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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Has a New Cabana Designed By Miami's Hot Shop, The Webster

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Avenue [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
November 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Winter season is practically here and that has us thinking of another kind of season, one where no puffy coats are needed--hotel cabana season.

Kicking off the season of private poolside enclaves is the St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, who has partnered with the high-end fashion boutique The Webster to create a special Webster Cabana for the hotel. Conveniently, The Webster has a store in the Shops at Bal Harbour.

You may also remember The Webster from their summer collection for Target. Now, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, CEO and Co-Founder of The Webster, has filled the 600-sq.ft. St. Regis cabana with her signature style, which is "Luxe Miami" all the way.

The cabana reflects The Webster’s love of color and print with striking interior features including The Webster’s signature patterned wallpaper, rattan furniture by Paul Frankl covered in a lively floral print and a custom coffee table topped with turquoise glass.

Additional design elements inside the space include a bar accessorized with Webster candles, Murano glass pieces and other unique items curated by Laure. Perfectly complementing the cabana’s interior, pink and brown lounge chairs, which are situated next to a dining table with chairs covered in the same playful color combination, will be enjoyed while relaxing on The Webster Cabana’s outdoor terrace.

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Ritz-Carlton Lists One Bal Harbour On Their Website

Where: 10295 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33154
September 22, 2014 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just as we suspected, Ritz-Carlton Hotels is taking over the 124 rooms and suites at the luxury resort, One Bal Harbour in October and here's official proof that the takeover is happening: Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour website is up with a note that reservations will be accepted starting October 2.

Maybe there is something in the water at this hotel. The property first opened in 2008 as a Regent Hotel.

So far, it looks like nothing will change, at least not superficially. Mister Collins, the all-day dining restaurant, will remain open as will the spa. Guestrooms start at 510-sq.ft. and most have full or partial ocean views. One and two-bedrooom suites are also available, starting at 1,657-sq.ft. with private terraces and full kitchens. Ritz will, however, bring in both their Ritz kids and Ritz pets programs.

We weren't able to make a reservation yet on the Ritz site but rooms were still available on the One Bal Harbour site for $549 a night on October 2. There was no mention of the Ritz switch so we'd be careful about making a reservation right now.

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More Details on The New Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

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  Site Where: 9011 Collins Avenue [map], Surfside, FL, United States, 33154
January 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Four Seasons Hotels has 14 new hotels opening in the next few years, chief among them are The Four Seasons at Disney World, The Four Seasons Seoul (the first FS for Korea), and the Four Seasons New York in Tribeca. Yet there's another project of interest growing in Florida--The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.

Founded in 1930 by Harvey Firestone, The Surf Club was once a private membership club, just north of Miami, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its original building by Russell Pancoast still stands today. But when it re-opens in early 2016, the historic structure will have 80 Four Seasons luxury hotel rooms. Surrounding that, will be two, 12-story towers designed by award-winning architect Richard Meier which will have 150 Four Seasons private residences and penthouse apartments. This will actually be Meier's first project in the Miami area. Fort Capital, a Miami-based private real estate investment company, is the developer behind the project.

The Surf Club will keep its private membership club but will add two restaurants, four swimming pools, a spa and fitness center and more than 40 beach cabanas. With all these exclusive luxury amenities, you can be assured that room rates will cost a pretty penny, especially in high season.

[Rendering: Four Seasons Hotels]

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Style Star Spotting at the St. Regis Bal Harbour

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33154
March 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM | by | Comments (2)

If a hotel isn't truly open until the fireworks have been set off over the beach and a Hollywood star shows up wearing what can only be described as a caped minidress, then, yes, the St. Regis Bal Harbour is now officially open.

Far away from the Spring Break hordes down on South Beach, the super-luxurious property threw itself a party over the weekend with many finely dressed folks in attendance. Namely, Diane Kruger and fashion designer Jason Wu. Yes, you may know him from Target, but Wu, along with handsome polo player Nacho Figueras, are both St. Regis Connoisseurs. Sounds like a cool gig, no?

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St. Regis Bal Harbour 'Invites' You to Celebrate Its Opening With $675 Rooms

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Ave [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
January 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM | by | Comment (1)

Ever since we saw this view of the pool deck at the St. Regis Bal Harbour we've been daydreaming of staying at the high-end resort. So, with its January 19 opening date fast approaching, we thought we'd see if the hotel was offering any opening specials to bring down that initial starting rate of $809 a night.

Here's what we saw when we opened up the hotel's website yesterday...

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour Will Have Pretty Views Inside and Out

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Ave [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
December 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

At $809 a night, you expect beauty from a hotel. Good thing then, that the The St. Regis Bal Harbour is pretty inside and out.

The hotel, opening on January 19, is still under construction, but allowed us a walk through recently, to see how things were coming along. As you can see from the shot above, even on a windy day, the pool deck is the place to be for postcard killer views.

The good news is that these views are on tap throughout the hotel. The exterior shot below demonstrates how the hotel rooms--in the center building (the other two are residences)--are angled so that every single one has ocean views. Seriously, even the entry-level room here has a patio with these views--one measuring 210 square feet.

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Grab Your Black Amex, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Is Now Taking Rezzies

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  Site Where: 9703 Collins Ave [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
September 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

Just the other day, we compiled a list of the Shiny New Hotels Coming to Miami. Now we have more intel on the most exclusive of the bunch, The St. Regis Bal Harbour. But before we tell you the news, you'd better run and grab the most elite credit card in your wallet... You ready?

The new St. Reeg is now taking reservations from March 1, 2012, with rates starting at $809 a night.

Of course, that's $897.99 when you add tax. And it's for the lowest-category room available, a Deluxe Ocean View room on a lower floor. But, this being a St. Regis, it does include a 210-square-foot balcony, and the room itself is a whopping 650 square feet.

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Mister Collins (It's a Restaurant) Opens Today at ONE Bal Harbour

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  Site Where: 10295 Collins Avenue [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
June 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Tudor House's Geoffrey Zakarian isn't the only restaurant man shaking up the Miami hotel restaurant scene. No, sir. Today, Miamians--and Gucci-clad visitors to Bal Harbour--get to meet Mister Collins, the new restaurant at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa.

As you can see from this photo snapped by The Feast, the restaurant's most exciting feature is its huge outdoor patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Baker's Haulover Inlet.

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Bal Harbour Has A New Hotel Called Quarzo

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  Site Where: 290 Bal Bay Drive [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
April 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

The St. Regis Bal Harbour may still be months away, but just like its South Beach cousin down the road, Bal Harbour has some new toys to show off in the interim. The latest hotel to hit the ritzy beach suburb is Quarzo Bal Harbour, an all-suite luxury hotel that opened quietly in December.

Some of the room photos on the Quarzo site look a little too beige for our tastes, but we dig the tropical feel of this room above, and the way it kinda says "a weekend getaway at chic grandma's beach house."

Obviously, staying in Bal Harbour is not for the party set, but it does make for a more serene getaway than you'd find in South Beach or Fort Lauderdale.

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House Car? Pah! ONE Bal Harbour Will Send You to Sony Ericsson on a Yacht

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  Site Where: 10295 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33154
March 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

Driving from Bal Harbour to Key Biscayne--where the Sony Ericsson Open takes place from next week through early April--takes around 35 minutes. Unless traffic is a killer. But by yacht? Well, we don't know for sure because Google Maps isn't offering the boat icon for its directions yet.

What we imagine, however, is that it would be a leisurely sail, and one helluva lot lovelier than cruising down I-95 or A1A. The reason we're having this daydream in the first place is because ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa is offering a special package for guests wanting to get their Ericsson on and, yes, it involves a yacht.

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Cipriani Miami Is Still An Empty Shell, But St. Regis Bal Harbour Is Set For 2012

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  Site Where: 9701 Collins Avenue [map], Bal Harbour, FL, United States, 33154
September 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM | by | Comment (1)

We already told you that the work on the much-hyped Cipriani Miami had stalled. When we drove past the construction site in May, it looked like a sad, hollow shell. Guess what? It still does. (We drove past it again yesterday but were unable to snap a picture from I-95--road safety and all that...)

But further north on Collins Ave, the construction fairies have been hard at work on the St. Regis Resort & Residences, and this picture from Miamism makes us think that the super-posh property may just make its planned July 1, 2012 opening date.

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More Members-Only Clubs For Miami: ONE Bal Harbour's New Beach Club

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  Site Where: 10295 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33154
August 11, 2010 at 2:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Watch out, Soho Beach House, you're not the only new members-only club to hit the Miami hotel scene this fall. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa is also getting into the exclusivity game with the debut of its Beach Club in early November.

While membership applications for Soho House properties are (ahem) always subject to scrutiny, membership at ONE Bal Harbour's Beach Club will be by invitation only, with 500 fabulous and famous folks getting the nod. Need to know what company you'd be keeping as you wait for that invite to hit your mailbox? Charter members include Stephen Dorff, Harry Morton, hair god Oscar Blandi and designer India Hicks.

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