It is a home without any of the hassles that traditionally accompany keeping one. Millionaires and Billionaires have so far managed by having a dedicated staff for each of their homes. This ensures that each house in each country that they own is perfect in every manner when they go globe hopping. The Jumeirah Group – the same one that is responsible for the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai has now declared open its Grosvenor House Apartments. The homes are exclusive Hotel Residences which come with all the benefits of a home but none of the hassles.
Different from a normal luxury hotel , these residences are amazing in the amount of privacy that it affords its residents. The concept is being used the first time in London with benefits including a 24-hour concierge, daily housekeeping service, at-home business solutions with an executive boardroom, a gym, 24-hour in-residence dining, secured access and spa treatments.
There are 133 apartments in all which can accommodate every demand from large entourages to couple stays. The accommodations include studios as well as five bedroom penthouses and can be booked for short term as well as long term stays. The un-assuming building is a Lutyens from the 1920s but has been kept in remarkable condition despite its age. In addition to the amazing service, each apartment also has state of the art comforts such as d an iPod in every room connecting you instantly to The Resident Concierge. Personally, we love the idea of huge stone bathrooms with each room.
The top floor meant for the penthouses (four of them) have private elevator access, state-of-the-art Poggenpohl kitchens, dining and sitting rooms ideal for entertaining, a study and private balconies with unique and impressive views. Residents of these top apartments also have access to an Aston Martin Rapide house car.
Jumeirah has set up high service standards for residents. These include a guaranteed 5 minute response to any request, 24 hours a day. A resident will also be able to request any of the leading Mayfair restaurants to cater to the apartment.
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