If you plan to stay at the newly opened five-bedroom penthouse suite at The Mark in Manhattan, be ready to splash out a whopping $75,000 per night. This 12,000 sq ft hotel suite which occupies the entire 16th and 17th floors of an Upper East Side landmark building, isn’t just America’s largest suite; but also the most expensive on Earth.
Those lucky enough to be guests of this magnificent place are entering the Mark’s penthouse from one of three private elevators, padding across a white oak floor into the Grand Ballroom, so named for its 26-foot tall ceilings. Next is a 24-seater dining room, a kitchen equipped with Miele and Gaggenau appliances that guests will surely never use, as well as access to three Michelin Star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who can be enlisted to prepare a private dinner, means that entertaining has never been so lavish.
The expansive master bedroom features its own sitting room with free-standing fireplace and two sprawling dressing areas with walk-in wardrobes decorated in what the hotel poetically calls “a mint sea foam” green. The bathroom has heated floors and an infinity bathtub.
The Mark’s penthouse suite takes the mantel of most expensive from Geneva’s President Wilson Royal Penthouse, where room rates are marginally less at $60,600.