If I had a lotto jackpot land in my lap, I would be stumped as to where to escape to. But thanks to the Daily Telegraph’s list of the most expensive hotel sites in the world, I’ve narrowed my shortlist of dream getaways down to five.
La belle France
It would not take much to persuade me to book myself a business class plane ticket to the French capital of Paris – home to high fashion, excellent cuisine and wonderful museums.
My lottery jackpot would be well spent in this beautiful city, especially if I booked the Royal Suite at the Four Seasons George V on the Champs Elysees, which costs £10,185 per night and is furnished with antiques, a marble entrance hall, private office, power room and sauna.
The Big Apple
A trip to Manhattan would definitely make my lottery jackpot dream destination shortlist because the city that never sleeps is the iconic setting of so many of my favourite television shows and movies.
So, where better to stay than a hotel room worthy of the Hollywood greats? The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons is the ideal place, but one night of enjoying the 360-degree views, nine rooms, chandelier, butler and grand piano could rack up a bill of more than £21,580.
A tropical paradise
If I wanted to spend my lottery money on a hotel room anywhere in the Caribbean it would have to be the Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
This ten-room luxury apartment includes marble baths, a butler and cook – and celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey have all enjoyed a luxurious holiday there.
Viva Las Vegas
If I had a lottery jackpot sitting idly in my bank account then I’d want to do something crazy with it – like jet to Las Vegas and stay in the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort, which comes with a rotating bed and mirrored ceilings.
After cocktails and taking in one of Sin City’s famous stage shows, I’d return to this £25,380 per night suite and take a dip in the Jacuzzi overlooking the strip and call on my butler to refill my drink.
Middle Eastern promise
Finally, for a getaway worthy of Arabian royalty I would have to put down my cases in the Royal Suite in the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
This incredible room in the sail-shaped monolith on Jumeirah Beach costs £11,435 per night and features such luxurious trappings as a private cinema, a rotating four-poster bed, mahogany and marble interiors and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce or helicopter.