If you've got 21 days of vacation and nearly half a million bucks to spend on it, consider signing up for luxury travel firm VeryFirstTo's ridiculously extravagant tour of the world's most elite hotel suites. From the United Arab Emirates to Paris, Rome and Tokyo the company will take you first class all the way without having to book each suite separately, or worrying about whether some other oligarch is already in residence. Forbes took a tour of some of the highlighted pads:
1.) VILLA LA CUPOLA, THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR (ROME)
The 11,840 square-foot suite, the largest in Europe, features a domed living room with a 39-ft. tall hand-frescoed cupola. A private elevator and marble staircase lead to the upper floor of the suite, which has its own fitness room, Roman bath, sauna and Pompeian-style Jacuzzi pool with mosaic floors, vaulted ceiling and stunning frescoes.
2.) ROYAL SUITE, BURJ AL ARAB JUMEIRAH (DUBAI)
This two-story, 8,396-square-foot suite includes a private elevator, 27 phones and a 24-karat gold iPad serving as a virtual concierge. There’s an extensive bath menu combined with chilled champagne, strawberries and candlelight along with an exclusive selection of complimentary Hermès amenities. And of course, a personal butler.
3.) BRIDGE SUITE, ATLANTIS PARADIS ISLAND (BAHAMAS)
This 10-room suite has a 1,250-square-foot living room with a grand piano and twin entertainment centers, and a dining room capped with a 22-karat gold chandelier. A permanent staff of seven is on hand to serve you, working exclusively in the suite 24/7 and discreetly entering through a private entrance.
4.) THE PENTHOUSE SUITE, FOUR SEASONS GEORGE V (PARIS)
With stunning terraces offering sweeping views of Paris’ architectural icons, you might never turn on the plasma-screen TV hidden behind a black mirror or use the remote control window coverings. The bedroom walls covered in gold-toned silk, and an infinity bath fitted with a relaxing chromotherapy (or color therapy) system might come in handy though.
5.) RITZ-CARLTON SUITE, THE RITZ-CARLTON (TOKYO)
One of the more understated accommodations on the tour has breathtaking views of the Tokyo Skyline, Mount Fuji and the Imperial Palace Garden, thanks to its spot on the 53rd floor of the tallest building in Tokyo. The 3,300 square feet-suite has a dining room with a pantry, Asprey bath amenities, 24-hour butler service and access to Club lounge staff to help you with everything from unpacking to planning special events.