While the average American couple spends around $3,700 for their honeymoon, that’s just chicken feed to the rich and famous, who make the rest of envious with their opulent lifestyles and lavish spending.
Because they are wealthy, members of the upper crust have more options to choose from.
You can bet that they won’t be staying at the Days’ Inn in Vegas.
The wealthy define romantic honeymoons by the following criteria:
luxurious accommodations, seclusion from the masses, superb food and drink, natural splendor, sunshine, and no children in sight.
They tend to stay away from more populous getaway spots like Nassau in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Acapulco, or the better-known beaches of Hawaii.
For starters, you could try the Coco Chanel Suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, the famous designer’s home for 37 years, a 3-room suite overlooking the Place Vendome in the heart of the City of Lights, decorated in Chanel’s trademarked style and conveniently located near the Louvre and the Museé d’ Orsay.
The price, only $4,300 a night.
Of course, if you want to spend your honeymoon somewhere a little closer to home, there’s always the Presidential Suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
If you can foot the $4,700 a night tab, it’s a lovely spot to spend your honeymoon.
Previous occupants of the suite included Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe.
It comes with butler service, a private chef, a grand piano, a kitchen, and a private dining room, just perfect for intimate dinners with your new mate.
For honeymooners looking for a more exotic locale, you can always try the Peninsula Suite at the Peninsula in Hong Kong.
This suite has marble baths, 24-hour butler service, a Rolls Royce limo on call for shopping and day trips, and best of all, it will only cost you $4,875 a night.
Of course, if you feel like traveling even further afield, you can stay at the Royal Suite at Burj al Arab in the United Arab Emirates.
Adding to its special qualities, the Burj al Arab is the tallest hotel in the world and boasts some of the most luxurious accommodations in the world.
You’ll have your choice of two different Royal suites with private elevators, a private movie theater, butler service, rotating beds, and some of the most spectacular ocean views anywhere, and all for a trifling $6,800 a night.
However, the crème de la crème of all honeymoon destinations is the Presidential Suite at the Plaza in New York City.
At $15,000 per night it’s the most expensive hotel suite anywhere.
That $15,000 a night gives you entrée to two-level, 7,800 square foot luxury suite that takes up an entire room of the hotel.
You’ll have plenty of room since it has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two living rooms, a parlor, a library, and a private wine cellar.
Ensuring your every comfort is a staff that includes maids, butlers, a private chef, and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce.
Happy Honeymooning, kids.