No one can deny how expensive it costs to live in New York City. Architectural Digest notes how it’s not only the condominiums and the West Village brownstones that are really expensive—the city’s best hotels are ridiculously priced, too. But that’s mostly because they cater to guests who are looking for top-of-the-line amenities, well-appointed rooms, and unbeatable views of the city’s top landmarks.
If you’re curious about New York’s finest hotels, here are some of the most, luxurious and expensive:
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The Mark has a reputation for being one of the best hotels in the U.S., so it comes as no surprise to learn that it offers the best in hospitality. Guests have access to personal shoppers and stylists, as well as top of the range facilities. However, for the ultimate luxury experience, there is The Mark Penthouse. Complete with five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six baths, a private elevator, a dining room that seats 26 people, a living room with 26-foot-high ceilings, and an outdoor rooftop terrace overlooking Central Park and the MET Museum—it’s not surprising that The Mark Penthouse costs $75,000 a night. To put it into perspective, Yoreevo reveals that the average apartment in New York costs a million dollars. This means that a guest in The Mark Penthouse would only need to stay for just over two weeks to be spending more on a hotel room than buying an average apartment in downtown Manhattan. If that doesn’t define the word luxury then nothing does.
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The word ‘Ritz’ automatically symbolizes luxury across the globe, and The Ritz-Carlton New York doesn’t disappoint. It too has one of the most famous rooms in the city, as a night at The Royal Suite will cost you around $15,000 per night. The huge 1,750-square-feet suite has multiple living rooms, a dining room for 12, and a kitchen perfect for when you’re having some guests over. The suite also has personal butler service, spa privileges, and panoramic views of Central Park and Sixth Avenue.
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The Four Seasons Hotel
This modern-deco landmark, designed by famed architect IM Pei, has a reputation for providing luxurious service. What makes this hotel a bit different from the others on this list is how inclusive it is, as it has a family package and many family-oriented activities. The hotel also comes with customized in-room technology and all guest rooms come with a walk-in closet. A Rolls-Royce house car for short trips around New York City is also available for those who wish to avoid the subway.
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Baccarat Hotel & Residences
The Baccarat Hotel & Residences puts every penny on show, and is one of the plushest hotels in the Big Apple. Guests relax amidst the hotel’s eponymous crystal collection, which includes 15,000 pieces of stemware and 17 chandeliers. Time Out suggests that you stop by the chandelier-strewn Petit Salon for some champagne, or enjoy a breakfast of house-made Viennoiserie treats served on crystal tiers at the glass-walled Grand Salon. The hotel also has an impressive art collection, which King Louis XV of France founded in 1764.
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The award-winning designer Martin Brudnizki enhanced the intersection of classic and contemporary elements when he redesigned The Beekman to restore it to its former glory. The moment you enter the hotel, you will experience what the rich and famous take for granted every day. The multiple penthouses at The Beekman are located within the building’s iconic turrets. They come with their own private entrances, rooftop terraces, and picturesque views of City Hall Park and the Woolworth Building. The restaurants and bars onsite also offer first-class dishes prepared by a world-class team of chefs.
Some of the other notable luxurious hotels in the Big Apple include The Mandarin Oriental, The St. Regis, and Crosby Street Hotel.
The world is full of top hotels and we have been to many of them. For example, if you’re traveling to the Middle East and want a luxurious place to spend the night, we suggest you check out the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. It is home to 394 rooms and suites, has access to beautiful white sand beaches, and a world-class spa.
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