Bathrooms are about much more than just doing your duty when nature calls. They can be a luxurious retreat inside your home, or wherever you may be. They can also a place for you to show off your sense of style, and some new bathroom technology, too.
In random order, I present ten of the world’s coolest, most luxurious bathrooms:
10. The Ritz, Paris
Paris and the Ritz have both been setting trends for as long as they’ve been around. Put them together and you get one amazing place. The bathrooms in Paris’ Ritz hotel are amazing. With real gold leaf, marble walls and swan-shaped faucets, this luxury hotel was an obvious choice for our list.
9. The Swisshorn Gold Palace, Hong Kong
What is more luxurious than pure gold? Nothing. This hotel, built by a famous Chinese jeweler, had toilets, baths and showers that were all completely gilded. Unfortunately, in 2008 when gold’s value started rising, the hotel owner decided to melt the six tons of gold that it took to build the hotel. All the gold, except for his toilet, was melted and put to use at his jewelry stores.
8. Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
With huge windows, the Hyatt on the Bund’s bathrooms are sure to provide you with a great view of the world’s most populated city. Take a bath and relax while you overlook the cityscape and the Huangpu river.
7. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
When people think of Las Vegas hotels, most don’t think of the Golden Nugget. Once they see this bathroom, though, that will change. The abundance of black marble and modern vanity lights help make this hotel’s bathrooms one of Las Vegas’ most luxurious.
6. TriBeCa Homes
This home, currently selling for 17.5 million bucks, has quite the master bathroom. Other than the drawers, the whole bathroom is made of marble and glass. With a throne room like this you might want some home security system to protect it. Now that is luxury at its finest.
5. Cayman Islands
This 35 million dollar mansion in the Cayman Islands has a bathroom that does not disappoint. Two sinks, lots of style, oh and it’s huge. Many would want to buy this place just for the bathrooms.
4. Atlantis, The Palm Resort, Dubai
When you’re in Dubai, you can expect to living in luxury. The Atlantis, The Palm resort has a tub that is surrounded by a huge aquarium. You can take your bath while more than 60,000 sea animals swim all around you. That’s as good as it gets.
3. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
At Jade Mountain, you can clean up, all while enjoying the best sites and sounds that the Eastern Caribbean has to offer. With this open, outdoor bathroom, you’ll see St. Lucia in a way that few people do.
2. Natura Cabana, Dominican Republic
This bathroom may appear as if it came straight out of the stone age, but imagine taking a bath, here. Every single stone was laid by hand, which seems to add to the coziness of this bathroom.
1. One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa, Miami
With a great view, walk in shower, stand alone tubs and a TV built into the mirror, this bathroom was made for our list. One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa did some excellent work with this bathroom.
David Glenn is a freelance writer and home improvement expert with nearly 30 years of experience in the construction/ finish carpentry sector.