Service charges that actually justify their costs at The Setai: Downtown NY’s most luxurious new condominium
The Setai, New York differs from its successful South beach relation, in that it’s a place to live and not a hotel. Not your average residence, The Setai consists of an exclusive private club, spa, lounges, libraries, dining rooms, wine cellars, rooftop terraces, treatment rooms and not one but two stunning state-of-the-art fitness centres. Staying in is definitely the new going out.
Imagine if you will, arriving home to the option of an intimate film screening in a state-of-the-art theatre, or waiter service on a rooftop sundeck (that features a log-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass windows) without dealing with the post-work bar rush. More importantly in an era when service is not always considered as essential as the decor, the Setai has wisely anticipated what we desire more than chocolates on pillows - the age-old traditional of service.
There is nothing chicer than a nod from a courteous doorman, a suit that can be pressed at 1.00am, or the ability to arrange an intimate dinner at the drop of a hat. In keeping with Far Eastern traditions (and hence the name) service is foremost to the Setai’s agenda and exactly what we need to come home to after a usual week of circumnavigating the globe.
Room, maid and butler services are available twenty-four hours a day, and the weekend is taken care of courtesy of what is described as the largest private spa in Manhattan: 12,000 square feet offering Asian spa rituals, massage, facials, soaks and steams. Imagine never having to beg for a last minute urgent beauty appointment again and more importantly being able to wear your own robe and slippers.
The building itself is a former 34-story office in the heart of New York’s financial district that has been converted by Jean-Michel Gathy, a Kuala Lumpur–based architect, into 167 residences with the Setai’s distinctive look - which vary from 475-square-foot studios to 3,424-square-foot three-bedrooms.
As it would be rude to discuss the money side of things and very crass, we suggest you forward the following link to your financial advisor now: The Setai New York, +1 212.968.8880
Source & Photo Credit: The Setai New York