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Photo of One High Line and the downtown skyline  (Credit: Evan Joseph) Photo of One High Line and the downtown skyline (Credit: Evan Joseph)
Two years ago, 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: Despite inflation, New York & Company reports that consumers are prioritizing travel over other spending; additionally, the projected 56.7 million New York City visitors for 2023 including over nine million international visitors. The trajectory of international air bookings also shows a full return of bigger-spending international visitors to the city in 2024.

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

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.
the plaza Grand Army Plaza and The Plaza Hotel
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.
One57 living room View from an available unit at One57 on Billionaires' Row

New to the Market Condos with Hotel Services

76-Eleventh-Avenue-01 One High Line (Evan Joseph)
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The pair of twisting towers designed by Bjarke Ingels Group located on the West Chelsea waterfront is finally nearing completion. Work stalled on One High Line in 2019, but construction has resumed following Witkoff Group and Access Industries' purchase of the project in December 2021. Closings began in August and immediate occupancy is available for many units.

A key component of One High Line is Faena Hotel's first New York outpost. Details and amenities are not yet available but it is expected to open in the coming months. The Points Guy describes their Miami and Buenos Aires resorts as "more like mixed-use leisure districts than actual hotels."

The condos in the east tower will start above the hotel, the better to make the most of 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.

One High Line, #WEST28B (Corcoran Group)

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.

ONE11 Residences, #PHA (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

303-Park-Avenue-01 All images of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria via Douglas Elliman
Amid the restoration of the historic Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the top floors are being converted into 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. Moreover, 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. The project has experienced some construction delays and is not expected to fully open until 2025.

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria, #2107 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

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.

Mandarin Oriental Residences Fifth Avenue, #6D (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Top 15 Pied-a-Terre Buildings with Hotel Services

#15. 75 Wall Street, Financial District
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75 Wall Street view View of the Financial District from top floor lounge and terrace at 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, #PHD1 (Platinum Properties)

#14. Cipriani Residences, 55 Wall Street
Cipriani Residences Cipriani Residences exterior via Compass
55-Wall-Street-01 Cipriani Club Residences
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.

Cipriani Club Residences, #838 (Highline Residential LLC)

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.

#12. 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.

J.W. Marriott Essex House, #705 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#11. 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.

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#10. One Central Park West
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Politics aside, One Central Park West (formerly 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.

One Central Park West, #23G (Compass)

#9. Residences At The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
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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.

Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, #72A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#8. The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street
the carlyle (Douglas Elliman)
The-Carlyle-hotel-new-york-03 The Carlyle lobby
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, #1418 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#7. The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue
795-Fifth-Avenue-02 The Pierre, #2311 (Corcoran)
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.

The Pierre, #2704 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#6. Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue
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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, #1205 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#5. The Plaza, 1 Central Park South
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The Plaza, 1 Central Park South Interiors via Compass
It should come as no surprise that The Plaza, located at 1 Central Park South, ranks high 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, #10070908 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

#4. The Four Seasons Private Residences, 30 Park Place
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30-Park-Place-02 The Four Seasons Private Residences, #PH77A (Compass)
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.

The Four Seasons Private Residences, #71B (Corcoran Group)

#3. One57, 157 West 57th Street
157-West-57th-Street-01 All images of One57 via Extell
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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.

One57, #51A (Compass)

#2. 35 Hudson Yards
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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, #7503 (Corcoran Group)

#1. 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.

Aman New York Residences, #18A (OKO REAL ESTATE LLC)



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