On my recent trip to the Southeast Asian Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, I had the opportunity to stay at the country’s premier resort, the Empire Hotel & Country Club. The hotel is huge and comprises several wings, various restaurants, a stunning lagoon-pool and beautiful views of the South China Sea. During my stay, I was taken on a tour of the hotel and one room grabbed my attention: the Emperor Suite; simply the most opulent, over-the-top suite I’ve ever laid my eyes on! Have a look:
Inside the Emperor Suite
The Emperor Suite is a whopping 665 square meters (more than 7,000 square feet) and features a master bedroom, reception, dining, working/meeting and living areas. There’s a private swimming pool and sauna, and a movie theatre – you can watch a movie while sitting in the jacuzzi! The first guest to stay here: President Bill Clinton!
Fancy a stay in this suite? 🙂
Note: my trip to Brunei was made possible by Royal Brunei Airlines. Royal Brunei operates regular services from most Southeast Asian cities as well as from Shanghai, London and Melbourne to Brunei.
I had the privilege of staying at the Empire Hotel for 3 days about 20 years ago & still rave about it. My greatest wish is to take my wife there, though she says it is too far to travel. It isn’t!! The high tea is as fine & authentic as any you will find in England. And the bread pudding…….(pause to drool!)
It has been a while since I was there but all the mention of opulence and splendor are spot on.
I wonder of the magnificent Rhodochrosite Crystal(s) (Geode?) is still on display. It was the size of a laundry basket (as I recall).
Excellent service. 8 rooms were occupied when I was there.
Glad you got to see the Emperor Suite through this post. Hehe! It’s still the biggest, most opulent suite I’ve ever seen!
I visited Brunei last year and visited the Empire Country Club. What a place! I didn’t get into the indoor swimming poor, however it amazed me to see how much gold there was. My friend tipped me off that many of the designs there integrate traditional Bruneian designs into the patterns, which made admiring the architecture even better. Thank you for showing me the Emperor Suite! It was fascinating to see it. 🙂
[…] at The Empire do ask for a tour of the property. Start in the hotel with a visit to the Emperor Suite, a huge 665 square metre penthouse that is also home to a private swimming pool, sauna and movie […]
fancy…! I’d like to swim in an indoor swimming pool like that 😀
[…] proudly wears the fictitious “seven-star” moniker, just like the Burj al Arab in Dubai. Take a look at the fanciest suites — far more opulent than the #2 suite at the Burj al […]
Hahaha, good point! 😉
How can you see the movie through your swim goggles?
You’re welcome! Yep, that bed is pretty fairy-tale like. Haha!
This is crazy.
Amazing, but a bit too decadent I think.
Wow! The bed looks like it’s out of a fairy tale!
P.S. Thank you for support with the Bloscars!!
Yep, decadent is a good word! 🙂
Any of these photos could be located next to the word “decadent” in the dictionary … man, the people staying in this suite must feel really special staying in a place like that!
Hi Margie, yes, it was a truly amazing! 🙂
This opulence is impressive though not at all surprising to me after I saw the Sultan’s golden chariots in the museum in Brunei last year! Can’t believe you got to stay here!! Wow!
Truly amazing! What a fantastic opportunity for you, Keith!!
Very cool. Can’t think why I haven’t stopped by Brunei yet. The hotel reminds me quite a bit of Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi; similar style and decor and mind-blowing dimensions.
what movie is on? Jaws….?