A few weeks ago, we posted a piece about The 50 Most Expensive Cities For U.S. Hotel Stays. As cities go, there were some surprises, but not a whole heck of a lot.
Of course, when they made that list, they did it by averaging hotel prices. So for a good many of those cities, if not all of them, there could be hotel rooms that were $1,000 (or at least several hundred), but also some hotels with $29 rooms that helped to even everything out.
All that being said, what’s the most expensive hotel in the country? A group decided to find out.
Chrono24 bills themselves as the world’s leading watch market. They help buy and sell watches of just about every price range, but their main focus appears to be high-end. Rolex. Breitling. Cartier. Girard-Perregaux. You get the picture.
At first, I wondered why an online watch market would do a study on the most expensive hotels in the U.S. But then realized if you deal in expensive watches, you’re going to want to have a presence where people who buy expensive watches go. The (expensive) hotels they stay in would be a good start. At least that’s how I look at it.
So anyway, Chrono24 analyzed Booking.com prices and reviews for 263 5-star hotels in the U.S. They then ranked them according to their average cost per night
If you think about what city might have “the most expensive hotel in the U.S.,” you might go for the big, expensive cities. New York. Hollywood. Miami. Right?
Wrong. It’s in, of all places, Orlando Florida.
After analyzing Booking.com’s prices, Chrono24 discovered that the Four Seasons Resort Orlando is the most expensive, with an average price of $1,733.10 per night (which I think is just crazy, but as the good blog says, Your Mileage May Vary).
The second most expensive hotel, SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, costs an average of a paltry $1,457.33 per night – that’s $257 less than the Four Seasons Orlando.
In third place is the Towers at Lotte New York Palace. Located on Madison Avenue in NYC, that hotel will set you back an average of $1309.09 per night.
The fourth most expensive hotel in the U.S. is the Pendry Manhattan West, also in New York City, on 33rd between 9th and 10th, which averages $1048.58 per night.
Rounding out the top five is Equinox Hotel, located in New York City’s Hudson Yards, at an average of $988.63 per night.
The rest of the top ten are:
#6: The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, is part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection. It costs an average of $911.24 per night.
#7: The Peninsula in Chicago, which averages $907.97 per night.
#8: The Langham, also in Chicago which will set you back an average of $906.88 /night.
#9: The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, with an average price of $822.95/night.
#10: Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, at the bargain basement average price of $810.96/night.
- Of the top ten, NYC had 3 hotels and Chicago had 2. The rest were all over the place (Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Baltimore, San Diego and, of course, Orlando).
- 8 of the top ten were parts of chains; 2 were not.
- The #1 most expensive hotel was still over twice as much as the #10 one.
Feature Image: Four Seasons Orlando
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They didnt look at rates for either of the US AMAN properties?
Amangiri? FS Maui? FS Napa?
Aman NYC exactly