Travel Ten: Top Ten Themed Luxury Hotel Suites

Silly season is upon us and what better excuse to have a tour around the world looking at hotel suites from silly to sublime themes, all with spectacular results. Sorry, for this once, no Santas allowed.


The 007 Suite, Hotel Seven, Paris



For fans of the mythical British spy, there is no place like the James Bond themed suite at Hotel Seven in Paris. Designed by Agence Bastie, this sleek suite delivers much like a well-tailored Bond suit: the perfect blend of vintage chic and traditional spy. Complete with a Turkish bath, a complete library of Bond films, and ultra-cool gadgets such as a TV screen that diffuses four different “mood fragrances” and a lamp with a base made of a (fake) golden gun, this suite is sure to leave any Bond fan thoroughly shaken and stirred.


Rock Star Suite, Hard Rock Hotel, Puntacana, Dominican Republic


If you’d rather play rock star than British spy, for $10,000 a night, all your star-studded dreams of stardom can come true at Hard Rock Hotel. A baby grand piano, custom-designed pool table and a LED-framed translucent jellyfish tank are bound to make you feel like a star at least for one night. Want more in true rock-star indulgent style? Well, why not step into the hot tub outdoors? Totally rock’n’roll. Sex and other vices not included!


Diva Suite, Carlton Hotel, New York



If there is a suite, which allows you to live out your rock star fantasies, sure as day follows night, we can guarantee there is also one for the Broadway diva in you! Designed by W+CO Design Studio, Diva Suite at The Carlton Hotel, New York, takes you right back to the city’s Golden Age of Broadway, complete with a divalicous massive  dressing room, mirrors, playbills, and sumptuous bedding. Themed suites don’t get more dramatic than this one.


The Lennon Suite, Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool

Hard days night Lennon suite

Lennon or McCartney? Fear not, Hard Day Nights Hotel in Beatles’ hometown Liverpool has got you covered with two penthouse suites named after the two stars of the iconic British band. Imagine (pun intended) a white piano against a white backdrop complete with stunning views of the city centre. But that’s not all as Lennon Suite offers stunning features and furnishings all keeping with the theme. 


The Barbie Suite, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas


When ‘90s band Aqua was singing of “Barbie World” perhaps this is what they had in mind. Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas delivers any little princess’s dream with this pink-tastic Barbie Suite designed by famed potter/interior designer Jonathan Adler. Every single detail of this 2,350-square-foot pink palace’s has been thought out, from corseted dress chairs to sunburst-styled mirror constructed from 65 actual Barbie dolls, from the two-way fireplace to the oversize Jacuzzi.


Speakeasy Suite, Carlton Hotel, New York



Are you after a little bit of adventure behind hidden doors and secret passageways which grant you, access into a forbidden world? Then step into the Speakeasy Suite at New York’s Carlton Hotel for a throwback to the city’s prohibition days. A hidden door through a bookcase in your bedroom will take you straight into a secret backroom, complete with custom-designed poker table with cards and chips and a well-stocked private bar with leather furniture for lounging. Small details are well thought-out too: period photography, New York Times front and a non-working tommy gun are bound to take you into the spirit of the era.


Safari Suite, The Milestone Hotel, London


Can’t decide between a safari and a city break? Why not have two in one. Arguably one of the most famous boutique hotels in London, The Milestone, brings the exotic outdoors indoors with the Safari Suite, complete with African works of art, ceilings draped in fabric to create the illusion of lodging in a tent, animal print furnishings and wild animal engravings. As for the wild outdoors? Why, Kensington Palace gardens are right outside your window!


Despicable Me Suites, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, Florida


Another one for the kid in you – or the kid in your life. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort offers a one in a ‘minion’ experience with 18 Despicable Me themed suites. Each suite has two rooms, a kids' room decorated with Minion-inspired bedding, Minion curtains, custom-designed missile beds and a wall plastered with Minions, and a adults room featuring an Italian luxury design.



The Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California


This one’s for those who like their cartoon characters on the mousy side – the 1,600-square-foot Mickey Mouse Suite at Disneyland Hotel features Mickey imagery throughout such as the Rare sketches from the Disney library adorning the penthouse walls and ceiling cut-outs.


Bentley Suite, St. Regis, New York


From cartoons to cars, silliness to sophistication, this one if for car aficionados. The Bentley Suite on the 15th floor of the legendary St. Regis New York features a foyer, bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, an expansive dining room and living room complete with floor to ceiling windows.

The guests staying at the Bentley Suite also have access to an exclusively customised 2013 Bentley Mulsanne, incorporating bottle cooler, crystal champagne flutes, St. Regis crests and personalised tread plates.





The Nautilus Suite, Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji


It doesn’t get more ‘room with a view’ than at Poseidon Underwater Resort in Fiji which, when complete, will offer luxury travelers a chance to sleep with the fishes. Even though the completion date is yet to be announced, this private island resort, expected to be the world’s first underwater resort, will feature 75 rooms and suites (under and above-water), a restaurant/bar, a library/lounge, a spa, a wedding chapel, and a theater as well as the Nautilus Suite, the world's largest underwater dwelling, inspired by Jules Vernes’ fictional submarine.

By Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo

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