Globally Lauded Architectural Firm Designs The Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key Resort
When master developer Unicorp National Developments began the envisioning process for The St. Regis Longboat Key Resort, they assembled a team of best-in-class designers to bring their vision to fruition. The selection of the architectural team was a top priority. Although consideration was given to respected professionals from around the globe, it was clear that Miami-based SB Architects was the firm destined to bring Unicorp President, Chuck Whittall’s vision along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico to life.
This highly anticipated beachfront resort will undoubtedly set a new standard of excellence for Florida’s west coast. Having already secured St. Regis as the luxury hospitality purveyor, every aspect of the project was challenged to meet and exceed the superior five-star excellence of this proven industry leader.
This 17-acre property with 800 feet of Gulf-front holds a special place on Longboat Key, located just 3 miles north of the famed dining and shopping of St. Armands Circle near Sarasota. The architectural design of the resort will play a critical role in creating a memorable experience that combines a modern, luxury aesthetic with Longboat Key’s picturesque beachfront setting. Unicorp required an architectural firm that could maximize the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views and achieve an unparalleled level of design innovation. With over 60 years of design expertise and award-winning projects around the world, the team at SB Architects was clearly the right choice for Unicorp.
SB Architects has established a worldwide reputation as the premier architect firm of luxury resort hotels, master-planned communities and innovative mixed-use properties. Some of their most celebrated luxury projects include St. Regis Bahia Beach, Hilton Fuxian Lake in China, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences Boca Raton, Live! Madrid, Disney Paris Eco-Resort, and the Ritz-Carlton resorts in Hawaii, Bermuda, California and Puerto Rico. The firm’s incredible success since 1960 relies on their design process which blends art, science, beauty and function. With a world-wide search and much effort taken, Unicorp assembled a diverse design team to work in concert with SB Architects, including Hirsch Bedner Associates, Marc-Michaels Interior Design, RSM Design and landscape architect, Enzo Enea.
Situated on the edge of the pristine Gulf of Mexico, the St. Regis Longboat Key Resort will feature expansive outdoor amenity areas with unobstructed water views, meticulously planned gardens, and aesthetically stunning interiors of timeless elegance. President of SB Architects, Scott Lee says, “A core component of the overall architectural design is capturing the admirable spirit of St. Regis while providing a welcome, immersive, and modern experience for our residents and guests.”
Homeowners at The Residences at the St. Regis Longboat Key will enjoy the ultimate convenience and legendary service that come with the five-star amenities of the St. Regis Resort including world-class dining at W Prime Steak and Seafood and a three-meal-a-day restaurant. The St. Regis Piano Bar, beachside Tiki Bar, and the rooftop Monkey Bar provide a variety of bar and lounge experiences as well. Residents may also take advantage of the St. Regis Spa, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center with meditation and yoga studios, concierge services, luxury boutiques and beauty salon, beachside event lawns and ballrooms, and three extraordinary resort pools including a saltwater lagoon with tropical fish, a meandering drift stream, and a tropical resort-style pool.
The Residences at the St. Regis Longboat Key Resort will consist of 3 Gulf-front buildings with 12 spacious floorplans ranging from 1,802 sf to 15,711 sf of living area, priced from $2 to over $10 million. The 69 private residences will feature dramatic open floorplans, breathtaking Gulf views, expansive terraces and secured private elevator access opening directly into their home. A limited number of select residences will also enjoy spectacular infinity-edge plunge pools located directly on their 16 ft. wide terraces. A Resident Clubhouse will offer a private fitness center, business center and resident lounge. Homeowners will have exclusive access to the private Gulf-front Beach Club with a resident-only beachfront pool as well as cabanas and chaise lounges on the Longboat Key shoreline.
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