Jeremy Lin moves into The Residences at W in Manahattan's Downtown
March 29, 2012 - New York
NBA STAR JEREMY LIN MOVES INTO LUXURY APARTMENT AT THE RESIDENCES AT W NEW YORK - DOWNTOWN
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012- Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, who famously slept on his brother's couch before his breakout performance for the NBA's New York Knicks that led to worldwide fame, now has a home in New York to call his own. Lin, 23, has moved into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at The Residences at W New York - Downtown, which offers private luxury homes with the W brand's signature lifestyle services and amenities available 24/7. W New York-Downtown is the only W Hotel in Manhattan with private residences for sale.
"I love the W Hotel in Taipei, so I liked the idea of living in the only W Residence in New York," said Jeremy Lin in a statement. "The apartments have great hotel-style amenities and it's a nice place to come home to with amazing views."
Lin selected a completely furnished 1,182 square foot (110 square meters) apartment in the glass and limestone tower in downtown Manhattan, which contains 217 W New York - Downtown guest rooms on the lower floors, and 223 contemporary designed Residences above, from floors 33 to 56. Lin's apartment enjoys stunning views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, the new World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Over US$20 billion in new development and investment is turning the Lower Manhattan area into one of New York City's most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods.
"We're thrilled to welcome Jeremy to The Residences at W New York - Downtown," said Matthew Moinian, of the Moinian Group, developer of W New York - Downtown. "A professional athlete needs to come home to a luxurious and welcoming environment that caters to every need, and Jeremy will get that and more at the W. The building is one of the iconic centerpieces of the transformation of Lower Manhattan, making it a fantastic investment opportunity for international buyers."
The Residences at W New York - Downtown are managed by W Hotels, a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 42 hotels and retreats, including 14 branded residential projects, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. The Residences include furnished and unfurnished studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominiums, and enjoy access to services and amenities from the W New York - Downtown hotel, which features a striking modern design by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates architects and interiors by the award-winning design studio Graft. These amenities include the signature W Hotel's WHATEVER/WHENEVER® service philosophy, housekeeping services, and access to full-floor meeting, banquet and event space, as well as the fifth-floor Living Room Bar & Lounge, where residents can enjoy cocktails underneath a one-of-a-kind Lamella curtain draped lighting installation. Residents can also enjoy preferred dining reservations at, and room service from, the hotel's two-floor BLT Bar & Grill, a casual restaurant that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for its menu of American classics, including the BLT Burger.
In addition, The Residences enjoy a separate David Rockwell-designed lobby at 123 Washington Street with custom-designed lighting, wallpaper and furniture, including a hand-blown mercury glass chandelier and a concierge desk made from natural walnut and black marble. Other residents-only amenities include a landscaped rooftop terrace with panoramic Manhattan views, and the entire 31st floor, which includes a fully equipped fitness center, sauna, and spa treatment rooms, as well as a digital entertainment lounge and café area.
The Moinian Group consulted with Hong Kong-based feng shui master Alfred Cheng on the project, and developed the tower incorporating key feng shui elements. The exterior design, which is glass with no sharp edges, and the 360-degree water views are beneficial from a feng shui perspective, allowing light and positive energy to flow throughout the building.
Jeremy Lin's apartment is one of the Sunshine Select Residences at The Residences at W New York - Downtown. These apartments are uniquely tailored turnkey residences, which make them ideal for international buyers as pied-a-terre homes, or as investment properties that can be rented out to tenants and immediately provide an investor with income.
"Like Jeremy Lin's apartment, each Sunshine Select home features a completely unique design, including new and vintage furniture, art, wallpaper, and more," said Louise Sunshine, President of Sunshine Select Residences and a marketing and sales consultant on The Residences at W New York - Downtown. "Investors want a turnkey residence without any hassle, and each residence here is beautifully furnished while still being unique unto itself. That's the appeal of the Sunshine Select program."
"Jeremy Lin is renting an apartment that's been sold to an investor from Singapore, and buyers from China, Taiwan, Russia, India, Brazil, England, France, Italy and Germany have also recently signed contracts for apartments in the building," said Richard Nassimi, of the Corcoran Group, the exclusive sales agent of The Residences at W New York - Downtown. "International buyers are recognizing the value of investing in this building, which is one of the centerpieces of the future of downtown Manhattan."
"The Residences at W New York - Downtown offers the ultimate address, a new dimension of cutting-edge design, contemporary lifestyle, modern comfort and seamless integration with one of the world's top lifestyle and hotel brands," said Matthew Moinian. "The Residences are the perfect lifestyle investment for discerning buyers from all around the world."
Apartment prices range from US$1.3 million to US$3 million, and pricing for penthouse floors is available upon request. For more information on The Residences at W New York - Downtown, go to wnyresidences.com, or call the on-site sales office at +1 212-385-1100.
About the Moinian Group
Founded by Joseph Moinian, the Moinian Group today owns and operates a portfolio in excess of 20 million square feet of assets valued at nearly $10 billion across the U.S. - and is among the only national real estate entities to develop, own and operate properties across every asset category, including office, hotel, retail, condos and rental apartments. The Moinian Group's holdings include high-profile assets in America's leading cities, including New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, making the firm a major player in the world of real estate.
About W New York - Downtown:
W New York - Downtown offers W Hotels' signature cutting edge design and contemporary lifestyle in New York City's rapidly revitalizing Financial District. Complete with spectacular city views of the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and the new Freedom Tower, the W New York - Downtown features a sleek and sophisticated style. The hotel features unique amenities such as the Living Room Bar and Terrace, BLT Bar and Grill, and SWEAT® Fitness Center. With design elements by Graft Design Studio a spectacular Anemone Chandelier at the entrance designed by renowned UK light sculptor Bruce Munro, W New York - Downtown provides the ultimate in insider access to Wall Street. For more information, please visit www.whotels.com/newyorkdowntown.
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