At one time treadmills and weights were a popular amenity. A swimming pool was the height of luxury.
Amenities that focus on exercise continue to offer long-term appeal. Condo buildings used to partner with a full-service exercise club where residents would pay a fee for access. Today one is more likely to have full-service fitness rooms with current equipment as amenities supported by condo fees. Yoga rooms, saunas and steam showers are no longer uncommon.
Among the high-end amenities found in some condo buildings:
- Cold storage for food deliveries
- Commercial kitchen where residents can host parties
- Climate controlled wine cellar
- Garage that rotates and brings your car to you
- Private movie screening room
- In-house massage service
Today’s condo residents are more discerning. Developers cater to these buyers by including luxury high-end amenities. With condo amenities becoming more diverse and luxurious than hotels, some condo buildings are being described as home-tels.
Some New York City condo buildings have taken luxury amenities to a new level. One building offers a yacht with staff that can be booked for parties and cruises. Others include private jet access, rooftop helipad and IMAX movie room.