Australia has no shortage of luxury hotels.
But, the real cream of the crop lies in the hotel suites and presidential villas where a night’s stay can easily set you back a month’s salary.
Melbourne’s Crown Towers currently holds the title for the most expensive hotel suite in Australia with the “Chairman’s Villa”, costing between $20,000 to $27,500 per night and which can only be booked on request.
Meanwhile, Park Hyatt Sydney still has the most expensive hotel suite in Sydney with its contemporary “Sydney Suite” which was built as part of the hotel’s $60 million upgrade. The two-bedroom suite sets travellers back by $16,000 per night with an expected minimum stay of two nights.
We scoured through all the luxury hotels from five major Australians states to find the best suites each had to offer.
From baby grand pianos, 24-hour butler service, massage rooms and chauffeured limousines on call, here are the most expensive hotel suites in every Australian state — and the incredible perks that come with it.
VICTORIA: Crown Towers Melbourne. Price: POA. $20,000 to $27,500 per night. The Chairman's Villa is officially the most expensive hotel suite in Australia. It is part of a collection of 32 private and exclusive villas on the top floor of the Crown Towers and spans across more than 1090sqm.
The decor is largely dominated by French panelling and black leather insets contrasted against red and fuchsia accents. It comes with its own gym and massage room, a team of butlers, 24-hour service and a dining room table that can seat up to 14 guests.
Blainey North were responsible for redesigning the suite keeping in line with a modern geometric pattern. The luxurious villa even includes oil canvas artwork by Marie Hagarty as well as a Chris Fortescue’s ‘Naturalism, #2’ print. The Chairman's Villa can only be booked on request.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Park Hyatt Sydney. Price: $16,000 per night (minimum two night's stay). The two-bedroom Sydney Suite spans across 350-sqm and was built as part of the hotel's $60 million upgrade.
It comes with a 24-hour butler service, a $9000 toilet which even plays music and in-built massager as well as panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House.
The contemporary suite features an open plan design featuring five TVs (one built into the bathroom mirror) including a 60-inch LED TV in the living room. In addition, it has its own steam room and dry sauna, state-of-the-art kitchen, fireplace and home theatre entertainment system.
And if that's not enough, you can also choose to book out the entire fourth floor of the hotel for $50,000 per night.
QUEENSLAND: Stamford Plaza Brisbane. Price: $4000 per night. The opulent 250sqm Stamford Suite channels old-school glamour with its own baby grand piano that has been graced by Keith Urban, Elton John and Justin Timberlake.
Queen Elizabeth opted to stay in the suite during a visit to Brisbane in 1970s instead of staying at the Government House lodgings while Chinese President Xi Jinping stayed here during the G20 summit in 2014.
It is located on the highest floor of Stamford Brisbane with panoramic views of the river and richly furnished with designer artwork.
It's possible to upgrade to the 'High Life' package for the suite for a minimum of $10,000 per night -- this would include a private 24 hour butler, French champagne, a private chauffeured limousine on call as well as complimentary massages in the room.
ACT: Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Price: $3000 per night. The Presidential Suite reflects the art deco style of the heritage-listed hostel based in Parliamentary Square. Guests are greeted to a grand marble foyer upon entry with the entire suite spanning 310sqm which opens up to the spacious living area which feature a baby grand piano.
The suite has a private study room, views overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, its own private terrace area and expansive dining area which can seat up to 12 people.
To top it all off, the master bedroom suite comes with a separate dressing room, Italian marble bathroom, sauna, exercise bike and even its own jacuzzi.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The Richardson Hotel and Spa. Price: $2,700. The Kings Park Suite is the largest of the six penthouse suites located on the 8th floor of the elegant boutique hotel. Its name was derived from the views overlooking King's Park and Botanic Gardens from the penthouse.
It spans across 170sqm and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area along with a separate study room.
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