C’est Magnifique (It’s magnificent!) is what I can sum up about the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort & Residences in Miami, Florida.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort features 243 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, as well as 245 residences, in three all-glass towers rising 27 stories above an expansive stretch of beach. The resort also boasts a sprawling 14,000 square foot Remède Spa, J&G Grill inspired by world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and signature St. Regis Butler service.
According to Forbes, the hotel was listed as the one of the 10 most anticipated hotel openings of 2012. “I am thrilled to welcome guests to The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort; our debut is an exciting moment for both the St. Regis brand and the Bal Harbour community,” says General Manager Marco Selva. “The opening of this property has forever changed the resort landscape, and we are pleased to offer our guests a truly unforgettable experience through the hallmarks of the St. Regis brand – bespoke service, signature butler service, exceptional amenities and world-class dining.”
Featuring an expansive art collection, and striking, glamorous design by world renowned interiors firm Yabu Pushelberg, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort’s guestrooms and suites feature full ocean views as the rooms have been masterfully designed to take advantage of one of the destination’s most spectacular amenities – azure blue ocean, for as far as the eye can see. Antique mirroring can be found throughout the property and a striking ceiling rosette detail, a signature of Yabu Pushelberg, is repeated throughout the public spaces. Godflower marble, quarried exclusively for the resort, can be found on all of the floors on 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 staying at the resort delight in the small details and thoughtful design of the entire property, 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. 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, the legendary architect of neo-baroque modern Miami. The rooms are designed to serve as a 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.
St. Regis’ commitment to art and design is prominently featured throughout. The resort’s art collection is contemporary in nature, offering guests a glimpse at both thought-provoking and modern pieces from Sawada Hirotoshi, Candida Hofer and Miami-based artist Santiago Rubino, among others. One of the key pieces is a mural by Miami-based graffiti artist Santiago Rubino, who has created “Eyes of the Stars,” a focal point in The St. Regis Bar. 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.
Guest room balcony
J&G Grill Bar
J&G Grill is The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort’s signature restaurant conceived by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and under the helm of Chef de Cuisine Richard Gras. It is a blend of Contemporary American cuisine with Asian and French accents. The menu contains “fan favorites” from Chef Vongerichten’s restaurants around the world, such as The Mark and Spice Market, which Chef Gras accents with locally-sourced foods, including: fresh fish, vegetables and fruits from South Miami farms. J&G Grill offers magnificent views of the Bal Harbour beach promenade and cerulean blue Atlantic beyond, which enhance guests’ lunch and dinner experience. Additionally, the remarkable Yabu Pushelberg-designed temperature-controlled Wine Vault houses one of the largest wine collections in South Florida boasting 2,500 bottles of wine.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort also features an oceanfront grill for casual dining called Fresco focused on South American-influenced cuisine, as well as Atlantico, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, with Mediterranean influence and a focus on seafood. Poolside cabana and beach services complement the resort’s private beach and pools, including an adults-only pool area with exclusive day cabanas.
The newest Remède Spa, exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, features 14,000 square feet of blissful surroundings including 12 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, men’s and women’s lounges, sauna and steam rooms, and a high tech fitness center with an ocean view. Offering the latest in treatments, the tranquil spa allows customized indulgence that surpasses the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests. The newest Remède Spa, exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, features 14,000 square feet of blissful surroundings including 12 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, men’s and women’s lounges, sauna and steam rooms, and a high tech fitness center with an ocean view. Offering the latest in treatments, the tranquil spa allows customized indulgence that surpasses the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests. Within the Remède Spa is the intimate Prive Salon where Jordan Charron Foucher and Eduardo Bravo provide a bespoke salon experience for discerning clients. Haircuts, polished blow outs, color, seven customized treatments, glamorous up-dos and consultations are just a few of the services offered. A St. Regis Children’s Club is also on-site to cater to the resort’s youngest guests, complete with educational programs and interactive games as well as an innovative teen program with exciting excursions.
The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offer exceptional private residences at the exclusive beachfront property. The spacious two and three bedroom residences feature innovative designs, state-of-the-art kitchens, and private balconies boasting large outdoor living areas and breathtaking ocean views. Residents enjoy access to all of the incredible amenities of the Resort.