours with contemporary touches and precious materials, it also has Princess Grace’s personal artwork, books and souvenirs on display.
Guests can relax in the suite’s sauna and hammam (a type of Turkish bath). They can also enjoy the complimentary mini bar and selections from the private wine cellar, as well as an open bar at the resort’s various restaurants. Other amenities include, a private limousine, 24-hour butler service, a tent at the Beach Club and unlimited free access to the Monte-Carlo Casino.
At an estimated $7 million spent on each room, The 13 is said to be the most expensive hotel ever built. It is located in the southern Chinese city of Macau – now a gambling mecca. Its crowning jewel, the Villa de Stephen, costs upwards of $80,000 per night.
The 13 Hotel’s premier suite is an expansive, split-level 30,000-square-foot (2,800-square-metre) space. The room is inspired by King Louis XIII and is elaborately decorated with intricate scrollwork, murals (and detailed painted ceilings), sculptures, mouldings and stained-glass windows. Multiple master bedrooms are fitted with canopy-covered king size beds, crushed velvet drapes, gold-leafed ceilings and ornate Baroque-style paintings. A focal point is its marble Roman bath with enough space for 8 guests. It is set under a dramatic vaulted ceiling, supported by neo-classical columns, and an ornate crystal chandelier. When not in use, it can be covered by a marble slab for extra entertainment space.
Every room includes a private elevator lobby, with exclusive access to the 13 Hotel Casino and VIP rooms. Other amenities include, a 24-hour butler (with service providers trained by MCM Palace Consultants), customised fine dining and access to a fleet of bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom limousines.
The most expensive casino hotel room in the world is the Damien Hirst-designed Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. It costs a whopping $100,000 per night, and is reserved exclusively for million-dollar poker players (luckily, it also includes $10,000 worth of credit at the resort).
The 9,000-square-foot (836-square-metre) Empathy Suite is a two-story sky villa at the very top of the Palms Resort building – with breath-taking views of the city. It boasts 2 beautifully decorated California King bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, along with ample space for entertainment and leisure. Some of its extravagant amenities include, a salt relaxation room, a 13-seater fully stocked bar, Dyson hair dressers, a fitness room and 24-hour butler service. But its main attraction has to be its infinity-style cantilever pool and jacuzzi overlooking the entire Vegas strip (and outdoor entertainment space).
According to the General Manager of The Palms Casino Resort, the suite provides a “once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas stay”. The room was designed by famous artist, Damien Hirst, in collaboration with Bentel & Bentel architects. It showcases much of his controversial work, including his iconic ‘Winner/Loser’ piece, featuring two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde. There’s a talking point on every wall and behind every corner. An experience indeed!