If the zombie apocalypse descends tomorrow, you won't be too concerned if you're shacked up in The Corinthia's Royal Penthouse. The distractions begin with a secure hidden den, while there's also a private spa suite to wind down in, a walk-in wine cellar to raid and and a fridge stocked with Harrods' goodies. The penthouse is spread across two floors and comes with an internal lift in case you don't fancy taking the sweeping staircase up to the two supersize bedrooms. The dining room is equally fancy, featuring a ten-seat polished ebony dining table set under a gold-leaf ceiling. Views from the roof terrace take in a 180-degree panoramic view of Big Ben, St Paul's and the London Eye – hopefully without the zombies.
Europe: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
If you only like travelling with an entourage, you can all cosy down together in Hotel President Wilson's Royal Penthouse thanks to its 12 bedrooms. At 18,000sq/ft, it's the largest hotel suite in Europe, covering the hotel's entire eighth floor. Stars including MJ, Richard Branson and Rihanna have all stayed here and taken advantage of its gym, Jacuzzi and giant terrace that looks out across Lake Geneva and the Alps. Entertainment comes in the form of a Steinway piano, a billiards room, and one of the world’s biggest TVs: a 103-inch Bang & Olufsen BeoVision flat-screen. If you’ve got more enemies than mates, you’ll still sleep pretty here – surveillance cameras grace the corridors, all entry doors are steel-lined and the windows are bulletproof. There’s even a human-sized armoured safe. Game of hide and seek, anyone?
The Mark’s new hotel suite is America’s largest, and the world’s most expensive. The five-bedroom suite can sleep 24, and features a 26ft-high living room that can be converted into a ballroom – or massive party space, depending on how you like to get your kicks. The suite has been decked out so that you feel as though you’re in a (very plush) apartment, with touches including custom-designed furniture by French interior designer Jacques Grange, a free-standing fireplace, and walk-in wardrobes in the bedrooms. The Mark is ready for any of your diva-style whims, and can arrange everything from three-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to cook you dinner, to a car of your choosing to whisk your around NYC in, to in-suite hair styling and PT sessions.