ByMarnie Hanel and Nikkitha Bakshani on March 03, 2016
No matter the locale, “penthouse" is a universal word for fabulous.
Courtesy The Mark
The Mark Penthouse, The Mark, New York
This posh Upper East Side hotel’s bi-level penthouse suite got a lot of buzz in mid-2015 for being the largest suite in the United States—and most expensive in the world. Does it live up to the hype? Well, consider the facts: five bedrooms, a conservatory, multiple free-standing fireplaces, a library, and a 2,500-foot terrace overlooking Central Park. The whole penthouse is a staggering 12,500 square feet. Italian toiletries custom-made for the hotel are fixed in the six heated-floor bathrooms. Sleek design elements—black and white stripes, neutrals with random bursts of color—characteristic of the Mark, designed by Jacques Grange, are the epitome of relaxed luxury. Those in town for to take advantage of New York City shopping can benefit from unlimited access to Bergdorf Goodman, as well as primping by Frédéric Fekkai Salon in one of the suite’s two powder rooms. Jean-Georges Vongerichten (by way of The Mark Restaurant) takes care of room service, and an exclusive meal prepared by the legendary chef himself can be arranged for guests. The suite is so exclusive you will year mum about it on the website, so pick up your telephone for all of the above. From$75,000 per night; 25 E. 77th St.; 212-744-4300; themarkhotel.com. —Nikkitha Bakshani