Gemstone Hotels & Resorts unveiled the Beachwalk Resort, a $150 million hotel and condominium complex set on Florida's Intracoastal Waterway in Hallandale, has opened its doors.
The 33-story property, which features 300 units, includes a portfolio of 216 two-bedroom, two-bath accommodations 154 of which can be divided into individual guests rooms and one-bedroom suites for hotel guests.
It is the first of three Broward County development projects that Gemstone will operate for The Related Group, a condominium developer.
In the estimation of Jeff McIntyre, principal of Gemstone, two of the resort's most significant selling points are its location and spacious accommodations. "Beachwalk allows our guests to get close to everything South Florida has to offer, with complimentary beach and local area transportation," he said, adding that the resort hopes to attract families and couples from Florida, the Northeast, Canada and Latin America.
"The suite accommodations allow modern families and couples to enjoy fully equipped kitchens and spacious living rooms and balconies."
He also believes the property's European design will be particularly appealing to the upscale guests the resort hopes to attract. The resort's interiors were the brainchild of Pininfarina, which is well known for its design projects for Ferrari Alfa Romeo and BMW.
The property is appointed throughout with artwork from the private collection of Jorge Perez, CEO of The Related Group and a patron of the Perez Art Museum Miami.
It houses two restaurants, an infinity-edged pool and fitness center. A three-story beach club with pool, outdoor bar and restaurant, can be accessed by electric trolley. Guests can also take advantage of a free shuttle service to visit local attractions, including the Hollywood Broadwalk, Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino and Aventura Mall.
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