Most expensive hotels rankings, mainly the luxury category, are based on the rates for the most expensive suite a hotel has to offer. However, in 2011 Luxury-Hotels.com took a different approach for this survey. They ranked the most expensive hotels based on the minimum rate / cost to stay for one night.

With an average rate of $2455, the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in Anse Louis in the Seychelles came out as the most expensive hotel in the world. On its heels came Hotel Pitrizza in Porto Cervo, Italy, where the nightly rates average $2335. The most expensive hotel in Africa is the Royal Mansour in Marrakech. It came in third place with an average rate of $2327 per night.

The Top 10 most expensive hotels in the world, the luxury ones:

1. The most expensive hotel in the world: Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (Anse Louis, Seychelles) $2455 (Link)

This is how Most Expensive Hotels look like!

This is how Most Expensive Hotels look like!

2. Hotel Pitrizza (Porto Cervo, Italy) $2335 (Link)

This is how Most Expensive Luxury Hotels look like!

This is how Most Expensive Luxury Hotels look like!

3. The most expensive hotel in Africa, Royal Mansour (Marrakech, Morocco) $2327 (Link)

Royal Mansour Hotel in Morocco

Royal Mansour Hotel in Morocco

4. Hotel Cala di Volpe (Porto Cervo, Italy) $2286
5. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa (Lithgow, Austalia) $2119

6. Hotel Romazzino (Porto Cervo, Italy) $2115
7. La R serve (Ramatuelle, France) $2112

8. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi (Maldives) $2106

The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi hotel in Maldives

The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi hotel in Maldives

9. Saffire Freycinet (Cole’s Bay, Australia) $1576

10. Gora Kadan (Gora, Japan) $1459

Once thing worth mentioning about Gora Kadan is that it represents what the awesome Japanese hospitality is all about. Everything is perfect and super clean, speedy check-in, amazing and thoughtfully planned dinners, the private surroundings, etc. The elaborate Japanese breakfasts includes music and house made tofu.

The list goes on to list a total of 30 hotels. Coming up in the 13th position is the icon of Dubai, UAE, Burj Al Arab hotel with a rate of $1359.

For the purpose of this survey, the average rate was calculated for each hotel for the period from June through August 2011.

Now, I wish I can try each one of those expensive hotels for myself one day. Come on, a blogger can dream!