Grand Beginnings at Bal Harbour
The newest St. Regis opens its doors to a weekend of art, cuisine, ocean views and celebrity-studded soirees.
By Andrea Landis
Miami Beach was abuzz with the St. Regis signature elegance and glamour March 17 – 18 as connoisseurs spent a warm spring weekend welcoming the stunning St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort to town and to the Starwood family.
“The grand opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort was a great accomplishment for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts,” says Marco Selva, the resort’s general manager.
VIP guests, including actress Diane Kruger, designer Jason Wu and polo icon Nacho Figueras, celebrated in style at the grand opening gala, enjoying oceanfront cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by internationally renowned St. Regis chefs. Jonathan Batiste, Jazz at Lincoln Center and DJ Felix Castillo set the tone with vibrant musical performances. The celebration was punctuated with a dazzling firework display over the calm Miami shore.
“We were thrilled to have Diane Kruger on hand to celebrate, along with St. Regis connoisseurs Jason Wu and Nacho Figueras,” Selva says. “It was a fashionable and memorable evening for all, and we were excited to have our friends and supporters here to raise a glass to our debut.”
After a Sunday brunch featuring the St. Regis’ classic bloody mary—a recipe unchanged since its concoction at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar in 1934—the weekend drew to a close, having introduced established St. Regis connoisseurs to the resort while inspiring countless new enthusiasts, both local and international.