|The Private Dining Room of the Royal Residence by the Seas, at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, rises on stilts over the rocks and water.|
|The Presidential Mofarrej Suite at Tivoli Sao Paulo houses three separate baths for the three suites within.|
There’s “over the top,” and then there’s “out of this world,” and then there are those suites that simply boggle your mind. When we set out to discover some of the world’s most mind-boggling suites, we had no idea we would find anything like these three.
In Vietnam, VIPs will love the all-new InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, which sits atop the hills of Vietnam’s famous Son Tra Peninsula. The beachfront abode is 20 minutes from Danang Airport, and close to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as The Imperial City of Hue, The Old Town of Hoi An and the My Son ruins.
Now, for that suite. The two-bedroom Royal Residence by the Sea is tops for the truly luxury-loving guest; it measures at 3,229 square feet and has a private dining pavilion that suspends over the rocks and water. Cool Touch: A private, 42-foot infinity pool has its own built-in bar and entertainment area. Each of the two bathrooms have separate bathtubs and rainforest showers. Butler service is provided, natch.
|Royal Residence’s swimming pool has an in-built bar and entertainment area.|
We hear the views from the suite are killer, as it overlooks the private bay and Monkey Mountain. Note: If you want these digs, be sure to book at least three months in advance.
Guests at the resort can also indulge in the eight-villa spa, which is set around a lagoon. The top therapy is the Journey of the Siamese Jasmine. For bookings, reach out to Director of Spa Natsuda Dumrongpanich ([email protected]; +011-84-511-393-8888).
Foodies take note: The resort’s La Maison 1888 restaurant is helmed by three-star Michelin Chef Michel Roux.
For special requests, Phuong Ai, the star concierge, is on hand to cater to the most discerning guests. She has dealt with government diplomats, billionaires, celebrities and more. Contact her at [email protected]
|Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva Suite spans a staggering 11,690 square feet.|
Next Stop: Latin America’s Tivoli Sao Paulo, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. The hotel is home to the Presidential Mofarrej Suite, which measures a massive 8,000 square feet and is decidedly palatial. The most intriguing, and luxurious, element of the suite is its private Dom Perignon cave (think an exclusive place inside the suite where guests can taste the most refined champagnes in the world).
The space has three suites within, each with three full baths. There is also a private kitchen and private dining room. A separate entrance for staff and security is available so the highest level of discretion and exclusivity can be arranged. One of the rooms of the suite can be configured as a private gym or headquarters for security. While there is no balcony, the suite offers views of Paulista Avenue, one of the most important thoroughfares in Sao Paulo. There are also views of the Trianon Park and Avenida Nove de Julho.
A 24-hour butler service is on hand to pack and unpack bags, as well as arrange anything else a guest may need.
|Tivoli Sao Paulo’s Presidential Mofarrej Suite is perched on the 22nd floor and affords killer views of Sao Paulo.|
We hear kings from Sweden, princes from Luxembourg and Belgium, governmental entourages from Great Britain, Belgium, Israel, Chile and more have stayed here. Let’s not forget celebs like Catherine Deneuve, Amy Winehouse and the Black Eyed Peas, too.
To be expected: A suite that can accommodate such high-profile guests has watertight security measures. Guests need a valid card to reach the floor. The elevators cannot access the space without the card. There is also a private room for security staff.
Luxury travel advisors can reach out to director of sales & marketing for Brazil, Cristian Bernardi ([email protected]; +011-55-11-3146-5900).
Moving across the pond to Switzerland, royal travelers will feel most at home in Geneva at the Grand Hotel Kempinski’s Geneva Suite. At a staggering 11,690 square feet, this is one of the largest accommodations in Europe.
The duplex suite has 11 rooms (think two living rooms, three master bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, four bathrooms—one with private steam bath, and space for an office, a gym and a pool table). A 160-square-foot terrace, along with smaller balconies, help to round out the space and offer views of Old Town, Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc.
But the truly unique elements of this suite can be found in the details. For example, the beds are all made by hand from handpicked Lapland wood. They incorporate a spring system that ensures a killer night’s sleep. We hear that one bed takes 35 days to make. A total of 1,700 square feet of handmade, silk carpets swathe the floors and walls are covered in chamois leather, handmade leather or silk.
|The Living Room of the Royal Residence by the Seas.|
Other exclusive amenities include a Crestron Digital Media system, 22 (yes, 22) TV screens, a master TV of 65 inches and more. There are also Hermes products in the bathrooms. Cool Touch: The main bathroom has its own private hammam and a Jacuzzi bath with views over the lake.
Pricing for the palatial place includes butlers and a personal chef. Note: A personal trainer is also available, should your clients want to stay in top shape.
Clients who can afford such princely quarters may need the utmost security, so the suite has bullet proof windows throughout. A security room acts as a screening center for the suite, with cameras at all entrance points.
For queries, it is best to reach out to Sylvie Muller ([email protected]; +011-41-0-22-908-9122), the assistant to the general manager.