Inside the most opulent suite I’ve ever seen!

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:


The gorgeous entrance to the Empire Hotel.


The Lobby-Lounge area. Its dimensions are mind-blowing!

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!


The entrance hallway of the Emperor Suite.

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One of the living areas in the suite.


Oh, and there’s a grand piano of course!


Another opulent living room.


The master bedroom – here’s where President Bill Clinton and many other heads of state have slept.


The amazing indoor pool.


You can sit in the hot-tub and watch a movie!

 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.


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20 Responses to “Inside the most opulent suite I’ve ever seen!”

  1. Keith Jenkins 18/05/2018 1:39 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Glad you got to see the Emperor Suite through this post. Hehe! It’s still the biggest, most opulent suite I’ve ever seen!


  2. Karen 18/05/2018 1:12 pm

    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. 🙂

  3. vira 12/03/2014 2:45 am

    fancy…! I’d like to swim in an indoor swimming pool like that 😀

  4. Keith Jenkins 12/02/2014 7:59 pm

    Hahaha, good point! 😉

  5. Sand In My Suitcase 09/02/2014 9:26 am

    How can you see the movie through your swim goggles?

  6. Keith Jenkins 29/01/2014 3:28 pm

    Hi Rosemarie,
    You’re welcome! Yep, that bed is pretty fairy-tale like. Haha!


  7. Sofie 29/01/2014 2:58 pm

    This is crazy.
    Amazing, but a bit too decadent I think.

  8. Rosemarie 29/01/2014 1:09 pm

    Wow! The bed looks like it’s out of a fairy tale!
    P.S. Thank you for support with the Bloscars!!

  9. Lorenzo 29/01/2014 3:33 am


  10. Keith Jenkins 28/01/2014 4:53 pm

    Yep, decadent is a good word! 🙂


  11. Frank 28/01/2014 1:48 pm

    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!

  12. Keith Jenkins 28/01/2014 1:16 pm

    Hi Margie, yes, it was a truly amazing! 🙂


  13. Shikha (whywasteannualleave) 28/01/2014 1:12 pm

    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!

  14. Margie Miklas 28/01/2014 2:05 am

    Truly amazing! What a fantastic opportunity for you, Keith!!

  15. Keith Jenkins 25/01/2014 10:17 pm


  16. Sophie 25/01/2014 8:39 pm

    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.

  17. Rob Hermans 25/01/2014 5:38 pm

    what movie is on? Jaws….?

  18. Maria 24/01/2014 6:12 pm



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