The “Billionaires Only” Hotel

You might think the most expensive and sought after hotel in the world is someplace where princes reside, where dropping $150,000 is simply “pocket change” — somewhere like Dubai — but you’d be wrong. At $100,000 a night, the Mark Hotel on New York’s Upper East Side is the most extravagant hotel in the world. Of course, that’s to be expected when it offers cathedral ceilings that overlook five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a 24-person dining room, a living room that can be converted into a ballroom, a conservatory, a library lounge, and a private roof-top terrace with a view to die for. Coming in at 12,000 square feet, it’s the biggest and most expensive in the world. The hotel’s “A-list” of regular guests has included everyone from Russell Crowe and Katie Holmes to members of the Royal Family, and for a host of international high-net-worth individuals, the hotel is the crown jewel of privacy and luxury. The Art Deco structure was built in 1927 and provides 156 guest rooms and suites. If you happen to find yourself in New York City during a holiday, you can get a real bargain by renting the 5-bedroom penthouse — dubbed the “castle in the sky” — for “only” $86,000 a night. According to A-listers and billionaires, The Mark is the only place to stay if you’re looking for privacy, peace and quiet, and a bit of normalcy.