8 of the world’s best new penthouse suites

The Vale Garden Residence: CNN's Elite Escape

(CNN) Your own private oasis, high above the fray. That’s what luxury hotel penthouses offer guests who are willing to pay a premium for some height and a lot of high design.

Naturally, New York City is chock full of them. But there are also luxurious new penthouses in other, less expected corners of the globe. Here are eight in New York and beyond:


An expansive terrace offering sweeping views of Lower Manhattan, an open-air Jacuzzi and ample dining and lounging space is a big draw for the Vale Garden Residence at The William Vale hotel. Situated on the 20th floor of the trendy hotel in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, the 1,320 square foot, two-bedroom, two-bath suite boasts a whopping 1,632 square feet of furnished patio. The sleek, yet whimsical interiors from Studio Munge are punctuated with splashes of color in the form of contemporary art, ceramics and fixtures.

Rates begin at $12,000 per night.

The William Vale, 111 N. 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, thewilliam

See Marnie Hunter’s list of Elite Escapes on CNN travel.