Sunny On The Ritz

JW Magazine Winter 2015
JW Magazine Winter 2015
JW Magazine Winter 2015
JW Magazine Winter 2015


By Nelson Agelvis

Situated on 250 feet of pristine beachfront, a 52-story Ritz Carlton residential tower will be completed in 2018. Spanning 2.2 acres, The Ritz Carlton Hotel will offer this condominium its emblematic superior service, utmost quality and personalized touch, making 5-star accommodation a part of everyday life.

Located in the heart of magnificent Sunny Isles Beach, which boasts world class dining, superior hotels and an immaculate beach, The Ritz Carlton Residences will stand between the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops and the Aventura Mall. It is also strategically located near both the Miami and the Fort Lauderdale international airports. The unprecedented luxury, lavish design and architecture will be complimented by a location that puts residents close to all of the excitement, culture, and beauty that South Florida has to offer.

Sunny Isles Beach is considered Florida’s riviera, with a mile-long strip of beautiful white sand and home to acclaimed hotels and residences including Acqualina, Armani Residences, Trump, Jade and Turnberry Ocean Club.

Designed by world-renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica, its two-, three- and four-bedroom residences will offer the perfect amount of living areas depending on each individual’s needs. Led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice, combining their creative spirit and efficiency of delivery with the reliability of a major architectural firm.

As guests arrive at the east pool, a seamless connection to the sea invites them to the beach restaurant, including the pool, beach or in-residence delivery. Private beach amenities include cabanas, chaise longues and umbrellas in this tranquil seaside setting. The west deck offers an outdoor massage area, a lap pool and two hot tubs. Among the roster of amenities available there is an oceanfront wellness center with treatment areas, sauna and steam rooms.

Resting high in the sky, surrounded by endless views in every direction are the private-club-level amenities. These include guest suites, media room, lounge, breakfast area, a garden bar, and a private dining area with prep kitchen. Additionally, there is a business center, a library and a car wash with an electric car charging station.

Also joining such a superb team is Italian interior designer Michele Bönan, offering state of the art interiors for its 212 residences and common areas. Each residence will offer spacious flow-through floor plans boasting ocean, city and intracoastal views. Within select residences, oversized terraces will offer private pools along with smart-home technology. Bonan has been involved in design projects all over the world, from Miami, New York and London to Florence and Capri. These include the Cipriani Restaurant in Miami, the Hotel Lungarno and the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence, Italy.

The Ritz Carlton’s impeccable service combined with oceanfront enjoyment lays out a myriad of added value services ranging from personal shopping to boat charters. Any additional request, such as golf tee-time reservations, plant care maintenance or personal chefs are also available.

The development team comprises Fortune International Group, which offers commitment to quality and excellent customer service in the world of luxury real estate. Founded in 1983, Fortune is a recognized leader in the South Florida real estate market, with a portfolio that includes residential, mixed use, condo hotel and office condo projects.

Additionally, the Chateau Group, founded under the leadership of Sergio and Manuel Grosskopf, has over 30 years of experience in the development of real estate projects such as this one. Not only has Chateau Group co-developed luxury high-rise condominiums like Fendi Chateau and Quantum on the Bay, but it has also impressively developed Chateau Libertador and Chateau Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Chateau Group has positioned itself as a high-end residential market-leader in Punta del Este, Uruguay through the development of Le Jardin Residences, Beverly Tower, Coral Tower and Millennium Tower.

Whether it’s the enviable amenities or the pristine location, the Ritz Carlton at Sunny Isles will surely elevate the standards of luxury living in this already sumptuous area.