What is a White Glove Building?
The old definition of a “white glove building is one where the doormen wear grand uniforms including white gloves. It signifies a building that is impeccably maintained. Traditionally white glove buildings were just located from Park to Fifth Avenue on the Eastside and on Central Park West and Riverside Drive on the Westside of Manhattan. All that has changed. You can find white glove buildings in other areas of Manhattan.
White glove buildings now include condos, co-ops and rental buildings. Even luxury developers have created white glove buildings. So you don’t have to live in a pre-war co-op in order to live in a white glove building.
What Does A White Glove Building Offer?
It is all about the high level of impeccable full service! To me that means a building with a concierge ,doormen and porters who help make life easier for you. They will get you a cab, help you into a cab or your car. They will put your luggage and packages into a cab or into your car or take out your luggage and packages and deliver them to your apartment. They will bring all your deliveries such as groceries, food take out, mail and pharmacy orders to your apartment. They may even water your plants! White glove buildings are a godsend to families trying to manage children , strollers and carriages. Buildings wanting to upgrade their level of services are sending their staff for special white glove customer service training in order to improve the level of service in their buildings.
All in all ,the service one expects these days from a white glove building is like that of a 5 star hotel like the Ritz Carlton where the comfort and care of the residents is their highest mission.
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