The rich and famous are spending more than ever on travel but where do millionaires like to go on holiday? Thankfully it won't cost you anything to find out - as we've done some digging and rounded up some of the most luxurious hotels around the world adored by millionaires.
Whether they're skiing in Courchevel, splurging their dollars in the casinos of Las Vegas or escaping to an exclusive island in the Indian Ocean, the one percent sure know how to splash the cash in top hotels which offer all the luxuries for wealthy guests on holiday.
On a five-star ski trip there's Michelin-starred dining, a private ski lift and a serene spa to indulge at one hotel, while treehouse escapes don't get better than at one South African lodge home to infinity plunge pools, fire pits and outdoor 'moon showers'.
Browse our slideshow to discover some of the finest hotels loved by millionaires...
Hotels loved by millionaires
Hotels loved by millionaires
Necker Island offers barefoot luxury in a setting that's just about as exclusive as it gets. Located in the Caribbean in the beautiful and unspoiled British Virgin Islands, the island provides white sandy beaches, luxurious accommodation, watersports and top notch food. Normally hired exclusively for up to 34 guests sharing 17 bedrooms on an all- inclusive basis, Necker is popular for celebrations and features a Great House with seven bedroom, six Balinese-style houses, Temple House and Love Temple. Guests can learn how to kite-surf, play tennis, relax with a spa treatment and just soak up the luxurious surroundings. Rates for exclusive use start from $78,000 per night for up to 34 people.
Travellers with money can experience true grandeur at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai's iconic sea-facing landmark which affords splendid views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India, alongside refined century-old hospitality. Recently visited by Prince William and Kate on their tour of India, the hotel has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Hosting ten of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars with renowned cuisines from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A Grand Luxury Suite costs from £1,055 per night.
Those with enough disposable income can live every childhood dream at this unique treehouse getaway high up in the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest canopy at South Africa's Tsala Tree Top Lodge. Think Tarzan, but with infinity plunge pools, glass walled dining, fire pits and outdoor 'moon showers'. Boasting ten suites, each with their own private decking, plunge pool, mini bar and 24-hour room service, jungle living doesn't get much better. Guests can enjoy breakfasts being entertained by monkey acrobatics and dinner dates with tropical birds on the suspended decks of the restaurant. Rates start from £4,150 for seven nights with Hotelscombined.co.uk.
Not only is The Goring in London’s Belgravia the only hotel to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen, it is also where Kate Middleton stayed before the royal wedding. The five-star hotel’s Royal Suite is the ultimate luxury when it comes to sleeping in the city. Spanning the entire length of the hotel, it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus sitting and dining rooms. The hotel boasts one of the largest private gardens in the capital and those staying in suites are provided with a dedicated footman for the duration of their stay. A night's stay in the Royal Suite costs from £8,400 with Pride of Britain Hotels.
Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, the Burj al Arab Jumeirah is a millionaire's playground. The hotel offers unrivalled facilities and seven-star service throughout – right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. The suite-only accommodation provides its ultra-high-net-worth clientele discreet in-room check-in, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers to ensure their every need is catered for. The Royal Suite is the pinnacle of luxury, with its opulent colour scheme, sumptuous furnishings and exclusive amenities including a private lift and cinema. Both of its floors feature sensational natural light and uninterrupted views over the Arabian Gulf. Rates for the two-bedroom Royal Suite start at £6,220 per night.
One of the most talked-about luxury hotels in the Alps, Hotel Le K2 is a dramatic contemporary hotel offering world-class service amid truly opulent surroundings. Located on the Cospillot slope close to the centre of Courchevel, it features 29 lavish bedrooms and suites spread across a complex of luxury chalets, each boasting a balcony or terrace, dressing area and beautiful en-suite. The hotel's impressive restaurant, Kintessence, serves Michelin-starred cuisine from Chef Nicolas Sale and after evening meals guests can retire to the Winston Klub for fine spirits and cigars. Le K2 also has a serene spa and its own private ski lift, connecting you directly to the slopes of Les Trois Vallees. Rates start from £2,000 per night with Alpine Guru.
For millionaires who want utter seclusion and serenity in a location off limits to everyone save a few guests and staff to cater to their every whim, andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge is the place to go for barefoot luxury. Located three miles off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar, the private island is sophisticated yet totally relaxed. Its alluring 'shoes-off' ethos is combined with first-class treatment, luxurious anonymity and just ten simple but top-notch bandas dotted among tropical forest pine and fringed by powder white sand. Rates start from £996 per person per night.
A recent poll of 800 millionaires around the world revealed that Las Vegas' Bellagio is the hotel they love most. The New World Wealth report asked people with a net worth of at least £6,250,000 where they spend their time and the Bellagio topped the list. Famed for its fountain and pool, the hotel has a selection of high-end restaurants, clubs, luxury suites and a central location. The richly decorated suites include the Salone, Bellagio and Penthouse. Rates start from £394 per night for the Penthouse Suite with Hotels.com.
Perched on the water's edge in Crete, this extraordinary resort enjoys beautiful views across the iridescent Aegean Sea and Sitia Mountains. Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel offers private suites, villas and residences, with millionaire guests enjoying direct access to private jetties and the hotel’s very own beach. The Diamond Residences are the most impressive houses and come as one-bedroom properties to a six-bedroom suite, sleeping up to 11 people. They boast exclusive terrace areas with outdoor heated seawater pools surrounded by sun loungers and are available from £7,466 for two people per night.
Situated in an historic building on the island of Guidecca, Villa F offers a taste of 17th-century Venetian noble life with unsurpassed luxury. The hidden oasis is perfect for those looking to live like a royal in Venice and offers 11 residences with hotel service including a private concierge and butler privileges. Each residence is decorated to maintain the villa’s tradition and character, with original wall frescos and Italian wood floors. The Private Concierge provides VIP amenities, access to exclusive events and venues, and unrivalled expertise for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the city. Prices start from €1,200 per night.