Hitherto, the record of the most expensive hotel suite in the world was long-held by the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland at a fee of $67,000/night, but after The Mark hotel’s Penthouse space in upper east side Manhattan underwent a revamping, the result– an ample 12,000 sq ft suite covering up both 16th and 17th floors, is now the largest suite in America and more interestingly at a staggering price of $75,000 per night the most expensive hotel suite in the world.
The now penthouse suite was originally planned to be sold as an apartment but after its $60 million price tag failed to find a buyer for years, the owners thought it wise to revamp the ample space to what would be a legendary hotel suite and most importantly an irresistible hide-out choice for billionaires and celebrities worldwide. And considering its perfect location at NY’s most exquisite neighborhood, breathtaking interior designs of ebony sycamore and nickel furniture made by the legendary Jacques Grange not to mention the ultra modern amenities, the suite will unfailingly appeal to the richest of the rich, and apparently, they got their dreams fulfilled.
Every part of the extravagant suite is designed to impress, when guests make their way to the suite via any of the three available private elevators they chose, their feet are welcomed by a white oak floor with an atrium that leads to the suite’s main living room which can be converted to a Grand Ballroom considering its 26ft high ceilings.
The entire suite boasts a total of 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, with its guest rooms featuring a Creston room control panel, HD TV’s and audio systems. The large master bedroom with fine Italian linens and bedding by Quagliotti features its own sitting room, free-standing floating gas fireplace, a male and female dressing area with walk-in wardrobes. Its his-and-hers black and white stripped marble floored bathrooms have heated floors, double wash-basins, infinity tub, a stand alone glass shower enclosure, all with nickel fittings by popular British maker Lefroy Brooks, mirrored flat screen TV, bespoke Italian-made toiletries, et al.
The extensive dinning room welcomes up to 24 guests, who can all enjoy meals prepared from the kitchen next door designed by Piero Lissoni for Boffi and featuring Miele and Gaggenau appliances. Among the choice of chefs available to guests is Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a three-Michelin star chef who oversees the Hotel’s ground floor restaurant, and who of course won’t find it tasking cooking in the suite’s kitchen which is fully equipped like that of an exclusive restaurant.
The suite’s grand stairway designed by Eric Schmitt leads to the 2,400 sq ft rooftop garden terrace. A perfect place to sit-out in an evening and enjoy the exceptional eye-watering panoramic views, which includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art, its counterpart suite– Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons New York which was hitherto America’s most expensive hotel suite.
The perks of this grand suite is innumerable– a personal trainer can be brought in just for you anytime you need to stretch out at the private gym, do you have a favourite car? you can order for a chauffeured one, stop by at your private bar for a drink, even at ungodly hours, you can have your suit changed and fitted at the Bergdorf Goodman department store available nearby, get your hair styled by Frédéric Fekkai Salon, there is also a library, a grand piano, two powder rooms…the list goes on and on.
So if you are a millionaire, click on themarkhotel.com to make a reservation.