Robot butler will serve renters at luxury Century City tower

Charley will deliver lattes, packages to Ten Thousand’s residents

Nov.November 17, 2016 10:30 AM
Rendering of Ten Thousand at 10,000 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Rendering of Ten Thousand at 10,000 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Forget swimming pools and bike storage. One of the amenities at Crescent Heights’ new L.A. rental tower is straight out of the space age.

Residents of the building will have access to Charley, a robot programmed to navigate the building’s floorplan to deliver “packages, meals, beverages, birthday cakes, and flowers” to individual apartments, according to Curbed.

Savioke Relay robot.
Savioke Relay robot.

They can summon the robot, designed by tech company Savioke, via an iPad Mini they’ll receive when they move in. The iPad can also be used to order room service and pay rent, which ranges form $9,000 to $25,000 a month.

The robot is just one in a series of ultra luxe amenities at the 40-story tower at 10,000 Santa Monica Boulevard, known as Ten Thousand. Residents will also have access to dog walkers, an in-house Rolls Royce and Botox injections. The building has a 60-person staff in addition to Charley, including a four-person (human) butler team.

The property includes 75,000 square feet of shared space comprising a bar, restaurant, a pool with underwater speakers, and a one-acre park.

The $300 million building sits on the border of Beverly Hills and Century City.

The Miami-based Crescent Heights bought the site of property in 2010 for $59 million.

In 2006, President-elect Donald Trump lost a bidding war for the same site. [Curbed]Chava Gourarie

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