• Check out the country's most expensive hotel suite

    2016-02-19

    Have you even wondered what features and amenities make the country's most expensive hotel suite special? From panoramic views of the city to full-time butler service, New York's Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons gives luxury and glamour a whole new meaning. Here's an inside look at what makes the priciest hotel room truly one of a kind.

    The history
    The penthouse is still on the newer side of New York accommodation. Built in 2007 by renowned architects I.M. Pei and Peter Marino, the addition to the Four Seasons is currently the highest guest room in the city. According to the Four Seasons, the suite's lucky visitors can stare out at stunning 360-degree vistas of the New York skyline on a floor that's over 800 feet from the ground. This is only one of the many features that justify the room's $50 million budget.

    The location in Midtown was the primary reasons the Four Seasons was chosen for the addition of the penthouse. The bustling area surrounding 57th street is truly the heart of Manhattan, making it easy for guests to get around and find an attraction that interests them while on vacation. Although the price has increased over the years, travelers can now experience this rare taste of grandeur at $50,000 a night.

    An inside look
    The first aspect of the suite that most guests will notice when entering the luxurious escape is the breathtaking panoramas of Manhattan. The room was designed with four glass balconies made to give visitors views that can't be found anywhere else in the city. In the master bedroom, for example, there's a 25-foot bay window that overlooks everything from Central Park to the George Washington Bridge, according to Conde Nast Traveler.

    After a night exploring the Big Apple, guests get a good night's rest in the suite's massive king-sized bed complete with fine down comforters. In fact, the bed itself is worth over $70,000 due to its 22-karat gold threading.

    The artwork throughout the space by world-class artists was brought in internationally, including everything from the crystal chandelier sparkling in the dining room to the rare sculptures in the living room. Each piece was chosen by the suite's expert design team to contribute a special element to the space.

    However, the suite's real luxury isn't as obvious as its other features. Part of what makes the room so expensive lies in the material of the furniture and walls. For example, the suite's dressing room is finished with soft calfskin leather walls, the Zen room is decorated with a waterfall made of semi-precious stones and the room's private spa is detailed with rich walnut, an African teak wood called afrormosia and Mexican sycamore wood.

    If that's not enough, guests also get their own gym and a private elevator to take them to and from the glamourous retreat in privacy. Other features include family-friendly amenities, such as four plasma televisions offering every station in the world, a custom-designed iMac computer, a Playstation and a unique wireless sound system with an iPod dock.

    Special features
    Want to learn more about the artwork in your suite? Just ask your personal art concierge with endless knowledge on every piece in your room and all the museums in the area. Then take a spin in the suite's complementary Rolls-Royce with a chauffeur to save you from having to drive through New York's busy streets on your own.

    Eating and relaxing have never been more convenient with full access to all of the hotel's restaurants and spa services. Visitors can ask their 24/7 butler to book them a personal massage and treatment package to be performed right in the comfort of their suite, while fitness buffs can also take advantage of the room's personal trainer.

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