Amenity Arms Race
Following in the footsteps of The Mark and Extell’s Carlton House, which kicked off their partnerships with Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys last year, Elad has announced that its latest luxury conversion 22 Central Park South will also feature in-home access to personal shoppers and hair stylists from Bergdorf. The upscale department store is literally right around the corner, as a New York Times article on extreme amenities points out. But why go all the way down the street to find your own personal shopper when the concierge can call one 24/7? (The service will prove especially helpful, of course, for those last minute pre-gala emergencies.)
The Observer took a long, damp walk to 250 West Street last night for the condo conversion’s official debut (its target audience is clearly not the public transportation crowd), but the Hudson, thankfully, kept to itself on the far side of the highway.
It was not so well behaved last October, when Hurricane Sandy flooded the Tribeca building’s basement, delaying not only the move-in date, but the big reveal of three apartments gussied up by Hearst for its interior design showcase. (Some of the mechanicals in the basement had to be replaced.)
The Plaza is undergoing another tectonic shift in ownership.
After enduring a high-profile lawsuit with the Waldorf Astoria and a stint at the Palace Hotel, Barbara Guthmacher Girard closed on a $4.7 million condo at the Plaza a couple of weeks ago. Though Ms. Gutmacher Girard signed the contract for the 1,760-square-foot, 18th-floor apartment over two years ago, she said in an Read More