Boston’s Luxury Services—Worth the Splurge?
Luxury Gym Membership
$120,000 (plus yearly fee)
Sure, you can buy a three-figure monthly membership at Equinox, but the sky is truly the limit. At Ezia Athletic Club, slated to open in Nantucket in mid-2017, members are asked to pay a $120,000 initiation fee, plus $5,000 per year, for access to its equipment, spa, and dining facilities.
Assuming Boston makes good on its promise to GE, the city’s first public helipad in a long time is on its way. So what will it cost you to hover above the masses? It’s not clear yet. In Manhattan, it’s a few hundred dollars per landing—if you have a helicopter of your own.
On-Demand Private Jet Service
$12,000 per year (plus initiation fee)
Say you need to get a little farther than a helicopter will take you. The good news is you don’t even need to own a jet anymore to fly private. One option is JetSmarter, which lets users book on-demand seats on private planes. It added Boston to the list of cities where it operates last fall.
$6,000 per year
In an effort to let well-off patients avoid the hassle of the waiting room, last fall Mass General made a big move into the burgeoning concierge medicine industry, giving clients 24/7 access to their physicians, as well as customized nutrition, wellness, and exercise counseling.