Update 12/17/2015: According to the property, the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel New York now costs a staggering $50,000 a night (prices updated throughout). According to the revisions to the original post, the price was $35,000 a night 6 ago, and $45K 2 years ago…
Located within Four Seasons Hotel New York, The Ty Warner Penthouse practically floats in Manhattan. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround all sides of the massive suite, surrounding guests in 360-degree views of the city skyline from atop Manhattan’s tallest hotel. The nine-room suite has walls inlayed with mother of pearl, gold and platinum-woven fabrics, and the room itself includes a private butler, unlimited global calling and TVs programmed to receive every channel in the entire world. At only$50,000 a night. Here’s the official details from Four Seasons Hotel New York on The Ty Warner Penthouse:
Ty Warner Penthouse
This highly anticipated suite at the pinnacle of Manhattan’s tallest hotel is a collaboration between owner Ty Warner, designer Peter Marino and architect I.M. Pei, who came out of retirement to join in the creation of America’s most exclusive accommodation.
With cantilevered glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling bay windows, set beneath 25-foot (7.6-metre) cathedral ceilings, the Ty Warner Penthouse offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of all Manhattan. Custom-commissioned in every detail, from semi-precious stone surfaces to fabrics woven with platinum and gold, the nine-room suite creates the sense of living within a multilayered work of art. It raises the bar for even the most seasoned travellers.
Penthouse guests enjoy amenities as impressive as their quarters: TVs programmed for every channel worldwide, unlimited global telephone calling, the services of both a personal butler and a personal trainer/therapist, and a private chauffeur for unlimited travel during your stay in your choice of a Rolls Royce Phantom or a Mercedes Maybach.
Covering the entire top floor of the Hotel, the nine-room Ty Warner Penthouse is accessed by its own private elevator. Every space is distinctively designed and is made to feel even more expansive with immense bay windows, vaulted ceilings and skylights.
In the living and dining area, cream-coloured walls are richly inlaid with thousands of pieces of mother of pearl. A dramatic 4-foot-high (1.2-metre-high) cut-glass chandelier by Deborah Thomas sparkles above the bronze table by designer François-Xavier LaLanne. Seating is grouped around a marble fireplace, and four French doors open to glass railings.
The library is illuminated by a LaLanne chandelier in gilded bronze. The extensive book collection is set in bookcases framed with an elaborate bronze vine-and-leaf motif, again by LaLanne. The library is also furnished with a chess table and a Bösendorfer grand piano.
The centrepiece of the master bedroom is a Thai canopy bed threaded with gold. Offering unsurpassed comfort, the Swedish Hästens Vividus mattress was built entirely by hand over 160 hours, using 100% natural materials. Bedroom accents include two lacquer cabinets with cracked eggshell panels, and walls of straw marquetry.
Four French doors reveal a view of Central Park that is almost surreal in its perfection.
An indoor-outdoor Zen garden with a green bowenite waterfall overlooks downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
The breakfast room is furnished with a LaLanne tree table and opens to its own large balcony 700 feet (213 metres) above Central Park.
The Penthouse also features a private spa room with a serene screen of living bamboo.
Adjacent to the spa room is an oversized dressing room clad entirely in leather.
With its ceiling, walls and floor gleaming with onyx, the master bathroom includes another outdoor balcony overlooking Central Park. Among the pampering features are an infinity-edge bathtub complete with chromatherapy, a separate glass-enclosed rain shower, radiant-heated floors, and sinks carved from a solid block of rock crystal.
Location 52nd floor
View 360-degree view of the city – Uptown, Downtown and Midtown, including the Statue of Liberty, all bridges and Central Park
Décor French- and Italian-artisan-created wall designs, bronze statues, mother-of-pearl inlays, rock crystal sinks and a guest powder room completely clad in semi-precious tiger’s-eye stones.
Beds One king bed
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full marble bathroom, plus guest powder room
occupancy King bed:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
If the number of guests travelling exceeds the maximum occupancy stated, please book more than one room or contact the Hotel directly for alternate accommodation options and assistance.
Size (sq.ft.) 4,300
Size (m2) 400
For guests used to staying in the best rooms at luxury hotels, the top suite at the Four Seasons Hotel New York may offer the ultimate in bragging rights: To sleep in it, you have to stomach its $50,000 a night price tag. The Ty Warner Penthouse, named for the Beanie Baby mogul and the hotel’s owner, is the most expensive hotel room in the country outside of Las Vegas, an important distinction in the industry since rooms in the gambling capital are often comped for high rollers. The suite has sweeping views of Manhattan in every direction, bathroom sinks made of solid blocks of rock crystal and a personal butler on-call 24 hours a day. Guests have the use of a Maybach or Rolls-Royce—with driver, of course. Room service from the hotel’s restaurants is included in the price and nearly unlimited (though one guest was charged for a $1,000 order of caviar). – from WSJ
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