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Best pied-a-terres in NYC (Photo: The Plaza via Compass) Best pied-a-terres in NYC (Photo: The Plaza via Compass)
One year ago today, the international borders in the United States reopened after pandemic-induced lockdowns. Separated families and friends reunited in scenes right out of the beginning of Love Actually, and world travel has resumed with gusto: In spite of inflation, New York & Company CEO Fred Dixon reports that consumers are prioritizing travel over other spending; additionally, the projected 56.4 million New York City visitors for 2022 include nine million international visitors.

“All are welcome in New York” – Fred Dixon, CEO, New York & Company

25-West-28th-Street-01 The Ritz-Carlton Residences, New York, NoMad via Christie's International Real Estate
The return of international travel also makes pied-a-terres a more appealing prospect for international buyers. It is not unheard of for wealthy buyers to purchase a New York City apartment as an investment; however, the reopened borders allow for a better opportunity to enjoy this home away from home.

It is important to note that international buyers are not the only ones who recognize the value of pied-a-terre apartments. Earlier this fall, Aneel Ranadive, founder of venture capital firm Soma Capital, purchased a two-bedroom penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in NoMad. A source told the New York Post that he often travels to New York to meet with investors, and that a pied-a-terre made sense in this context.
Some buildings are more conducive to such an arrangement than others. A number of luxury hotels have incorporated several units for pied-a-terre use, often situated above the standard hotel rooms so as to make the most of views. The luxury pied-­a-­terre market is most prevalent in central Manhattan neighborhoods near Central Park. Their wealthy buyers are not just looking for a central location but a building that is outfitted with impressive amenities, thoughtful concierge services, and a building staff that provides a sense of security at all times. On-site restaurants, roof decks, and lounges, as well as spa and fitness centers, are also considered attractive perks.

Below is our list of the best luxury New York City pied-a-terre buildings that come with extensive bells and whistles such as an in-house chef, daily maid service, valet services, and more. So whether it be for a vacation or business meeting, your stay in your pied-a-terre will be an unforgettable New York experience.

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76-Eleventh-Avenue-01 All renderings of The XI via Evan Joseph
A key component of One High Line, the twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and located in West Chelsea, is Faena Hotel's first New York outpost. Details and amenities are not yet available. The Points Guy describes their Miami and Buenos Aires resorts as "more like mixed-use leisure districts than actual hotels." Work stalled on the project in 2019, but construction has resumed following Witkoff Group and Access Industries' purchase of the project in December 2021.

The condos in the east tower will start above the hotel, the better to make the most of unsurpassed views of the High Line, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. In addition to a residents-only amenity suite, residents of both towers will have preferred access to Faena amenities and services.

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From the Listing: East 15C is a 959-square-foot one-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bathroom residence curated by Gilles & Boissier with views of the Hudson River and beyond. The home’s generous great room is equipped with elegant oak chevron floors, blending seamlessly with the open kitchen designed by Molteni, complete with Calacatta Gold Marble countertops and backsplash, Carnico Grigio floor and accents, a robust Gaggenau appliance package and stainless-steel fixtures by THG. The primary suite welcomes an abundance of natural light throughout the day and includes a large walk-in closet and a supplementary closet adjacent to the ensuite bath. See floor plan and full details here.

25-West-28th-Street-01 All images of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, New York, NoMad via Christie's International Real Estate
At the top of the new, Rafael Vinoly-designed Ritz-Carlton hotel in NoMad is a limited collection of 16 one- and two-bedroom penthouse residences delivered fully furnished, boasting panoramic views and top-of-the-line finishes and appliances. Residents have access to the hotel's amenities and services, including the Ritz-Carlton Signature Spa, the 36th-floor club lounge, and Zaytinya and The Bazaar, two new restaurants from Michelin-starred chef Jose Andres. Owners may occupy their penthouses for up to 120 days a year and up to 29 days in any 36-day period, and can elect to have their penthouses managed by The Ritz-Carlton when not in use.

Ritz Carlton NoMad
From the listing: Soaring nearly 500 feet above Manhattan’s iconic skyline, and at the very top of the newest tower by internationally acclaimed architect, Rafael Vinoly, PH43C offers an extraordinary, highest-floor 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom western penthouse suite with unparalleled panoramic views through oversized picture windows-with 12-foot mullion-free panes-straight south to One World Trade, the Statue of Liberty, and well beyond. With over 10-foot ceilings, the luxurious and sophisticated space includes a Poliform kitchen with honed white Quartzite island, backsplash and countertop, as well as Bronzed glass cabinetry with integrated LED lighting. A top-of-the-line Miele appliance suite with double (speed steam and convection) ovens, an induction stove and dual-zone wine storage complete this perfectly conceived kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

111-West-56th-Street-01 ONE11 Residences (Douglas Elliman)
ONE11 Residences is a collection of condos on the top nine floors of the recently opened Thompson Central Park Hotel. Two four-bedroom penthouses have private terraces, and all residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, interiors by Thomas Juul-Hansen, kitchens with Miele appliance suites and sophisticated finishes, primary suites with walk-in closets and elegant en suite baths.

Residents have access to Thompson Central Park's state-of-the-art fitness center and the exclusive third-floor lounge shared with "Upper Stories" guests. They also have access to Burger Joint, Indian Accent, cocktail lounge Parker's, an in-room dining menu featuring a collaboration with Milk Bar, and the hotel's concierge.

Midtown West condos
Billionaires Row condos
Midtown West condos
From the Listing: This expansive 1,196-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence designed by Thomas Juul- Hansen, features an open-living concept with floor-to-ceiling windows displaying iconic Central Park views. Entering through a European oak entry door, the home opens to a beautifully appointed kitchen featuring super-white quartzite countertop and island, bronze and tinted mirror glass backsplash, white oak cabinetry in a matter lacquer finish and fluted mirrored glass, and white oak paneled walls. An elegant Miele appliance suite includes a refrigerator and freezer, induction cooktop with fully vented hood, wall and speed ovens, and dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

303-Park-Avenue-01 All images of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria via Douglas Elliman
In the midst of the restoration of the historic Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the top floors have been converted to condo units with richly appointed interiors and fully integrated Concierge Closets that allow for the private delivery of packages, dry cleaning, and room service. Residents of the condos enjoy preferred hotel spa and restaurant rates, 24-hour in-residence dining, and a house account allowing signing privileges throughout Waldorf-Astoria venues. Moerover, over 50,000 square feet of residents-only amenities include a 25-meter Starlight Pool, fitness center, Empire Club corporate suite, and landscaped Starlight Terrace.

Waldorf Astoria
From the listing: Own a piece of history at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. Residence 3207, crafted by AD100 designer Jean-Louis Deniot is an 808-square-foot one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home with five large southwest facing windows providing plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Bespoke details include cove moldings with gem-cut facets which accentuate the and are prepared to create indirect cove lighting. Floors are 4" wide-plank of cerused white-oak laid in a formal herringbone pattern throughout the home. The open kitchen thoughtfully placed in its own niche, enhances the open layout by extending the long sight lines in the residence. See floor plan and full details here.

685-Fifth-Avenue-01 Renderings of Mandarin Oriental Residences via Hamide Rihtim
685 Fifth Avenue has long been known as the Gucci Building for the fashion brand’s longtime presence in the retail and office floors. As it undergoes an expansion and conversion, it is about to embrace another luxury brand: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group signed on to manage the residential component of the mixed-use building, which will make it the group’s first standalone residences in America. Existing stories have been renovated with the same high-end interiors and finishes as the apartments in the new floors added to the building.

All units come fully furnished with designer pieces, Mandarin Oriental mattresses and Frette linens in the bedrooms, and Acqua di Parma bath products, Dyson hair dryers, Mason Pearson hairbrushes, and Mandarin Oriental-branded toothbrushes in the baths. The developer has partnered with Daniel Boulud on a resident-only dining space, and amenities include a fitness center, spa with sauna, steam room, and treatment rooms, and rooftop terrace with pool, lounge, bar, and views of Central Park. Hotel-caliber services include concierge, housekeeping, personal training, personal shopping, and pet care.

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14. 75 Wall Street, Financial District
75-Wall-Street 75 Wall Street
75 Wall Street was constructed as an office tower in 1987, but has since been converted to a 250-room hotel with 346 condos on top. In addition to sweeping views and well-appointed interiors, residents enjoy access to the Hyatt Centric Wall Street's amenities and services that include room service from two eateries, housekeeping, concierge, a 24-hour fitness center, a club lounge, and a rooftop lounge/terrace with 360-degree views.

75-Wall-Street-01 75 Wall Street, #PHL5 (Platinum Properties)
From the Listing: Located on the 39th floor, this extraordinary 3 full bedroom, 3.5 bathroom is a one-of-a-kind. PHL5 is a 2,239-square-foot corner unit, featuring oversized windows through which you can enjoy expansive Eastern, Northern and Western views above the New York skyline. Designed by award-winning Rockwell Group, residences feature ten-foot ceilings, in-residence washers and dryers, wide-planked cerused oak flooring, marble countertops, and new lacquer kitchen cabinetry. Appliances by Sub-Zero, Liebherr, Bosch, Miele, Electrolux, and Sharp. This unit is offered furnished or unfurnished. See floor plan and full details here.

13. Aman New York Residences, 730 Fifth Avenue
730-Fifth-Avenue-01 All images of Aman New York Residences via Douglas Elliman
Up the street from Mandarin Oriental Residences (see above), the Crown Building has been tastefully restored and transformed into Aman’s first New York resort. The 83-room hotel is expected to open later this year, and closings commenced on the 22 residences on top in June 2022. The Crown Penthouse has already entered contract at an asking price of $180 million, which would have been the city’s most expensive sale ever if not for Ken Griffin’s record-breaking purchase at 220 Central Park South. In the meantime, a full-floor apartment closed for $75,891,559 in one of the year's priciest sales to date.

Residents of the condos will have full, unlimited access to Aman New York’s unparalleled concierge service, 2,300-square-foot spa, wine room, subterranean Jazz Bar, wraparound Garden Terrace, Italian restaurant Arva, and Japanese restaurant Nama. They will also enjoy savings at Aman destinations all over the world.

12. Cipriani Residences, 55 Wall Street
Cipriani Residences Cipriani Residences exterior via Compass
Located on one of the most famous streets in the country, 55 Wall Street is a New York landmark that served as home to the New York Merchants Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, United States Customs House, and National City Bank headquarters. The building was converted to condominiums in 2006 and now offers amenities like a 24-hour concierge and butler service, landscaped roof deck, fitness center, library, billiards room, wine tasting vault, and a media screening theater. Other perks include housekeeping, personal shopping, preferential access to the on-site Cipriani restaurant, lifestyle consulting, child care, pet-sitting, and much more.

55-Wall-Street-01 Cipriani Club Residences, #PH900 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the listing: At the pinnacle of one of the most historic buildings in New York City you will find a sleek and rare one bedroom Penthouse that offers impeccable scale and volume. The modernist interior is 1,050+ square feet while outside is a 700-square-foot private wraparound terrace that can be accessed from both the public and private rooms. The loft-like living and dining room enjoys gorgeous light from its corner architectural position and the large, crisp walls are the perfect backdrop to display your favorite art. The sumptuous bedroom is a soothing retreat offering generous space to relax as day turns into night. See floor plan and full details here.

11. J. W. Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South
Essex House (Douglas Elliman)
Essex House, the iconic Art Deco hotel, was built in 1930 and has 185 privately-owned residences (furnished or unfurnished) managed by J.W. Marriott. The building has seen the likes of Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson, and offers its apartment owners white glove hotel services and world-class amenities, including 24-hour room service, valet, concierge, and bell staff, a fitness center and spa, a business and conference center, and an award-winning restaurant.

Essex-House-nyc-03 J.W. Marriott Essex House, #615 (Douglas Elliman)
From the listing: This 1,575 square foot 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath private residence exudes the highest quality of bespoke design and construction detail at every turn. Masterfully curated by world-renowned Schoos Design, a natural palette of limestone surfaces, antique French woods, soft metal accents, and limewash paint create a timeless and sophisticated backdrop for entertaining and intimate daily living alike. A grand set of double doors open to a gracious 12’2" x 11’5" entrance gallery revealing the beauty and grandeur of Central Park at first glance. See floor plan and full details here.

10. Trump International, 1 Central Park West
trump international (Douglas Elliman)
Politics aside, Trump International offers some pretty sweet deals for pied-a-terre seekers. Many units are available to the owner 179 days of the year and rented to hotel guests the rest of the year, so it's presented as an investment opportunity. And of course, owners and guests can enjoy 24-hour concierge service, room service from Jean-Georges, twice-daily maid service, a roof deck, and a 6,000-square foot health center and spa, which includes a 55-foot indoor lap pool, steam rooms, and saunas.

Central Park West condo Trump International, #1210 (Douglas Elliman)
1 Central Park West
NYC-skyscraper- primary bath
From the listing: One Central Park West #1210 is a spacious two bedroom corner apartment with spectacular views over Central Park and Columbus Circle. A formal gallery with two oversized walk-in closets and a powder room leads to a corner living room with jaw dropping views. Floor to ceiling windows provide an ideal opportunity for a Thanksgiving Parade party and a dramatic backdrop for entertaining guests or quiet business meetings throughout the year. The primary bedroom suite with a large walk-in closet features expansive views east over Central Park. See floor plan and full details here.

9. 35 Hudson Yards
35 Hudson Yards is the tallest tower in the Hudson Yards mega-development, and the most luxurious with a state-of-the-art Equinox flagship gym, the first-ever Equinox Hotel, private membership club WS New York, and Stephen Starr restaurant Electric Lemon. Residents of the condos on the upper levels of 35 Hudson Yards enjoy complimentary Equinox memberships, preferred reservations and in-residence dining from Electric Lemon, and the services of a Director of Residences who will liaise with the Equinox Hotel to handle an array of hotel-related services, not to mention the residents-only staff and amenities.

35-Hudson-Yards-02 35 Hudson Yards, #6804 (The Corcoran Group)
35 Hudson Yards
From the listing: This expertly planned three-bedroom residence boasts 10’10" ceilings, lavish satin finish wide plank French oak floors, and stunning views of the Hudson River from the corner Great Room. The windowed eat-in kitchen has been outfitted with luxurious Smallbone of Devizes cabinetry with opal white marble counters and backsplash. Full suite of Gaggenau appliances, inclusive of a wine fridge and coffee maker, truly make this kitchen extraordinary. See floor plan and full details here.

8. The St. Regis, 2 East 55th Street
the st. regis (Compass)
The St. Regis is tailored to fit your pied-a-terre needs. Get ready to enjoy its five-star hotel amenities for 28 days each year without the expense of full-time ownership (check out those prices!). The Midtown building offers a full-time doorman, twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour butler services, a newly expanded fitness center, and spa and salon services.

St-Regis-Hotel NYC pied de terres

7. Residences At The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
Mandarin Oriental (Brown Harris Stevens)
A highly-recognizable building with a coveted Upper West Side address, Residences at the Mandarin Oriental (part of Deutsche Bank Center) has apartments starting from a pricey $4.2M. The exclusive residence offers all the Mandarin Oriental Hotel perks, including 24/7 room and concierge services, the renowned Mandarin Spa, a modern fitness center, a 75-foot swimming pool, valet and doorman services, and tons more. Residents will also enjoy the building's prime location next to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the shops at Columbus Circle.

80-Columbus-Circle-01 Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, #68F (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the listing: Situated on a high floor at Residences at Mandarin Oriental New York, apartment #68F offers the ultimate in five star living. The residence leaves one immediately enamored by the breathtaking western views of to downtown NY, Western sunsets, and sunrises to the Hudson River. The apartment is 1,179 square feet and features a great room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views. The apartment has two bedrooms, two marble bathrooms, a top-of-the-line kitchen including white marble countertops, subzero refrigerator and freezer, Miele convection oven, Miele dishwasher and Miele washer/dryer. Other features include hardwood herringbone floors, handsome moldings throughout and ten-foot ceilings. See floor plan and full details here.

6. The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street
the carlyle (Douglas Elliman)
Located within Museum Mile, the legendary and historic Carlyle building is still very much relevant today - its suites were notably used by celebrities getting primed for 2015's Met Gala. The building mixes luxury homes with its five-star hotel amenities and services, which feature a world-class spa and gym, a dedicated concierge staff, in-home catering, complete security, valet services, twice-daily maid service, a beauty salon, Cafe Carlyle, Bemelman's Bar, the Carlyle Restaurant, and more.

The-Carlyle-hotel-new-york-03 The Carlyle, #1418 (Warburg Realty Partnership)
From the listing: Live like royalty in the legendary Carlyle Hotel! Opened in 1930, the Carlyle has pampered rich and famous guests from around the world with its timeless luxury, savvy discretion, attention to detail, unparalleled service, and personalized touches. The Carlyle has consistently been recognized as one of the top hotels in the world. Apartment 1418 features a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, and a terrace. The property was renovated in 2016 and offers an electric fireplace in the living room, a small dressing area in the primary bedroom, and a walk-in closet. The kitchen is open with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and excellent lighting. See floor plan and full details here.

5. The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue
795-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue
Soaring over Central Park, The Pierre's mansard rooftop adds a touch of romance to the Upper East Side skyline. The hotel has ranked among New York’s premier since its 1930 opening, and the 1959 conversion of the upper floors to co-ops only added to the building’s cachet. Residents have access to a full suite of bespoke services including personalized and dedicated concierge service, twice-daily maid service, fitness center, and business center. Other features include access to The Pierre's vibrant French-inspired restaurant, Perrine.

795-Fifth-Avenue-02 The Pierre, #2311 (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Located on a rare fully private co-op floor at The Pierre Hotel, this tower residence features iconic views of the Upper East Side, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park with beautiful natural light from north, south, and east-facing exposures, all perfectly framed by large windows throughout. Residence #2311 offers a generous and versatile floorplan that can accommodate various configurations and visions, including the space to create a residence with three ample bedrooms and three full baths. The current layout features a contemporary designed entry gallery measuring over 23 feet long, lined with beautiful chevron patterned hardwood floors and mirrored panels complemented with gallery lighting throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

4. One57, 157 West 57th Street
157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Extell
At One57, the tower that has come to epitomize Billionaires Row, residential condos start on top of the Park Hyatt's U.S. flagship. Residents have a separate entrance and luxurious amenities of their own, but may also take full advantage of such hotel perks as a fitness center with skyline views, a lap pool with an underwater soundtrack curated by Carnegie Hall, Spa Nalai, the Living Room restaurant and bar, and the Onyx Room event space. Services include multilingual concierge, housekeeping, five-star chef, laundry, turndown, and dry cleaning.

157-West-57th-Street-02 One57, #41A (Compass)
From the listing: The entertaining and primary suite space spans more than 39 linear feet over Central Park. Interiors are designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen with a Smallbone of Devizes custom kitchen. Grand scale and floor to ceiling windows of approx.12’ frame the space. The dramatic great room allows for multiple seating areas and elegant dining combined. The south/west wing of the apartment features two bedrooms en-suite, and the laundry room. Residence #41A enjoys a 421a tax abatement through June 2023. Furniture available for purchase. See floor plan and full details here.

3. Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue
sherry netherland hotel The Sherry Netherland (Sotheby's International)
Trip Advisor's 2016 Travelers Choice Awards named the Sherry Netherland the #1 hotel in the United States. It boasts an outstanding staff and full hotel services and amenities that include daily housekeeping, a 24-hour doorman, concierge, elevator attendant, fitness center, and room service from Harry Cipriani. Best of all, the turnkey pied-a-terres are available from an affordable $650K. Part-time New Yorkers also have the option of utilizing the residence for up to 30 days per year or 90 if they elect to be part of the hotel's rental pool - which they would generate income from.

The Sherry Netherland--central park The Sherry Netherland, #901/904 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the listing:This massive three-bedroom Fifth Avenue apartment at the Sherry-Netherland is a distinctive residence with more than 50 feet and four rooms facing Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and Central Park. Currently configured as a two-bedroom plus library with three and a half bathrooms and extensive walk-in closets, this apartment offers tremendous adaptability with exposures both west and east, including the conversion to three bedrooms, a maid's room and a windowed eat-in kitchen. Enter into a gracious gallery which leads to over 500 square feet of substantial living room space with adjacent library/den overlooking Central Park. The gorgeous living room has beautiful moldings with a wood-burning fireplace and features panoramic views of Central Park, the Plaza Hotel and Central Park South. See floor plan and full details here.

2. The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place
30-Park-Place-01 (via Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
The limestone-clad Four Seasons Hotel & Residences pays homage to local architectural history, but its sumptuous interiors, downtown address, and views from the condos situated above the hotel rooms are exactly what today's buyers want. In addition to a noteworthy residents-only amenities suit, owners have access to the offerings of the Four Seasons Hotel, which include a 75' lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and globally inspired spa. Five-star hotel services include multilingual concierge, childcare, dog walking, car service on request, and dining from CUT, Wolfgang Puck's first Manhattan establishment.

30-Park-Place-02 The Four Seasons Private Residences, #PH77A (Compass)
From the listing: Combining unprecedented luxury with world-famous Four Seasons amenities, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom showplace spans nearly 4,000 square feet with exquisite interiors, two gracious terraces, and incomparable views throughout. Literally, no detail has been overlooked in curating the Robert A.M. Stern-inspired decor, from its sophisticated modern aesthetic to its bespoke finishes. Exemplifying a truly elevated living experience, the half-floor residence with ceiling heights soaring 12’ and above offers breathtaking views throughout and features the finest materials, conveniences, and craftsmanship in every room. See floor plan and full details here.

1. The Plaza, 1 Central Park South
the plaza hotel (Corcoran)
It should come as no surprise that The Plaza, located at 1 Central Park South, ranks at number 1 on this list. For more than 100 years, the landmarked building has been the most prominent and luxurious Hotel in New York - some even calling it the best hotel in the world. Select units are ideal for pied-a-terre seekers who like having the option of renting the suites through the hotel's rental management program. Residents and guests will have access to the best amenities and services which include the landscaped gardens with reflecting pools, the Oak Room, Oak Bar, Palm Court, a food hall, health club/gym, spa, limousine services, five-star concierge services, a 24-hour attended lobby, and more.
The Plaza, 1 Central Park South Interiors via Compass
From the listing: The exquisite and grand Plaza Private Residence 1801 is unlike any other, with 13 windows overlooking Central Park from every room and in one of the most well-known buildings in the world. Corner Residence 1801 feels palatial in all ways, from the finely detailed molding to the expansive size, spanning over 4,000 square feet all in pristine condition. Exceptionally designed, this residence offers 4-bedrooms with extensive closet space, 3.5 bathrooms, an oversized living room and a formal dining area with a custom stained glass ceiling chandelier. See floor plan and full details here.

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