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44Isea&iIWINTER 2011ROYAL PENTHOUSE SUITE, PRESIDENT WILSON HOTEL, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND This four-bedroom penthouse commands one of the heftiest price tags in theworld, so expect the best - and more. The suite offers gorgeous views acrossLake Geneva to Mont Blanc, and features a 1930s billiard table, a Steinwaygrand piano, bullet-proof windows and armoured doors, a butler, a glut ofantiques and a cocktail lounge. Its statistics are suitably impressive; it is1,579m2(17,000sqft), not including the roof terrace, and has a 26-seaterdining room and six bathrooms, two with hammams and spa baths. Reachedby a private elevator, it lounges across the top floor of the hotel, which islocated in the centre of Geneva. For information, visit www.hotelpwilson.comTOP TIPTake a long, therapeutic dip in the hotel's outdoor saltwater pool overlooking scenic Lake GenevaRIAD D'HONNEUR, ROYAL MANSOUR, MARRAKECH, MOROCCOA genuine palace built by royalty, the Royal Mansour is remarkable for anyvisitor, but those signing into its Riad d'Honneur live like a king. The 1,800m2(21,520sq foot) riad has a private entrance surrounded by a garden, fountainsand trees. Inside, a palace of rooms await, including a study, a Moroccanlounge, snooker room, bar, dining room, library, bedrooms with ensuites, and a master overlooking the private garden swimming pool.The two-level roof terrace gives sweeping views of the Medina, AtlasMountains and Koutoubia Mosque, and has its own gymnasium, hammam,home cinema, swimming pool and lounging/dining areas. A private staffattends the riad. For information, visit www.royalmansour.comTOP TIPRelax on your private riad roof terrace and dine on cuisineprepared by three-starred Michelin chef Yannick Alléno Suite successFrom Europe to the US, Russia and Africa, reserve one of the world's mostdesirablehotelsuites and luxuriate with cocktail lounges, a caviar welcomeand lagoon-view plunge pools ByThomas Grantinspiring rooms

WINTER 2011I sea&iI45topfivePALLADIO SUITE, HOTEL CIPRIANI, VENICE, ITALYHolding its own against the many new hotels that steal the headlines daily,the Palladio Suite is still a favourite. Suspended mid-air above the Venetianlagoon, it has 180-degree views to ensure you don't miss a bit of the city'sromance. Along with the master bedroom and its two marble bathrooms,both overlooking the garden and lagoon, there is a living and dining room,a large terrace with outdoor heated plunge pool, a heated Jacuzzi whirlpoolshaded by fragrant jasmine, and a private dock. Beyond the suite, guestshave access to one of the world's most legendary hotels and cities.For information, visit www.hotelcipriani.comTOP TIPStep off your private dock onto a deluxe motor launch and whisk through the scenic coves, islands and islets of VeniceTHE IMPERIAL YACHT SUITE, GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIAIn 1871, Tsar Alexander II launched the royal yacht Derzhava - a spectacularvessel with an opulent interior that required more than 200 employees tomaintain her. Reflecting this grand launch, the Imperial Yacht Suite at theGrand Hotel Europe has nautical colours, a sumptuous marble bathroom andartwork depicting the life of this remarkable ship. The suite is just one ofthe hotel's ten Unique History Suites; others honouring the likes of Pavarotti,Dostoevskyand Fabergé. Each suite has a hall, living room, bedroom,bathroom and views of the Arts Square. For information, visit www.grandhoteleurope.comTOP TIPOrder the VIP Set-Up to enjoy a bottle of Tsarskaja gold vodka,pancakes and Beluga caviar on arrivalTY WARNER PENTHOUSE, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, NEW YORK, US Occupying the entire top floor of the Four Seasons in New York, this penthouseis one of North America's most exclusive accommodations. Its nine rooms areloaded with wonders, including cantilevered glass balconies, floor-to-ceilingwindows, cathedral ceilings, 360-degree views of Manhattan, a bed threadedwith gold, an indoor-outdoor Zen garden with its own waterfall overlookingthe Statue of Liberty, a Bösendorfer grand piano, bathroom sinks carved ofsolid rock crystal, a rain shower, an infinity-edge bath tub, a library with agilded-bronze chandelier, and a personal butler and trainer/therapist. Aremarkable architectural and design innovation, it is a live-in work of art.For information, visit www.fourseasons.comTOP TIPCruise the streets of New York in your privately chauffeured Rolls Royce Phantom or Mercedes Maybach