The Sweet Life Palm Beach welcomes Dolcevita.
ST Residential recently announced the opening of its newest property in Palm Beach, Dolcevita. The 34-unit luxury condominium is located on the pristine sands of Singer Island in exclusive Palm Beach Shores, offering residents a prime oceanfront location.
Two- and three-bedroom units are available, ranging from 1,960 to 4,000 interior and exterior square feet. Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows in living areas, expansive outdoor terraces, and Viking stainless-steel appliances. In addition to designer-ready residences, residents enjoy an outdoor fire pit, a summer kitchen, and a heated oceanfront pool with private cabanas. Additional amenities include direct beach access, valet parking, a fitness center, and 24-hour concierge services.
Nestled on historic Singer Island, Dolcevita offers the relaxed pace of an island lifestyle with long sandy beaches, gentle waters, and access to deep-sea activities, along with world-class entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. The area also attracts sports enthusiasts at the nearby PGA National Resort and Sailfish Marina Resort and Spa. Other area attractions include The Gardens Mall and CityPlace, making it an ideal residential enclave. Prices range from the mid-$400,000s up to $1.7 million. dolcevitapalmbeach.com.
Surf Turf Soaring above Australia’s iconic Gold Coast, Hilton Hotels & Resorts opened its newest leisure property in Australia—Hilton Surfers Paradise.
The property has a total of 169 guest rooms, 250 modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, and signature recreational amenities. Property and service highlights include the first brand new eforea: spa at Hilton in Australia; the Salt Grill, a relaxed, stylish eatery that brings dining to a new level with celebrity chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan; an ultra-chic lounge bar, offering signature cocktails by renowned international mixologist Grant Collins; and Beach Valet, which help you secure prime spots on the sand fully loaded with beach gear and personal belongings, plus drinks, snacks, towels, toys, and sunscreen replenished throughout the day.
California Dreaming In California, the landmark Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla’s oldest original hotel, has emerged with fresh new interiors that are the mastermind of Warren Sheets Design, Inc.
The firm completed improvements to public areas, including the entrance lobby, the lobby lounge, and meeting rooms of the 93-room, oceanview boutique hotel. The 1913 Colonial Revival-style hotel now features elegant European residential-style interiors with a bold color palette and subtle contemporary nuances. The new design carefully showcases the still-in-tact turn-of-the-century architecture by enhancing fine details—such as original Georgian-style arches, ornate cast plaster crown moldings, and lead glass windows—with modern elements. New Giallo Royale and Calcutta White polished marble flooring, inset with black Galaxy granite, accentuates fine accessories and handsome furnishings, including antique reproductions and contemporary pieces.
Central Beauty Montecristo brings luxe living to Nicaragua.
Located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Montecristo spans over 2,000 acres of stunning coastline. The exclusive, master-planned residential resort’s diverse topography includes forests, mountains, and spectacular volcanic soft-sand beaches.
Montecristo features six unique yet cohesive neighborhoods. Residents can choose luxury turnkey townhomes and casitas on the beach or spacious estate lots for custom-built homes. All casitas will include a plunge pool with a seat and Jacuzzi sprays, while indoor amenities include granite countertops, solid wood cabinets, kitchen bar seating, flat-screen TVs with surround-sound, furniture, and appliances.
Construction is underway on Montecristo’s 7,060-yard, 18-hole Mike Young-designed golf course. Twelve of the 18 holes will feature panoramic views of the Pacific. The front nine will wind along the relatively flat land between the river and the Pacific; the back nine will rise into the mountains, with more than 300 feet of elevation change. The Golf Clubhouse, designed by Jerry Spangler, will have a restaurant, bar, game room, gym, spa, pro shop, locker rooms, and concierge services. Additional planned amenities include a beach club, equestrian center, shops, restaurants, and a community library.
Several studio casitas are completed. Prices start at $185,000 for one-bedroom casitas and $320,000 for two-bedroom beachfront casitas. Homesites range from $75,000 to $165,000.
All-inclusive luxury Sandos Hotels & Resorts has added Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, the third Mexico resort and first Cancun location for the growing Spanish-owned brand.
Formerly managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts under the Le Meridien flag, the property reopened in March 2012 as part of the Sandos collection, featuring new culinary offerings and all-inclusive programming. Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort boasts 214 rooms and suites, including 74 Premium Level suites, which offer access to private cabanas at the beach and pool, a private concierge service, and complimentary WiFi. A fully renovated lobby bar opened in December 2011, and the resort now features four restaurants. In addition to new culinary options, the resort will offer the “Total Gourmet Experience”—a high-end, all-inclusive program featuring all meals, unlimited national and imported drinks, 24-hour room service, and access to the resort’s many activities.
Italian Masterpiece A new boutique hotel opens on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
From a rock base on the edge of a cliff that plunges into the depths of the Bay of Salerno on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa seems to float over the coastline. Originally a 17th-century monastery, the recently opened boutique hotel and spa has been respectfully restored to honor its roots. Both the exterior and the interior maintain the asceticism of the property, offset by warm and inviting contemporary design within. The boutique hotel has 20 seaview guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, a restaurant serving regional specialties, an infinity pool, and beautiful gardens, all situated over five terraced levels. Attached to the hotel by a serene garden is a 12th-century chapel. All of the rooms and suites offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, spacious bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, mini bars, and room service.
Feeling Blue Named by famed talk show host Merv Griffin (a former owner) after the Rogers and Hart ballad, the Blue Moon Hotel celebrates Miami’s dreamy glamor and romance.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Blue Moon hotel completed a restoration, unveiled in May, that revived the historical dignity of the property. Centrally positioned on 9th and Collins Avenue amidst boutiques and restaurants, the Blue Moon hotel is just one block away from the famed Ocean Drive in South Beach. The boutique hotel offers 75 rooms in three unique room designs and features a lounge, martini bar, and restaurant. In-room amenities include luxurious bathrobes, electronic laptop safes, and wireless Internet.