Room of the week: the Mark Hotel’s grand penthouse, America’s most expensive suite

The US$75,000 ($105,000) per night New York City suite is a royal retreat where Meghan Markle recently held her baby shower.

By Christina Liao 26/02/2019

Beloved for its discreteness, superb service, and iconically art-deco lobby—which you’ll find many a celebrity make their way through ahead of the Met Gala—the historic Mark Hotel has long been a gem on New York City’s Upper East Side. Originally built in 1927, the property received a new lease on life in 2009 when it was completely reimagined by French interior designer Jacques Grange. Six years later, the hotel’s lavish penthouse was revealed, and to this day, it remains unmatched in both size and price tag.

Spanning more than 930 square metres and costing a cool US$75,000 per night (around $105,000), the Mark Hotel’s penthouse is North America’s largest and most expensive hotel suite. And if that somehow isn’t enough to pique your interest, perhaps a bit of total fever will? In February, it was reported that the lavish accommodation was the illustrious setting for Meghan Markle’s baby shower, hosted by the Duchess of Sussex’s close friend, tennis star, Serena Williams last week.


The Living Room at The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
Courtesy The Mark Hotel

So what’s inside the massive pied-à-terre? Five bedrooms, for starters—including two master suites, one in the west wing, and another in the east wing—plus six bathrooms (one of which includes a steam room), four fireplaces, two powder rooms, and a pair of wet bars. The bi-level unit also boasts custom furniture by Grange, a formal dining room that seats up to 24, an expansive library lounge, a full-size kitchen (for your butler, of course), and a spacious living room with 7.9-metre ceilings and a grand piano. But the pièce de résistance is the 230-square-metre outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of Central Park and Manhattan’s skyline, a rare amenity in the Big Apple.

For those lucky enough to spend an evening here, we wouldn’t blame you if you danced around à la Tom Cruise in Risky Business. And if you find yourself short a pink oxford shirt, fret not—you’re granted 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman when you’re staying at the Mark.


The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
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The Atrium at the Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
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The Master Bedroom East at the Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
Courtesy The Mark Hotel


The Library at the Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
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The Dining Room at The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
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The Foyer at The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
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The Master Bedroom West at the Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse
Courtesy The Mark Hotel

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