The Eden Suite at La Réserve Eden au Lac in Zurich is another at the top of the list (from $3,760 a night). It debuted 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 ironwork balconies, and views of both Lake Zurich and the Alps. In a nod to the waterfront setting, Starck incorporated nautical touches in the suite such as wooden oars and paintings of sailboats.
In New York, the suite talk—no pun intended—is about the new Presidential Suite at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, which, with a night’s stay going for $40,000, is the priciest one on our roundup. Once a private residence, it takes up the entire 26th floor and gets bragging rights for its floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase 360-degree views of the city, including Central Park. The suite has three bedrooms, a spacious living room, a media area, a full kitchen, and a gallery with a grand piano; design details include gold leaf murals at the entrance and Venetian plaster walls.
Other examples of the suites worth the hype include the Christopher Columbus Suite at the Eden Rock – St Barths’ (from $4,438 a night), which is situated on the edge of a cliff that overlooks St. Jean Bay—a stretch of water that Columbus sailed when he discovered the island. The 2,600-square-foot space has a terrace, a hot tub, a large living room, sleek contemporary furniture, a library, and a sleeping area with an oversized bed.
In Riviera Maya, Mexico, Hotel Escenia has a suite named after the property (from $3,200 a night) that has more than 1,400 square feet of outdoor space, including a rooftop terrace. The Escenia has a domed living room, plunge pool, and seating area with ocean views; a Peloton is also included.