How Miami's buzziest residential developments are marrying the city's hot nightlife with the growing need for holistic health.
The master bedrooms in 57 Ocean will provide guests with their own private sanctuary.
Miami is all about sun, sea and, to be totally candid, self-indulgence. So perhaps it’s no coincidence real estate developers are building stunning wellness-minded condos on Millionaires’ Row and the pricey Fort Lauderdale coast. Complete with sprawling spas and stunning views, they could well entice you to spend the entire day in your bathrobe and never leave home.
After a quick elevator ride down to the spa, imagine freezing off 500 calories in three minutes during a cryotherapy session followed by floating in a salt bath with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts. And that’s just for openers at Carillon Miami, a condo-hotel-spa—formerly Canyon Ranch—and now the ultimate wellness retreat. Spa Director Tammy Pahel has brought in every bell, whistle and 21st-century widget to this 70,000-square-foot spa, which features 171 classes— even a surfboard workout—as well as a renowned plastic surgeon and a team practicing Oriental medicine, and just recently has introduced NAD IVs delivering a compound deep within our cells that aids in energy transfer and helps regulate how our cells age. But the highlight, formed by an exclusive partnership with Italian spa equipment firm Lemi, is the introduction of the Aemotio, a multifaceted heated water pillow-topped massage table with 98-degree water that will descend from an arm above—accompanied by music, of course—and rinse off your body to the sequence of the renowned Las Vegas Bellagio fountain.
The 20,000-plus-square-foot Spa at Auberge Beach offers a salt cave, an infrared sauna and fire pit coupled with unique treatments like the Quartz Sand, Sound & CBD Body Wrap to help you achieve ultimate relaxation.
Twenty or so miles to the north, and brand-new on the condo-spa scene, is Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, which was developed by the Related Group.
Designers Will Meyer and Gray Davis took on the entire project and explained their goal: “Right from the lobby encased in glass, the space had to be elegant and comfy,” adding, “We created an unfussy home base next to the water so stress melts away.” The en-suite spa is one reason almost all of the 171 apartments have been sold, with wellness offerings chosen by Spa Director Linda Higgs. Included in over 20,000 square feet of spa space are a salt cave, infrared sauna and fire pit—for toasting marshmallows, maybe? But the most unique offering may be its Quartz Sand, Sound & CBD Body Wrap treatment, where after exfoliation the body is wrapped in a warm cocoon of CBD oils. And trust us when we say that just because it can’t get you high, it doesn’t mean it’s not transporting.
57 Ocean’s master bathroom will be lined in floor-to-ceiling stone and outfitted with floating tubs, sliding glass doors and vanities by Poliform.
Still under construction, 57 Ocean, an ultra-luxury wellness-inspired oceanfront condominium on Miami Beach, is scheduled to open in 2021. With only 81 residences—each with a hypnotically mesmerizing ocean view from 12-foot-deep balconies—this boutique hotel is a flagship property from Brazilian real estate titan Jose Isaac Peres of Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management. Marcelo Kingston, the managing partner charged with this condo creation, explains that the wellness atmosphere will have a decidedly Brazilian feel. “You will connect to nature right from the lobby and on through the building as if you are departing from the city into an oasis with one single elevation so you see the ocean immediately through the door,” he says. In 4,000 square feet of spa space, open only to condo owners, the emphasis is on both the indoor and outdoor spaces and will include exclusive outdoor fitness equipment from MyEquilibria on the sunset terrace deck, two infinity pools, a multitude of green spaces and every spa amenity one can fantasize about.
So if you’re tired of the real world—and sometimes we are—think of these delicious and expensive cocoons as the only time when you can truly say, “It’s all about me.”