Former Banking Executives Invest in The Ogden
October 12, 2018
When former banking executives John and Robin Stephan began exploring where they might want to retire and enjoy their golden years, Las Vegas immediately made it to the top of the list. The Southern California couple, who frequently visited the city as tourists, were drawn to the Entertainment Capital of the World for many reasons, including cost of living, quality of life and the city’s vibrancy.
With a home wish list that included culture, diversity, walkability and a dynamic social network, nothing fit the bill quite like The Ogden, a 21-story, high-rise condominium tower in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. They are now proud homeowners of part of the Ogden’s Premier Collection, a select number of larger, luxurious homes with upgraded appointments such as Daltile polished quartz kitchen and bath countertops, kitchen and bath cabinetry by Wellborn Cabinets, luxury hardwood and porcelain tile flooring by Mohawk, Whirlpool wine coolers and Samsung stainless-steel appliances.
Homebuyers considering a dream home in the sky can visit The Ogden this weekend for a special open house featuring the Premier Collection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The open house includes prize drawings.
“My husband and I worked in the banking industry for nearly 40 years, so when retirement was near, it was like a fun adventure to find our next home base,” Robin Stephan said. “Las Vegas was a reoccurring destination for us since it was a short road trip from our home in Southern California. We were so drawn to the lifestyle and residences at The Ogden, we purchased a one-bedroom in the community in 2016 that provided us our own personal retreat the few times a year we came to visit. But earlier this year, after realizing we wanted more space for when guests visit, we traded in our one-bedroom for a more spacious 2,044-square-foot, four-bedroom home in the sky.”
The Stephans have three grown children, and when the couple purchased their larger home at The Ogden, visits from their children became more frequent — a blessing that Robin Stephan credits to the community’s expansive resident amenities and the 150-plus restaurants in the surrounding area, most within walking distance. “There is no shortage of places to dine and visit, and we love exploring them with our kids when they visit.”
“Some of our favorite amenities include the state-of-the-art fitness center, the rooftop pool and the social lounge with Strip views, which we use often to host board game nights with friends and family,” John Stephan said. “We love to engage in some fun-filled competition, and nothing makes us happier than being able to bring our loved ones together, and the common areas at The Ogden have played a huge part in creating those memories.”
The couple leads a very active lifestyle, walking at least five miles every day. And the vibrant downtown Las Vegas scene and multitude of food and drink offerings have made their daily strolls even more fun and delicious. They’ve enjoyed trying out restaurants and meeting new people, many of whom have become their friends over the months.
“We can’t say enough about the concierge and security team at The Ogden. Everyone has been extremely welcoming and genuine, making our relocation to a new state so easy. We’ve had a lot of mail and larger items delivered to our residence since we moved into the large The Goodman floor plan in May. The concierge has always been so helpful in accepting them and ensuring our deliveries made their way up to our home safely, even when we (were not) home. The staff really goes out of their way to make you feel like more than just a resident. You’re part of a special family made up of everyone who calls The Ogden home,” Robin Stephan said.
All Ogden residents enjoy the exceptional benefit of full-service concierge. The friendly and knowledgeable concierge team is happy to take care of errands, including receiving packages, dropping off and picking up residents’ dry cleaning, flower and gift ordering, making dinner reservations, booking nightlife accommodations and booking show tickets. Other unmatched amenities include 24-hour security, fitness center, rooftop pool, Sky Deck with summer kitchen, social lounge and a lifestyle director who plans an array of resident events, from cocktail and movie outings to brunches and trivia night.
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