Gillespie Grapevine: Resorting to Luxury

The latest in luxury resort developments from Florida to Fiji



 

The first Fendi Château residences are set to open in spring 2017. Located on three oceanfront acres in Surfside, Fla., the project is a collaboration between real estate developer Château Group and leading architectural firm Arquitectonica. “Surfside is becoming the new Bal Harbour. The residences will not only offer world-class living, but direct access to an upscale urban retail and dining environment,” says Manuel Grosskopf, Château Group president. The 12-story building features 58 flow-through residences ranging from 3,325 to over 7,000 square feet, with three to five bedrooms and priced from $6 million to $25 million. All feature east-to-west exposures, terraces, spacious living quarters and master suites. Only a few residences remain for sale. fendichateauresidences.com

 

Auberge Resorts has opened a new beachfront hotel and residential villa community in Los Cabos, Mexico. Chileno Bay Resort & Residences features a 60-room, boutique luxury hotel and 32 contemporary beach villas comprising two, three and four bedrooms. Amenities include a centerpiece pool, a second pool for families, an oceanfront hot tub, fire pits, a new Tom Fazio-designed golf course, spa, fitness center and movement studio, a kid’s club, owners’ lounge and waterfront sports center. chilenobay.aubergeresorts.com

  

Marco Beach Ocean Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast recently completed a comprehensive renovation of its one- and two-bedroom suites. The updated interiors reflect the boutique resort’s beachfront location in a palette of soft blues and mint greens set against white and sand tones and linen-inspired upholstery. Each of the 78 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom suites offers a kitchenette, spacious living room and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or garden terraces. marcoresort.com

 

The recently opened Kokomo Island Resort in Fiji is home to 21 beachside pool villas as well as a limited collection of five-bedroom hilltop residences. Kokomo is set on a 135-acre private island on Kadavu’s Great Astrolabe Reef. Guests arrive via the island’s private floatplane or helicopter and enjoy all-inclusive stays with luxury accommodations in traditional Fijian bures, gourmet cuisine, spa experiences and a variety of activities. kokomoislandfiji.com

 

Sailrock Resort debuted in January on the island of South Caicos, offering ridge-top suites and beachfront villas. The accommodations comprise more than 3,000 square feet of outdoor spaces, featuring showers, dining areas and pool decks. With gently sloping beach access directly off the main pool terrace, the suites range from 900 to 2,500 square feet. Sailrock Resort offers full ownership options, including beachfront villas priced from $1.375 million and ridge-top suites from $295,000. sailrockresort.com 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE RESORTS AND DEVELOPERS

 

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