In 2017, South Beach’s Art Deco district will welcome back a classic: the Shore Club will be reborn as the Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club, with a new design by acclaimed Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, and innovative landscaping by Enzo Enea. The new two-tower development will include 75 luxury residences, as well as 100 five-star hotel suites for visitors. In August, HFZ Capital Group, the New York-based developer leading the transformation, released new imagery of the re-design.
The Shore Club’s revamped look is a jaw-dropper: a magnificent example of what has been described as “tropical modernism,” Weinfeld’s signature aesthetic is a mix of stone and glass, exotic hardwoods from Brazil, and elegant, geometric forms. Enea’s landscape design brings tropical plants, sand and stone to the walkways and grounds. Situated on three acres of oceanfront property, the Club’s idyllic setting will retain all its classic charm. The Shore Club is Weinfeld’s first hospitality project in the United States. Inspired by Brazilian modernist Oscar Niemeyer, Weinfeld has worked extensively in his native Brazil, and his work is the subject of a recent book by Raul Barreneche.
The Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club is also the first foray by the Fasano family into North America, after many decades as the leading name in luxury hospitality in Brazil. Currently helmed by Rogério Fasano, the company group runs three acclaimed hotels in Brazil: the Fasano São Paulo, in the city’s historic Jardim Europa district, the Fasano Boa Vista, and Fasano Punta del Este. They also run the idyylic Las Piedras resort in Uruguay, and fifteen restaurants.
The new design of the Shore Club will reduce the total number of rooms, making both more exclusive and more spacious inside. Rather than echoing the pastel pink Art Deco landmarks of South Beach, Weinfeld’s design will be sophisticated and warm, with a cosmopolitan sophistication that suits Miami’s growing profile as an international cultural mecca.
The new residences will range from one to three-bedrooms, as well as two-story poolside bungalows with full kitchens and bathrooms. The amenities are what you’d expect from a luxury hotel: a 24-hour concierge, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, on-site fine dining, a beachside pool, and cabana service. Enzo Enea’s thoughtfully designed outdoor areas are ideal settings in which to relax, too. All residents enjoy spectacular ocean views, and close proximity to the food, shopping, and culture that South Beach has to offer.
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