New York City’s skyline is truly one-of-a-kind. From Central Park heading south through Time Square, the Empire State Building. Rockefeller Center and more, the skyline is magnetic and offers spectacular views whether on the East or West side. With landmarks strewn all across the city, getting a peak perched up high is truly breathtaking. And there is no better place to take in all the city views than a luxury penthouse suite in one of NYC top hotels. For the discerning travel looking for a luxury stay and one-of-a-kind views, these hotels are perfect spots for basking in the beauty that is New York City.

The Mark Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouses
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In a beautiful 1927 landmark building, The Mark Hotel is housed at the corner of Madison Avenue and 77th Street on New York’s Upper East Side. One of NYC’s most boldly lavish hotels features 106 rooms, 50 suites and The Mark Hotel Penthouse. The 12,000-square-foot Penthouse (price is $75,000/night) is spread out over two floors and is billed as the largest hotel penthouse suite in the country. With five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a dining room that can seat 24 people, along with a conservatory and library lounge and full-sized kitchen, the Penthouse also has a 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the city, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and beyond.

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The Whitby, which opened February 2017, is the second NYC hotel (Firmdale Hotels consist of 10 hotels in London and New York) from Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels. Situated in Midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street near 5th Avenue, The Whitby is centrally located to New York’s leading restaurants, galleries and museums and two blocks from Central Park. Featuring 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, The Whitby Suite stands out from the rest. Occupying the entire top floor, The Whitby Suite ($10,000/night) is a two-bedroom suite with two furnished terraces, one to the North facing Central Park and one to the South facing towards downtown. Designed by Kit Kemp, the penthouse suite is airy and light with custom and bespoke items such as the sofas, paintings, dining table and more.

1 Central Park Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouses
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1 Central Park standing one block south of Central Park at the corner of 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, is a natural sanctuary in the middle of Manhattan. Offering 229 guest rooms and suites, which are designed for comfort with pure and natural elements, the hotel is designed to bring the outdoors inside, creating a unique, natural environment. Outside your Northern facing window take in the city views and the treetops of Central Park right from your two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 1,200-square-foot retreat. With rates starting at $5,000/night, features in the suite include a living green wall of ferns and ivy, a Japanese soaking tub, a media room with custom modular sofa and HD LCD 47-inch television.

Gansevoort Meat packing NYC Hotel Penthouse
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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is the Meatpacking District, famous for it’s for high-end shopping and regular celebrity sightings, first hotel. With prime views of Manhattan and the Hudson River at Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge, which is open year round for sunset views, the hotel houses 186 guest rooms and three suites equipped with state-of-the-art technology, luxurious bed linens and products by L’Occitane en Provence, as well as exhale spa. The luxurious 1,700 sq. ft. Duplex Penthouse Suite is perched atop the hotel and features 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a step out balcony with commanding Hudson River views. Along with a Jacuzzi bath, pool table, full bar and in-room cardio machines, the suite features custom-designed furniture, hardwood floors and the option to add a second adjoining king bed room.

The Quin Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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The Quin, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue and offers guests 208 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, including 28 suites. Perched atop the top three floors of the hotel, the expansive 3,400 square-feet Penthouse Suite (starting rate of $10,000/night) is a luxurious three-bedroom sanctuary featuring one of New York’s most expansive private outdoor hotel terraces, at more than 1,300 square-feet with seating for over 30 guests and a communal table for up to 14. Guests enter through the intimate private foyer, where an elegant staircase leads you to the main level where oversized windows and glass doors open to two furnished balconies and breathtaking city views of Sixth Avenue from the One World Trade to Central Park.

Lotte New York Palace Hotel Penthouse
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Lotte New York Palace located in Midtown East Manhattan, is just a block away from iconic landmarks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. The hotel features 909 rooms and suites, including 176 spacious Towers accommodations, unique dining venues and other unique amenities. Created in collaboration with acclaimed jewelry designer Martin Katz, the three-story Jewel Suite (5,000 square-feet and are $25,000/night) is an extravagant triplex with jewelry displays, like the two-story “cascading crystal” chandelier valued in excess of $1.5 million Radiant Art Deco elements anchor the suite while and capture the glamour of the early 20th century while floor-to-ceiling windows create an ideal backdrop to eastward facing views of the Manhattan skyline.

The Chatwal Hote, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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Perfectly situated in the Theater District for exploring the city, The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, features 76 guest rooms and suites. Set in an elegant Stanford White landmark building, The Chatwal affords guests the peace and quiet above the city bustle from the privacy of their own landscaped terrace. Located on the Penthouse floor, the Producer Suite (starting from $6,200/night), is a 700 square-foot suite designed by Thierry Despont. Bespoke lighting and fittings are seen throughout the suite which also gives guests who book the Producer Suite complimentary access to their 3,500 square-foot spa and Mercedes-Benz E350 chauffeured house car. In the living room, a silver spiral staircase leads to a large roof deck with attractive views over West 44th street and Manhattan’s skyline, making it an ideal spot to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, New York is located 280-feet above ground in the Time Warner Center and features a contemporary design coupled with Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality. For those in-the-know, Suite 5000 (rates start at $36,000/night) at Mandarin Oriental is their most luxurious offering. With a backdrop of the glittering New York City skyline and floor-to-ceiling stunning views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, Suite 5000 is a three-bedroom suite which features a smart and contemporary design. Blending the city’s finest art, fashion and design elements, like a light-reflecting Swarovski crystal wall and artwork from: Steven Naifeh, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Andrew Levitas, Alben, Desire Obtain Cherish, and others coupled with an interactive iPad art learning experience. To make a reservation, guests can contact or call 1 (212) 805-8800 and ask to be connected to a member of the sales team.

1 Brooklyn Bridge Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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Set amid classic historic buildings of Brooklyn Heights and boutique shopping and art galleries of Dumbo, 1 Brooklyn Bridge is located at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The waterfront hotel features an industrial design which is complimented by an interior designed by local artists using Brooklyn-made furnishings and materials,. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and green spaces of Brooklyn Bridge park, the urban and eco-friendly hotel features 195 rooms, and 29 suites. For the best city views this side of the East River, the two-bedroom 2,000 square-foot Riverhouse suite has views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Thoughtful touches like a carved stone soaking tub and a cloud of lampshades grown from mushroom mycelium that span the ceiling of the Riverhouse suite are some of the many elements that bring nature into the comfort of the suite.

Dream Downtown NYC Hotel Penthouse
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Located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, Dream Downtown has 315 luxury guest rooms, including 10 suites, and is home to The Beach, the only pool in Manhattan with imported sand from the Hamptons. The hotel is home to the two-story, 2,500-square-foot GuestHouse suite, which features a spacious 900 square-foot garden terrace, a glass-bottom Jacuzzi and a Savant home automation system, as well as a private barista and personal security guard (on call for an additional fee). The hotel’s most expensive suite is finished with modern maximalist interiors, mixing patterns and clean lines and has views of the empire state building, iconic clocktower, and the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

Park Hyatt NYC Hotel Penthouse
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Located from floors 8 through 25 within the iconic One57 skyscraper, Park Hyatt New York is the global flagship hotel of the Park Hyatt brand, inclusive of 210 oversized rooms and 92 suites. Located across from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance to Central Park, one of their signature suites is the one-bedroom Carnegie Suite. The 1,650 square-foot suite has views of Carnegie Hall as well as west and south side views of the Manhattan skyline and features a dining room and a living room, making it feel like a luxury Manhattan home. Suite guests can enjoy daily breakfast via in-room dining or served in The Living Room, a complimentary personal bar, a 60-minute spa treatment of your choice, round-trip airport transfers and a personalized welcome amenity and flower arrangements. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room, dining room, bedroom and bathroom allow guests to bask and enjoy the surrounding Manhattan skyline.

St Regis Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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The St. Regis Hotel is a Beaux Arts classic landmark built by Colonel John Jacob Astor IV located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel offers 16 types of rooms and suites with all guests having access to childcare services, a newly renovated fitness center, the signature 24-hour butler service, the St. Regis Bentley and more. Their most decadent suite offering is the 3,350 square-foot Presidential Suite ($35,000/night) which features a full kitchen and formal dining room along with Waterford crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows which look out on Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Perfect for the sophisticated global luxury traveler, the large foyer leads to the formal dining room, living room, exquisite wood-paneled library, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, and a full kitchen.


The Pierre Hotel, NYC Hotel Penthouse
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The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel is the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, located adjacent to Central Park and just steps from Fifth and Madison Avenue boutiques. Among a selection of 189 guest rooms including 49 suites, the luxurious Tata Presidential Suite ($20,000/night) is a two-bedroom/three bathroom 1,980 square-foot suit perched on the 39th floor. The Suite faces North (Upper East Side) and West (Central Park) and offers exquisite Park and Manhattan views, stretching beyond the George Washington Bridge on a clear day. Adorned with rich gold, silver and porcelain tones, the suite includes a breathtaking living room, spacious dining room, refined bedrooms, and polished marble bathrooms. Combine this suite with other rooms and suites on the floor to offer six bedrooms under one key, creating a completely private rental on the entire 39th floor of The Pierre.