The look behind the room in the above image was created by Marcel Wanders, the so-called “Lady Gaga of design”.
The two-story suite is the Sky House at Mondrian Doha, and has a 360-degree view of Doha and the blue Persian Gulf. You have your own cinema, game tables and a sofa big enough to hold a dozen or so of your closest friends (see below for more images).
It’s just one of the many incredible rooms that you can stay in when you visit Doha in Qatar – a destination that has fast become an ideal travel stopover – and will set you back a cool $10 000 (around R137 000) a night.
CNN notes that despite the size of the city, a few days spent there will leave you feeling like “you’ve been to an authentic, and often unique, destination”.
Here are five of the most extravagant hotel suites in Doha, guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable stay:
E-Wow Suite, W Hotel
The Extreme-Wow Suite in Doha’s W Hotel has an impressive guest-list of celebrities, including Jeremy Irons and models Kate Moss and Izabel Goulart.
This spacious 127-square-meter suite (1,367 square feet) is decked out in black and blue. You can hang in a swing chair, play pool with your friends, then have your meal catered through your own private kitchen and sit down for a meal at your own private dining table.
But what the W Hotel strives to do is astound. Spoiler alert! The sunlit corridor to your rooms is lined with tanks filled with exotic fish.
Get ready to drop $5 500 a night on your stay, though. The plastic horse in the corner is also a lamp, and that kind of whimsy doesn’t come cheap.
Sky House at Mondrian Doha
Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that you’re paying $10 000 a night for in Marcel Wander’s ‘Sky House’ (mentioned above).
Some of the famous guests to have stayed in the suite include Indian superstar actor and model Aishwarya Rai, fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez.
Opal Bridal Suite at Mondrian Doha
When J-Lo got ready to perform she left the Sky Suite and made her way down to the Opal Bridal Suite.
Crystal mirrors and chandeliers line the long private hallway — a sort of practice run for the ultimate walk down the aisle for any blushing bride.
Go through the doors into a 600-square-meter space which includes a dressing room, make-up room and walk-through closet.
There’s a Majlis — or living room and a master bedroom — and a bridesmaid’s bedroom.
There’s also a chandelier in the bathroom…because reasons.
Royal Villa at the Sharq Village & Spa
For the ultimate VIP experience stay at the Royal Villa at the Sharq Village & Spa.
Overlooking the Gulf, the 2,099-square meter beachfront Royal Villa is based on a traditional Sheikh’s palace. Inside, five suites spread out across two stories. You have your own waterfall pool, gym, sauna and steam rooms. But if you fancy a little privacy, you can take over the Brazilian blue marble bathroom. The over-sized Jacuzzi tub with its 18k gold detailing almost looks big enough to swim in.
You too could live like a king (or queen) for around $9 600 a night.
Deluxe Suite at Musheireb Boutique Hotel
If you don’t have the budget for the previous four hotel suites, but still crave a bit of luxury, this last suite in Souq Waqif is for you.
There are nine boutique hotels integrated into the alleyways of this historic market, all unique and charming — but the five-star Musheireb Boutique Hotel is particularly special.
The deluxe room is exuberant yet understated: the plush headboards framed in gold; the oversized sofas reminiscent of old Italian homes. Yes, here Europe meshes with Arabia.
This one will only set you back $120 a night, which is a little more within the average holiday budget.
So while you might not be able to live it up like Paris Hilton, you can still spoil yourself with a bit of luxury.
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