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    The luxury condo market is hot, hot, hot! With record prices being set in several areas of the country, new Internet multimillionaires and well-heeled foreigners want to experience America’s urban centers from a penthouse view. The purchasers of luxury condos in Miami, New York, and Chicago expect stellar service and amenities that would formerly never be dreamed of as part of a condo package. The competition for their business has caused developers to push the limits and cater to every whim. Here are the hottest amenities going today.

    Green Amenities

    The social elite are also socially conscious these days, and get excited when they learn that their living at the height of luxury is being provided in an energy efficient way. They do not always take advantage of the green amenities provided, but just knowing they are provided gives them comfort. Popular ones include:

    • Cool roofs
    • Electric vehicle charging stations
    • Green walls
    • Recycling centers

    Technology Amenities

    From the coolest mobile phones and computer tablets, to cars that park themselves, the social elite love their high tech. Condo owners must respond with amenities to satisfy their desire to feel that they are on the cutting edge of technologies. Amenities must include:

    • Concierge accessible to Tenants wherever they are in the world
    • Electronic garage and building access
    • Digital antennas for enhanced cell reception
    • Wi-Fi and iMac stations
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas
    • E-cafes with Wi-Fi hot spots

    Pet-Friendly Facilities

    Dogs have always held a special place with the social elite who expect their animals to be treated with the same level of pampering as they receive. So any truly upscale condo will have a host of doggie-centric amenities to pamper tenant’s pooches. These include:

    • On-site dog parks
    • In-house pet care
    • Doggy water fountains
    • Dog walking services
    • Pet grooming salons

    Sports and Fitness Amenities

    Gyms and traditional fitness centers are nice but to attract the attention of the social elite, condos must go much further. They must consider their tenants desire for privacy and the full range of workouts and fitness routines their tenants might indulge in or want to try. These will include:

    • Health Bars
    • Enclosed jogging tracks
    • Rooftop jogging paths
    • Yoga studios
    • Golf simulators
    • Bocce Courts

    Entertainment

    Members of today’s social elite demand constant access to entertainment spaces and entertainment. They want to be able to mix their entertainment with socializing and to be able to have it come to them when they want it. It is common to see on-site and poolside espresso and cappuccino served at many luxury condos. As well as a host of other entertainment amenities including:

    • Membership access to the city’s hottest cubs
    • Infinity pools and swimming pools
    • Rooftop decks and lounges and cafes
    • Outdoor dining and grilling areas
    • Cinemas
    • Game rooms with the latest video consoles
    • Billiard Rooms 

    Today’s social elite want more than a beautiful condo in a great location. They’re looking for their lifestyles to be maintained at their residences.