Real Estate Beat: Upcoming Openings
January 10, 2012 | by —maria argüello | Homepage
St. Regis Bal Harbour Hotel and Residences
Miami is no stranger to the luxury hotel and condo combination. Joining the lofty, high-end ranks of Miami Beach's Canyon Ranch and The Setai is the St. Regis Bal Harbour. Slated to open later this month (January 19), the oceanfront enclave, located directly across from the Bal Harbour Shops, promises an exceptional experience. Complete with St. Regis butler service, the 12,000-square-foot Remède Spa, and internationally renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest French-Asian restaurant, J&G Grill, this property will be one of a kind. Take advantage of promotional prices and experience the 1,000 feet of beachfront and nearly nine acres of lushly landscaped gardens. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-993-3300
Paramount Bay, the 47-story, bay-front tower designed by Kravitz Design, is set to open this spring. “My vision for Paramount Bay is one that integrates the natural beauty and energy of Miami into a look that is as functional as it is inspirational,” says Lenny Kravitz of Kravitz Design Inc. With more than 340 residences, two pool decks, a business lounge with live video conferencing, areas for children and teens, gardens, cabanas, and building-wide fiber optics, Paramount Bay combines design, technology, and luxury in the heart of Miami's cultural corridor. 2020 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-374-2757
With two new towers soon to rise, Brickell continues to grow. BrickellHouse celebrated its launch last October and construction is scheduled to commence on the 46-story luxury tower later this spring. A few blocks away, mybrickell's sales center is up and running, as the planned 192-unit tower will break ground during the first quarter of 2012. mybrickell, 75 SE Sixth St., Suite 101, 305-379-5055.
Sunny Isles Porsche Design Tower and Acqualina Resort
Combine your love of cars and luxury living at the Porsche Design Tower. The sleek, cylindrical 57-story tower will feature 132 units, and residents will be able to ride the elevators without ever leaving their vehicles thanks to a one-of-a-kind robotic parking system. Further south on Collins, one will also come across the Mansions of Acqualina, a collection of oceanfront villas and palazzos located on approximately 6.75 beachfront acres with 650 feet of azure Atlantic waters. A private bridge will connect the new property to the Aqualina Resort. Previews begin later this month in a nearly 9,000 square foot sales center which houses a 4,600-square-foot model residence, "Villa de Acqua." Porsche Design Tower, 18555 Collins Ave.; Mansions of Acqualina, 17749 Collins Ave.
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