Having a concierge at your beck and call is something that we’ve come to associate with staying in high-end hotels―a perk that’s only experienced when on business or vacation. This is no longer the case. More and more luxury residential condominiums and combo hotel/apartment residences are offering concierge services in order to ensure that their residents have easy access to information related to transportation, reservations, delivery services, and much, much more.
One future building that will offer concierge services to its residents will be Boston’s own One Dalton. This service perhaps comes as a more obvious benefit considering that the residences at One Dalton will sit atop a gorgeous Four Seasons-managed hotel and spa. Even so, this perk will come in especially handy during the season’s busiest streaks such as baseball season, when the Red Sox play at legendary Fenway Park, which is located just a short cab or public transit commute away. New York City’s up-and-coming 100 East 53rd street will also be designed to put its residents’ needs above all else. Upon completion in 2017, this stunning condominium will offer premium access to concierge service and luxury amenities such as a spa, wellness facility and a swimming pool.
So just why is access to an on-call concierge so important? Here are some reasons why concierge services are invaluable in Boston, New York, and many other cities.
1.) You can finally get reservations at that popular new restaurant. – When you’re living in the lap of luxury, chances are you prefer dining at high-profile restaurants. While many such eateries boast award-winning chefs, impeccable menus, and elite-crowds, they also usually have long waiting lists for reservations. A concierge takes the guesswork out of finding that perfect time to dine. Having someone who’s in the know about the area’s best restaurants means you never have to experience a disappointing meal, and having a concierge with credentials calling on your behalf certainly can’t hurt your chances of getting your name listed a few spaces higher on that coveted list.
2.) Taking a vacation has never been easier. – Having a resident concierge on hand means that typical at-home hassles that often come up when you’re out of town are eliminated. Concierge staff ensures that packages are received and signed for, even when you’re not home, and they can help arrange pet-sitting and other services. Finally you can go on vacation and actually leave your worries behind.
3.) You don’t have to worry about long lines at the grocery store. – Simply create your grocery list and drop it off with your concierge for prompt grocery pick-up and delivery to your door. No more endless grocery store lines. No more lugging bags up to your apartment. And no more dinners delayed because you got caught in traffic on the way home from the store. This is a huge help for those who work long or unusual hours. Of course, these kinds of personal shopping services can be extended to include clothing, personal care items, and much more.
4.) Hailing a taxi is a task of the past. – Anyone who lives in a large city will tell you how frustrating it can be to hail a cab during a shift change or late-night hours. A concierge can take all the guesswork out of your transportation needs, getting you picked up at point A and dropped off at point B in record time.
5.) You’ll finally remember to get your favorite suit dry cleaned. – We’re all guilty of stretching that dry clean-only garment over a few more business trips than we probably should. With resident concierge services, you can drop off all your dry clean-only clothing and pick it up from the front desk when it’s ready. This is an invaluable service, especially for people with busy travel schedules who may not have time to take care of this task on the go.
The days of having to do it all on your own are over. Regardless of the lifestyle you keep, having a concierge on call can greatly improve your quality of life by helping you keep a more manageable schedule and allowing you to make the most efficient use of your time.
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