The Montage of Beverly Hills Takes “Getting a Room” to a Whole New Level

Some of the best hotels are offering entire floors of condos for purchase, allowing residents to have all the comforts of home along with all the luxuries of a hotel.

Photo courtesy of Montage Residences The Montage property takes up several prime blocks of Beverly Hills, and the grounds include many fountains, courtyards, gardens and other green spaces, surrounding restaurants, shops, a large spa and many other features.

For centuries hotels have been providing suites suitable for long-term stays, but lately, various upscale establishments have been offering guests the opportunity to get a room for keeps. Some luxury hotels are now designing entire floors specifically for private residences, and you need look no farther than the Beverly Hills Montage for an example of one of the best.

Right in the epicenter of what’s known as Beverly Hills’ “Golden Triangle,” mere steps away from Rodeo (that’s 'Row-DAY-oh,' never 'ROW-dee-oh') Drive, the new luxury hotel set aside the upper three floors for private condos, and they're selling like, ahem, crepes.

These are not mere glamorized hotel suites — the residences have all the comforts of home and more. Plus, owners can take full advantage of the hotel’s remarkable services.

So along with your 2,000 to 4,700-square-foot pad with three to five bedrooms, a welcoming foyer, grand living room and dining room, private family room, intimate library, media room, state-of-the-art kitchen, sumptuous master suite, private balcony and fully equipped laundry room, you can get hotel services, like room service from gourmet restaurants, housekeeping, designer laundry and dry cleaning, shoe shine and assistance with travel planning and transportation.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Because this is the Montage, residents can also take advantage of services such as couture-quality wardrobe cataloging, storage, shipping, alterations and repair; provisioning of aircraft and yachts worldwide; cooking classes and seminars from private chefs from the Montage culinary team, with personal introductions to the finest purveyors and markets, wine and spirits resources; and nutritional menu planning and shopping, just to name a few.

Then there are the lavish hotel amenities, to which residents have complete access. Among the options are a full-service, two-story spa designed in the manner of 9th-century Andalusia, with a mineral pool, lap pool, expansive fitness room, yoga studio and salon; a range of restaurants, lounges and bars; meeting and banquet facilities; an extensive art collection; retail boutiques and lush topiary gardens.

It goes without saying that these units do not come cheap. They range in price from about $4.4 million for a two-bedroom, to $14 million for the four- to five-bedroom penthouse. It is in Beverly Hill, after all.

And in case you’re wondering if there are that many people out there who can afford and appreciate this lush life, know that there’s only one unit left for purchase. The others have already been snatched up by families and individuals who range in age from about 40 to 80. It’s especially popular with people who travel often, and need to be able to lock the door and take off without worrying.

But with all those luxuries at your fingertips, you have to wonder why they would ever want to leave. 

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