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The Mark opens largest US hotel penthouse

10 Nov 2015 by GrahamSmith

Luxury New York hotel The Mark has unveiled what it claims is the largest penthouse suite in the US.

The five-star property, which is located on the corner of 77 Street and Madison Avenue – opened the 1,115 sqm penthouse at the end of October.

With interiors conceived by French designer Jacques Grange, the two-floor apartment features five bedrooms, six bathrooms (one of which has a steam room), and a main living room that can be turned into an event space with an eight-metre high atrium.

Living room

Living room

Entrance and staircase

Entrance and staircase

The suite also has a library lounge, a dining room for up to 24 people, four fireplaces, two wet bars and a 223 sqm al fresco terrace with views of the city and Central Park.

A full-size chef’s kitchen sports an island, Sub-Zero fridges, wine coolers and appliances by Gaggenau and Miele, while the master bedroom has his and hers dressing areas and bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and a deep-soaking infinity tub.

Grange said: “This majestic penthouse is the ultimate residence away from home for those who truly appreciate rarefied luxury, who seek a grand space that is equally equipped to lavishly entertain as it is to provide a homely private oasis with the extraordinary amenities and services the Mark hotel offers.”

Olivier Lordonnois, the hotel’s general manager, told Business Traveller: “Many hotels has tried too hard with their top suites. We wanted something contemporary but not too edgy.”

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Terrace

Terrace

With a price tag of $75,000 a night, he added that stays would be “highly personalised”. Listing things like 24-hour Michelin star in-room dining from on-site restaurant Jean-Georges Vongerichten, butler service or chauffeurs would be unnecessary as all these things could be taken for granted.

Guests may find a fridge full of Billecart-Salmon Special Cuvée champagne, but equally could have it stocked with whatever food or drink they wanted.

The Mark hotel occupies a building dating back to 1927 but was given a full revamp in 2009. You can read our review here.

themarkhotel.com

Jenny Southan

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