Exquisite amenities, incredible locations and award-winning, five-star service—it’s no wonder hotel-branded residences are continuing their rise in prominence and popularity. The Sunday Times recently reported that there are presently more than 400 branded residential offerings across the globe, the majority of which are hotel branded—and this sector of the market shows no sign of slowing.
These residences offer top-tier services coupled with their hotel or resort brand’s prestige, appealing to jet-setting buyers and renters willing to pay a premium for a turnkey lifestyle without the hassle of a private property. Additionally, the residences often align with luxury brands that buyers recognize, instilling confidence in the level of service and range of amenity offerings they’ll enjoy with homeownership.
Whether sky-high condominiums overlooking the city below or private villas within a gated oceanfront resort, branded residences capture and deliver the best their destination has to offer. Here, we highlight some of the world’s finest branded residences currently on the market.
These two palatial homes—#44A and #31I, represented by Ansel Kim—are situated in L.A.’s only five-star hotel residence, the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. Located at 900 West Olympic Blvd. in Downtown L.A., moments from Staples Center, popular museums and nightlife, these luxury residences are designed with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping views of the city lights. They also come with 24/7 concierge service, valet parking, complimentary breakfast 365 days a year. Plus, residents can enjoy the private owners' lounge, room service, a screening room and the signature Ritz-Carlton spa.
One&Only Mandarina Private Homes is a collection of 55 private villas—among the first One&Only villas to own in the world, situated along a one-mile stretch of beach north of Puerto Vallarta. The ultra-private villas, represented by The Agency Development Group, neighbor One&Only Mandarina, recently named one of The 40 Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings for 2020 by Forbes. Homeowners enjoy the services and amenities of the hotel, as well as resort privileges such as priority reservations, preferred pricing and signing privileges at One&Only Mandarina spa, restaurants and clubs. The villas are located within the master-planned Mandarina community, amidst one of the last beachfront jungles in Mexico.
Situated on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the gated Mayakoba community is home to hotel-branded residential offerings by Rosewood and Fairmont, both represented by The Agency Development Group. Rosewood Residences is a collection of private villas, located along the Mayakoba lagoons and oceanfront, each offering design guided by Rosewood’s A Sense of PlaceⓇ philosophy, a private pool, and the impeccable services of Rosewood. Fairmont Residences is a boutique collection of full and fractional-ownership residences and penthouses located along the lush greenery and fairways of Mayakoba’s El Camaleón PGA championship golf course. Owners enjoy private, residents-only amenities and the exemplary services and amenities of Fairmont Mayakoba.
Perched on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, The Cape Residences is a boutique collection of 34 full-ownership luxury condominiums at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas. Crafted with breezy, open floor plans, the contemporary residences—represented by Dane Posey of The Agency Los Cabos—offer stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and Monuments Beach. Homeowners enjoy the exclusive services of the hotel, as well as preferred rates (a 25% discount) and full access to amenities—think an infinity-edged oceanfront pool, a second stunning salt-water pool, the Currents Spa and world-class, restaurants like chef Enrique Olvera’s globally acclaimed Manta.
Wymara Villas | Turks & Caicos
Wymara Villa 5109 is a truly exquisite Turks & Caicos oceanfront residence located within an exclusive gated community on the cliffs of Turtle Tail. Owners enjoy access to all of Wymara Resort’s five-star amenities and the option to place their villa in Wymara Resort’s Villa Rental Program, which was rated 4 Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Offered pre-construction and represented by Brendan O’Neill, Nieve O’Neill, Sean O’Neill, Zach Knapp and Steven Davis, Wymara Villa 5109 will feature architecture by the internationally renowned Coast Architects. By purchasing pre-construction, owners have the option to customize design details and may purchase a standalone, 955-square-foot hilltop guest house with stunning sunset views—which could serve as a potential additional revenue stream.
Amanyara | Turks & Caicos
Set upon 1.64 lushly landscaped acres on the picturesque northwest coast of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, Amanyara’s Villa 16 is the quintessential island oasis. Replete with expansive views, two pools and the most lake frontage of any villa on the entire Amanyara property, this expansive, tropical residence provides absolute privacy. Represented by Ian Hurdle, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa comes with total access to the Amanyara resort, including its world-famous Aman Spa, Beach Club and Nature Discovery Centre.