The W South Beach Residences

There’s something about W Hotels that’s seductive and alluring. In addition to always picking the perfect locations, having top notch service and never disappointing with regards to service and amenities, the thought of owning a vacation home in a W Hotel cannot be beat. But beyond the Whatever/Whenever experience, can you imagine owning a piece of The W South Beach? We’re talking one of the most exclusive and exciting W Hotel locations in the world! You know I don’t just talk for the sakes of talking….this is a project and location that really excites me – here’s what the media and others are saying:

Travel + Leisure

a contemporary oasis on a bustling strip

Ocean Drive

David Edelstein and Aby Rosen have opened…a $400 million showplace that features the most alluring combination of design, cuisine and scene South Beach has yet experienced

Haute Living

it’s chic, sophisticated, buzzing, beachfront, and perhaps most importantly, culturally relevant

Vogue UK

super chic interior

The Residences at W South Beach

Here’s the boxed and gift-wrapped marketing sales pitch: The ultimate oceanfront condominium ownership opportunity in one of the world’s most vibrant cultural and entertainment districts, owners are provided with privileged access to every conceivable resort living luxury.

  • 300 feet of wide, white sand Atlantic beachfront
  • museum-quality art collection curated by Richard Marshall with works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Chamberlain, George Condo, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Kenny Scharf, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool
  • sleek, rich, contemporary public spaces by Anna Busta/Studio B Design
  • residence interiors by Yabu Pushelberg
  • a glamorous pool set in Grove, a lyrical garden created in collaboration between famed conceptual landscape artist Paula Hayes and Anna Busta
  • culinary delights from both international hot spot MR CHOW® and insider favorite Soleå
  • 7,000-plus square foot Bliss® Spa, Sweat® fitness center, Swing tennis court, and basketball court
  • sultry nightlife in the swank Wall ultra-lounge
  • W Hotel’s exceptional Whatever/Whenever® signature service
  • Exclusive W Residences owner benefits Program

Phewww….now that I got THAT out of the way, let me tell you my opinion in clear, unadulterated, concise language.  The W is not for everyone, it’s for those who like to be pampered, for those that enjoy good things and are ready to pay for lavish design and premier location.  If you’re looking for a deal, look elsewhere, the developers have created a once in a life time opportunity for you to be part of South Beach Living at its best and this deserves a price tag. Every single residence at The W South Beach has an ocean view, you have the option of purchasing studios that connect for different types of income opportunities, but let’s be honest here – not many will be looking for the income aspect of this project.  It is absolutely a condo-hotel with daily, weekly and monthly rentals.  Residences come fully furnished and equipped and you can opt out of the furniture package if you do not participate in the hotel program which is managed by Starwood Hotels.  You will be buying a lifestyle and these are all CASH deals.  There is not a residence side of the project, hotel rooms and W Residences are all mixed throughout the building. Last time we visited, there were still about 100 residences left priced between $600,000 to $6,000,000 for a penthouse.

  • 574 square foot ocean suites – plan “F”, which is a studio with living room and terrace -starting at $600,000 – with $709 monthly charges
  • 643 square foot 1 bedroom residences – plan “H”, starting at $1,000,000 with $794 monthly charges
  • 1,287 square foot 2 bedroom residences – plan “O’, starting at $1,400,000 with $1,589 monthly charges
  • 1,332 square foot 2 bedroom bungalows – bungalow “2”, starting at $2,950,000 with $1,645 monthly charges
  • 2,960 square foot 3 bedroom residences – plan “KLM”, starting at $5,600,000 with $3,642 monthly charges
  • 2,310 square foot upper penthouse with asking price of $6,000,000 and $2,871 monthly charges

Obviously, prices and availability are subject to change but can tell you that the KLM combinations directly on the ocean were absolutely stunning. We have floor plans upon request, so let us know if you’re interested in seeing the distribution of the residences – in the meantime, take a look at the amazing space and atmosphere. Remember our team is ready to help you with your W South Beach Condo Purchase or sale and of course surrounding condos as well. Call us for details 305.758.2323 or wsouthbeach@miamism.com

Condo Name:  The W South Beach Hotel and Residences

Arquitecture:  Costas Kondylis and NBWW & Associates

Landscape Paula Hayes and Anna Busta

Interior Design: Yabu Pushelberg

Neighborhood: South Beach

Location: 2201 Collins Av – Miami Beach

Contact: wsouthbeach@miamism.com

*originally published on June 26th, 2010*

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