Sand castle: Fasano Hotel + Residences brings understated luxury to Miami

A landscape view of the swimming pool sat adjacent to the Miami beach.
Fasano Hotel + Residences at the Shore Club, Miami, sees the Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld build upon the hotel's art deco structure and David Chipperfield's original design
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­The inspired pairing of Isay Weinfeld, the Fasano group and the iconic Shore Club hotel in Miami’s South Beach is one of the most exciting design collaborations Wallpaper* has seen – and we've been tracking since it was first announced (opens in new tab). We’re clearly not the only ones; the hotel is set to be a major hotspot this week, playing host to a number of exhibitions and events, including Arte Club Jacaranda (opens in new tab), as the creative crowds descend on Miami.

The transformation of the historic Shore Club into an appropriately luxurious Fasano property – the group’s first in the United States – has been left in the hands of Weinfeld, who also crafted Fasano’s São Paulo flagship and its expanding Punta del Este accommodations in Uruguay. In its new guise, which is scheduled to begin construction in early 2016 and complete at the end of 2017, Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club will feature 100 hotel rooms and 75 condominiums. In addition to preserving and transforming the Central Tower – the Shore Club’s original 22-floor structure – the hotel will feature a converted eight-storey North Tower, and a collection of two-storey poolside and beachfront bungalows, as well as a building featuring a new gym, with yoga and personal training rooms, and a spa and wellness center. There is also a South Tower, which houses the main hotel lobby, that retains many of the property's original iconic details.

‘I hate to repeat myself. I never take projects where I have to repeat. If you work for a brand that has 300 shops all over and it requires for the project to repeat, this is the kind of project that is not for me,’ reflects Weinfeld, who worked on redesigning the Shore Club for about a year and a half with developers HFZ Capital Group before the Fasano group signed on as the hotel operator. ‘It’s a very good project inside an office because it's work, but to design the same thing for 3-4 years... it’s boring for me, unless you can do one different from another. This was my [condition] when I decided to design the first Fasano. If we were to design another one, it should have the same feeling, but according to each place.’

Weinfeld describes that ‘Fasano feeling’ and the Fasano family and as ‘very elegant, very discreet and subtle with no showing off, no gold or bling, and no boutique hotel design as we know it. It’s also very comfortable, which is the main word for me when talking about architecture and life in general.’

In addition to the sumptuous mix of terrazzo, concrete, steel and lush landscaping that will bridge indoors with out, Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club will demonstrate the Fasano family’s trademark flair for service in a poolside restaurant, garden-facing bar and lobby lounge. Like its compatriots, the hotel’s restaurants will feature a rich combination of Italian heritage with Brazilian flavour.

The three-acre property will also boast the largest swimming pool in South Beach – measuring about 250 feet long and offering over 9,500 sq ft of oceanfront bathing. 

The long outdoor pool leading up to three buildings of differing heights with balconies. The middle building is the tallest with c. 15 floors.

The hotel's expanded design will feature two towers, a building for guest amenities and a series of beachfront cabana residences. Construction will begin in early 2016 and complete by the end of 2017

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Inside a residence featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. The interior has a large wooden table with wood chairs to the left side, and beige sofa chairs to the right.

Each of the residences offers a place of calm, with seamless transitions that link interiors with the outdoors. Many are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive outdoor terraces

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The kitchen has a large marble island with three wooden stools in the centre and a fitted kitchen to the right.

The residences will feature Weinfeld-designed custom Bulthaup cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops and backsplashes, Bulthaup faucet and sinks, and Gaggenau appliances

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Two side-by-side photos overlooking Fasano's outdoor pool.

Fasano Hotel + Residences at the Shore Club will also boast the largest swimming pool in South Beach, measuring about 250 feet long and offering over 9,500 sq ft of oceanfront bathing

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An aerial view of the estate looking across the residence's balconies, the outdoor pool and the beach landscape.

Weinfeld describes that ‘Fasano feeling’ and the Fasano family and as ‘very elegant, very discreet and subtle with no showing off, no gold or bling, and no boutique hotel design as we know it. It’s also very comfortable, which is the main word for me when talking about architecture and life in general’

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INFORMATION

For more information, visit Fasano Shore Club's website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club 
1901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
Florida

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.