The rise of the most expensive hotels
"There were five-figure rooms in the 1990s, but they were far fewer," says Nikhil Bhalla, vice president of equity research at FBR Capital Markets' headquarters, "The world has produced many more millionaires than there were 20 or 30 years ago, so clearly the number of people who can afford these rooms has increased a lot. Bhalla undoubtedly ascribes to the emerging markets the growing demand for new level luxury rooms: "There is more money in the world than there was five, or even two, years ago. In countries such as China or India, there is a new class of rich newcomers who climb the social ladder and can afford these extra-luxury experiences. Other countries around the world are experiencing economic development of this kind and I imagine that the trend will continue to grow.
New York runs on a north-south, east-west grid, and I knew that if it had been visible diagonally, the skyline would have changed completely.
Such a prohibitive cost must necessarily include within it something more than a beautiful view and high-tech showers. Bhalla adds that the higher the price, the greater the need to add experiential elements to the package: "It's almost fun to say at this price point, but at the end of the day what people are looking for is value. If I spend $25,000 a night in a hotel, can I really say that the experience is worth it?"
Every single caramel-coloured wall panel, assembled in Italy, was then treated by French craftsmen who refined the art of lacquering to obtain that shine of extraordinary depth. It could not miss a whimsical chandelier, also signed Lalanne, consisting of stylized branches and decorative wall lamps elegantly fixed over a grand piano Bösendorfer. And this is just the corner dedicated to the library, the attic. Guests, however, can also count on a Heath Club service and a fitness room with personal trainer, exclusive use of a Rolls-Royce with driver up to 11 pm and a nice personal bar.
An hotel with the view of Central Park
Leaving the city by the sea, the Hilltop Estate at Leucala Island Resort in Fiji is a resort in the resort. To access it, guests are required to complete a question and wait to be invited directly by the owner, Dietrick Mateschitz to whom the Red Bull Empire is also attributable. An experience guaranteed by the Austrian tycoon, which provides accommodation on top of the greenest hills of the island, with - among others - panoramic swimming pools, two guest houses, a private cook and a nanny. That's enough - perhaps - to forget the over $40,000 requested per night.