sbe, The Related Group and Allen Morris Company announced the upcoming Summer 2018 opening of the sold-out SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences, the third SLS-branded property in Miami. The formidable talents of sbe Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, The Related Group Founder and Chairman Jorge Perez, Allen Morris Company Chairman and CEO Allen Morris, Arquitectonica co-founding Principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia, and design duo Yabu Pushelberg, have joined forces to deliver a property poised to become a Miami landmark, boasting sbe’s award-winning Katsuya restaurant and mixology concept S Bar. SLS LUX marks the fourth of nine jointly developed projects in the pipeline for The Related Group and sbe and closely follows the recent delivery of Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences.
Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe, said: “Residential growth remains a critical element of sbe’s strategy. To date, our residential projects have seen $2 billion in sales, and we are projecting an incremental $2.5 billion in the near future as our SLS, Delano and Hyde residences open doors in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, UAE, and the US.” He adds: “Building on the great success we’ve seen with SLS Brickell, we are pleased to collaborate further with our partners at The Related Group and, one of my mentors, Jorge Pérez. sbe is also proud to debut our first collaboration with the amazing design firm Yabu Pushelberg.”
SLS LUX Brickell marks The Related Group’s fourth completed tower on South Miami Avenue, following the opening of 1100 Millecento, SLS Brickell Suites & Residences and the two-towered Brickell Heights. The development boasts an enviable location just steps away from Mary Brickell Village and the sprawling, two-million-square-foot Brickell City Centre, featuring luxury retail, cinemas, restaurants, further establishing the neighborhood as a 24-hour work/play environment.
“We envision each of our projects to energize and enhance the surrounding community. SLS LUX does both, but more importantly, further cements Brickell as Miami’s leading lifestyle destination,” said Jorge M. Pérez, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group. “SLS LUX is an oasis of ultimate luxury and features the very best of everything Miami has to offer – world-class art, elegant design, expertly crafted food – all set within a buzzing, culture-rich neighborhood.”
The extraordinary Arquitectonica designed, 57-story tower will feature the first LED façade by prominent lighting artist Ana Isabel Martinez. The project encompasses 450 sold-out luxury condominiums featuring private elevators and 70 guest rooms and suites, all expertly designed by the incomparable Yabu Pushelberg. Just steps away from Brickell City Centre, Miami’s newest and most extravagant shopping and lifestyle destination, SLS LUX Brickell offers residents and guests the ultimate access to an oasis of exclusive privileges.
The property will feature premier culinary offerings with celebrity Chef Katsuya Uechi’s second Katsuya location in Miami and fourteenth internationally. Katsuya, set to open on June 18th, brings the finest design together with the most exquisitely prepared Japanese cuisine. Interiors by Yabu Pushelberg with dramatic lighting and sculptural seating set the tone for a romantic evening, a special celebration, or an impromptu gathering. Accommodating nearly 180 diners, the 6,537-square foot expertly composed space features a private dining room for 10-12 diners that can also be divided into two separate rooms. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer many of Katsuya’s signature favorites along with new items created especially for the location.
SLS LUX Brickell will also debut S Bar, a sexy, sultry and glamorous concept that takes lounge life to all new heights of enjoyment. Situated next door to Katsuya and opening simultaneously on June 18th, Sbar boasts a 2,535 square foot space that will seat 85, striking the perfect balance between cultured sophistication and raw elegance. The vibe will be casual and the style bohemian chic with an urban edge. Live jazz, innovative cocktails, and a tempting array of lite bites will make S Bar the perfect place to meet up with friends any day of the week for an intimate tête-à-tête or an all-night party. Together, these venues are poised to become a destination for guests and locals alike.
Overlooking the Brickell skyline on the LUX Garden Level, two pools and extensive sporting and recreation amenities take relaxation and fitness out into the sunshine. Stylish cabanas and lounge areas invite guests and residents to sit back and enjoy poolside snack and beverage service. Courts for tennis, soccer, bocce, and basketball create many opportunities for pickup games with friends and neighbors. Additionally, Penthouse residents will enjoy exclusive access to the 57th floor rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. This private outdoor lounge space has been designed with a pool, spas, and a summer kitchen with a barbecue area ideal for entertaining.
In addition, SLS LUX Brickell hosts an unprecedented range of 24-hour lifestyle amenities available for both condo owners and hotel guests, including concierge services through touch screen iPad’s, valet parking, in-room dining by Katsuya and exclusive access to Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach. Guests and residents will also have access to event facilities and services at its sister property, SLS Brickell, making hosting any type of event or business meeting seamless. Guests staying at SLS LUX Brickell can also enjoy luxury chauffeur experience from the Lincoln Motor Company, sbe’s official automotive partner in the US. Beginning April 19, guests at 8 sbe properties nationwide will be able to choose a chauffeur experience with the all-new Lincoln Navigator, a full-size SUV that combines modern luxury with advanced technology such as wireless charging and standard Wi-Fi; or Lincoln’s flagship Continental, which embodies a timeless definition of beauty, balancing strength and elegance, power and control through its modern, distinctive grille and athletic profile.
In line with Related’s affinity for museum-quality art installations, SLS LUX Brickell will also feature a collection of curated art throughout common areas, including Fernando Botero’s signature “Male Torso, 1992,” a massive 40,000-square foot exterior color block mural by Fabian Burgos, and work by renowned Argentine artist, Matias Duville,
sbe’s flagship SLS brand is continuing its momentum from 2017 – following the successful launch of the 299-room SLS Baha Mar in The Bahamas, and the signing of multiple development and management deals in North America, Latin America, and The Middle East. In the next five years, the SLS brand will triple in size, opening 12 more hotels and residences in major cities including Atlanta, Cancun, Washington D.C., Puerto Madero, and Buenos Aires.