REAL ESTATE

THE FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTHY LIVING

Recent studies have shown that good health begins at home—and around the world living environments are being combined with cutting-edge medical and wellness amenities to promote healthy living.

MANDI KEIGHRAN

 

Luxury residences and hotels have long attracted discerning clientele with on-site features, such as spas, gyms, and pools. A new breed of luxury living, however, takes health and wellness to the next level— think an on-site medical center that fuses AI-powered health monitoring with Eastern healing practices, “concierge doctors”, and luxury apartments with personal gyms, UV-sterilization, and hospital-grade air filtration systems. In the current COVID era, it’s no surprise that luxury living, and health go hand-in-hand. A recent study by the World Health Organization revealed that an astonishing 80-90 percent of our health is linked to where and how we live. Or, to put it another way, the buildings that we occupy, whether at home or travelling, have lasting consequences for body and mind. This kind of understanding about the impact of our built environment on our personal wellbeing is more important than ever before—and, as a result, the future of wellness has arrived.

photo credit: Sean Hemmerle, courtesy of Modern Spaces; rendering credit: MAQE

Townhouse on The Park, Long Island City, NY

 

To help residents prioritize their preventative health and stay fit in the COVID era, Townhouse on The Park, a brand new tech-forward rental development in Long Island City offering 75 3-bedroom triplex apartments, incorporates ample health and wellness features. For example, every unit comes equipped with a MIRROR home gym system to allow residents to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle both while sheltering in place and once restrictions have lifted. Additionally, to provide residents with a connection to nature- which is associated with improved mental health- all apartments feature extensive, private outdoor space via private gardens or rooftop balconies, as well as wall-to-wall windows to allow for ample natural light. Leading Queens brokerage Modern Spaces is exclusively handling marketing and leasing for the building.

Photo Credit: 50 West

50 West, NYC, NY

 

Located in the heart of the Financial District in NYC, luxury residence, 50 West has UV sterilization in the fresh air units and a UV light cabinet for staff to sterilize PPE, as well as a relatively new reservation system for amenity areas to coordinate social distancing.

 

Legacy Hotel & Residences Miami, FL

 

Living and traveling is now being fused with medical/wellness features. Legacy Hotel and Residences, coming in 2023 to Downtown Miami, will allow both residents and guests to track their health within the 8-floor health and performance medical center being built directly inside the tower. The Center will offer more than 15 tests to track everything from bone density, lung capacity to gut health and that just scratches the surface. Think of a future-forward modern medical center merging AI powered monitoring and predictive modeling, preventative surgeries, endurance and recovery fitness training, labs, sustainable nutrition and Eastern healing practices all in tracked in one place, which puts health back into the person’s hands.

Photo credit: Kim Sargent

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, Fl

 

Home is where you should feel the healthiest. At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, owners receive their own private concierge doctor at home; a one-year membership to the full-service practice, The Agatston Center for Private Medicine, led by world-renowned cardiologist, nutritionist and author, Dr. Arthur Agatston MD, FACC. This membership is available to all family members residing at The Residences. Family members of each household will receive:

 

• Unlimited, 24-hour access to physicians via cell telephone, text, email, office telephone and same day in-office visits.

 

• House-calls when deemed medically necessary.

 

• An annual executive physical examination to identify baseline health and determine a path to achieve health goals.

 

• Development of a personalized wellness plan.

 

• Coordination and scheduling of all specialty physician appointments, diagnostic procedures and hospital services.

 

• Inpatient consultation and supervision for any hospital admission.