Elite city breaks
You know you have too much money when you can only identify a city looking down from above. Wait, New York City has hot dog carts and steam rising from the subway? Not from the penthouse suite of The Mark Hotel, named by Forbes magazine as the most expensive hotel suite in the world’s most famous city. A night here will set you back upwards of $75,000, pilfered bath robes and shampoo samples not included. The title of their website reads ‘Life at The Mark’. Sounds inclusive, but it’s someone else’s life. If The Mark penthouse is taken, you can try taking a suite in one of the world’s great hotels – the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is a favourite of world leaders, as are The Ritz in Paris or Claridge’s in London. The key is to look like you belong there. Dress up, tip everything that moves and let impeccable service do its thing, rather than wrestling with the bell hop over your backpack.