Following are our favourite Top 10 paintings of all time. There is no criteria. The list is just about our personal favourites. Feel free to recommend and we will definitely include the recommended painting in our upcoming list of Viewers’ Top 10 Greatest paintings of All Time.
10. Van Eyck: Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (1434)- National Gallery,London
09. Bruegel: Triumph of Death (15??)- Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel
08. Klimt: Adele Blochbauer (1907)- Belvedere, Wien
07. Rubens: Feast of Venus/Vennsfest (1637)- Kunsthistoricche Muzeum, Wien
06. Bruegel: Babel Tower (1563)- Kunsthistoricche Muzeum, Wien
05. Van der Weyden: Deposition (1435)- Prado, Madrid
04. Altdorfer: The Battle of Alexander the Great (1529)- Alte Pinakothek, Munchen
03. Klimt: The Virgin (1913)- National Gallery, Prague
02. Michelangelo: Universal Judgement (1541)- Cappella Sistina, Roma
Despite of the economic recession worldwide and also of the fact that Hotel accomodations have increased by 10 % in the last year, luxurious travelling has not been effected much. Following is a list and features of the Top 10 Most Expensive Hotel Suites of the World. Please note that the price tags do not include Tax and are of course for one night. Enjoy!
10. Royal Suite, Burj-al-Arab, Dubai
Rate: $ 19000
The stately and opulent 2 bedroom Royal Suite on the 25th floor is the last word in luxury, with its lavishly appointed interiors, majestic color scheme, such as marble and gold staircase, leopard print tufted carpets, Carrarra marble flooring and mahogany furniture, and sumptuous furnishings. Perks of the stay in the suites include private elevator, private cinema, and chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, BMW or helicopter transfers available at a charge.
Located on the 5th floor, this 2,153-square-foot suite houses a 645-square-foot balcony, a dining room and a bar. There is also a steam room shower, a whirlpool, a built-in massage table, high-speed Internet access and a computer with flat screen monitor, multi-line telephones, and a separate work area.
The Atlantis Bridge Suite is famously located on top of a bridge that connects the two Royal Towers buildings, so it overlooks the entire resort and marina. The suite comes with a personal butler, bar lounge and entertainment center while 12-foot high ceilings with full length windows allow you to enjoy a 360 view of the water, lagoons and pools in Paradise Island. The suite is famous for hosting celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey, according to Forbes.
The suite is located on the 53rd floor above Tokyo with spectacular views of Mount Fuji. Huge bathrooms, a 40-inch flat-screen, personal concierge, and access to indoor pool and fitness studio are all part of the deal.
Sprawling on the fifth and sixth floor of the hotel, this suite is said to be the crowning jewel of The Westin Excelsior. It is the largest among all suites in Italy. The most fascinating characteristic of this suite lies in its cupola roof that is nearly twelve meters high and absolutely hand frescoed in shades of grey, red and gold. It reflects the style of neo-classical times and Villas of Renaissance. The suite includes an exquisite range of champagnes and wines in the private wine cellar to be served to guests. It also comes with its own private elevator as well as a marble staircase. It also possesses a huge Pompeian style whirlpool, steam bath, sauna, fitness room, and wide patios and terrace.
The Royal Villa at Athens’ Grand Resort Lagonissi sits on a private beach and includes its own heated pool and steam room. The price is steep but the suite is full service, with its own butler, chef, and pianist.
04. The Penthouse Suite, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France
Rate: $ 35,000
Located on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel Martinez has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera. On the 7th floor, the 10,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite is a haven of luxury. The suites have a jacuzzi, plasma screen televisions, DVD library, kitchen, open bar, private butler on call 24/7, and an option to join both suites into one big apartment.
03. Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel, New york
Rate: $ 35,000
The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons was designed by legendary architect I.M. Pei, Peter Marino and hotel owner Ty Warner. It is accessible only by private elevator, which take up the entire 52nd floor, and is decorated with specially commissioned artwork and furniture, including a grand piano in the library, a waterfall in the Zen Room and an infinity soak tub. Located on the 52nd floor of New York’s tallest hotel with floor-to-ceiling bay windows offering a breathtaking 360 degree view of the City, it includes full spa treatments, a personal trainer and a 24/7 butler.
02. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
Rate: $ 40,000
The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa in the Palms Casino Resort is designed by Hugh Hefner himself, which was built to model the original playboy mansion. Located one-mile off the Las Vegas strip, the two-story suite includes a number of amenities such as guests lounge in the media room, fully-equipped gym, steam sauna, spa treatment room, eskew stairs for a personal glass elevator, multiple bars, and an 8-foot rotating bed. But the most unique amenity is the cantilelvered jacuzzi pool, which extends outside of the suite and gives a clear view of the city.
01. Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Rate: $ 65,000
Royal Penthouse Suite at President Wilson Hotel in Geneva is probably the most expensive hotel room in the world. If you are willing to spend $65,000 per night, the suite will offer you all the luxuries of the world. Only private elevator leads to the Imperial Suite, which is actually an entire top floor of the hotel. Decorated in a contemporary style, with marble and hardwood floors, the suite has a gorgeous view through the bulletproof windows of the picturesque city of Geneva, Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The suite consists of four bedrooms, six bathrooms with mosaic marble floor, a cocktail lounge and a terrace. The living room has a billiards table, a library and a cocktail lounge with a view of the water fountain, and can accommodate around 40 guests. A large mahogany table can invite 26 guests in the dining room. The suite may be ideal for world leaders and celebrities visiting the United Nations, as its security is known to be the best in the world.