Four Seasons New York home to the most expensive penthouse in America — $40K a night

Completed in 1993, I.M. Pei’s Four Seasons New York felt less like a building and more like a work of art.

An unfinished work of art.

Budget issues prevented Pei from creating the penthouse he envisioned at the Four Seasons New York for the 52-story tower in the city that never sleeps.

When Ty Warner purchased the New York hotel in 1999, I.M. Pei came out of retirement to create. He hooked up with internationally acclaimed designer Peter Marino to create the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons.

“Less a suite, and more a multi-layered work of art, the expansive Ty Warner Penthouse offers multiple rooms of custom-commissioned luxury, with cantilevered glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows providing a 360-degree view of all Manhattan. Today Four Seasons Hotel New York bears the unique distinction of being I.M. Pei’s only complete (and, much to his satisfaction, fully completed) project in the Western hemisphere.”

The 4,300 square-foot, 9-room suite is the city’s highest, sitting 800 feet above street level. The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons New York offers insane 360-degree views from four glass balconies. With cathedral ceilings, and walls made from calfskin leather, the suite cost $50 million to complete and took over seven years to build.

One night. Just $40,000. That’s a small price to pay for a story you’ll tell for the rest of your life.