he Continental, formerly known as Tower 111, has a prime Manhattan location at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street, and a bright future to match. There’s more to The Continental than a great location, though – a standout even by the high standard for new Manhattan rental listings, The Continental offers a suite of amenities few Manhattan rental listings can match, 338 spacious, generously proportioned rental apartments, and some of the most impressive panoramic views to be found in any Manhattan rental. At 53 stories, The Continental stands out as an instant icon among rental listings in the 30s, both for its size and graceful look and the high quality of its spacious rental apartments; the apartments for rent, though, are why it sits high up any list of elite Chelsea rental listings.
While The Continental offers all the amenities expected from a luxury rental listing – from 24-hour doorman service to on-site concierge and valet service to bicycle storage – it also offers other amenities that go above and beyond the ordinary. The crown jewel of The Continental’s suite of amenities is The Continental Club & Spa, a showcase fitness facility highlighted by a 50-foot heated lap pool in a glass-enclosed atrium. The pool alone is among the most impressive to be found in any Manhattan rental listings, but it's only part of The Continental's fitness facility, which also boasts a Yoga studio, his-and-hers treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art gym. The Continental also has a pair of landscaped terraces, each featuring spectacular panoramic Manhattan views. The rooftop sun deck is connected to The Continental’s well-appointed residents-only lounge, which also features a catering kitchen, gaming lounge and fireplace. The Continental's Chelsea location also works as something of an amenity in its own right -- just a short walk from Chelsea's galleries and the lively nightlife scene a few blocks west, The Continental is also just steps from the subway.
The apartments for rent at The Continental are every bit as impressive as the amenities. Each rental apartment at The Continental features hardwood floors and generous 10-foot ceilings, with floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring that each apartment is bathed in natural light. (The Continental's oversized windows also admit some impressive panoramic Manhattan views, of course) Stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops grace the kitchens, while the well-appointed baths feature porcelain tile floors, marble vanities and – in select units – glass-enclosed showers. The Continental’s rental flats also feature top-of-the-line Asko washers and dryers. With a suite of amenities that rank it among the elite new Manhattan rental listings and apartments for rent that offer all the comforts of home at a prime Manhattan location, it’s easy to see why The Continental ranks among the most-anticipated new Manhattan rental listings of 2011.