Main office holders of executive branch at the State of Qatar know what literally means to live the high-life. We reported you about Qatar Emir’s luxury renovated mansion that worth £200 million ($316,5 million), and is set to become Britain’s priciest property. Following his example, Prime Minister of Qatar spent almost $100 million to purchase New York City’s most expensive penthouse.
The property in Midtown’s One57 building was purchased by “mystery buyer” in May, and now his identity has possibly been revealed. PM of Qatar, full name Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, purchased the 10,923-square foot One57 duplex penthouse on 89th and 90th floor of Manhattan’s new tallest residential high rise, for nearly $100 million. If the rumored sale price is accurate, it will be the most expensive home sale in the history of New York City.
Located across the street from Carnegie Hall concert venue in midtown Manhattan on West 57th Street, this luxury duplex penthouse features a “grand salon” for entartaining, at least five bedrooms, a large mezzanine, four fireplaces, 23-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, motorized window shades, a library sporting an aquarium, and access to amenities like room service offered by the five-star Park Hyatt Hotel in the building’s lower levels.
Furthermore, the PM – billionaire sheik, who has two wives and 15 children, has been reportedly negotiating with Extell Development, the developer of One57, to buy four additional separate, full-floor condos in the exclusive Midtown building, which would bring the total cost to an incredible $250 million. He also owns one of the world’s largest super yachts.
“At one point, they were talking about doing it in pieces, like four separate units, the four top floors, so no one knows about it,” Post’s high-level source said.
But a spokesperson for the building says not so fast. Extell Development denies that the prime minister will be the new owner of the palatial penthouse, declining to discuss the transaction any further. Hope, we’ll soon find out who’s right!