You’d definitely be having suite dreams in one of these…
From insane infinity pools to next-level marble bathrooms, we’ve rounded up the most picture-perfect hotel rooms in the region that need #nofilter.
The Royal Bridge Suite, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
It’s one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites, so it’s hardly surprising that the Queen of Bling, Kim Kardashian West checked into the Royal Bridge Suite on a recent girls’ trip to Dubai.
At Dhs130,000 a night, the 924 square-metre three-bed room spans the entire arch between the towers of the iconic Atlantis building, boasting incredible floor-to-ceiling views across The Palm and the Arabian Gulf. Inside the master bedroom, the thread-count of the Frette linen is in the thousands while the dining room seats 16 (there’s also a library, a games room and media centre, FYI), and you can find enough intricate chandeliers, sculptures and hand-painted ceilings to fill your Insta feed.
The room is only accessible by private lift (22 floors up) and comes with a 24/7 butler service, complimentary massage and a free dolphin experience in the water park.
If you prefer your opulence below sea level, the hotels Underwater Suites are a favourite with celebrity visitors, too, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling aquarium views that create the illusion of being beneath the sea. Sprawled over three storeys, the 165 square-metre suites will run you around Dhs30,000 a night which includes the full VIP treatment (VIP check-in, complimentary water park access and private cabanas at the pool, not to mention gold flakes in the soap bars!).
What’s more, you’ll wake up to breathtaking underwater views of the Ambassador Lagoon and its 65,000 marine inhabitants. atlantisthepalm.com
Imperial Suite, Palace Downtown, Dubai
For the princely sum of Dhs50,000 per night, you and nine of your nearest and dearest can avail the crazy-beautiful Imperial Suite on the top floor of The Palace Downtown. The suite spans a whopping 500 square metres (including terraces, where you can take in awe-inspiring views of your twinkling neighbours, the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain).
This split-level suite is supersized: there’s two living rooms, four master bedrooms, two studies and four bathrooms (all with separate bath and shower facilities). Aside from the two terraces, the Jacuzzi is a top selfie spot – as is the exquisite dining table centred under a chandelier.
If your budget can’t quite stretch to the Imperial Suite, the Royal Suite at a mere Dhs12,000 a night is an uber-luxe compromise. It has that same 1001 Nights-vibe plus interactive LED televisions, individual thermostat controls, and in-room iPad. There’s also complimentary WiFi, so you’ve no excuse not to ‘gram your vacay. addresshotels.com
Royal Suite, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The ultimate party suite, Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s magnificent Royal Suite boasts a huge central social area with super-comfy circular sofas and stunning panoramic views over the Gulf. There’s also two bedrooms, a study area and an eight-seat dining room all decorated in plush modern design (think wow-factor light fittings and Swarovski chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics and regional art).
The master bathroom comes with a sauna and dual-rain shower, while the free-standing tub in the guest bathroom also boasts jaw-dropping views from the floor-to-ceiling window. There’s also a walk-in closet, TV room, private gym and a separate service entrance.
The two-bed Rosewood Suite is just as opulent but offers a more residential feel with a master bedroom with king bed, master bathroom with rain shower and large bathtub, a living room, kitchen, and separate service entrance.
Both suites include access to the Manor Club Executive Lounge (with complimentary breakfast, lunch snacks, afternoon tea, evening tapas and cocktails), packing and unpacking service (yes please!) and a personal shopping experience that includes in-suite trunk shows from luxury brands. Sold! rosewoodhotels.com.
The Royal Suite, Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi
With spectacular views of the Grand Canal beach and the expansive outdoor swimming pool, the signature Royal Suite at Abu Dhabi’s Ritz- Carlton stretches 250 square metres across the top floor of one of the property’s ten interconnected buildings.
The master bedroom screams elegance while the bathroom is fit for a princess (we’re talking semi-precious stones in the flooring and counter tops). The unique colour-therapy rain shower is not to be missed – it allows guests to choose from 11 colour programs for the ultimate relaxation experience.
There’s also a spacious living room with a balcony, a dining room and a kitchenette with a separate entrance for the butler (naturally) and you get exclusive use of the top floor Club Lounge with panoramic views of the historic Al Maqta creek.
The hotel is all about Venetian understated luxury, so expect nods to Italian opulence throughout (the indigo and gold floral mosaic is inspired by the Italian Renaissance. ritzcarlton.com.
The Reserve, Six Sense Zighy Bay, Oman
The Reserve at Six Senses Zighy Bay is fast earning a rep as the most sought-after VIP suite in the region thanks to the privacy it affords. Not only does the four-bedroom enclave have its own 17-metre private infinity pool, but it’s located at the secluded end of Zighy Bay on its own stretch of private beach.
The unassuming suite is spread over three buildings and has been carefully designed to reflect traditional Omani architecture. The private reserve – the largest of its type in the Middle East – boasts four bedrooms, multiple living areas with large day beds, a private spa suite, gym, yoga studio, wine cellar and staff quarters spread across 32,000 square feet. There’s a dining room for entertaining as well as a private Majlis for up to 100 people.
Guests arrive by private speedboat (or paraglide in) and enjoy welcome sweets while their clothes are pressed. A stay includes a free yoga session, a free 60-minute massage for up to eight guests, a private sunset dhow cruise, an in-villa barbecue with a private chef and a 24-hour chef service. sixsenses.com
The Abu Dhabi Suite, St Regis Abu Dhabi
Accessed via its own private elevator, the Abu Dhabi Suite is an oasis of pure indulgence. Suspended between the two Nation Towers, this architectural feat offers 360 degree views of the city and the Arabian Gulf.
The 1,120 square metre suite is spread over the 48th and 49th floors of the capital’s St Regis hotel making it the world’s highest suspended suite. Gilded in 24-carat leaf interiors, this two-storey suite features a grand drawing room, an Art Deco glass dome and a dramatic bronze and crystal chandelier which takes centre stage on the first floor.
A stay will cost you Dhs100,000 a night for which you’ll have the run of the three bedrooms, a four-seat private cinema, a 14-seat dining room, a private spa (with Jacuzzi and a two-bed treatment room) and a gym.
Get ready to use the #bling hashtag a lot, as this suite has an eye-watering 19 chandeliers and features specialist gold marble from Grenada that is juxtaposed with touchable velvets and silks in jewel tones. The best spot for an Insta? The graceful curved staircase that leads to the master suite. stregisabudhabi.com
Words: Aoife Stuart-Madge