Timeshares. They’re not just for Boca anymore.

For many, the idea of buying  a timeshare conjures the idea of spending money for a vacation home where not only the rules of usage have restrictions, but the upkeep is often hidden in the offering plan.  In New York city you can find timeshares, or what is referred to as Fractional Ownership condos, which do away with all of the restrictions and include some added bonuses to boot.

One in particular is the St Regis Residences, which I’ve been selling to many happy customers over the years.

Located at 2 East 55th Street, arguably one of the best addresses in the world, the St Regis Hotel Residences are deeded condominiums that have been beautifully decorated  by famed designer James Huniford.  Built in 1904, this  5 star hotel is truly John Jacob Astor’s masterpiece and represents the very best of Beaux Arts design.

You can own one of these suites for merely a fraction — in this case, 1/12th fraction — of anything comparable in this world renowned neighborhood.  Your home away from home comes fully furnished with absolutely no upkeep whatsoever.  And your Stay-time is unique among other time-shares.

With your own concierge to handle all of your booking needs, a simple call will have your suite check-in-ready for your arrival.  And lost days are never a problem.  As an owner you automatically become a Starwood Platinum preferred member.  In addition, nights can be directly transferred to the St Regis Aspen, as well as the St Regis Scottsdale Arizona Phoenician Resort.

The Empire Suite

This breathtaking property with 2BR/3 Marble Baths, comes fully furnished and boasts over 1200 sq ft. of luxurious living space. Other features include: 10 foot ceilings, separate living room, Butler pantry featuring sub-zero refrigerator and microwave, 32′ plasma flat-screen television and DVD player in bedroom, LCD televisions in living room and bathrooms, floor to ceiling French windows, crystal chandeliers, Direct-dial phone and fax machine, and High-speed Internet access.

Savor the pleasure of living at one of the most glamorous addresses in the world with all the amenities the St Regis has to offer, including the Remede Spa and Fitness center, Salon, twice daily maid service, 24 hour Butler service, doorman, concierge and much more.  Be among the many luminaries who have stayed here or called the St Regis home, including Ernest Hemingway, Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dali, John Lennon, and Marilyn Monroe.

With a guaranteed week of June 22-29th and an additional 21 days throughout the year, this home provides the perfect flexibility of both fixed and float time. This 2 bedroom suite can also be separated into two units to double your stay time. And as a Residence Club Member you’ll become an elite Platinum Starwood Preferred guest and have the option of transferring your days to other world class destinations. Just steps away from Fifth Avenue’s world renowned shopping, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, Broadway theaters, museums and fine dining, the St. Regis Residences offers the very best in New York living.

My St Regis Exclusive Listings

Open House this Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 333 East 53rd St. #3P — Noon to 1PM

Paris on the East Side! This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath home, features bright north & west exposures, high beamed ceilings, original casement windows, a custom designed windowed kitchen, and — count them — 4 large walk-in closets. Located in lovely Turtle Bay with its tree-lined streets, you’ll be surrounded by wonderful shops and restaurants and have easy access to public transportation. This most sought-after, pet friendly, full service doorman building really has it all, including a roof deck with spectacular views, and gym. As a perfect Pied-a-Terre or a fulltime residence, you just may not miss Paris at all. Please no sublets, co-purchasing or guarantors. Dogs up to 30 lbs are allowed.
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Trump Soho

Trump Soho

Was at the fabulous Trump Soho hotel and residences last night. In addition to a fantastic location, it has a wonderful bar lounge downstairs with really great bar snacks. Such as jiffy pop popcorn with truffle oil, and the the best bar nuts in the world. And my favorite, caper berries. The residences are on the top floors and priced very well.

And if you like celebrities, this picture was taken just moments after Jessica Alba made it to her way thru the paparazzi.

Having lived in that neighborhood for decades I must say that the building really has added some much needed pizzaz to the area. And I know at first the Donald took a lot of heat for building too high, but hats off to you.