Some of South Florida’s most upscale hotels are now offering guests a new luxury — permanent residences at the amenity-rich resorts. One of the many perks of traveling to a luxury hotel is the amenities that come along with it. Now, some top-tier hotels are taking the permanent move a step further by offering things like room service, package delivery service, 24-hour concierge and immediate access to all hotel amenities onsite for their year-round, 24/7 “guests.”

W Fort Lauderdale

Offering oversized balconies, 9-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, and panoramic beach and city views, the W Fort Lauderdale‘s 171 residences create a unique experience in the heart of South Florida’s waterfront community. Features include fully-furnished living and dining areas, an entertainment system, Italian-designed cabinetry in the fully-integrated kitchen, and designer features in the master bath that includes a premium spa bathtub and separate shower. The master bedroom features NudeAudio Studio 5 speakers and an up to 56-inch LCD television. Residents can enjoy access to the brand’s signature WHATEVER/WHENEVER policy, allowing them the luxury of utilizing the hotel concierge for a variety of services.

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SLS Brickell

A property poised to become a Miami landmark, Arquitectonica-designed SLS Brickell is set in the city’s rapidly transforming Brickell neighborhood. In addition to dining options featuring chefs José Andrés and Michael Schwartz, SLS Brickell will host a range of 24-hour lifestyle amenities including concierge services, valet parking, in-room dining services, babysitting services and a BMW-7 series house car available for transport. The residences feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors, and panoramic views. Residents can enjoy privacy with exclusive access to a residential lobby and elevator.

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SLS Lux is the most amenity-rich of the SLS hotels and residences. Just down the street from SLS Brickell is SLS Lux with exclusive services managed by sbe, upgraded amenities and an array of personalized VIP features. Set to complete in fall, the residences will feature Contemporary Italian kitchen cabinets by Italkraft, spacious spa tubs and frameless glass-enclosed showers, and stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. The spacious master bedrooms feature fully-finished, walk-in closets, and the living spaces offer 9- or 10-foot smooth-finish ceilings.

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Hyde Midtown

Situated between Miami’s Design District and Wynwood, Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences will bring a collection of 60 hotel rooms and 410 luxury condos to the vibrant Midtown neighborhood. Designed by Arquitectonica with interiors by David Rockwell, amenities include a full-service spa, heated lap pool, 7th-floor terrace with Biscayne Bay and skyline views and signature cuisine by sbe’s renowned restaurant group. Residents can also enjoy a private screening theater, transportation to the Beach Club, a game room, tennis court, bocce court and valet parking.

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Fasano Residences + Hotel Miami Beach

Brazil’s premier hospitality and gastronomy firm, Fasano, is launching their U.S. flagship in the heart of South Beach. The property will offer 67 residences and 85 hotel suites in a resort lifestyle. Amenities for residents include a state-of-the-art fitness facility, spa and wellness center, and world-class dining with acclaimed chefs and sommeliers. Fasano Residences + Hotel Miami Beach will feature a poolside restaurant and bar, garden-facing bar and lobby lounge. Residents can enjoy the largest pool in South Beach that’s over 250 feet long and surrounded by secluded alcoves, shade trees and an ocean-facing bar at the end of the grounds.

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St. Regis Bal Harbour

Designed by the renowned Sieger Suarez Architects, this building includes one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and hotel condominiums. Residents of St. Regis Bal Harbour will be able to take advantage of private pools, exclusive fitness facilities, pet services and a number of fine dining options, including the poolside restaurant Atlantikos, which boasts custom furniture by Michael Wolk and Pavilion and features a menu of traditional Greek dishes. The residences feature panoramic windows with expansive ocean and bay views, professional-grade kitchen appliances, European-style cabinetry and contemporary five-fixture master bathrooms with walk-in showers and expansive marble surface treatments throughout.

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