Nothing is more stressful than making sure your home is prepared to welcome numerous friends and family members for a holiday party. Instead of using your own kitchen, luxury residential developments now offer residents access to exquisite private dining rooms and catering kitchens sure—many that even come with catering from the developments’ restaurant partners— to make any holiday soiree a success.
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Destined to be the next crown jewel of New York, Rose Hill is the brand new full-service, 45-story luxury condominium tower currently under construction at 30 East 29th Street in Manhattan’s coveted NoMad neighborhood. Developed by the legendary Rockefeller Group, which was formed more than 90 years ago to develop and build Rockefeller Center, Rose Hill is the firm’s first residential tower in its hometown and pays tribute to their greatest creation through its Art Deco-inspired design. Rose Hill’s vast selection of amenities embrace the hotel-meets-home mindset with a communal atmosphere encouraging a social and active lifestyle and offers the perfect space for holiday entertaining within the 37th floor’s luxurious private residents’ club. Featuring a private dining room with an expansive dining table, lounge, and bar, residents can welcome their friends and family here and take in the panoramic views of New York’s famous skyline.
Front & York
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Designed inside and out by celebrated architect Morris Adjmi, Front & York offers the first chance to live inside a resort-style, full-service building in DUMBO. Offering one of NYC’s largest and most comprehensive amenity collections, spanning 150,000 square feet, Front & York provides residents with access to one of the city’s largest private parks, a rooftop pool deck and lounge area, a porte-cochere and much more. Best-in-class leisure and lifestyle spaces include private chef’s kitchens, private wine rooms and party rooms that make the perfect place for hosting a fabulous holiday dinner party.
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Waterline Square, the five-acre, three-tower development designed by Rafael Viñoly, KPF and Richard Meier & Partners on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, offers residents an impressive array of amenity spaces to augment the 100,000-square-foot collection of shared amenities designed by Rockwell Group and Hill West Architects. Each tower is home to a luxurious private dining room and catering kitchen perfect for entertaining. Designed by Champalimaud, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co. the exquisite spaces can seat up to 30 people so you can host a holiday feast that is truly “the more, the merrier.” Residents can even arrange catering through the development’s retail partnership with Cipriani, located within Two Waterline Square.
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Beckford House & Tower is a newly launched Upper East Side development with two complementary buildings designed inside and out by Studio Sofield, a firm famed for its work with Gucci, Tom Ford and YSL. Blending the glamour of New York’s Golden Age with the most elevated modern luxuries, the private residences at Beckford House & Tower emulate prewar ideals with formal separate dining rooms, grand entry parlors, intricate millwork and moldings and custom ornamentation that is just not seen anymore in new buildings. The spaces are grand and perfectly equipped for entertaining large groups, especially for holidays like Christmas. In addition to these beautiful dining spaces, residents also have access to a private club lounge to accommodate larger parties or relax after dinner.
30 Park Place
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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 private residential amenities, including a private dining room 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, is available to the tower’s residents. 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.
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Located in the heart of Manhattan’s “New Downtown,” 77 Greenwich is a new luxury condominium with a boutique approach to upscale urban living, featuring show-stopping water views, architecture by FXCollaborative and interiors by the renowned Deborah Berke Partners—the firm known for the interiors at one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, 432 Park Avenue. The building also boasts a sky-high suite of private club-inspired amenities aptly named Cloud Club 77. In addition to a double-height fitness center programmed by celebrity personal trainer Jay Wright, these penthouse-level spaces include a private dining room with a catering kitchen and an art-filled lounge with a fireplace—perfect for enjoying a cup of hot cocoa or a nightcap after a holiday feast.
200 East 59th Street
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Situated at the intersection of Midtown and the Upper East Side, 200 East 59th Street is Harry Macklowe’s modern, white condominium tower. Crisp and pristine, there is no better place to call home during the holidays. One of 200 East 59th Street’s most exciting amenity spaces is its gracious lounge and private dining area. Ideal for those looking to host a holiday gathering and wanting to keep the party outside their home, but inside the building, the double-height space features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a full-height central marble fireplace. Elegant seating areas provide the perfect opportunity for guests to mingle, while the private dining area is ideal for a seated dinner, particularly when used in conjunction with the catering kitchen. To create a truly one-of-a-kind experience, the lounge also opens up to a landscaped wraparound terrace fully furnished with seating and additional dining areas.
Madison Square Park Tower
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No penthouse? No problem. At Madison Square Park Tower, the tallest residential 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—the preeminent London-based hospitality designer known for his work on high-profile hotels and private clubs, including the decadent redesign of Annabel’s in London—the lounge known as FIFTY FOUR includes seating and dining areas, a demonstration kitchen with the capacity for full cooking, a separate catering kitchen and a cocktail bar.