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Hotel-Style Living: High-Rise Apartments With Amenities

We've handpicked six standout developments which not only offer private spaces in a prime location, but also a range of five-star communal facilities for residents and guests.

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Imagine a home that provides a full luxury lifestyle concept. From taking a morning dip in the rooftop pool and hosting Zoom meetings in your onsite co-working space to inviting friends over for a drink in the resident’s lounge, high-rise apartments with communal amenities promise convenience, an enriched lifestyle, and a fulfilling daily routine.

No wonder, then, this kind of luxury development is becoming increasingly popular in cities around the world. High-end luxury residential schemes are commanding a significant premium due to their additional features and various lifestyle benefits, which appeal to both homebuyers and tenants.

Known for their hotel-style amenities, branded residences are becoming increasingly sought-after by buyers and commanding a 31% premium globally. Meanwhile, a recent JLL survey revealed that over a third of tenants would be prepared to pay more for private outside space, followed by 28% for a swimming pool and 23% for a gym.

Property values are set for strong appreciation in line with growing demand and rising affluence. Therefore, amenity-rich developments not only open the door to luxurious living but also lucrative short and long-term investment opportunities.

We’ve pulled together some of the best high-rise apartments with amenities across a range of global markets.

Gale Miami, USA

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Miami, this 51-story luxury tower comprises 160 condos designed for luxury living. The development is not only positioned next to the Miami Worldcenter, but also offers over 70,000 sqft of onsite amenities, creating a vibrant and incredibly varied lifestyle for residents and guests.

On the ground floor, you’ll find over 9,000 sqft of retail space with known food and beverage outlets. Soak up the famous Florida sunshine by relaxing at the building’s exclusive poolside retreat, equipped with stylish cabanas overlooking Biscayne Bay and the ocean. Amongst other things, Gale Miami comprises a 9th-floor restaurant, media lounge, yoga studio, and sauna—plus private beach club access on Miami Beach.

With its array of high-end amenities, Gale is an ideal lifestyle purchase or rental investment. Its apartments can be rented out 365 days a year via any short-term let company, and fully managed by an onsite team.

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One Port Street, Manchester, UK

One Port Street is a landmark building in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter. Combining just under 500 deluxe residences with the finest amenities on the market, the development will offer a five-star living experience for tenants. Expect a swimming pool, resident’s lounge, co-working space, 7th-floor rooftop terrace and private dining areas. Its ground-floor urban garden with covered seating also provides a haven of tranquillity within Manchester’s bustling urban landscape.

The Northern Quarter is becoming an increasingly popular destination for young professionals and local businesses, making it an ideal location for investment. It was named one of the Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World by Time Out in 2022, and only a few months ago hosted the prestigious Chanel Métiers d’art show—a testament to the area’s global standing and growing luxury scene.

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Sun Cliffs Resort, Lagos, Portugal

Situated in Lagos on Portugal’s Algarve coast, Sun Cliffs is a modern resort with a unique setup. Combining a five-star hotel with residential apartments, owners have access to various amenities—from a swimming pool and rooftop bar to conference and meeting rooms, a restaurant, clubhouse and padel tennis courts. The development sits on top of the cliffs of Ponta da Piedade, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

With this project, there is the unique opportunity to have your apartment managed by Sonae Capital, a leading management company which oversees six hotels in Portugal and has over 30 years in the hospitality market. This makes it a compelling opportunity for those looking to capitalise on the strong rental demand in the Algarve.

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The HUB, Panama City, Panama

Next, we have a development of modern, tech-friendly apartments in Panama City. The Hub is located in the trendy San Francisco district, which has become very popular with young professionals, business travellers, and tourists.

Along with spacious one and two-bedroom high-rise apartments, the building includes all your typical upscale amenities such as a gym, infinity pool, spa and sauna, rooftop terrace, and co-working spaces. However, the Hub takes convenience and luxury to the next level, with a beauty salon, coffee shop, social kitchen, valet parking, and a pet spa as well.

With short-stay eligibility and a hugely successful sister project down the road, this development is a standout option for investors—offering rental yields of 10% net.

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Grand Vitrali, São Paulo, Brazil

Set in the culturally vibrant city of São Paulo in Brazil, this high-rise luxury tower includes studio to two-bedroom apartments priced from just $98,000. The residences are spread across 27 floors alongside a range of facilities such as a swimming pool, co-working space, and sauna.

Grand Vitrali is located on Avenida dos Jamaris in the heart of Moema, one of the city’s most affluent and desired neighbourhoods. Within walking distance are a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars, and cultural venues, making the area an Airbnb hotspot as well as a popular destination for homebuyers. Whether you’re in the market for a home, second residence, or investment property, São Paulo not only offers high net yields (above 10%) but also huge capital growth potential.

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The Reference, Bangkok, Thailand

Situated in the heart of Bangkok, the Reference is a new luxury tower combining residential and commercial space. The development includes 815 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, 4 shops, and a host of upscale amenities including a lunar lounge, moon cave swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre, and roof terrace.

Wongwian Yai lies in the Thonburi district on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is largely removed from tourism and offers a slower pace of life than other parts of the capital. This project therefore marries authentic Thai city life with luxurious living, providing a rounded and fulfilling lifestyle.

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These standout high-rise apartments would suit anyone searching for a home that provides luxury, community, and convenience. Each one would also make a highly sought-after rental property, creating opportunities for generous returns. If one of these projects has caught your eye, get in touch to find out more.


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