Luxe Lofts: The Best Penthouse Hotel Suites in the U.S.
Las Vegas: Cosmopolitan – The hotel’s Mandrake suite stands out even in a town known for excess, and at 4,395 square feet of city views and sleek entertainment packed into every corner, they deserve their notoriety. The David Rockwell-designed suite is as ultramodern as the rest of the hotel, with his signature blend of natural materials and contemporary furniture, and the terraces, outdoor soaking tubs, private dining area, and 24-hour service ensures you’ll have as much fun in your suite as out of it. Reserved for ultra high rollers and celebs, and rarely offered (or publicized) beyond those circles. Starting at $25,000/night.
New York: St. Regis – There’s nothing like true old-fashioned New York City opulence, and the Presidential Suite at the St. Regis positively defines the look. The floor-to-ceiling windows frame a picture-perfect view of Central Park, while the 3,400 square feet of interior space include three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a classically-appointed gentleman’s library, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a dining room with seating for eight. A full range of amenities and white-glove service ensure that you’ll settle in easily into your home away from home. From $16,500. www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/newyork
Los Angeles: Four Seasons Beverly Hills – The Presidential Suite East is a beautifully lighted 3,235 square foot spread overlooking the city, from a beautifully appointed modern traditional space, with a custom kitchen, multiple marble bathrooms, and an impressive selection of contemporary art decorating the walls. If you can bring yourself to leave the room, you’ll have the use of a brand-new luxury car (we like the Maserati) to get you around the city. $9,850/night.
Miami: JW Marriot – Opened about a year ago, the Presidential Suite is the crown jewel of the downtown JW Marriot — even compared to the 50,000 square foot entertainment and sports complex located on the 19th and 20th floors. With amenities like an NBA-approved basketball area and a full-size tennis court, it’s no wonder that the Asian-inspired 2,500 square foot suite has played host to athletes like Anna Kournikova and Rafael Nadal. $4,000/night.
Houston: Hotel Zaza – The epicenter of all things young and hip in this Southern city, the scene is always a mix of upscale locals and hotel’s clientele, but in the case of the hotel’s 2,200 square foot Black Label suite, it’s better to be a visitor, so you can enjoy the glitzy chandeliers hung from dramatic black ceilings, marble fireplaces, and oversize balcony with a seating area and two-person outdoor tub. $2,500/night.