When the average Joe books a trip, he probably logs on to a travel website, books a closet sized room at the Mariott or, if he's feeling daring, a trendy W hotel, and leaves it at that. But these hotels and resorts are not for your average Joes...maybe try your average Bill. As in Gates.

These hotels are not just "luxurious," they're ostentatious displays of bottomless wealth, and those who stay there don't bat at eye at the marble-trimmed butler's headquarters or the Heli-pad outside.

We've put together a list of the 25 most ridiculous hotels in the world, because apparently, rolling around in fresh snow after a session in the Presidential Suite sauna is not uncommon; it's just another day away from home. Put that on the black card.

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