Manhattan is home to some of the most luxurious hotel accommodation on the planet – but its latest addition, the brand new penthouse at The Mark, is in a class of its own. Baroque Travel has all the details
The penthouse in question was originally a $60 million dollar home on the premises of The Mark, when it opened its doors in 2009. The space remained unsold, and unused until the hotel decided to transform it into what is possibly the most extravagant, and largest hotel accommodation in the world.
Recently completed, the penthouse is now open for reservations at the princely sum of $75,000 per night. But before you gasp at the price, remember… the penthouse is huge. In fact, it occupies 12,000 square feet, and is located on two floors, the 16th and 17th stories in this landmark heritage building located on the Upper East Side.
One enters the penthouse by taking one of its three private elevators. Once inside, guests are in for a visual treat. The floors are white oak, the atrium opens onto a main living area with 26-feet high ceilings, which can be converted into a Grand Ballroom. This is where guests can entertain friends or business associates. If the guests are staying for dinner, they will be hosted in the sumptuous dining room that seats a maximum of 24 people. Dinner will be prepared by a private chef in the state-of-the-art kitchen next door, a choice of three high-profile chefs who prepare food for guests in The Mark’s ground floor restaurant.
The penthouse is decorated with bespoke pieces created to specifications of French interior designer Jacque Grange. Guest rooms include an immense master bedroom with its own sitting room, free-standing fireplace and two separate dressing rooms, each with its own walk-in wardrobe. The main bathroom offers every luxury including an infinity bathtub and heated floors. The other four en suite guest rooms are equally plush, if a little smaller in size.
The penthouse boasts a 2,400 square foot rooftop terrace with pretty gardens and patio areas where guests can enjoy panoramic city views, including Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the west. It also boasts a conservatory, two bars and a library lounge.
Of course, pampering is standard, and the guests’ every wish will be granted, whether it’s a personal trainer, hairdresser, an item to be purchased from luxury store Bergdorf Goodman or anything else you could possibly ask for. There’s also a private car with chauffeur on call whenever you need it.
Reservations are now open for those wishing to stay in the most expensive hotel suite in the world, located in Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhood. The Mark Hotel is already famous as a five star retreat for those who can afford it, so it’s likely that the penthouse will be snapped up at every opportunity.