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Over-the-top indulgences

Having to stay put inside our homes for a huge portion of the year has allowed us to reconsider our living spaces and its surroundings.

Some have been pushed to finally do that long overdue renovation. Others are now looking for residential developments that come with amenities, which could still somewhat give its residents a semblance of activity and normalcy despite limitations due to the pandemic.


Many property developers have turned creative when it comes to features that will provide enjoyment and convenience to their residents. Some, however, are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to pampering their residents and letting the latter live a life of unparalleled ultra-comfort.

The Estates at Acqualina is an ultra-luxury residential development that offers jaw dropping amenities.

The Estates at Acqualina features an indoor ice skating rink where residents can practice their jumps and spins.

The Estates at Acqualina



Who said you can’t go ice skating even if you’re in sunny Florida?

The Estates at Acqualina features an indoor ice skating rink where residents can practice their jumps and spins. It also has bowling lanes, multiple infinity pools, a FlowRider for surfers, a football field, among its jaw-dropping amenities. Oh, and their house car is a red Rolls Royce.

Located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, The Estates at Acqualina is an ultra-luxury residential development by the Trump Group. It offers 245 luxurious residences in two 50-story boutique towers, both lobbies of which were designed by one of the world’s highly acclaimed designers, the late Karl Lagerfeld.



Also in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach is Aurora, a 61-boutique residence by the Verzasca Group. Located right across the street from the beach, the resort-quality amenities include an outdoor theater and an open air yoga lounge that has specialized indoor and outdoor spaces, kept private by lush, natural landscaping by Nielsen Landscape Architects.

Buyers at the Aurora enjoy a one-year free membership in Jetsmarter, an Uber-like service but for airlines. Members of the service can easily fly to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago for the price of $9,000 a year.


22 Central Park South

22 Central Park South

New York

Time is gold, especially for the ultra rich. Can’t squeeze in some time to shop for a formal event? Residents at 22 Central Park South need not worry.

Developer Elad Group has a special arrangement with Bergdorf Goodman to provide for their residents’ needs, whether you need home furnishings or clothes. 22 Central Park South’s concierge can put a few dress choices in your closet sourced from the upscale department store, ready for you to try on when you get home.

What makes the amenity experience at the Madison Square Park Tower is The Tower Attache, the building’s exclusive concierge.

Madison Square Park Tower

New York

The 65-story Madison Square Park Tower boasts of five levels of exclusive residential amenities. There’s a library, a basketball half court, windowed children’s playroom, a private yoga studio, a PGA Tour classic golf stimulator and a game room, among others.

But what makes the amenity experience a cut above the rest is The Tower Attache, the building’s exclusive concierge. It can arrange for a group basketball lesson with NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony, private readings by David Sedaris, or a catered dinner for your family and friends at the Fifty Four, a private dining room and demonstration kitchen at the tower’s—you guessed it—54th floor with panoramic views of Madison Square Park, the New York City skyline and clock tower. Another jaw-dropping feature at the Madison Square Park Tower is its automated parking garage. All the resident needs to do is press a button, and a plate on which he or she needs to place the car arrives. Said plate will then park the car—no human help required.

Madison House in Manhattan offers luxe amenities including a 75-ft multi-lane pool

Madison House

New York

As COVID-19 has been ravaging the world for more than half a year now, many of us have been extra careful about getting sick, even taking extra steps to ensure our wellness. At Madison House in Manhattan, however, the health amenity is taken to another level.

Aside from its 75-ft multi-lane pool, spa with hot tub, cold plunge, sauna and lounge areas, and double-height, first-class gym, residents here enjoy a one-year medical coverage for free at some of the city’s world-class health facilities. This includes “priority walk-in appointments at Sollis Health clinics on the Upper East Side and in Tribeca; VIP amenities at some New York City hospitals; access to specialists; telemedicine consultations; and house calls in the Hamptons during the summer.”

Estatesatacqualina.com; Aurorasunnyislesbeach.com; Mansionglobal.com; Madisonsquareparktower.com; Instagram.com/madisonsquareparktower; Madisonhousenyc.com; 22centralparksouth.com

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