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BY Michael Light / On August 24, 2023

 
We last checked in on the construction progress at the anticipated Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami back in the springtime. Since then, Developer PMG and Contractor Moriarty been hard at work getting ready for the tallest tower South of New York to rise 100 floors over Downtown Miami. It is time for another update.

They are currently wrapping up their site work and have started obtaining permits for the next phase. Permits for three tower cranes have been approved, two at 1255-feet, one at 365-feet above ground level. Work orders have gone out with anticipation of installing the cranes before October 24, according to The Next Miami. They are approved to remain until August 23, 2027.

At this rate, we could potentially see vertical construction earlier than the anticipated Q-1 of 2024 date.

Rendering of Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami

Rendering of Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami

Hyper-Reality Meta Tours Of The Finished Project

In the interim of being able to tour the project in-person, the developer has partnered with YUPIX Meta-Reality to allow buyers a hyper-reality tour in their sales gallery.

The construction process is expected to last until late 2027 and the 360 private residences are already 88% sold. They were able to sell 50% of the homes before construction even began, marking the desirability of a statement tower like this from a brand like Waldorf Astoria in Downtown Miami.

Rendering Of The Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences Living Room

Rendering Of The Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences Living Room

Stand-Out Features

The residences range in size from studios up to four-bedroom layouts and are trimmed out with elegant design aspects that adhere to the Waldorf Astoria brand specifics. These include marble walls in the primary bathroom, dual vanities and dual shower heads.

Waldorf Astoria Miami has taken this a step further by adding two shower heads plus a Swedish rain shower in the primary shower, a separate MTI soaking tub looking out over the city and Biscayne Bay, and crystal-adorned Dornbracht plumbing fixtures that are unblushingly luxurious.

Other features of the residences that stand out are drop-down televisions in every primary suite and since the building is constructed without exterior columns, the floor-to-ceiling impact windows envelope the entire home for an uncompromised view.

On the terraces, you will find electric summer kitchens and plenty of room for entertaining. Since the building is so tall on the coastline, the terraces are partially enclosed with impact glass panels. This allows stoppage from the winds that can occur so high in the sky and a peaceful entertaining experience again, without compromising any views.

Rendering Of The Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences Kitchen

Rendering Of The Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences

Peacock Alley

One of the many brand-specific amenities that will be offered is a historic Peacock Alley on the 19th floor. Every one of the 34 Waldorf Astoria Hotels in the world has one and Miami’s will not disappoint. With triple-height ceilings it features dramatic gold lighting fixtures that are inspired by clocks and are suspended above the lounge.

The history behind Peacock Alley is that in 1893, the first Waldorf Astoria was comprised of two buildings that were connected by a beautiful and luxurious corridor. In that day, the elite would dress in dramatic luxury, particularly the ladies. The gentlemen jokingly referred to the corridor as Peacock Alley since the ladies would venture back and forth between the amenities of the two tower.

In 1929, the hotel was demolished to make way for the Empire State Building and in 1931 reopened in it’s new Park Avenue location. This is where Peacock Alley began being added as an eatery and lounge in every Waldorf Astoria thus far.

You can find a complete list of the services, amenities and finishes here. Waldorf Astoria Miami Fact Sheet

Rendering Of Waldorf Astoria Miami Residential Lounge

Rendering Of Waldorf Astoria Miami Peacock Alley

Although, as mentioned above, the project is 88% spoken-for, there are some purchase opportunities available with prices ranging from the $4 million range for studios up to $43 million for a penthouse.

For more information including pre-construction sales of Waldorf Astoria Miami including a private tour of the sales gallery with the immersive hyper-reality tour and specific inventory, please contact Douglas Elliman Real Estate broker Michael Light at 786-566-1700 or via email at michael@gzmhj.net.

Images courtesy of PMG and Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences
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