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The most expensive hotels in the world

Updated: June 19, 2015

Utah has just earned the distinction of having the most expensive hotel in the world. A recent survey from came to this conclusion after comparing the rates of luxury hotels around the globe. The average price tag for a standard double room during the peak summer travel period of June through August 2015 served as the basis of comparison.

The Amangiri hotel in Canyon Point, Southern Utah took the top spot. An average overnight price tag of $1889 for the least expensive double room easily landed it in the survey’s number one spot. Coming in just behind in the number two spot was the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy. This establishment’s average nightly rate of $1789 positioned it in second place.

Rounding out the Top 3 was the Explora Rapa Nui on the Easter Island of Chile, with an average rate of $1733 per night. The United States landed another luxury hotel in the Top 5. Maui’s Montage Kapalua Bay ranked number five on the global survey. An average overnight rate of $1554 for the most affordable double room secured it as the world’s fifth most expensive hotel this summer.

Following are the 20 most expensive hotels in the world. The rates listed are based on the average price for a standard double room for the summer time period spanning June through August 2015.

Rank   Name of Hotel   Location Avg. rate/ night
1.   Amangiri   Canyon Point, USA $1889
2.   Hotel Cala di Volpe   Sardinia, Italy $1789
3.    Explora Rapa Nui   Easter Island, Chile $1733
4.   Cap Estel   Cote d'Azur, France $1679
5.    Montage Kapalua Bay   Maui, United States $1554
6.   Hotel Pitrizza   Sardinia, Italy $1543
7.   Explora Atacama   Atacama, Chile $1533
8.   Aman Canal Grande   Venice, Italy $1489
9.   Villa del Parco   Sardinia, Italy $1439
10.   La Réserve, Ramatuelle   Cote d'Azur, France $1369
11.   Burj Al Arab   Dubai, United Arab Emirates $1345
12.   Huka Lodge   North Island, New Zealand $1323
13.   The Farm at Cape Kidnappers   North Island, New Zealand $1291
14.   Amankora   Paro, Bhutan $1287
15.   Auberge du Soleil    Rutherford, United States $1267
16.   Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa   Atacama, Chile $1267
17.   Four Seasons Hotel George V   Paris, france $1247
18.   Hôtel Plaza Athénée   Paris, France $1187
19.   Belmond Le Manoir   Oxfordshire, England $1143
20.   Résidence de la Pinède   Saint-Tropez, France $1106

About the Methodology:
The survey was conducted in May 2015. For all luxury hotels, the lowest available price, on average, a couple will have to spend to stay at the respective resorts was established for the time period spanning June through August 2015. Only such properties having at least 15 rooms located in a single building were considered.  The rates were taken from either the respective hotels’ websites or the leading hotel-booking sites. In all cases, the lowest available price was used in tabulating the results.

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