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AUBERGE BEACH RESIDENCES & SPA

“We’ve created a beachfront lifestyle of unsurpassed elegance and pleasure,” promises Edgardo Defortuna, president of Fortune International Group, and developer of the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

Since the launch of its acclaimed flagship resort – Auberge du Soleil in the Napa Valley in 1981 – Auberge Resorts Collection has established what has come to be known as exceptional properties in some of the world’s finest destinations, including its Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif., Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Hotel Jermone in Aspen, and Maliouhana Hotel & Spa in Anguilla, BWI.

Auberge Beach Residences & Spa will be the first project in Florida for Auberge Resorts Collection. According to Craig Reid, Auberge Resorts Collection’s chief executive officer, “Our presence in Florida represents the continued evolution of Auberge Resorts Collection as a luxury brand that redefines resort and residential experiences in the world’s most desirable destinations.”

Auberge Residences & Spa will bring together Florida’s premier developers. The Related Group – whose developments are often distinguished by partnerships with world-renowned architects, designers, and artists – creates residential properties that are recognized as urban landmarks.

“We’ll be the most expensive project in Fort Lauderdale,” says Jorge Pérez, chairman and CEO of Related. “Fort Lauderdale has really not taken off like Miami, like it should,” says Pérez. He noted that a South Beach project at the level Auberge is planning would sell for $3,000 a square foot. Perez, a major benefactor of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Miami and an avid collector of Latin American art, will curate the art in the project.

Auberge Beach Residences Fort Lauderdale will be situated on the former home of Ireland’s Inn Beach Resort – 450 feet of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean – hailed as the best location on “Blue Waters” Beach. “We wanted a brand that fit with the lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale,” according to Andy Mitchell, president and CEO of Fairwinds Group of Fort Lauderdale, a third-generation owner of the Ireland’s Inn. “This (property) is going to be world class, but not pretentious,” Mitchell told the Miami Herald in an interview.

Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, the development will be housed in two structures, characterizes by a façade of cascading terraces, many with private pools. 171 residences, ranging in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet, will all have sweeping ocean views. Prices will range from $1.5 million to $8 million. The price “will be a bargain, given the level of amenities,” Pérez believes.

The Residences will feature flow-through floor plans with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the ocean. Each residence will be smart-home pre-wired for high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi technology. Private elevators will provide access with a separate service entrance in select residences. Kitchen will be designed with Italian cabinetry, stone countertops and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Spacious master bathrooms will feature contemporary finishes, fixtures, vanities, and a deep soaking tub.

“Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale will offer the same style of bespoke personal experience that is found at all our other resorts and clubs,” says Dale Friedkin, chairman, Auberge Resorts.

One example is an American bistro with an extensive wine collection – a signature Auberge Resorts – whose roots are in the Napa Valley.

“We believe that the time and the market are right for a residential project of this caliber. It will be a perfect addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection,” says Friedkin.

AUBERGE

  • Personalized concierge services.
  • 24/7 valet parking and security.
  • Private beach club with butler services.
  • Multiple swimming pools with cabanas offering food and beverage services overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
  • World-class spa by Auberge offering all-natural beauty and relaxation treatments.
  • Wine tasting salon featuring Auberge’s best Napa Valley selections.
  • Cigar lounge.
  • State-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the tropical poolside sanctuary and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Club room including multimedia, billiards, and gaming tables.
  • Prices from $1.5 million to $8 million.

Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, 2200 North Atlantic Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. www.aubergebeach.com