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the plaza Best pied-a-terres in NYC (Photo: The Plaza via Sotheby's International Realty)
A pied-a-terre - the French phrase meaning "foot on the ground" - is known as an apartment, either located in a condo or co-op building, that the resident only lives in part-time. Pied-­a-­terres range from impressive apartments in luxury condo developments, often purchased by wealthy foreign buyers, to more modest, small studios that aren’t priced into the six or seven figures. Below is our list of best NYC pied-a-terre buildings that come with additional hotel perks like an in-house chef, daily maid service, valet services, in-room spa services, and more. So whether it be for a vacation or business meeting, your short stay in your pied-a-terre will be unforgettable.

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10. Gramercy Park Hotel, 50 Gramercy Park North
Gramercy Park North (Corcoran)
Ownership in this exclusive hotel and residential building comes with your own key to the coveted Gramercy Park, AKA the last private park in Manhattan. And if that's not enticing enough, the historic building, reimagined by artist and director Julian Schnabel, has hosted its share of famous people, including Humphrey Bogart, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and even a young John F. Kennedy. Residents can take full advantage of the Gramercy Park Hotel services and amenities which include housekeeping, room, valet and butler services, childcare, dog walking, event planning, catering, personal shopping, and access to a fitness center and spa.
9. Cipriani Residences, 55 Wall Street
Cipriani Residences (Brown Harris Stevens)
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.
8. 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.
7. 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 room service and concierge, 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.
6. Ritz Tower, 465 Park Avenue
ritz tower (Corcoran)
This famed co-op building, located on Billionaire's Row, was designed by the notable Emery Roth and is the former home of William Randolph Hearst. Along with gorgeous pre-war apartments, part-time residents are presented with full concierge services, a gourmet chef-created menu 5 days a week, daily housekeeping, an entertainment room, a fitness center, and 24-hour maintenance staff.
5. The St. Regis, 2 East 55th Street
the st. regis (Town Residential)
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.
4. 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 Time Warner Center) has apartments starting from a pricey $7.5M. 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.
3. 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 5-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. Select residences are currently offering a maintenance rebate of $150,000 at closing!
2. Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue
sherry netherland hotel (Corcoran)
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.
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.

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