Lifestyle

The ultra-wealthy are dropping up to $30,000 on personal putting greens in their backyards, and it’s just the latest quarantine home amenity

A cohort of ultra-wealthy people has been increasingly looking to install backyard putting greens during quarantine,The Wall Street Journal’s Beth DeCarbo reported. It’s not the only outdoor amenity they have their eyes on: living walls and expanded outdoor spaces are also in high demand amid lockdown. When it comes to […]
The ultra-wealthy are dropping up to $30,000 on personal putting greens in their backyards, and it’s just the latest quarantine home amenity
Lifestyle

Warehouses are struggling to attract workers, and they’re borrowing a tactic from luxury real estate to entice a new wave of employees

Warehouses are being built with luxury amenities to attract employees, according to The Wall Street Journal. Luxury amenities in the workplace have their roots in Silicon Valley tech campuses, but they have since expanded to other industries. The “amenities war” is also taking place in luxury real estate: Developers are […]
Warehouses are struggling to attract workers, and they’re borrowing a tactic from luxury real estate to entice a new wave of employees
Lifestyle

A developer in Canada is offering a year’s worth of free avocado toast to anyone who buys a $300,000 condo, and it shows just how outrageous the ‘amenities war’ is getting

New homeowners who purchase a condo with Canadian developer Woodbridge Homes will receive a year’s supply of avocado toast, Vice reports. The condos – known as the Kira project – begin at nearly $US400,000 ($300,000 USD) for a one-bedroom unit, but go as high as $US650,000 ($480,000 USD) for a […]
A developer in Canada is offering a year’s worth of free avocado toast to anyone who buys a $300,000 condo, and it shows just how outrageous the ‘amenities war’ is getting
News

Here are all the over-the-top amenities in Brooklyn’s tallest building, from an infrared sauna and a stroller valet to the highest infinity pool in the western hemisphere

Brooklyn Point is now the tallest building in Brooklyn at 720 feet. The unfinished residential tower will include 40,000 square feet of amenities, including a rock-climbing wall, a pet spa, yoga and pilates studios, a terrace bar, a wine library, a “forest adventure” playground, a stroller valet, and more. The […]
Here are all the over-the-top amenities in Brooklyn’s tallest building, from an infrared sauna and a stroller valet to the highest infinity pool in the western hemisphere
Lifestyle

A glossy new startup in Hudson Yards that bills itself an ‘urban sanctuary’ is betting people will pay $6 to access showers, phone booths, and a nap pod for 30 minutes. Here’s what it looks like inside.

3DEN at Hudson Yards offers work spaces, Casper nap pods, showers, a meditation room, soundproof phone booths, and coffee and snacks in a spacious, plant-filled lounge overlooking the Vessel. It costs $US6 for 30 minutes. Everything can be done on 3DEN’s app, from seeing how busy the space is to […]
A glossy new startup in Hudson Yards that bills itself an ‘urban sanctuary’ is betting people will pay $6 to access showers, phone booths, and a nap pod for 30 minutes. Here’s what it looks like inside.
Lifestyle

Outdoor yoga decks, private parks, and ‘tranquility gardens’ are the hottest new thing in luxury buildings, and it signals a change in status symbols among the wealthy

Luxury condo buyers are forgoing flashy amenities in favour of “well-being” amenities. The trend is part of the rise in discreet wealth as a status symbol: Wealthy people are spending money on investments like health and wellness over materialistic goods. However, some flashy amenities still have an appeal for some […]
Outdoor yoga decks, private parks, and ‘tranquility gardens’ are the hottest new thing in luxury buildings, and it signals a change in status symbols among the wealthy
Lifestyle

Luxury apartment buildings in NYC are locked in an ‘amenities war,’ and it’s highlighting a major problem in the housing market

Luxuryapartment buildings are competing for tenants with an increasingly flashy array of amenities, from rooftop dog parks to residents-only restaurants. The NYC real-estate market currently has an oversupply of luxury listings, The Real Deal reported. Jason Fudin, CEO of pop-up hotel service WhyHotel, says the “amenities war” has developed over […]
Luxury apartment buildings in NYC are locked in an ‘amenities war,’ and it’s highlighting a major problem in the housing market
Lifestyle

There are 2 major surprises in today’s luxury real-estate market, according to a developer who’s designed multimillion-dollar New York City penthouses

Luxury real estate in New York City isn’t selling, a New York-based developer and architect told Mansion Global. That’s not the only thing he finds surprising: Gimmicks, he said, are being used to sell luxury property, and it’s working. It’s part of a larger trend in which luxury apartment buildings […]
There are 2 major surprises in today’s luxury real-estate market, according to a developer who’s designed multimillion-dollar New York City penthouses
Lifestyle

Luxury apartment buildings are offering more outrageous amenities than ever to attract tenants, from rooftop gyms and dog spas to outdoor movie theatres

Luxury apartment buildings are offering increasingly lavish amenities to attract tenants. Rooftop running tracks and dog parks, outdoor movie theatres, residents-only bars and restaurants are just a few of the fancy perks developers are offering. People are gravitating toward places that offer “hotel-like living in their home,” Douglas Elliman president […]
Luxury apartment buildings are offering more outrageous amenities than ever to attract tenants, from rooftop gyms and dog spas to outdoor movie theatres
Lifestyle

35 of the most extravagant hotel amenities money can buy

Many of the world’s top-rated hotels go above and beyond when it comes to amenities. These amenities range from surprising complimentary items to extremely expensive excursions. Keep reading for a look at 35 of the most over-the-top amenities offered by luxury hotels around the world. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
35 of the most extravagant hotel amenities money can buy
Lifestyle

Step Inside The Most marvellous Hotel Suite In The Middle East

[credit provider=”Kempinski Hotels” url=”http://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace/welcome/”] The World Travel Awards just named the Palace Suite at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace as the best hotel suite in the Middle East.The Palace Suites at the hotel are 7,319 square feet, and cost up to $14,000 per night. Each of the 48 Palace Suites feature […]
Step Inside The Most marvellous Hotel Suite In The Middle East
Lifestyle

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels For Shopaholics

[credit provider=”Four Seasons Resort Maui” url=”http://www.fourseasons.com/maui/services_and_amenities/other_facilities_and_services/shopping_boutiques/”] In order to keep pace with their clientele, hotels are constantly evolving to stay on the cutting edge of luxury. Five-star restaurants, top notch spas, and designer decor are just some of the ways they lure in guests.And now, hotels are making over their […]
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels For Shopaholics
Lifestyle

Take A Look Inside Berlin’s Coolest Hotels

[credit provider=”Oyster”] Since the fall of the wall, post-Communist Berlin has become a thriving creative and cultural centre, boasting an internationally renowned arts scene, first-rate shopping, legendary nightlife, and ultra-modern architecture. It is also a major business hub, attracting suits and ties from across the globe.But alongside these modern digs […]
Take A Look Inside Berlin’s Coolest Hotels
Lifestyle

12 Hotels With High-Tech Amenities

[credit provider=”Oyster.com” url=”http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/hotels/the-setai-fifth-avenue/”] It seems that every week a new tablet device has launched or a new robot is being introduced to do the work of a person—and hotels that know what’s up have made sure to stock up on new technologies.While some spots have simply added Kindle rentals to […]
12 Hotels With High-Tech Amenities
Tech

Hey Rich People: Charge Your Fancy Electric Car For Free When You Stay At The Ritz-Carlton

[credit provider=”HotelChatter” url=”http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2011/3/1/91325/60546/hotels/Now_You_Can_Charge_Your_Electric_Car_At_The_Ritz_Carlton_Charlotte”] Move over recycling bins and bulk shampoo dispensers: the hottest new green accessory, at least at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, is an electric vehicle charging station, available to guests free of charge.The LEED-certified hotel unveiled the new gizmo last week in collaboration with local electric car company Li-Ion […]
Hey Rich People: Charge Your Fancy Electric Car For Free When You Stay At The Ritz-Carlton
Tech

The Ultimate List Of Hotels With Free Wifi

[credit provider=”jonrawlinson via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/london/30348220/#/photos/london/30348220/lightbox/”] It’s ridiculous that in 2011 we still have to have to pay for wifi in public places.And hotels are some of the worst culprits. The most expensive luxury hotels tend to be the ones more likely to charge for wifi while budget hotels give you […]
The Ultimate List Of Hotels With Free Wifi