When it comes to luxurious lifestyles, no expense is spared on creating the ultimate bathroom.
As a space for pampering and relaxation, bathrooms exemplify luxury in any household or hotel room.
From gilded wash basins to crystal bathtubs, we explore some of the world’s most exuberant and expensive bathrooms in this article, including some luxury hotel bathrooms. Get inspired by the multitude of ways these properties interpret contemporary luxury.
Here at Misona, we believe the pinnacle of luxury endures in quality and function. That’s why our bathroom essentials would not be amiss in any of these spaces or master bathroom.
You don’t have to be old world royalty or a modern day tycoon to benefit from and enjoy the warm comfort of a bamboo towel after a relaxing bath or shower.
The 13 Hotel — Macau, China
Estimated to cost over £1.14B, Macau’s The 13 is billed as the world’s most expensive hotel.
The palatial interiors are done in Baroque grandeur with glittering crystal chandeliers, neo-classical columns, and checkered marble floors
Aside from Renaissance-style paintings on the walls and ceilings, the bathrooms feature stained glass windows that set the mood for the centrepiece Roman bath, making this one of the most luxurious hotel bathrooms in the world.
Ritz-Carlton — Hong Kong, China
Sometimes, a bathroom’s furnishings merely accentuate a prominent focal point.
In the case of the Ritz-Carlton Suite in Hong Kong, it’s the panoramic views of Victoria Harbour.
This iconic city view room of city lights and skyscrapers provides amazing views, and the simple yet plush design elements provide the perfect balance.
Atlantis, The Palm — Dubai, UAE
With its roster of 6 and 7-star luxury hotels, Dubai claims several spots on this list of the world’s most luxurious bathrooms.
However, the prize for most unique and otherworldly experience has to go to Atlantis, The Palm.
The very first resort to be built on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island remains true to its mythological inspiration with their now iconic bathroom submerged in an underwater world swimming with marine life.
Burj Al Arab — Dubai, UAE
Another of the luxury hotel bathrooms is located at the Burj Al Arab, again in Dubai.
The Royal Two-Bedroom Suite here is a masterclass of decadence, with golden tiled walls, carpeted floors, and a medley of different coloured marble.
Aromatic bath oils and curated music round out the experience, while classic white towels offset the bathroom’s excess.
XXII Carat Villas at Palm Jumeirah — Dubai, UAE
At the heart of 22 properties of Dubai’s XXII Carat Villas sit the world’s most expensive bathtubs.
Designed by artisanal Italian brand Baldi Home Jewels, these crystal quartz master bath tubs are sculpted from massive rock crystals sourced from the Amazon and weigh over 10,000kg each that promise heavyweight healing properties.
Palatul Primăverii — Bucharest, Romania
Also known as Ceaușescu Mansion, this sprawling palace was once the residence of Romania’s former Communist head of state, Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Currently open to the public, visitors can roam the vast halls to learn more about its history.
The Golden Bathroom in particular gives us a glimpse of what daily life is like when you live in luxury.
Il Salviatino — Florence, Italy
This luxury hotel set in an aristocratic 15th-century palazzo exudes richness in style as well as Italian heritage.
In particular, the Affresco Suite features an original fresco by Domenico Bruschi dating back to 1886.
The painted domed ceiling looms over a relief stone bathtub, one of several other prized antiques found at the hotel.
The Reverie Saigon — Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
With a lobby that boasts one-of-a-kind pieces such as a million-dollar jade clock and a purple ostrich leather sofa custom-built for Michael Jackson, expect nothing but high-end luxury at this premium hotel.
Dual vanities, hand-laid mosaic tiles, marble counter tops and walls, as well as alabaster ornaments set the stage for window-side bathtubs that overlook the city skyline that provides incredible views.
Niyama — Maldives
Luxury doesn’t always have to be encrusted in diamonds and precious metals.
The luxury of a space nestled in serenity and peace can be just as valuable and often even rarer.
Niyama’s exclusive over water villas are a prime example. Here, the bathrooms are elegantly minimal in crisp white tones with wood accents.
Sturdy tree-trunk pillars frame its most lavish highlight: an open-air rain shower flanked by abundant nature.
Nay Palad Hideaway — Siargao, Philippines
Formerly known as Dedon Island Resort, after the namesake luxury furniture brand, this tropical retreat lives by a philosophy of “barefoot luxury.”
Sustainability and social responsibility are at its core, emphasized by locally-sourced indigenous materials and traditional craftsmanship.
Handwoven rattan, carved yakal wood, and sculpted bamboo pieces abound.
The bathrooms also come equipped with solar-heated running water.
Hôtel de Crillon — Paris, France
Paying homage to its fashionable foundations, Hôtel de Crillon tapped designer Karl Lagerfeld for its two Les Grandes Appartementes.
A signature monochromatic palette of black, white, and Parisian grey unifies the chic space.
In the bathrooms, the main event is a bathtub carved from a single block of exquisite Carrara marble whose swirling pattern spills over onto the floors and ceilings.
We can’t help but think our Misona marble diatomite bath mats would be a crowning touch to this ultraluxe space!
Le Royal Monceau — Paris, France
A feat of sleek modernity, renowned designer Philippe Starck fitted the bathrooms at Le Royal Monceau with wall-to-wall mirrors and chrome, resulting in a polished and futuristic look.
The dynamic design lends itself well to a variety of complementary décor and personal touches.
So, that's our pick of the world's most luxurious bathrooms.
Do you have a favourite? If so, we hope that this list has given you some inspiration when you next give your bathroom a refresh.