Evolution of Luxury Amenities

July 2019

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.

See Breakfast as an Amenity and Amenities that Resonate with Condo Owners in the Condo Archives for other popular amenities.