Holiday Entertaining is Glamorous (and Hassle-Free) at These Luxury Condos
The holidays are a special time to make memories, give thanks, and spend time with loved ones. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, it’s a nonstop a whirl of excitement, lights, and food. However, it takes more than Christmas magic to put together thoughtful soirées and big family meals, which is why luxury condominium developers are now including top-of-the line dining spaces for residents to rent for hassle-free holiday entertaining.
While hosting in your own home has an irreplaceable charm, these Manhattan condos offer upscale entertaining spaces with unparalleled atmospheres and hotel-like services.
30 Park Place
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Located in Tribeca, 30 Park Place stands as the tallest condominium tower on the Downtown skyline. The impressive building was designed by praised New York architect Robert A.M. Stern and includes an entire floor of amenities, including a light-filled formal dining room that residents can rent out.
A full service chef’s catering kitchen sits behind closed doors for a stress-free holiday dinner. The building also offers a full suite of hotel services to residents through Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown occupies the first 24-floors of 30 Park Place, providing residents with convenient access to white-glove service and delicious catering.
252 East 57th Street
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Prominently positioned on Billionaire’s Row, 252 East 57th Street is 65 stories of complete luxury. International architectural firm SOM designed the building while AD100 architect and designer Daniel Romualdez designed the interiors, including the 34th Floor Club that houses a pristine dining room.
The luxe space offers a fireplace, soaring high ceilings, and a connected catering kitchen. Residents can rent the sprawling room and bring in a favorite private chef to cater without ever lifting a finger.
Madison Square Park Tower
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Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, a world-renowned architectural firm, designed glass-wrapped Madison Square Park Tower, a luxury condo in the Flatiron District that stands as the tallest building between Midtown and Downtown.
The entire 54th floor is a posh lounge for residents, which includes chic dining and seating areas, a catering and demonstration kitchen, and a cocktail bar. While dinner is being prepared in the back, residents can treat their guests to a cocktail making lesson or enjoy hor d‘oeuvres while taking in 360-degree views of the city.
20 East End Avenue
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Another prestigious building designed by Robert A.M. Stern, 20 East End Ave offers a club-inspired twist on the usual luxury amenities. The architect created an elegant yet rustic wine cellar with a private dining room to give residents something unique.
A round table, fireplace, and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams develop a perfect balance of grandeur and intimacy while sconces warmly glow to create a cozy ambiance ideal for get-togethers on winter nights. A chef’s prep kitchen and integrated sound system prime the room for evenings of upscale entertaining. Residents and their guests can explore the wine cellar, laugh by the fire, drink and be merry.