Amazing Hotel Penthouses

No matter the locale, “penthouse" is a universal word for fabulous.

Diego De Pol
OF 15

Roman Penthouse, Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome, Italy

Stepping into La Dolce Vita at Baglioni Hotel Regina’s top-floor suite is no mere sentiment, as the resplendent hotel is actually on Via Veneto, celebrated in Fellini's famous film by the same name. But that’s hardly the only view to be had from the 6,028-square-foot penthouse, as the four bathroom, three bedroom, and two living room–suite occupies the entire top floor. About half that perimeter consists of a wraparound terrace with a six-seat dining table, comfortable chairs for lounging, a heated jacuzzi, and, when in bloom, lush bougainvilleas. (Floor-to-ceiling windows make up for the parts of the suite that are sans balcony.) A private chef, bartender, and 24-hour butler do all the hard work, but for that other kind of hard work, guests can enjoy the private gym. Black and white marble surfaces and Murano glass chandeliers embody modern Italian design in measured opulence. The penthouse is wholeheartedly catered to sybarites, from small touches like pre-selected coffee table books to a mini-museum featuring work by prominent designers like Enzo Mari and Giovanna Castiglioni. The exhibit’s title? Luxury is not a Waste. From $13,000 per night; Via Veneto, 72; 39-06/4540-3300; —NB