The 43-story Art Deco tower at 160 Central Park South was initially built in 1930, and was previously known as the Park Tower and then the Seville Tower, before becoming the Essex House Hotel. In 1974, the tower was converted into the city’s first condominium hotel by Marriott Corporation, and today consists of 509 luxury hotel rooms and 185 privately owned condominium residences.
Residents at Essex House enjoy a plethora of high-class amenities, in an unrivaled Midtown location right across from Central Park and close to Carnegie Hall and Bergdorf Goodman. Moreover, residents have access to the luxury amenities and services offered to JW Marriott guests. In 2017, Marriott completed a $38 million renovation of its guest rooms, suites, and common corridors. Essex House residents now have access to the newly designed Executive Lounge, the 24-hour fitness center, the hotel’s 16 meeting rooms, and executive boardrooms, the 3,800-square-foot Grand Salon, and the 125-guest Art Deco Suite.
How much does it cost to live at Essex House?
The residents at Essex House get to enjoy expansive views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, as well as the numerous amenities offered by JW Marriott, including the 24-hour room service and cleaning services. The excellent location, coupled with the five-star amenity package, results in above-average prices for Essex House residences.
The 185 luxury residences can be either rented, for terms of no less than one month up to 2 years or purchased. One-bedroom rentals cost close to $9,000 per month, while two-bedroom units can cost up to $14,000 per month in rent. For-sale units can boast price tags ranging from $675,000 for a studio apartment to $10.25 million for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit.
Numerous high-profile residents have chosen to live at Essex House throughout the decades, from corporate tycoons and politicians to famous musicians and actors. The late David Bowie lived at Essex House with his wife Iman for ten years, eventually selling their apartment in 2002. The 1,8770-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment was put on the market again in 2017 with an asking price of $6.5 million; the listing included a Yamaha piano that was owned and played by Bowie.Read more
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