NYC's Most Expensive Rental Costs $500,000 a Month
The renter, who remains nameless to us peasants, also is renting a one-bedroom suite on the hotel's 10th floor for $150,000 a month, according to Therese Bateman and Andres Perea-Garzon, the TOWN Fifth Avenue listing agents who are marketing The Pierre Hotel Residences portfolio of 10 Grand Suites ranging in price from $75,000 to $500,000 per month. The mystery renter is leasing the suites for only about one month, from late November through December.
What's the renter getting for a half mil?
The entire 4,786 square-foot 39th floor, including six bedrooms and 6.5 baths; gasp-worthy views of Central Park and the city's east and west skylines; access to a private elevator, butler and maid service; a 24/7 concierge and use of a chauffeur-driven Jaguar.
The Pierre hotel is located on 61st Street and Fifth Avenue, just a hop-skip-jump away from Central Park, Tiffany, Cartier, FAO Schwartz and a gazillion Madison Avenue boutiques.
"It is the epicenter of luxury," Bateman told AOL Real Estate. The renters also get to hobnob with The Pierre's exclusive co-op owners.
The Pierre hotel opened in 1930 and has appeared in many television programs and films. The famous tango scene in "Scent of a Woman" was shot in The Pierre's Cotillion Ballroom.
Lisa Kaplan Gordon is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, a home builder, and creator of FrugalGarden.com. When she's not writing, building, or helping gardens grow, she's fly fishing on catch-and-release streams. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and .
CORRECTION: A previous headline said the most expensive rental was $150,000 a month. That is the amount on a second rental in The Pierre by the same tenant.