Dubai360presenttheworld,The world's best hotel suites
We've come a long way since the days when a hotel's top suite was simply a penthouse room with a 'Presidential' sign on the door. Now suites need to be elevated in other ways - from the architecture, design and service to the intangible atmosphere they engender. Size matters too: a growing number of hotels are now launching standalone hotel villas for discerning guests seeking an even greater sense of privacy and exclusivity. All vouched for by Telegraph Travel experts stationed around the world, these are our pick of the world's best hotel suites.
The best hotel suites in Europe
Redentore Terrazza Suite; The Gritti Palace, Venice - Italy The Redentore Terrazza Suite is a cosy and romantic eyrie, with rug-covered wooden floors, a colour scheme of rich, warm reds, pretty floral silk wall-coverings and all the many treasures – valuable antiques, prints, paintings, frescoes and fine furniture – that lend the Gritti its sumptuous period splendour. How long you will spend in the suite is a moot point, however, because the chances are you’ll be out on the suite’s star turn – its magnificient terrace – to eat, drink, sunbathe, share cocktails with a hundred of your best friends, lie in the pool and look at the stars or simply to stare in wonder across the Grand Canal at one of the most mesmerising views of any city in the world. Sleeps 2; 3,014sq ft; from £7,680; thegrittipalace.com