NEW YORK (AP) — A penthouse with a view of Central Park is no longer enough for the well-to-do New Yorker on the hunt for a place to live.
What the wealthiest city dwellers want now is five-star hotel amenities in their own apartments. That means room service delivered from world-renowned restaurants and a private health spa with trainers at the ready. Above all, they want a concierge on call at all hours to accommodate every aspect of their lives.
With each new high-rise that joins the skyline, Manhattan developers are competing to offer increasingly over-the-top amenities in order to survive in today's luxury-friendly real estate climate.
Amenities are considered a requirement at every level of luxury living, from $5,000-per-month rentals to $60 million penthouse condominiums.