The St Regis Dubai dosen't really do 'small scale' so the dimensions of its penthouse (9828 square feet) should really come as no surprise.
However, as you walk out of your private elevator and into the Sir Winston Churchill suite - safe in the knowledge that its even bigger than the hotel's ballroom - it's still difficult not to lose your cool at the sheer grandeur of it all.
Huge hallways lead to three bedrooms, a study, a kitchen, a 12 seat dining room, and four (yes four ) living spaces. Oh, and up the grand spiral staircase, there's a plunge pool overlooking the city - it's just a mind-bogging space.
Churchill is of course prevalent throughout with photographs, paintings, and even his La Corona Cubano cigars.
But it's not just the size that makes this quite possibly the best hotel suite in the world. It's the classic design (marble floors and muted tones), the discreet service, and the fact that it's probably the closest you'll ever get to feeling like royalty that make it well worth the stay.
St Regis Dubai
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