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These Are America’s Most Lavish — and Expensive — Hotel Suites

By Nicole Villeneuve
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In the world of high-end hotel suites, luxury knows no bounds. When shelling out for the country’s most lavish penthouses, guests get what they pay for — private pools, custom-made furnishings, curated artworks, personal butlers, and gourmet dining experiences are just some of the high-end amenities they can expect. While the price tags on these suites might be far out of reach for the average traveler, it doesn’t hurt to indulge in a little bucket list dreaming. Here are six of the most extravagant hotel suites you can book in the U.S.

Empathy Suite at Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada ($50,000 per Night)

Penthouse Suite with views of Las Vegas Strip at Palms Casino Resort
Credit: Photo courtesy of the Palms Casino Resort 

A go-to for Sin City high rollers, the Empathy Suite at Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort was designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst. The $50,000-per-night “sky villa” offers much, much more than just two king bedrooms within its generous 9,000 square feet footprint. The glitz and glamor of the Vegas strip is on full display through the Empathy Suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows, or from the stunning private pool and terrace. The suite also features original artwork by Hirst himself, including the striking large-scale piece Winner/Loser, showcasing two sharks preserved in formaldehyde and suspended in a glass tank. 

For entertainment, guests can play a game on one of the Hirst-designed foosball or pool tables, or gather at the party-ready 13-seat bar. When you’re ready for a break from Sin City’s opulent offerings, pamper yourself in one of the suite’s two massage rooms and its state-of-the-art salt sauna. During pool season, your stay also comes with a complimentary cabana.

Penthouse Suite at the Mark Hotel – New York, New York ($75,000 per Night)

Private rooftop terrace overlooking Manhattan at the Mark Hotel's Penthouse Suite
Credit: Photo courtesy of the Mark Hotel 

New York City has no shortage of iconic hotels, but the 10,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite at Manhattan’s Mark Hotel is surely one of the most impressive — and, at $75,000 per night, one of the most expensive. One of the suite’s most arresting features is its 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace that offers surreal views of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Inside, the two-floor penthouse — designed by renowned French interior designer Jacques Grange — features five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, and two wet bars. The soaring 26-foot living room ceilings create a roomy, elegant space for the custom furniture and clean, contemporary fixtures. 

The Mark’s luxurious touches make it not only an extravagant stay, but also a favorite celebrity spot. It has become synonymous with fashion’s biggest night, the annual Met Gala, and, in 2019, it was the location of choice for Meghan Markle’s baby showers.

Penthouse Suite at Fairmont San Francisco – San Francisco, California ($22,000 per Night)

Ornate lobby of the Fairmont San Francisco in California
Credit: Photo courtesy of the Fairmont San Francisco

The storied Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont San Francisco has hosted rock stars, royalty, and other big-name guests over the years. Today, its eclectic, textured Art Deco style spans 6,000 square feet across the entire eighth floor of the main building, offering guests who are able to shell out $22,000 a night unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline and San Francisco Bay

The space includes three generously sized bedrooms, a luxurious living room complete with a grand piano, and a two-story library covered with a gold-leaf painted celestial map on a domed ceiling. More bespoke furniture and details can be found throughout, as can original artwork by celebrated pop art great David Hockney. If you’re feeling adventurous, try to suss out the secret passageway behind a sliding bookcase before retiring to the Mediterranean-style terrace for sunset.

Penthouse Suite at Faena Hotel – Miami Beach, Florida ($65,000 per Night)

Dining area with chandelier in Penthouse Suite at Faena Hotel, Miami Beach
Credit: Photo courtesy of the Faena Hotel 

Before it was the Faena, this oceanfront resort was called the Saxony, Miami Beach’s first luxury hotel and frequent host to old Hollywood icons such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The reimagined space, opened in 2015, retains the hotel’s original glamor while adding modern updates — like the lavish penthouse suite which will set you back approximately $65,000 a night. Hollywood husband-and-wife team of director Baz Luhrmann and set and costume designer Catherine Martin designed the extravagant space, featuring Art Deco flourishes, bold animal prints, and pops of gold. 

However, the panoramic turquoise ocean vistas, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, are undoubtedly the star of the space, which covers two levels and 14,000 square feet. Each of the suite’s five bedrooms has its own furnished balcony, adding to the space’s intended indoor-outdoor living continuum.

Penthouse at the London West Hollywood – Los Angeles, California ($15,000 per Night)

Sitting area in the Penthouse Suite at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles, California
Credit: Photo courtesy of the London West Hollywood 

The London West Hollywood claims to have the biggest penthouse in Los Angeles. But at around $15,000 a night, the price tag of this 11,000-square-foot, two-story suite — while certainly expensive — isn’t as jaw-dropping as similar properties. The expansive Penthouse boasts personalized touches curated by renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. As an added perk, guests are treated to a private (and discounted) shopping experience at the designer’s namesake West Hollywood boutique. The space exudes sleek sophistication while embracing the edgy ethos of early punk-rock and glam aesthetics.

In the unlikely event you grow bored of the suite’s grand salon, media room, kitchen, waterfall wall, private spa-like bathrooms, and wet bar, head up to the massive, 5,000-square-foot private rooftop deck. It boasts a bar, fireplace, outdoor shower, and — the most priceless feature of all — a 360-degree birds-eye view of the beautiful City of Angels.

Penthouse Suite at the Post Oak Hotel – Houston, Texas ($125,000 per Night)

Interior of Penthouse Suite at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas
Credit: Photo courtesy of the Post Oak Hotel 

According to hotel owner Tilman Fertitta, no request is too big for guests of the Post Oak Hotel’s Penthouse Suite. Spanning 22,000 square feet over the 32nd and 33rd floors of this Houston hotel, the Penthouse has an eye-popping price tag of $125,000 per night — and there’s a two-night minimum stay. 

After taking a private elevator up to the suite, guests are treated to a 360-degree view of the Houston skyline. With the push of a button, the floor-to-ceiling window shades slide open to reveal a wraparound private terrace complete with a heated swimming pool, hot tub, and fully-stocked bar and kitchen. 

Below the “soft contemporary” decor of custom chandeliers and silk-adorned walls on the 33rd floor is the lower level’s regulation-size half-court basketball court. (It makes sense, given that Fertitta is also the owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets.) Plus, guests can enjoy a wine cellar, movie theater, and lounge area. With 24-hour staff — including a personal butler and sommelier — as well as a chauffeured Bentley on demand, the Post Oak and its Penthouse is a favorite among celebrities, U.S. Presidents, and royal families from all over the world.

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