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Residential Lifestyle Properties

American Leisure’s origins are grounded in its ability to recognize the importance of Lifestyle in the sales and rental of all types of real estate. As pioneers, we are instrumental in conceptualizing, building, and operating the most exciting Residential Lifestyle Facilities for people at home, work, and on vacation.

In the ever-changing field of Fitness, Spa, and other Lifestyle components, we are proud to point to our reputation as innovators. As people continue to focus attention on health and wellness in order to optimize their lives, we are continuously striving to lead the way by meeting and exceeding rapidly changing leisure demands. Innovations such as the introduction of screening rooms, heart healthy juice and breakfast bars, fitness and entertainment centers, spas, and children’s play spaces have kept us on the forefront of the health and leisure landscape Our extraordinary ability to continually stay ahead of the curve is what has made American Leisure attractive to the real estate industry worldwide.

515 East 72nd Street, NYC

515 East 72nd Street offers 40,000 square feet of Lifestyle amenity space, including a 20,000 square foot private park, state-of-the-art fitness center, 56’ indoor swimming pool, full service spa and treatment suites, café, children’s playroom, creative arts studio as well as a multi–purpose squash/basketball court. The property soars 41 stories and almost every residence enjoys private outdoor balconies or terraces as well as sweeping East River and city views. The residences and amenity spaces have been designed in a warm, classic Modernist style reflective of modern luxury retreats designed for Donna Karan and Andre Balazs.

The Edge, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Looking to create one of the finest amenities packages in New York City, Douglaston Development, developers of the luxury condominiums in Brooklyn known as The Edge, called on American Leisure to oversee the creation of their facilities in collaboration with the Stephen B. Jacobs Group and Andi Pepper Interior Design. Amenities include a glass-enclosed, indoor open-air pool with heated floor; fitness centers complete with personal TVs; spa treatment rooms outfitted for massages; body wraps and facials; a healing whirlpool, steam bath, sauna, and even a fire pit. Additionally there is a multi-purpose sports facility, a waterfall plunge pool, and a wading pool. Spa services and personal training are available from a highly trained staff on-call. We are proud to operate this magnificent, world-class facility.

The Heritage at Trump Place, NYC

American Leisure operates several Lifestyle Facilities at Trump Place. Working side by side with Costas Kondylis & Partners, the above photo represents an unrivaled leisure facility. The various Trump facilities offer the best of everything; New York City's first and only invigorating therapeutic mineral waterfall, a lap pool, an exercise room with the latest in cardiovascular and strength training equipment, treatment rooms for facials, massage and body treatments, plus men's and women's steam and saunas.

Peter Cooper Village - Stuyvesant Town, NYC

American Leisure was retained by the former owners as a consultant in the conceptualization and design of the extensive Lifestyle facilities at Peter Cooper Village - Stuyvesant Town, formerly known as "The Oval."

"5" at the Biltmore, NYC

The Jack Parker Corporation retained American Leisure to provide design consultation for the 6,000+ square foot Lifestyle Center at the Biltmore, a luxurious residential community located in the heart of the New York Theatre, Entertainment, and Business district. American Leisure provides daily management services for the facility which includes a full service health club, lounge, business center, screening room and sun terrace. American Leisure creates unique Lifestyle programming that includes a heart healthy juice and breakfast bar, live entertainers, fitness challenges, private movie screenings and a myriad of other activities. American Leisure worked with McCarten Architects on this prestigious project.

325 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The design of this extensive amenity package provided us with the opportunity to work with the Stephen B. Jacobs Group and Andi Pepper Interior Design. The Lifestyle facility serves the residents of this exclusive 250-unit luxury condominium in New York City.
Our task was to conceptualize and design a first class Lifestyle package to play an instrumental role in enhancing the sales and marketing program conducted by Levine Builders.

77 Hudson, Jersey City, NJ

World- renowned builder K Hovnanian engaged American Leisure as a consultant to work with Cetra/Ruddy Architects on the design of this unparalleled facility. Overlooking the NY skyline from Jersey City, the facility includes an elegantly landscaped swimming pool accompanied by a generous deck, staffed fitness center, Yoga and Pilates studio, and a massage room providing scheduled massages any day of the week. In addition to the heart healthy juice and breakfast bar, the space is complimented by creatively appointed men's and women's locker rooms offering saunas and steam rooms, accompanied by luxurious showers and bathrooms.

The XO, Chicago, IL

Working with world-renowned architect Lucien Lagrange, American Leisure featured its Aqua Grotto® concept for this exclusive Lifestyle Center & Spa complete with exercise room, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, massage, spa pampering treatments, pools, lounges, and tea garden, providing the path to ultimate relaxation.

Beacon, Jersey City, NJ

Metrovest Equities, the developers of the landmarked Beacon, called upon American Leisure to work with Ismael Levy Architects to conceptualize and design an upscale, private, full-service Lifestyle Center and Aqua Grotto® for this luxury condominium. The Lifestyle Center and Aqua Grotto®, which is located on two floors, is equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, steam rooms, saunas, and an indoor pool and whirlpool.

Bellefair at Ryebrook, NY

American Leisure manages and operates the entire Lifestyle community at this spectacular property located in Westchester county. BelleFair offers one of the finest and most luxurious full-service Lifestyle and social offerings available in Westchester, New York. American Leisure was retained by Spectrum Skanska to create programming and provide comprehensive property and Lifestyle management for the over 500 residents of this posh community.

Chelsea Landmark, NYC

American Leisure was selected by Rose Associates to conceptualize and work on the design of this luxurious residential building located in Manhattan's artistic Chelsea neighborhood. The Chelsea Landmark provides its residents with Club 3, an extensive array of amenities conceptualized by American Leisure. All members enjoy a large state-of-the-art fitness facility, Yoga and Pilates studio, a rejuvenating Aqua Spa complete with whirlpool and waterfall, a social sauna, multiple relaxation areas and available spa treatments. Additionally, there is a game room with billiards tables and a golf simulator, as well as a demonstration kitchen where renowned chefs provide cooking classes. Social events are also held outdoors on the huge landscaped sundeck which includes shaded lounge areas, outdoor Yoga and a Zen garden.

QW7, Long Island City, NY

Working with the David Rothwell and SLCE Architects, American Leisure conceptualized the design and has been operating this high-end private full-service community and Lifestyle Center for Rockrose Development Corp. since 2006, serving a community of over 1,000 members. The 20,000 square foot facility encompassed a game room, a lounge with a demonstration kitchen, indoor pool, massage and personal treatment rooms, exercise studio, state-of-the-art exercise equipment room, and a private screening room.

The MEI Lifestyle Center, Miami, FL

American Leisure designed this exclusive Lifestyle Center & Spa for the luxurious Mei Condominium community complete with exercise room, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, massage, spa pampering treatments, pools, lounges, Zen library, tea garden, providing the path to ultimate relaxation.

West River House, NYC

Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, American Leisure crafted an extensive amenities package for the residents of West River House. Available for enjoyment is a fully equipped, staffed rooftop health club featuring state-of-the-art Cybex equipment, full racquetball courts on the building’s penthouse level, and a very generous landscaped roof sundeck, furnished such that residents can take in beautiful river and skyline views in comfort and style.

The Continental Club & Spa

Working with Atlantic Realty and Costas Kondylis architects, American Leisure provided design consultation for the luxurious Club & Spa amenities at the Continental on Sixth Avenue. The health and wellness amenities feature a 50-foor infinity edge pool, a spa set within a double height, glass enclosed atrium providing massage and other body treatments, a beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace, a health club offering a fitness and cardio center, a yoga studio and a Wi-Fi-enabled lounge, billiards and gaming rooms. American Leisure provides daily management services for the Club & Spa. We have designed a full spectrum of indoor and outdoor programs and activities for residents to enjoy including yoga under the stars, wine and cheese parties, soothing chair massages, and dancing in the moonlight.

The Visionaire, Battery Park City, NYC

The Albanese Organization retained American Leisure to work with their architects to consult on the design of the amenity spaces at this Platinum, LEED-Certified Waterfront condominium in Battery Park City. The 35-story tower features a distinctive curved glass façade showcasing generous river views from all corners and two beautiful rooftop gardens, one with built in grills, where residents can enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Harbor. Other amenities at the Visionaire include a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa; an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, which both use ultraviolet disinfection, greatly reducing the need for chlorine; a screening lounge with fireplace and dining area; and a children’s playroom with a 12-foot salt water reef aquarium.

Testimonials

“Our 120,000 square foot community fitness center and spa could never have been as successful as it is without the fruitful professional guidance of American Leisure.”

- David Kirschtel
CEO, JCC Rockland


“American Leisure's time-tested ability to run operations and innovative design make them a great match for assisting new fitness and spa projects entering the marketplace.  They also do very well at turning around situations that need restructuring.”

- Peter Ellis
CEO, SpaFinder


“American Leisure expertly facilitated every aspect of creating "life" at our international university. Your unparalleled creativity was key in developing and delivering our vision. Tom Johnston's tireless efforts assembling and developing a team of experts has been instrumental in our success!”

- Jamal El Zein
Asst. Gen. Manager - Maintenance,
Saudi Oger, Ltd.


“American Leisure's executive team takes a very hands-on approach with their clients and participates in every aspect of development and management in order to insure a successful outcome.”

- Joseph Flanagan
Vice President, Rockrose Development Corp.


“American Leisure provides the winning strategy and competitive edge to bring our lifestyle amenity spaces to life.”

- Laurie Zucker
Principal,
Manhattan Skyline Mgmt


“Since retaining American Leisure, our guest experience rating increased to 100%!”

- Bruce Gorelick
Gen. Manager,
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa


“Your unrivaled depth of industry knowledge and solid understanding of the lifestyle and recreation marketplace was invaluable to us in our strategic planning for the future. Your feasibility study was right on the mark!”

- Scott Rubenstein
Managing Partner
East Hampton Tennis Club


“You hit it out of the park! American Leisure totally captured the essence of the Spa Eleven brand! Steve and Wendy are a pleasure to work with.”

- Nikki Oden
Owner,
ELEVEN Spa, Las Vegas


“What a pleasure it has been to work with you on the Spa for the Setai, NY! You and the American Leisure team exhibited business acumen and thorough involvement in every aspect of Setai’s facility development providing valuable guidance and producing a finished product that stands out in the competitive hospitality and spa industry.  The project has been celebrated on the Cover of American Spa, June 2010; more importantly it is operationally savvy and financially successful.  American Leisure sets the industry benchmark.”

- Robert D. Henry
Owner
Robert D. Henry Architects


“The Eleven brand is about exceeding expectations. American Leisure took our brand promise of Life Better™ and translated it into a beautiful spa experience that takes the word “better” to new levels. Wendy and Steve were a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to our next project together!”

- Nicole Oden
Founder/Visionary Eleven


“In her role as founder and Vice President of the Medical Spa Society, Wendy's promotion of education and excellence in the medical and spa profession have been vital to the success of the industry. Thanks for all your hard work.”

- Francis Acunzo
President,
Medical Spa Society
CEO, Acara Partners


“American Leisure's operational expertise was crucial in making my dream of a NYC waterfront floating pool a reality.”

- Ann Buttenweiser
President,
Neptune Foundation, The Floating Pool Lady