Bal Harbour Shopping for the Shopaholic

Bal Harbour shopping is as good as it gets in South Florida. Retail addicts worldwide know the Bal Harbour Shops as one of the greatest destinations in the world. A faithful Shopper’s Paradise.

Now, genuinely dedicated shoppers are about to be presented with an opportunity to have this world-class shopping destination… as their neighbor.

St. Regis Bal Harbour – Bal Harbour Shopping

Located directly across the street from the shops on Collins Avenue, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will offer dedicated shoppers and luxury lovers the ultimate home base.

Developed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is located right on the ocean (when you want to concentrate on pursuits other than shopping) at the northern tip of Bal Harbour. It will comprise three separate, 27-story towers, each housing ultra-luxurious one, two, three, and four-bedroom residences. These condos have huge balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and amazing views of the Atlantic and the bay.

The 268 residences will share the space with 37 condo-hotel suites, 183 hotel rooms, and 24 fractional suites.

Because mundane tasks like grocery shopping, driving, and housekeeping take away from valuable shopping time, St. Regis will offer its lucky residents the same amenities as hotel guests, including grocery shopping service, room service, housekeeping, a chauffeur, and more. There’s also a health spa, several swimming pools, sculptures, water features, lush gardens, and more.

No wonder these luxury condos and homes start at a cool $1.9 million!

Modern technology will be featured throughout the resort. A state-of-the-art air conditioning system uses chilled water instead of heat pumps to cool the air.

It all adds up to a shopaholic’s dream home. But you can’t put one on your AmEx card just yet. While the top of the final tower is just around the corner, construction isn’t scheduled for completion until 2011.

by Lisa Canfield

Bal Harbour Shopping