Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style at These Buildings
By: Will Noble
With the holiday season upon us—and 2021’s celebrations set to be considerably more sociable than last year—residents at luxury condominiums across the United States are being treated to special concierge services and Thanksgiving menus, as well as being blessed with some exceptional entertaining spaces at their disposal. Here are a few standouts.
Condominiums with Concierge Services to Usher In Thanksgiving
The concierge team at 181 Fremont—the 55 exclusive condominiums atop the tallest residential building on the West Coast—prides itself on catering to residents’ every whim. Head Concierge David Mertens and his colleagues will readily attend to Thanksgiving requests—from sourcing a turkey to arranging private functions in the building’s stunning 39th-floor Residents’ Club, featuring a cocktail bar for seasonally spicy beverages and a grand piano that’s crying out for festive singalongs.
200 East 59th Street—the CetraRuddy-designed condominium building in New York’s Midtown East—has selected Social Studies to curate its private resident events. Residents can reserve the lounge’s dining room for Thanksgiving events or simply gain decor inspiration from Social Studies for seasonal soirees in their own condo apartment. Currently on view at the communal residents’ lounge is the White Out tablescape, a suave aesthetic of linen runners paired with silvery magnolia garlands, striped gray napkins, and warm gold candlesticks.
Also in New York, Vandewater’s white-glove vendors from Luxury Attaché are already helping residents rent extra dining tables and chairs to accommodate loved ones this Thanksgiving. The concierge team at this Morningside Heights condominium building, which pays homage to old-world elegance, has also engaged with The Culinistas to provide in-home meal prep and a private chef for families’ Thanksgiving hosting needs. Speaking of which…
Condominiums Delivering the Turkey, Trimmings… and Alternatives
In Atlanta, residents of 40 West 12th Street—the 16-story tower within the $530 million, mixed-use 1105 West Peachtree development—enjoy a medley of amenities at their fingertips. This includes the option to have the Epicurean Hotel assist in the Thanksgiving meal preparation. The luxury hotel in Marriott’s Autograph Collection was conceived as a destination for foodies, making its staff a great resource this holiday season.
Over at the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, residents can indulge in Thanksgiving dinner at in-house restaurant One + One. The festive menu features roasted turkey breast, chestnut stuffing, caramelized sprouts with pancetta, truffle-Yukon gold puree, and several choices of pie. Adding to the spirit, the inaugural One Dalton Wine Festival takes place in November, with experts from winemaking regions ranging from Napa to Bordeaux educating residents on which labels to pair with their holiday dinners.
Select condominiums also allow residents to gather with friends and family in their own on-site restaurants. At SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences in Miami, Italian restaurant Fi’Iia will delight with wood-grilled chicken, sprouts, and roast potatoes. Ballerina at Oceana Bal Harbour in Miami serves filet mignon with a puree of Yukon gold potatoes—a tasty turkey alternative. And at Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas, Fearings Restaurant does a delicious maple-soaked buffalo tenderloin as well as Texas striped sea bass with fried potatoes.
Condominiums with Exceptional Entertaining Spaces
Waterline Square on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is flush with amenities that lend themselves to hosting Thanksgiving events with panache. Among them is an elegant residents’ lounge with a sleek bar area for predinner aperitifs; private dining spaces overlooking the Hudson River, providing a sparkling backdrop to any holiday feast; and a cozy lounge with roaring fireplace, where guests can hunker down post-turkey for catch-ups over a brandy.
Over in Miami, 1000 Museum’s breathtaking Sky Lounge—envisioned by the late Dame Zaha Hadid and commanding unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay—has a dining room available to hire for private Thanksgiving get-togethers. If any guests happen to own a helicopter, they can make an entrance in style, courtesy of the building’s helipad.
At 200 Amsterdam, the recently completed condominium on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, residents can host Thanksgiving in style at The Club at 200 which features a private dining room and lounge ideal for celebration. Designed by CetraRuddy, the inviting space features a dining area, prep kitchen and lounge area with access to the landscaped terrace, perfect for before or after dinner cocktails.
Meanwhile, at The Archer in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, residents can reserve amenities for their own Thanksgiving events. The private dining room makes a fine setting for holiday dinners; the lounge is ideal for fizz and canapes while watching football; and The Archer’s furnished roof terrace comes into its own for after-dinner drinks, complemented by sweeping city views that guarantee a Thanksgiving to remember.