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Last updated on: February 15, 2013 11:23 IST

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During difficult economic times, hotels - even five-star hideouts - find it difficult to fill their empty rooms. But things are different at the world's most extravagant hotels.

Hoteliers say that demand for their swankiest rooms never fell not even during the economic crisis - and the rates for these rooms actually rose during the height of the global downturn.

Keeping this in mind, here is a list of hotel suites that still command top dollars.

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Royal Penthouse Suite

Hotel: President Wilson

City: Geneva

Country: Switzerland

Price per night: $65,000

Global rank: 1

The Royal Penthouse Suite covers the hotel's highest floor. It has 12 rooms, 12 bathrooms, one of the first suites in Europe to feature a Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-103 flat screen and audio installation, billiards, Steinway grand piano, fitness centre, private elevator and private terrace.

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Presidential Suite

Hotel: Raj Palace

City: Jaipur

Country: India

Price per night: $45,000

Global rank: 2

The suite is a four floor apartment with a private entrance through the Charbagh and the victory corridor. It has a private elevator connecting all four floors and the total area of the suite is 16,000 square feets and has four bedrooms.

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Ty Warner Penthouse Suite

Hotel: Four Seasons

City: New York

Country: The United States

Price per night: $41,836

Global rank: 3

This multi-room, 4,300-square-foot space offers generous and gracious proportions, including cathedral ceilings, diamond skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Penthouse Suite

Hotel: Martinez

City: Cannes

Country: France

Price per night: $37,500

Global rank: 4

The hotel has an extraordinary infrastructure, both in terms of guest accommodation comprising 409 rooms and suites, and in the services it has to offer.

The Martinez has three restaurants, 'La Palme d'Or', a two stars Michelin gastronomic restaurant, 'Le Relais' and the 'Zplage Beach Restaurant'. There is a piano bar, a vast private beach, a heated pool, 15 meeting rooms and reception lounges that total 2,500 square metres.

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Hugh Hefner Sky Villa

Hotel: Palm Resorts

City: Las Vegas

Country: The United States

Price per night: $35,487

Global rank: 5

This 9,000 square foot luxury playground houses three bedrooms, a fitness centre, dry sauna, outdoor terrace, media room revolving bed and 12-person glass enclosed Jacuzzi pool.

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Royal Villa

Hotel: Grand Resort Lagonissi

City: Athens

Country: Greece

Price per night: $34,356

Global rank: 6

This unique Villa provides two master bedrooms with king size beds, spacious living room with fireplace and dining table, brand name furniture and valuable paintings. Two oversized marble lined bathrooms, one in each bedroom, as well as a guest bath. Butler's quarters include a room with separate entrance and a marble lined bathroom.

The Royal villa has a business center with lap-top, fax machine, printer, scanner and a video phone. A separate bar area, a fully equipped kitchenette and grill & BBQ facilities by the outdoor heated pool serve guests' needs for a feel-at-home experience. For sun lovers, a private sunbathing deck, is at sea level.

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Presidential Suite

Hotel: Cala di Volpe

City: Sardinia

Country: Italy

Price per night: $32,736

Global rank: 7

Three bedrooms, a solarium, a fitness area and a luxurious private swimming pool are completed by the large terrace and the sweeping vistas displaying the coastline's enchanting allure.

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Villa La Cupola Suite

Hotel: Westin Excelsior

City: Rome

Country: Italy

Price per night: $30,000

Global rank: 8

The room is painted in warm tones of beige and the decor is all Empire style with wall coverings used of prized damask in all the bedroom and living room areas, luxury carpets through out. There are decorative Bohemian chandeliers and lavish velvet curtains. There is also typical Empire style wooden drawers and writing desk.

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Ritz-Carlton Suite

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Price per night: $26,300

Global rank: 9

Located on floors 47-51, it offers spectacular views of Tokyo.

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Royal Towers Bridge Suite

Hotel: Atlantis

City: Bahamas

Country: Bahamas

Price per night: $25,000

Global rank: 10

Royal Towers Bridge Suite offers guests spectacular views and 10 sumptuous rooms full of unique amenities - including a 1,250-square-foot living room with a grand piano and twin entertainment centres, a dining room capped with a 22-karat gold chandelier and truly spacious bedrooms.


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