Luxury Housing News

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The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is at the forefront of trends and technology in luxury high-rise living. Below are links to three noteworthy real estate stories that caught our eye recently.

 

Over-the-Top Amenities Are a Given in Today’s Luxury Condo Buildings by Michele Lerner of The Washington Post.

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“In the most luxurious buildings, the homeowners have several homes around the world, so housekeeping services and top-notch concierge services are extremely important,” says Teplitzky. “Even more important is to have a private dining room staffed with a chef: That’s the most exclusive restaurant in town, since you have to be a resident to dine there.”

 

It’s in the Numbers: Luck and Superstition Sell Luxury Real Estate by Anne Machalinski of Mansion Global.

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“’Because the Chinese buying power has been so huge over the last couple of years, numbers have been really important,’ [Rogers] said. ‘But with China clamping down on outgoing funds, that that might change. If we had this interview in another two or three years, it might be quite a different story.’”

 

Luxury Home Trends: Eco-Living in Luxury Housing via SoCal Luxury Real Estate.

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“As people become aware of their environmental impact and want to live healthier, eco-friendly housing becomes more and more popular, and luxury housing is a forerunner for innovative ways to be eco-friendly.”

Go Teal to Heal this November at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

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Next month, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta will introduce a variety of delightful promotions to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA). Teal is the official color of the organization, so the promotions – which range from spa treatments to tempting desserts – will follow that theme.

The Spa will be offering the Teal Good To Be True treatment throughout the month, with 20 percent of each treatment booked being donated to GOCA. The treatment begins with a full body skin brushing, and Mandarin Oriental’s signature reflect oil – a blend of jasmine, juniper, black pepper and ginger, is applied to the body during a targeted massage that focuses on the neck, shoulders and lower back. The experience is completed with a foot massage.

In The Café & Bar, a special menu of teal-colored drinks and desserts will be available throughout November, with 20 percent of proceeds benefitting GOCA. The drinks include the Demise in Violet, a concoction with muddled blueberries, gin, lemon juice, and crème de violet topped with bubbles, and the dessert is a blueberry pound cake.

To learn more or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel at (404) 995-7500.

High-Rise Living for the Whole Family

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High-rise hotel living is a dream lifestyle for many adults, but children are also well-suited for the environment at The Residences. Kids – perhaps already fond of the idea of hotel living thanks to films like Eloise at the The Plaza – can also enjoy their own perks of life at The Residences, including large open floor plans perfect for play, family-friendly events put on by the hotel staff like cookies with Santa and even children’s menus available for room service.

The homes we offer are larger than most condos, and include both full and half-floor residences as well as the ground-level Maisonettes, perfect for buyers looking for a family home, and the private residential concierge is happy to arrange babysitting services for busy parents. The spaciousness of The Residences combined with kid-friendly services and events from the world-class Mandarin Oriental hospitality brand is truly unique. Explore our available three and four bedroom homes here.

What’s New in Buckhead

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One of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Buckhead is known for its posh culture scene, including dining, nightlife and wellness. It’s no surprise that luxury condos in Buckhead are in high demand, given that most have easy access to unique experiences, chef-driven restaurants and world-class shopping. Here’s what’s new in Buckhead this month. 

American Cut is Open

A long-awaited steakhouse from Food Network Iron Chef Marc Forgione is finally open in the heart of Buckhead Village. American Cut includes a casual bar, top-floor cocktail lounge, expansive dining room and private dining boardrooms for all your business lunch needs. Their signature steak is the “pastrami” bone-in ribeye, a 20 oz. cut that’s been dry-aged for four weeks, lightly smoked and rubbed in garlic, ginger, coriander and other spices and then seared, and it can be topped with any of American Cuts signature sauces, from bone marrow butter to foie gras.

Bon Glaze Opens a Donut Window 

Buckhead residents have a new option to satisfy their sweet tooth at Bon Glaze, a craft donut shop that hails from Brookhaven. Bon Glaze is known for its super creative donuts, candied bacon, Liege waffles and, of course, coffee. The new location also has an adorable walk-up window for to-go orders of its flight, fluffy confections.

Ted Baker London Opening This Month

British lifestyle brand Ted Baker London plans to debut its first Atlanta outpost at Buckhead’s Lenox Square this month. The boutique knowns for its creative storefronts will open with Ted’s Autumn Winter 2016 womenswear, menswear and accessories collections, and the décor will be inspired by a combination of the classic London café and the American Diner, with bar stools in the fitting rooms and a cash register made of classic car parts.