The sales center for Millennium Tower has finally opened, and reservations are pouring in for Boston’s hottest pre-construction luxury tower. Millennium Tower will soar 625 feet to the top of the 60th floor living space and 685 feet in total. The 442 luxury condominiums will all be sold at market rate – meaning Millennium Tower will not have an affordable component nor professionally managed rental apartments.
Millennium Partners, the New York based developer of the project, has been around for 23 years and has completed 27 renowned projects in cities such as Miami, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Millennium Partners noticed a shift occurring in the market place around 2007. By listening to feedback from residents of their many luxury developments, Millennium Partners realized that although residents enjoyed the 5-star services in each building, they were not enamored with the hotel guests whose needs seemed to be taking precedence over those of the residents. From that feedback, Millennium Partners built Millennium Tower San Francisco, a 60-story luxury tower with emphasis on 5-star services, but specifically lacking a hotel. Worth Magazine named Millennium Tower San Francisco one of the top 10 buildings in the world (only 3 of which were in the U.S.). All 10 buildings offered 5-star living experiences, and all decided against a hotel element. Millennium Partners followed that incredible success story with Millennium Place Boston. All 260 homes at Millennium Place Boston sold out in only 16 months. The purely residential luxury experience will culminate with Millennium Tower Boston (occupancy expected for Summer 2016). Millennium Partners sees this as the evolution of residential living. The lifestyle will be all about the residents, exclusivity, privacy and 5-star service.
Designed by Handel Architects, LLC, Millennium Tower will reshape the Boston skyline and will become a landmark icon identifying Downtown Boston. The side of the tower will feature chauffeured windows with a 5-foot “bump-out,” similar to the 2.5-foot chauffeured windows at Millennium Place. The windows will accentuate views for residents and give Millennium Tower a glistening sparkle from the exterior.
The luxury condos at Millennium Tower will start on the 10th floor. Directly beneath that will be a two-level private club for exclusive use of residents. Street level to the 7th floor will feature premier retail space. The building itself will be divided into two segments, each with its own boutique lobby, doorman and 24-hour concierge. The separation of the lobbies brings a sense of intimacy to the building, and each concierge can better serve the residents. Each lobby will be a destination spot, the point at which your home begins. The City Residences will sit on floors 10-32, and the Grand Residences will be located on floors 33-55. Penthouse homes on floors 56-60 will utilize the Grand Residences lobby. The major difference between the two tiers will be the physical size of the homes, with the Grand Residences offering larger floor plans. Condos on a higher floor may also have preferred views.
Millennium Tower will rise out of the hole left by the old Filene’s Department Store Building. The old building took up the entire block, whereas the new building will use only about half of that footprint, allowing for the creation of a piazza for public use. One benefit of this space is that Millennium Tower will still control the experience within this piazza, making sure the 5-star experience extends into the neighborhood. All parking will be underground, with a professional valet staff servicing the valet parking near the lobbies.
Millennium Tower will have a staff of about 60 employees who will serve the building. Some important positions will include: general manager, assistant general manager, lobby concierge, doorman, valet staff, club concierge, food and beverage staff, chief engineer, security staff, and housekeeping. Whereas many buildings outsource management and staffing, Millennium Tower will continue to manage the property and the staff will become employees of the condo association. This structure promotes greater staff continuity, lower condominium fees and a higher level of service for residents.
The exclusive resident-only club space at Millennium Tower will be spectacular. Encompassing the 8th and 9th floors, the 23,000 square-foot amenity space will include a 10,000 square-foot fitness center, children’s playroom, private screening room, owners’ lounge, outdoor space with a fire pit, spacious library, junior Olympic sized pool, private dining room and bar. The owner’s lounge will feature dramatic double ceiling height and will overlook Washington Street and the Old South Church. The club concierge will be on-site to arrange all functions of the club, including reservations for the private dining room. The swim area will offer a sparkling lap pool, hot tub and steam rooms. There will also be treatment rooms for spa style treatments. On the 9th floor, the fitness center, branded FLXone will offer a cardio and free weight area, as well as Pilates, yoga and multipurpose studios.
Millennium Tower will also offer its residents a unique dining program. Michael Mina, a Michelin rated chef with multiple restaurants around the country, will be opening a private dining experience exclusively for Millennium Tower residents. The restaurant will create a country club atmosphere in an urban setting. Millennium Partners has established a relationship with Michael over the past 9 years as the chef at the premier RN74 at Millennium Tower San Francisco. The Boston menu will feature his greatest hits from around the country. The restaurant, for exclusive use by residents and their guests, will not require a minimum spend and will offer dining and beverage options Á La Carte in the essence of the casualization of fine dining.
One of the most popular features of Millennium Tower will be the LaVie lifestyle program. The club concierge schedules an annual series of events that are broken into a monthly calendar. The idea is to offer educational and entertaining events in the areas of art, literature, fitness, food and culture to Millennium residents. There are also mix-and-mingle events to encourage homeowners to come downstairs and meet their neighbors. Residents can also enjoy fireside chats with experts in industry, fitness, music and the arts.
When you purchase a luxury home at Millennium Tower you will be buying into an exclusive lifestyle experience.