Group buying gone upscale: Half off $20,000 penthouse suite at the Fairmont San Francisco

Group buying sites like Groupon and LivingSocial may be better known for their affordable food discounts and cheap manicures, but that doesn’t mean they don’t dabble a bit in the more upscale offerings.

One of the deals on LivingSocial right now is a Penthouse Suite package at the Fairmont San Francisco. For the bargain price of just $10,000, you get one night in the Penthouse Suite, free Wi-Fi, permanent platinum status in the Fairmont’s Presidents Club, an in-room four course meal and all day access to your private Maserati. Oh, and free robes! The suite features three bedrooms, a dining room for sixty people and a two story library. There is no pressure to buy right away as the deal is valid for another six days.

Normal price for this package is $20,000, but don’t think of it as spending $10,000, think of it as saving $10,000.

The best part? According to the site, they have already sold 2 of these packages. Need something a little less extravagant? You can also pick a night in the presidential suite for just $2,000. Got the cash lying around doing nothing? Save $10,000 and order your package here.

Daily Pampering: $9,000 presidential suite at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street

What does $60,000 RMB buy you in Beijing? The glamorous presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street. Converted to about $9,000 USD (plus a 15% service charge), this room has everything fit for luxury living on the hotel’s 19th floor:

  • Scenic view of the city skyline and the beautifully landscaped park
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • A library equipped with a printer and fax machine
  • Dining table for eight
  • Three flat screen televisions
  • An entertainment center with DVD and CD Player
  • High-speed Internet access and wireless
  • A free-standing Aveo Villeroy & Boch bathtub
  • A special shower room offering three choices of rainshower experience
  • Sauna room
  • Bulgari bath amenities
  • Walk-in wardrobe

The 15% service charge gets you 24/7 Ritz-Carlton service, and maybe the granting of three wishes. The hotel is conveniently located next to some of the world’s best luxury designer stores so any additional cash can be spent properly with a day of shopping.

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Daily Pampering: Niagara Falls goes luxe

The Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview has just unveiled their new Presidential Suites, two 50th floor rooms with astonishing views to rival any in the world.

“This new addition to our hotel is extremely exciting,” said Anthony Annunziata, VP of Marketing and Development, Hilton Hotel and Suites. “With the Presidential Suites, we are changing the way people see Niagara Falls, by offering guests superior accommodations, one-of-a-kind views of the Falls and exquisite décor, all of which are unavailable anywhere else in the area.”

The two 1,500 square foot rooms, which offer views of both the Canadian and American Falls, are adorned in chic shades of white, silver and black. The modern palette is made cozy with the use of lush wallpaper, elegant ornamental chandeliers and a king-sized bed with a striking warm brown headboard. Remote controlled blinds and an electric fireplace complete the modern theme.

The entire hotel recently underwent a $150 million expansion to include over 1,000 guest rooms, two new restaurants, and 40,000 square feet of conference and meeting space, as well as a 40,000 square foot recreational pool and spa. The stunning views from the 50th floor presidential suites can only be reserved for private guests or corporate functions by contacting Jim Graham at 905-353-7160.

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President in the presidential suite – at the Waldorf Astoria

Where’s the president? The presidential suite. At the Waldorf-Astoria.

Every president since Herbert Hoover (who lived in a Tower suite for 30 years) has stayed in the presidential suite at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, and this week, Obama added his name to the legacy, along with two-dozen other heads of state for the 64th United Nations General Assembly. Insider and former executive chef John Doherty dishes about the commander-in-chief’s visit to ABC News here.

According to USA Today, George W Bush “was fitted by Italian clothier Brioni for the suits worn at the debates with Sen. John Kerry” in the very same suite — and it also happens to contain one of JFK’s rocking chairs and General Douglas MacArthur’s writing desk.

The suite includes four bedrooms, and the hotel hand-monograms towels for the first lady and president (whomever they may be at the time) when they visit.

For $7,000 per night, you too can sleep where Obama, Nikita Khrushchev and General Charles de Gaulle, and all your favorite presidents slept. No word on whether “Obama was here” is inscribed in the bedpost. I’m guessing no. Click here to book.

[via abcnews]