If you’d like to stay in the penthouse that epitomizes the highest standard of luxury in New York City, the distinguished Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Seasons Hotel New York is waiting. Baroque Travel takes a look inside
This exquisite penthouse that rests 52 stories up in the sky took seven years and US$50 million to create. The result is an architectural masterpiece that offers unrivalled luxury, the most expensive and extraordinary penthouse in North America and one of the most expensive in the world. And did we mention that it features just one bedroom? That’s luxe at a completely different level.
The penthouse takes up the entire 52nd story of the Four Seasons Hotel New York – concrete columns were even removed to create this majestic space. The numerous windows and four glass balconies offer unrivalled panoramic views of Manhattan, providing a unique bird’s eye view of this magnificent city.
Four Seasons Hotel New York, owned by Ty Warner, after whom the penthouse is named, is one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. And the penthouse itself elevates the building to an incomparable work of art, an exclusive hotel offering that is beyond compare. The Chinese onyx used in the master bathroom was personally sourced by Warner himself, as were the semi-precious stones used in the powder room and for the waterfall. Famous artisans and craftsmen created unique pieces especially for the penthouse. The interior décor is a masterpiece of gold and ivory, furnished with bespoke pieces using custom-designed fabrics and an exceptional collection of art.
For instance, the living-room walls are hand-lacquered with a mother-of-pearl inlay, created by American artist Nancy Lorenz. And that’s just a taste of what this magnificent room has to offer, including 18th Century Japanese green silk brocade throw pillows, 120 fiber-optic lights and a dramatic 4-foot chandelier made of cut glass.
Other rooms in the penthouse include a stunning 65 square meter library, with floor-to-ceiling bookcases framed in an elaborate bronze and vine leaf motif, and a 600-square foot master bedroom with a bespoke canopy bed made of Thai silk infused with pure 22-carat-gold threads, cathedral ceiling 25 feet high and handmade Swedish mattress. The en suite bathroom walls, floor and ceiling are all completely covered in rare Chinese onyx – each slab was hand-picked in France. There’s a private spa in the bathroom that also boasts an infinity tub, steam rain shower, rock crystal sinks and a glass balcony.
There’s a Zen Room with a continuous waterfall cascading from ceiling to floor, spa fitted with exclusive fitness equipment, breakfast room with stunning travertine marble floors and adjoining balcony and powder room covered in semi precious tiger’s eye. The luxurious oversized dressing room includes two sets of wardrobes, soft beige calfskin leather wall panels, doors and ceiling.
Of course, there’s more. The Ty Warner Penthouse features three private elevators, and panels to control lights, TV and security with the touch of a button. When you stay here, you also get unlimited use of a Roll-Royce and driver every day from 8am to 11pm, personal training sessions and spa treatments, either given in the privacy or your suite or at the hotel spa, butler 24/7, food and beverages, transfers by Rolls to and from the airport, unlimited garment pressing, packing and unpacking services, art concierge services and a choice of international and local newspapers.