10 Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the World (1/10)

Care to sample a life of champagne and caviar? Be sure to pack your designer luggage for this fun countdown of the world's most luxurious (and expensive) hotels.
Emirates Palace in Abu DhabiPhoto: Shutterstock

1. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

When it comes to luxurious hotels, this one is at the top. Costing approximately $3 billion to build, Emirates Palace has 394 rooms and suites, 40 meeting and conference rooms, a white sand beach, a myriad of pools and fountains, a sumptuous spa, marble imported from 13 different countries and over 1,000 crystal chandeliers. It’s like a small pleasure fortress that also boasts the most prestigious marina development in the Middle East. Royalty, or those who want to feel like it, can luxuriate in one of the many palace suites, all with lavish surroundings that would befit a Sultan of old yet with enough modern amenities to please today’s top tycoons.

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