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If there's one thing the rest of us can enjoy about New York's bonkers luxury market, it's trolling the high-end listings for fantasy apartments (or unfortunate decorating choices). And what's a better dream than not only living full-time in a luxury hotel a la Eloise, but snagging the penthouse to boot? We've culled the listings for apartments on the market that'll get you views, outdoor space and bragging rights. They may be just a bit out of our price range, but no harm in browsing, right?
The Baccarat Hotel and Residences is under construction across the street from the MoMA, and its apartments come with touch-screen access to hotel amenities including concierge, room service, housekeeping, personal shopping, a spa, and a pool. For $60 million, you can snag the penthouse.
For a mere $95 million, the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors of the Pierre Hotel can be yours (a significant discount, in fact, from the initial price tag of $125 million). While the ornate decorations might not be for everyone (and the listing confusingly notes that "the living room is considered the most magnificent privately owned room in the world") it does have pretty incomparable views of the park, five bedrooms, guest suites, and two designated hotel staffers dedicated to its maid service.
You'll have to shell out $68 million to land the penthouse of the Residences at Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner Center, and in exchange, you'll get views in every direction, floor-to-ceiling windows, a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, valet parking, Central Park Club membership, and just about every other hotel service you can think of.
The $118 million penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City has gotten a lot of ink lately as the most expensive apartment for sale in the city, and the idea here—combining the building's three penthouses into one super-penthouse—is definitely a bold one. If combined, the giant home would have 400 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows, 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, three kitchens, four outdoor terraces, a private entrance and access to the hotel's perks, like a spa, gym, valet parking, and of course, room service.
The penthouse of the Upper East Side's Mark Hotel is on the market for $60 million, and, along with an outdoor terrace, takes up the building's entire top floor. The living room is on the site of the hotel's former ballroom, and the duplex apartment includes six bedrooms, five fireplaces, and two bars. Of course, the apartment also includes access to the hotel's fitness center and concierge, as well as services from in-house businesses including Frederick Fekkai and Jean Georges. Not a bad way to drop tens of millions of dollars, if you're looking to.
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