Aman Hotel and Residence get vital OK
South Florida’s first Aman-branded hotel and residence project has taken a step forward in its development, earning Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board approval for its hotel and condominium components.
With the approvals, developer OKO Group can now begin pulling permits for the project at 3425 Collins Ave.
The proposed Aman Hotel and Residences Miami Beach is to consist of 56 hotel rooms in the restored Versailles Hotel and 23 condo units in a new tower next door. Both developments are to be 16 stories high.
The hotel component, which won the board’s approval last month, will be 200 feet high, according to documents sent to the board, while the condominium building, approved last week, will be 221 feet.
The condominium development is to be designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who designed the New National Stadium in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics and whose other works in the US include the Dallas Rolex Tower in Dallas and the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, OR.
Following the vote, OKO Group said in a statement: “our team will now turn attention towards the renovation of the historic Versailles Hotel and the development and sales of our beautiful Kengo Kuma-designed Aman residential tower, both of which will strengthen Miami Beach’s appeal as one of the world’s most desirable places to live and visit.”