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6 perks of the concierge lifestyle

Ever wonder what it would be like to enjoy the pampered luxury lifestyle afforded at 5-star hotels every day of the year?

This dream isn’t nearly as far out of reach as you might think.

Anyone who purchases a high-end luxury condominium in one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive high-rise condo buildings can experience this difference. It’s called the concierge lifestyle, and once you get used to it, it’s nearly impossible to go back.

1. Mixed-used buildings versus stand-alone condominiums


In Philadelphia, there are two types of luxury condominium buildings: those that share real estate with opulent hotels such as The Residences at the Ritz Carlton or The Rittenhouse Hotel and those with condos only, like The Ayer or The Barclay.

Both options provide top-of-the-line concierge services and distinct advantages.

Some residents prefer in-building access to hotel services such as restaurants and spas while others prefer having fewer pass-through neighbors and a more relaxed lobby ambiance.

2. Reservations and bookings

From getting a table at one of Philadelphia’s top restaurants to scoring tickets to the hottest show in town, pass this task on to your concierge and go about your day.

A talented concierge can even arrange an in-home chef for a special occasion or research the city’s top pet groomers to prepare your four-legged friend for visitors.

3. Getting to know your new city or neighborhood

For those who are relocating to Philadelphia or new to a particular part of town, the concierge is a welcome guide to the best the city has to offer.

From keeping up with new eats and trending entertainment to knowing where to shop or where to find the best martini, the concierge offers a wealth of information.

4. Managing maintenance and housekeeping

From routine maintenance to more pressing emergencies or weekly cleaning, your concierge will not only schedule these appointments but actively manage their arrivals.

Never worry about waiting around for the plumber or cable guy again.

Depending on the building, your concierge may even walk your dog and keep track of oil changes and vehicle maintenance for your cars.

5. Your eyes and ears

Around the clock security brings peace of mind to your living experience. The concierge and their team are tasked with monitoring security cameras as well as keeping a watchful eye on the lobby.

A good concierge knows who belongs where and when. They get to know the residents and frequent guests. They welcome those who come invited and question those who do not.

6. Extra perks to simplify your life

Some condominium residences come complete with a chauffeur driven luxury vehicle at your beck and call.

And that’s what the concierge lifestyle is all about: having the little annoyances in life taken care of so that you can focus on bigger and better things.