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Top ten coolest suites in the world
  • You'll never want for space if you're staying in this suite in China, as it boasts a magnificent 16,286 square-foot of outdoor space on top of an already impressive 7,180 indoors. The Mediterranean-style Presidential Villa on Sanya Haitang Bay offers plenty of sprawling room, with a luxurious outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and private access to the beach - not to mention a master bathroom housing an oversized oval tub and rainforest showers.

  • Perfect for part-time DJs, this snazzy suite has the 'Extreme Wow' factor, giving guests their very own DJ spinning booth and a fully-stocked minibar pantry. Your friends will be more than entertained in this boldly designed suite, which has a ten-person dining area, a glittering chandelier and a stainless steel Jacuzzi bathtub - naturally!

  • Love being surrounded by water? Set 100 metres out in the Indian Ocean, these exclusive over-water residences in the Maldives offer guests the ultimate island escape. With your own private fibre-optic lit pool flowing from the indoors right to the water’s edge as well as a sundeck Jacuzzi, guests who choose to stay at an Ocean Pavilion suite are spoiled for ways to cool down from the scorching island sun.

  • Among the most expensive suites in the world, Hotel Plaza Athenee’s Royal Suite costs a cool £22,000 per night to stay in. Merging classic with contemporary, it features silk and gold embroidered drapes, antique furnishings and Italian marble mosaics with all the mod cons, such as a 3D plasma TV and Blu-ray player.

  • Loud, brash and full of fun, the audacious Rock Star Suite of the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Mexico is not for the faint hearted. Ideal for party animals, the suite includes celebrity memorabilia such as Madonna’s black bustier and Shakira’s silk nightgown. With your own private bar, it is the perfect palatial pad for those who want to take the party on into the early hours.

  • Calling all spa lovers! Aside from the use of a £117,000 Range Rover for your stay, the most expensive suite of this newly-opened hotel offers a private spa and marble-clad Jacuzzi on its upper floor, reached by a grand staircase. Guests can lie back, relax and enjoy the view from the Panorama Suite, with a spectacular skylight offering a breathtaking window onto the dramatic Swiss Alps. The top floor of the three-bedroom duplex includes fitness and massage areas and there are two impressive wood-burning fireplaces on each floor.

  • Fancy your own helipad? Perfect for high flyers, ITC Gardenia’s lavish Peacock Suite in Bangalore, India offers a helipad and includes bulletproof windows. A favourite of visiting dignitaries and high-powered CEOs alike, this is one suite that likes to make a big impression, with an aquamarine plunge pool and butler service thrown in for good measure.

  • Actress Eva Longoria loves the beauty and luxury of the Penthouse at Mexico's Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. She says: "If you want to spend your beach vacation in the lap of luxury, being pampered by a great staff, surrounded by beauty and happily ensconced in a gorgeous penthouse, then Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa is not to be missed!"

  • A favourite of tennis star Serena Williams, The Bentley Suite at New York's The St. Regis Hotel is ideal for car lovers, with its signature details from Bentley vehicles - rich wood furnishings, herringbone-pattern curtains trimmed with actual seat belts and a crystal chandelier resembling the Flying B's moving gears and wheels. Celebrity fan Serena once said: "The suites at The St. Regis New York are beyond compare in both design and luxury. The hotel is my undisputed first choice whenever I’m in New York - for style and service. There’s no place like The St. Regis New York."

  • If the thought of small talk with other holidaymakers fills you with dread, then the Redentore Terrazza Suite at the 13th-century Gritti Palace could be just the ticket. Take a trip in your private lift directly from the lobby right into your fresco-adorned apartment and onto your own 250 square-metre roof terrace - unique to the whole of Venice - for the ultimate in Italian luxury.