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If you're spending five figures a night on

If you're spending five figures a night on a two-story suite in the St. Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, you may as well arrive in a helicopter. This was the tidy chopper pad on May 19, 2014. (Credit: AP / Kamran Jebreili)

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As the gap between the wealthiest travelers and everyone else has widened, so has the way people vacation. The wealthy are looking for more pampering. Many others are seeking new ways to economize. And the lodging industry is adapting. Here is what's available on the high end for $21,500 a night.

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