Recently Architectural Digest put together a slide show of the 13 most expensive suites. So you don’t have to click, click, click, below you will find a few of the priciest ones, with the winner coming in at $75,000 per night. Which one is your favorite?
The Mark, The Penthouse
It’s got a prime location on the Upper East Side on the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, one block from Central Park. It has five bedrooms and four fireplaces, plus a private elevator. Living room ceilings are 26-ft. high and it crosses two floors. By the way, it’s 9,500 sq. ft. with a 2,500 sq. ft. terrace and the dining room seats 26. It’s ideal for entertaining, including product launches or for family travel. Still, take a deep breath at the price, a BBJ-sized $75,000 per night. And, I remember when you could rent an apartment in Manhattan for 75k! If you end up staying at The Penthouse at The Mark, let me know what you think!
Four Seasons Hotel New York, Ty Warner Suite
Take your private elevator to the top floor of the I.M. Pei designed iconic New York City Hotel and you might miss the Qing Dynasty antiques or grand piano as you take in the views of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs from owner Ty Warner’s namesake suite, spread across 4,300 sq. ft. and taking up the entire floor. You also get your choice of a Maybach or Rolls Royce with driver to take you about town. The Four Seasons New York takes up the block between 57th and 58th streets between Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue. A former “most expensive,” it is now in second place at $50,000 per night.
St. Regis New York, Presidential Suite
Architectural Digest calls it “like the grandest apartment in New York City.” With its Fifth Avenue prime midtown location close to Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Bergdorf Goodman, you will be well situated if you stay at the Presidential Suite at the St. Regis New York. There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms at 3,430 sq. ft. making it a great pick for families. There is also a full kitchen making it easy to entertain, including the dining room. AD likes the option of going down to the King Cole Bar in the lobby where your personal butler will make sure you get a hard-to-get table. It runs $35,000 per night.
Mandarin Oriental, New York, Suite 5000
An exclusive of albums from Academy Records for your listening pleasure is one of the perks when you pay $36,000 for the 50th floor Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. With three bedrooms over 3,300 sq. ft. the hotel’s location atop the Time Warner Center on the southwest corner of Central Park provides fab views. When not looking out at the city, you can appreciate works from Katherine Mann and Andrew Levitas.
The Pierre New York, The Tata Suite
In case you were wondering about the name, it reflects the owner, Indian conglomerate Tata Group, which was mentioned in the Republican debates for its business consulting division, and whose holdings range from tea to auto makers Rover and Jaguar, and the Taj group of luxury hotels and palaces. AD called it “a study in Upper East Side sophistication with its gold, silver and porcelain tones.” The magazine said the views of Central Park make it “feel like it’s your own backyard.”
At 1,300 sq. ft. it wouldn’t have made the list, however, you can buyout the entire 39th floor creating a six bedroom complex ideal for heads of state as well as large families. That goes for $30,000 per night.
Other hotels with suites on the AD list include the new Park Hyatt on “Billionaire’s Row” at $30,000 per night; The Peninsula Suite at its namesake hotel; Champagne Suite at Lotte New York Palace (which has seen its ownership change from Leona Helmsley to the Sultan of Brunei and now a Korean conglomerate), all at $25,000 per night. Baccarat Hotel and Residences (the vision of Barry Sternlicht) comes in at $18,000 per night, followed by The Empire Suites at The Carlyle (part of the Rosewood Group) for $15,000 per night. Following are The Greenwich Hotel’s Axel Vervoordt designed TriBeCa Penthouse and The Penthouse at The Quin (also $15,000), and for a bargain at $8,500, the Empire View Suite at Langham Place.