There’s been some discussion about luxury hospital suites, with a lot of anger over how the wealthy get preferential treatment (just read the comments on the NY Times story). But I think the allure will eventually wear off. Look at this room:
Carpets, plush sofas, nooks and crannies due to a lot of furniture.
This is an infection control nightmare. How do you keep this clean? Not maid service clean (which, as Barbara Ehrenreich details in Nickled and Dimed, looks clean but isn’t very hygenic), but (ideal) hospital ward clean.
If a multi-drug resistant bacterial clone sweeps through one of these wards–and inevitably, it will–I think they’ll be a lot less desirable.