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Hotel Living | Apartment Elegance

Hotel living offers the benefits of staying in a hotel while maintaining the privacy and comfort of being in your own home.  Apartments within hotels are on the rise, in part, because of the perks associated with such units.  Sometimes referred to as “serviced apartments,” owners of these spaces have the opportunity to rent out the unit while they are not in use, doubling as a savvy investment property.  In addition, the apartment offers a layer of luxury by providing owners and guests alike with access to the hotel’s services and amenities. Let’s explore some exclusive hotel living spaces from around the world.

NewYork C6Y2V2

$70,000,000 USD | New York, NY | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

New York – Located in the Pierre Hotel, this Fifth Avenue duplex apartment has 360-degree views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.  The unit features hardwood floors along with state-of-the-art lighting and technology systems.  A white-glove building, services and amenities include housekeeping, concierge and fitness center.

Dubai YENNEW37,800,000 AED | Dubai, UAE | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

Dubai – A fully-furnished triplex apartment with its own private elevator, this residence is situated within The Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort in Dubai.  Featuring four terraces throughout, there are sweeping views of Palm Jumeriah, the Dubai Marina skyline and the Arabian Gulf.  Hotel amenities available to residents include concierge services, valet personnel, use of the building’s beach and beach club, use of any of the four pools located on the premise and access to the gymnasium, Willow Stream Spa, on-site restaurants, cigar room, children’s club and business center.

Fort Worth 3KBKJL$7,900,000 USD | Fort Worth, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Fort Worth – This floor-through luxury penthouse is part of the Omni Residences, situated above the Omni Forth Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.  Sprawling across 10,000 square-feet, the apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, five balconies and 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding city.  Residents have access to all hotel amenities including maid service, room service, spa treatments, the fitness center and pool.

Miami RZH7FR$1,500,000 USD | Miami Beach, Florida | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Miami Beach – Part of the W South Beach’s condo-hotel program, this beachfront apartment is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom turnkey property.  The residence offers world-class hotel services and amenities and access to the pool, cabanas and on-site restaurants.  Acclaimed design team Yabu Pushelberg furnished the unit.

Atlanta GHFHYW $1,775,000 USD | Atlanta, Georgia | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Atlanta – This apartment is part of 1065 Midtown, located on the top 11 floors of the Loews Atlanta Hotel.  With three-bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the unit features 12-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and custom cabinetry.  1065 Midtown residents have their own private amenity level with a heated rooftop pool, media room and lounge.  In addition, concierge services including dog walking, car detailing, priority ticket purchasing and dry cleaning are available.  Access to hotel amenities such as room service, housekeeping, catering, private chef service and on-site car rentals are also available.

San Diego VJKVZ7$265,000 USD | San Diego, California | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

San Diego – This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is part of the condo-hotel program at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.  Unit owners in the building have the option of adding their condo into the hotel’s rental program while it is not in use, offering them the opportunity to collect rental income.  Additionally, owners are given exclusive access to the Green Room, a private open bar lounge within the hotel.

Dominican Republic PTJST5$135,000 USD | Samana, Dominican Republic | Holden Sotheby’s International Realty

Dominican Republic – Ready for immediate occupancy, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo comes fully furnished and is located within the Hotel Bannister.  The unit is ideal for boat-owners and comes with a mooring in the nearby Marina Puerto Bahia.  An exclusive Caribbean retreat between the mountains and the water, the apartment also boasts rental income potential.

Luxury Living | Intriguing Indoor Pools

Many regions do not enjoy the comforts of year-round outdoor pool weather, but, whether intended for exercise or leisure, indoor pools offer exclusive access to the water while also showcasing unique and luxurious design aesthetics. Surrounded by immaculate views and lounging areas, dive into some of the most intriguing indoor pools from around the world.

Saratoga Springs, NY QW2NYB

$8,600,000 USD | Saratoga Springs, NY | Select Sotheby’s International Realty

Saratoga Springs – Perfect for an active family, this gated 25,000-square-foot estate sits on eight acres of private land and features an array of athletic amenities including tennis court, indoor basketball court, bowling lane, personal gym and indoor and outdoor pools.

France V2N4TG

Price Upon Request | Rhone-Alpes, France | Properties de Megeve Sotheby’s International Realty

France – A ski-lovers dream, this chalet sits on its own slope and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.  In addition to an indoor pool, the 900-square-meter wooden cottage features two fireplaces, a spa and steam shower, and wine cellar.

Canary Islands 6JPVZB

€4,500,000 | Canary Islands, Spain | Canary Islands Sotheby’s International Realty

Spain – Roque del Conde on Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands, is a luxurious 1,540-square-meter villa with ocean views.  The villa is comprised of six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a separate guest apartment, heated indoor pool, outdoor pool and a six-car garage.

Switzerland N4RY2H

₣14,900,000 | Montreux, Vaud Switzerland | Cardis Immobilier Sotheby’s International Realty

Switzerland – A tech-savvy residence, this contemporary home features a state-of-the-art home-automation system, home theater and independent studio.  With a 20-meter indoor infinity pool, the property spans 1,000 square-meters of living space and offers panoramic views of Lac-Leman and The Alps.

Canada XP5DMZ

$6,390,000 CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Canada – This modern home offers resort-like living in the prestigious Uplands neighborhood of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.  The lower level of the five-bedroom estate houses a large indoor saltwater pool with swim jet system, full kitchen and personal gym.

Australia QSK2PJ

Price Upon Request | Melbourne, Victoria Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

Australia – This elegant equestrian estate is situated upon 20 acres with a main residence, pool house, tennis court, three-car garage, two stables, hay shed and a riding and jumping area.  Designed by Aloha Pools, the home’s indoor pool was the Gold Award Winner for the Best Residential Indoor Pool 2014 by the Swimming Pool & Spa Association Awards of Excellence.

Finding Serenity | Coastal Cottages

Far from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, this collection of homes showcases breathtaking views, stripped down amenities and the tranquility of coastal cottage living. Find your own peace and harmony in one of these exclusive listings.

cottage-1$2,388,000 USD | Joyce, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Washington – Set on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, west of Port Angeles, more than elevenwaterfront acres complete with a private boat launch awaits. Witness whales, sunsets, sunrises and an abundance of wildlife from this naturalist’s paradise. The sprawling estate currently features one main house, six cabins and offers the ideal setting for fishing and crabbing.

cottage-2$2,300,000 USD | Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts | Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty

Massachusetts – In this inviting waterfront beach cottage located on both the Vineyard Sound and Lake Tashmoo, one can live among the dunes, watch the ferry crossing to Woods Hole, enjoy sailboats on the Sound and drop out the back door to a sandy beach for a swim. Enjoy incredible views and privacy from this well-appointed home.

cottage-3$2,995,000 USD | Charlestown, Rhode Island | Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Rhode Island – This circa 19th century oceanfront cottage sits on almost half of an acre with steps leading down to a private beach. Vintage touches throughout, this inviting home features a brick fireplace, pine floors, four beds, two full baths and one half bath. Enjoy clear starry nights and views of the Point Judith lighthouse from this charming

cottage-4$2,495,000 USD | Cape Elizabeth, Maine | The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty

Maine – Built in the classic Shingle-Style, Sea Glass Cottage is as inviting as it is enduring. The thoughtful design and layout allows for an abundance of natural light, and the meticulous design speaks to the ocean and beach just steps from the back door. A modern take on the traditional New England cottage this home was designed by well-known Boston architectural firm, Royal Barry Wills Associates.

cottage-5$249,000 USD | Goshen, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Connecticut – Relax and enjoy easy living in this inviting country getaway in one of Connecticut’s most coveted lakeside towns. Quiet and comfortable and under an hour from the Berkshires, this three bedroom, two bath contemporary home offers a generously sized living room at its heart. With soaring ceilings and a fireplace that sets the perfect stage for entertaining, and a dining room with sliders that open to the attached screened porch. For quieter moments, simply take in the rejuvenating aspects of the tranquil tree-lined landscape.