A Vision of Chic Modernity and Elegance Created by Yabu Pushelberg.
The international resort features remarkable interiors paying homage to Art Deco style and is home to an impressive collection of art by local and world-renowned artists. St. Regis’ commitment to art and design has been realized with the arrival of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, which opened on January 19, 2012. The resort, which has been conceived of as a contemporary flagship of the storied brand, reflects this lofty goal; it is a grand, chic and thoroughly elegant space which is truly the modern interpretation of St. Regis. Featuring an expansive art collection, and striking, glamorous design by world renowned interiors firm Yabu Pushelberg, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers its guests an unmatched luxury experience that is further enhanced through its merging of exceptional design and incomparable location.
“We remember a time when Miami was a glamorous place and we wanted to bring back this notion with a touch of sophistication and apply it to the design of this five star hotel. The property captures the feeling of 1960’s glamour done in a very elegant way as is evident in the entrance hall with its crystal chandeliers and mirrored walls. The hotel will appeal to everyone, it is a very special place,” says George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort welcomes guests through a stunning entrance hall where they are immediately greeted by a captivating silver cloud sculpture, created by artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle which is suspended from the ceiling. “Cloud Prototype No. 4” is a soft, statement-making sculpture that changes guests’ perspectives as they come in from the outdoors into the luxurious lobby. From there, they come upon the main entrance hall, which has been dramatically designed with mirrored “bracelet” motifs, reflecting light throughout the space and adding a touch of sparkle to the corridor. Guests’ eyes are drawn up to the large rock crystal chandeliers, each boasting individually hung crystals which glitter like gems against the mirrored backdrop.The resort also features antique mirroring throughout and a striking ceiling rosette detail, a signature of Yabu Pushelberg, which has been repeated throughout the resort in various spaces.
Godflower marble, quarried exclusively for the resort, can be found on all of the floors throughout the ground level; the rich, dark marble is framed by white marble in dramatic fashion and accented with teal flower-like shapes, giving the rare marble its name. Guests will delight in the small details, and thoughtful design of the entire resort, from bas relief gingko leaves and flowers found on the wall leading into The St. Regis Bar and the private wine vault room to the one-of-a-kind West African Movinque wood found throughout the resort, which has been inlaid with silver trim to emphasize contrast between the soft white panels and the natural, blonde, tiger grain finishes of the wood.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort features 243 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, each boasting a full ocean view as the rooms have been masterfully laid out to take advantage of one of the destination’s most spectacular views – unobstructed azure blue ocean, for as far as the eye can see. Large walk-in closets complete with mirrored drawers, spa bathrooms and expansive outdoor terraces are some of the highlights guests will enjoy in every guestroom and suite. The resort’s guestrooms reflect a contemporary style with Art Deco elements, a nod to Morris Lapidus, legendary architect of neo-baroque modern Miami.
The rooms have been designed as sanctuary of relaxation with cool blues, grays, mirrored surfaces and details in the carpets, fabrics and wall coverings which reference the destination, from coral branches to sea-life. Additionally, throughout the 14,000 square foot Remède Spa, the sea-inspired motifs continue with detailed mosaic tile work forming coral outlines and coral etched glass found throughout the spa.
The artwork at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort continues to reflect the values and time-honored traditions of the St. Regis brand, dating back more than 100 years, to the brand’s flagship property in New York. The art collection at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is contemporary in nature, offering guests a glimpse at both thought-provoking and modern pieces. The collection offers sophisticated travelers an atmosphere of refined luxury while also playing to the resort’s destination and vibrant locale. Composed of a mix of new and established artists, the expertly curated collection features a variety of pieces in the mediums of sculpture, paint and photography, all chosen for their ability to engage the observer and spark intrigue and conversation. The collection features artists that are both local and internationally known, and includes works by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada, Kohei Nawa, Miami-based artist Santiago Rubino, French photographer Jean Francois Rauzier among others.
One of the main pieces in the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort collection is a mural by local artist Santiago Rubino entitled “Eyes of the Stars,” which serves as a focal point in the bar experience. The mural is a hallmark for the St. Regis brand, referencing the brand’s New York flagship where Maxfield Parrish’s iconic King Cole Mural — commissioned by St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor — is displayed. Like the iconic mural located at the King Cole Bar in New York, “Eyes of the Stars” by Santiago Rubino acts as a centerpiece for The Bar at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and offers guests and visitors an eye-catching visual experience, and serves as a topic of conversation.
Another notable piece featured in the lobby reception area is a bejeweled deer sculpture by Japanese artist Koehi Nawa. The stunning silvery-gray sculpture is a modern vision of the majestic animal, and the piece is sheathed in crystal beads which catch and reflect light. The sculpture makes a stunning impression upon guest arrival. Additional works by Vanessa Beercroft, Arslan Sukan, Tony Cragg, Candida Hofer and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle are on display at the resort as well.
Additionally, The St. Regis Bal Harbour has partnered with the renowned, local gallery Rosenbaum Contemporary to create an exhibition space inside the lobby. The satellite gallery showcases contemporary pieces in a variety of mediums including, paintings, photographs, sculptures, works on paper and mixed media pieces. A wide array of artists are featured including Bill Beckley, Fernando Botero, Alex Katz and Michel Pellus. This unique concept further elevates the art experience for guests as they will have the opportunity to view new, interesting pieces by esteemed artists each time they visit the resort.
This exclusive enclave is located directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and mere minutes from the energy of South Beach and Miami. The signature St. Regis Butlers offers service beyond expectations and a 14,000 square-foot Remède Spa provides exceptional experiences and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Additional amenities include fine dining restaurants, childcare, and poolside cabana and beach services.
Visit www.stregisbalharbour.com or call 305-993-3300 for more information. The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort sales center is open on-site at 9701 Collins Avenue. For information, call 305-993-6000 or visit www.stregisbalharbourresidences.com to explore ownership opportunities starting at $1.9 million. The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is scheduled for completion this Fall.