Most of our blog posts are practical – tips and how to’s designed to make life in the bathroom easier and more convenient. However, with this blog post, we’re adding a touch of luxury and looking at some of the bathrooms that are way beyond the reach of most of us – the billionaire bathrooms that are the most expensive washrooms in the world.
A Hong Kong jeweller, Lam Sai-wing spent HK$27 million (that’s £2.4 million to us Brits) to install a washroom made entirely of gold in his shop. The toilet bowls, wash basins, wall tiles and doors are all made from solid gold. Even the toilet brushes, loo roll holders, mirror frames and wall mounted chandeliers are made from gold. The ceiling is encrusted with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and amber and the floor is embedded with 2lb gold bars! Lam Sai-wing claims that the inspiration for the billion dollar bathroom came from Lenin who said that “toilets of gold should be built to serve as a useful reminder of the waste of capitalist warfare”.
Jade Mountain Resort is a luxury romantic resort designed for couples to get away in the utmost privacy. The resort in St. Lucia boasts some of the most beautiful and unusual bathrooms in the world that offer bathers spectacular views while they relax in the chromatherapy whirl pool tubs.
Atlantis, The Palm, a luxury Dubai resort on the manmade island of Palm Jumeriah boasts a number of Super Suites for its guest to stay in. Two of the most unusual are the underwater Poseidon and Neptune Suites where you can enjoy your dip in the tub while being entertained by the fish and marine life swimming past in the lagoon outside the bathrooms glass walls. Both suites feature aquatic themed accommodation including a large living/dining area, TV room and bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms and bathrooms feature floor to ceiling windows that look into the Ambassador Lagoon where you can watch life under the ocean wave to your heart’s content.
The House is a bit of a misnomer – it’s actually an apartment that is hailed as one of Tokyo’s most luxurious residences. With doors, floors and walls made from wood and stone imported from Italy, this stylish apartment also features a Parisian style terrace overlooking the famous Arisugawa Park. The fabulous bathroom boasts a huge walk in shower while a Jacuzzi overlooks the courtyard. Glass sinks with waterfall taps, marble tiling on the floors and walls and illuminated bathroom cabinets complete the look for a bathroom fit for a billionaire.
Walt Disney World’s Cinderella Castle Suite in Florida’s Magic Kingdom was originally designed for Walt and his family to inhabit when visiting the Sunshine State. Nowadays, you have to win the opportunity to stay there; it’s not available for booking otherwise. The luxury suite sleeps six and has antique furniture from the 17th and 18th Centuries. The Royal Bathroom features hand-hammered copper sinks with sliver leaves and a multi-jet Jacuzzi with waterfall tap that’s surrounded by mosaics made from 30,000 hand cut Italian tiles.
All these billionaire bathrooms seem to be missing just one thing – 22 carat gold loo roll. Yes, for the equivalent of just under a million pounds a roll, the Toilet Paper Man of Australia will deliver the most expensive toilet paper in the world to your door.