Burj Al Arab
When it comes to over-the-top glamour, there is no hotel in the world that can top Burj Al Arab in Dubai, where every room is a two-story suite equipped with a 24-karat gold iPad. Its luxury services and sheer scale are unrivaled, and guests can expect everything from an on-site beach on the hotel's private island, to butlers for each of the 60 floors, to a helipad, to three aquariums. The hotel building is designed in the shape of a billowing Arabian Dhow sail, and the dizzying lobby has the world’s tallest atrium, floors painted in gradating jewel tones, and of course, gold and marble accents everywhere you look. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it’s priced like one.