Empire State Building is seeing some luxury penthouse visitors. A month after offering $40,000 suites for a honeymoon, the 104-story building this month unveiled five additional, top-floor suites with prices from $130,000 to $150,000.
The micro-condos—with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two private terraces, and views of the George Washington Bridge and city skyline—come with passes to Empire State, which itself is offering much cheaper options. For $29.50 a day, anyone can take a short elevator ride to the 59th floor and enjoy a dip in a heated pool and complimentary drinks with one of the 1,550 hotel rooms. That’s a savings of about 50 percent from what’s offered in the penthouse.
In a similar move, the JW Marriott Marquis in New York launched a 17th-floor mini-suite earlier this year at $75,000 a night.
That’s not the only eye-popping unit in the skyscraper. It was recently revealed that the octagonal-shaped adjacent condo with elevators perched on a pedestal, the 10th-tallest in New York City, sold for $6.9 million. And not just anyone can live there. It was sold by a red-hot real estate executive and New York City mayor (ahem) Michael Bloomberg’s former chief of staff.