With all the shopping and scurrying around going on this time of year, we decided to take a break, breathe, and take in the sights. No, not another holiday window design, but rather a roundup of some of the best private dining and entertaining spaces offered in New York luxury residential buildings.
While the at-home dinner party may conjure up fond memories and ignite a dash of excitement, everyone knows that actually achieving it can be a chore. Ensuring a spotless space, preparing a home-cooked meal and greeting a constant stream of guests, wine glass in hand, is the ultimate definition of multi-tasking — and a recipe for disaster. In an effort to appeal to the buyers yearning to play host(ess), developers are opting to incorporate everything from private dining rooms with ensuite catering kitchens to hotel-like services, so their residents need not lift a finger (yet still get all the credit) when throwing their holiday soirees. Check out our faves.
30 PARK PLACE
Located in TriBeCa at the corner of Church Street and Park Place, 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences is the tallest condominium tower to grace the Downtown skyline at 926 feet, with panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson and East Rivers, the New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty. 30 Park Place is developed by Silverstein Properties and designed by celebrated architect Robert A.M. Stern. The entire 38th floor, also designed by Stern, is devoted to dedicated private residential amenities including a private dining room that residents may rent out, with a full-service chef’s catering kitchen directly attached. Additionally, a full suite of hotel services, all managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, are available to the tower’s residents. Offering the bespoke, white-glove service for which the Four Seasons is known, residents can enjoy exclusive access to the Four Seasons Director of Residences and dedicated residential concierge, who can manage the booking activities and coordinate with the hotel for the private dining room. The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown sits below the private residences at 30 Park Place. Occupying the first 24 floors of the tower and known for its five-star services, experiences, and amenities, The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is home to CUT by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef and restaurateur’s first and only New York restaurant.
252 EAST 57TH STREET
Anchoring the eastern corridor of Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row, 252 East 57th Street is a 65-story ultra-luxury condominium designed by internationally recognized architectural firm SOM. The building’s 95 condominium residences, ranging from 2- to 5-bedroom homes, begin on the 36th floor and were each custom designed by lauded AD100 interior architect Daniel Romualdez. A thoughtful collection of amenities, also designed by Romualdez, include an exclusive 34th Floor Club, that is home to a private dining room perfect for hosting holiday parties and gatherings. Residents may rent out the space for dinner parties and other events, and directly connected to it is a catering kitchen. World Wide Group and Rose Associates are co-developers of 252 East 57th Street.
MADISON SQUARE PARK TOWER
No penthouse? No problem. At Madison Square Park Tower, the tallest building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the 54th floor has been transformed into a luxurious lounge where all residents can entertain and enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. With interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio—known for its work on high-profile hotels and private clubs, including the SoHo Beach House in Miami Beach—the lounge known as FIFTY FOUR includes beautifully appointed seating and dining areas, a demonstration kitchen with the capacity for full cooking, a separate catering kitchen and a cocktail bar.
20 EAST END AVE.
Continuing the evolution of the North Brooklyn waterfront into one of New York City’s most scenic and desired residential areas is The Greenpoint, the first-ever skyscraper in Greenpoint along the East River. Nestled along the neighborhood’s popular East River Ferry pier and a new public waterfront park to be built by The Greenpoint’s developers — Mack Real Estate Group and Palin Enterprises, in conjunction with Urban Development Partners — The Greenpoint signifies the neighborhood’s tallest building at 40 stories, and features a collection of 95 studio to three bedroom residences. With over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity and lifestyle package unprecedented for the neighborhood, one of the standout amenities is a private dining room and catering kitchen. Families and friends alike can gather in this large thoughtfully designed, open space by K&Co., perfect for large holiday soirees or the most intimate gatherings.
PARK AND SHORE