A 39th floor apartment in The Pierre Hotel in New York becomes the city’s priciest rental at a staggering £327,000 per month
Whilst the most expensive apartment currently available to rent in London is a 9,307 square foot 7th floor flat in Knightsbridge’s One Hyde Park at £195,000 per month ($297,000 or €268,000 per month), the equivalent in New York comes in the form of a £327,000 per month ($500,000 or €451,000 per month) 4,786 square foot unit on the 39th floor of The Pierre Hotel.
Available for short or long-term rental through Town Residential and situated at 2 East 61st Street, the 6-bedroom apartment on offer is two floors below the building’s penthouse – which was initially offered for sale in 2013 for £82 million ($125 million or €113 million) and then relaunched for just £41 million ($63 million or €57 million) in January 2015.
Aside from having the privacy that stems from occupying the entire 39th floor, tenants will benefit from a private elevator and full hotel services including butler services, a 24/7 concierge, “pet pampering”, twice daily maid service and use of the hotel’s chauffeur-driven Jaguar. The marketing agent describes it as “truly fit for a CEO, royalty or head of state”.
Just before he died in 1934, Charles Pierre, the man who built and ran The Pierre, commented: “It will take years to discover whether society will find itself again. Society no longer exists. Today it’s: How much money have you? Yesterday, it was: Who are you?” The person who rents the 39th floor will no doubt be someone who asks the first of the two questions.
Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:
I prefer One Hyde Park…
Long may big spenders and their families hit town
Bulgari, Burberry, Harvey Nicks, Harrods and all the other Knightsbridge shops pay extortionate rent and rates to be able to attract these ‘ rarae aves ‘
You can sort the men from the boys by the price of their toys………..well, sort of!