Mint House at 70 Pine was just named Tripadvisor’s #1 Hotel in the U.S. for 2021 (and #18 in the world) on its annual Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best Awards, but… it’s not even really a hotel! Mint House provides artfully designed and tech-enabled apartment-style accommodations where travelers can live like a local in an upscale residence with all the perks of their favorite luxury hotel.
For the travel industry, the pandemic created a demand for more flexibility and contactless, concierge-centered, multi-length stay, “house away from home” experiences. For the real estate industry, 12-month lease agreements were rapidly declining because of remote work capabilities and residents moving out of bigger cities. This created a major growth opportunity for Mint House, which works with luxury apartment building owners and developers on management-style lease agreements, pivoting them away from traditional 12-month leases by turning apartments into hotel-like, extended-stay accommodations.
Each residence at Mint House at 70 Pine offers 2-3 times the size of the average NYC hotel guest room with separate workspaces and fully equipped kitchens. They are equipped with smart technology, including an app with no-contact mobile check-in and keyless entry, a 24/7 digital concierge, pre-stocked grocery delivery and pre-set thermostats, as well as capabilities to sign into their Netflix to find their favorite shows on the smart TVs, and food delivery via a local ghost kitchen.
Guests can enjoy fitness and in-suite shopping experiences through collaborations with top brands like MIRROR for quick in-room workouts and Minoan, a virtual retail program where guests can purchase items they find in-unit, like Frette linens and MALIN+GOETZ bath products, and have them drop-shipped to their house by the time they return home. They also have access to 70 Pine’s luxury in-building amenities including a full fitness center, bowling alley, and Michelin-rated Crown Shy.