Resort-style amenities, 24/7 concierges, waterfront views, and in-unit elevators – these are just some of the lifestyle offerings today’s ever-more demanding buyers expect when shopping for luxury condominiums. However, with Tampa Bay continuing to assert itself as one of the most in-demand markets in the nation, developers of branded residential projects across the booming Tampa Bay area are going on the offensive, offering curated amenities that exceed even the loftiest expectations.
“It’s all about surprising buyers – offering something they never knew they couldn’t live without,” says Jon Paul Perez, President of development powerhouse Related Group (Related), the company behind the highly anticipated The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Tampa (The Residences). “We’re always pushing the bar higher and working to outdo ourselves. Take golf simulators, for example. Not too long ago, these were an extra luxury reserved only for our most high-end projects. Now, these types of options are simply expected.”
Branded residential concepts like The Residences are setting the pace for a new wave of condominiums vying for the spotlight in the Tampa Bay area. By partnering with beloved and renowned brands, like the legendary Ritz-Carlton, developers can curate their projects to match the passions of buyers and deliver entire turnkey lifestyles. Simply using a brand name isn’t quite enough, however.
“We invested considerable time and resources into ensuring our amenities and living experiences live up to the rich history of the Ritz-Carlton name,” says Michael Hammon, Senior Vice President at Related and lead developer on the project. “Many of our buyers are loyal to the Ritz name and want to immerse themselves in the iconic brand full-time.”
Located within walking distance of Tampa Bay’s picturesque Bayshore Drive and nestled within Tampa’s most desired neighborhood, The Residences have elevated the region’s luxury market. Offering bespoke amenities and services, the project comes brimming with resort-style amenities that blur the lines between condo and hotel living.
“Our aim is to have buyers feel like they are at their favorite Ritz-branded resort,” adds Hammon. “From our 24/7 doorman and valet, personalized concierge, lush gardens and even our curated art collection, every detail in The Residences is hand-curated to exude that unique Ritz spirit.” With over 12,000 square feet of amenities, residents have plenty to choose from.
Highlights include private workouts or yoga classes at the state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor amenity deck with a resort-style pool, tennis court and pickleball court, complimentary continental breakfast each morning, a scenic on-site dog washing area and more. RitzCarlton loyalists and those who seek vacation-style living will feel right at home at The Residences. And while developers of The Residences placed a heavy emphasis on amenities, the homes were no afterthoughts.
Each unit and townhouse-style villa comes in varied floor plans and ranges from two to four bedrooms. The spacious floor plans, which span up to 5,930 square feet, come standard with floor-to-ceiling windows, and oversized terraces adding to the homes’ airy “mansion in the sky” feeling, providing endless vistas of Hillsborough Bay and Downtown Tampa. Units offer sophisticated kitchens equipped with custom-designed Italian cabinetry, luxurious finishes, and Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, as well as sprawling master bathrooms with soaking tubs and more. Pricing for The Residences starts at $1.5 million.
For more information or to arrange a private tour of the sales gallery, please visit theresidencestampa.com or call 813-588-4242.