Living room in a suite at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Seven of the best hotel suites in the world

What does it take for a hotel suite to be one of a kind? The character and style of a Mandarin Oriental suite is likely influenced by its location and surrounding views – be these of a Caribbean beach or Swiss mountains – as well as local traditions of architecture and interior design. A considered palette of textures, quality materials and tonally harmonious colours subtly enhances your sense of wellbeing and comfort. And all that is before you get to the ‘wow-factor’ stuff, from a landscaped terrace to a media room. Here are seven suites that have been making waves and winning awards from the get-go

Sprawling living room in Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Wangfujing

Presidential Suite, Beijing

With a 300-square-metre private terrace, this vast suite at Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing is a seamless indoor-outdoor haven, conducive to ultra-glam entertaining. Embracing its Beijing location, the Presidential Suite takes its inspiration from an imperial prince’s courtyard mansion – apt, given the expansive views of the Forbidden City. Interior design practice Hirsch Bedner Associates masterminded the elegant ivory and powder-blue interior.

Terrace and pool of the Lagoon Villa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Lagoon Villa, Canouan

The three-storey, neocolonial style Lagoon Villa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is your private retreat on this remote island in St Vincent and the Grenadines. When not enjoying unspoilt views of Godahl beach or luxuriating in the infinity pool, guests can gather in the sociable villa with its spacious lounge and dining area – and a full-kitchen service.

Marble bathroom of Baraha View Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Doha

Baraha View Suite, Doha

Designed by the internationally renowned David Collins Studio, the Baraha View Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Doha fuses authentic local touches with an almost theatrical sense of glamour. Nodding to traditional Qatari mansions, it has traditional wooden doors, ceilings adorned with gilt decoration, mosaic tiles inspired by Qatari woven baskets and bathrooms lined with exquisite Italian marble.

Bedroom in the two-Bedroom Suite with Terrace at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Two-Bedroom Suite with Terrace, Dubai

Luxe yet understated, this suite exudes tranquillity. There is a considered palette of materials, including lacquer, mother-of-pearl and warm oak. Guests here at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai also have a valet box for the discreet delivery of fresh laundry and newspapers.

Dining and living area in Royal Penthouse Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Royal Penthouse, Geneva

Guests of the Royal Penthouse at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva will feel instantly elated on its expansive terrace affording panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, Geneva’s Old Town and the Rhône. Inside, a contemporary, open-plan interior encompasses a master bedroom, a living area with a cosy fireside nook and a state-of-the-art entertainment room.

View onto a terrace from the Penthouse Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Mandarin Oriental Penthouse, London

With its own mini-library, two master bedrooms, three bathrooms, a balcony with sweeping views of Hyde Park, and a chandelier-lit dining table for entertaining, the eponymous Mandarin Oriental Penthouse is a heavyweight contender for the status of London’s and indeed the world’s most luxurious suites. It is the crowning glory atop the fully refurbished Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

Living room of the Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Presidential Suite, Tokyo

Along with the hotel’s other guest rooms, the Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo underwent a major renovation in 2019. This refurbishment celebrates Japan’s heritage of fine craftsmanship and love of nature – with furnishings referencing woodlands and the changing seasons – and state-of-the-art technology in the form of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We’d expect nothing less.

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