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Iconic Leopard Prints at Dolce&Gabbana’s First Miami Hotel

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Dolce&Gabbana has unveiled new design and flexible-residence details at 888 Brickell, its first real estate project and condo hotel in the USA, in collaboration with developer JDS Development Group. Introducing a first-of-its kind design feat, Dolce&Gabbana’s Grand Residences seamlessly transition into multiple individual rooms and suites which can be utilized simultaneously by owners and hotel guests without compromising privacy and featuring private entries for each. 

Buyers of the residences will have the opportunity to rent their Dolce&Gabbana-designed homes via the hotel program when they’re not in private use. The condo hotel features 250 rooms and suites, six food and beverage outlets, and a signature restaurant on the ground floor, two bars in the expansive Grand Lobby, Pool Club restaurant & bar for day-to-night deckside dining, demo kitchen and private dining. Designed with signature Dolce&Gabbana flair, the common spaces convey the unwavering dedication to craftsmanship for the unprecedented hybrid condo hotel and its lifestyle-driven hospitality and elevated residential experience.

Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana
Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana

Exquisite interior design

The grand residential lobby boasts black marble with a dramatic feature wall of book-matched burgundy marble, and three grand custom-designed Venetian hand-made chandeliers. The signature hues of Dolce&Gabbana— black, gold, and red—are expertly interwoven into the interior design, culminating in a luxurious and cohesive ambiance

Ascending to the first floor, a striking black marble staircase stands as a sculptural centerpiece, offering access to hotel check-in and exclusive lounge areas and private reception spaces for residents and guests alike. A dramatic bar lounge is set to be a lavish retreat for entertaining and relaxing, and features a harmonious blend of sumptuous textures, including black and white marbles, cast glass, velvet (including the iconic zebra in black-on-black pattern) and polished nickel. 

The Dolce&Gabbana design experience culminates in the event space: a double height area meticulously designed to the finest detail, is complete with plush seating, a stage, and DJ booth. Bronze palms, amber-colored venetian chandeliers, and rich browns and greys adorn the space, accented by the brand’s signature leopard print. The designs epitomise the fashion house’s commitment to sourcing, fatto a mano (handmade) and well-considered materials in a perfect meeting of Italianate and Miami glamour and grace, complimented by world-class hospitality.

“For us, the cultural vibrancy of Miami is the perfect backdrop for our world debut in the real estate sector with ‘fatto a mano’ (handmade) craftsmanship at its heart. The project will embody the very essence of the Dolce&Gabbana universe – a luxurious, timeless design experience.”

Alfonso Dolce, CEO at Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana has collaborated with M2Atelier studio to translate the ideas and concepts expressed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for the interior design of 888 Brickell. Thanks to a well-established partnership and a deep mutual knowledge acquired in over twenty years of collaboration, Marco Bonelli and his team are the architectural force behind the creative minds of the Designers.

Additional amenities include the residential and hotel Dolce&Gabbana 888 Pool Club, including a gelateria, bar, and restaurant, in a palette of rich green terrazzo and crisp green and white striped-lounge chairs. Wellbeing amenities include a double-height indoor padel court, fitness center, golf simulator and yoga & pilates studios. The recovery spa – set to be an oasis of serenity in this bustling city – will include a thoughtfully-curated menu of bespoke massages and facial therapies, IV therapy, juice bar, thermal circuit, and a barber shop. Exclusive resident amenities include a theater, lounge, billiard’s room, children’s playroom, workspace and meeting suites, and 44′ lap pool. Altogether, the amenity suite epitomizes the style and vibrancy of its Miami and Brickell neighborhood location.

Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana
Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana

888 Brickell Dolce&Gabbana Condo Hotel

Unique to 888 Brickell Dolce&Gabbana, these first-of-their-kind homes are designed for flexibility. A Dolce&Gabbana residence in its grandest form – a gracious three bedroom – can be transformed into Hotel Rooms and a Hotel Suite, should owners wish when they are not in residence, allowing guests to take advantage of the 5-star amenities offered by 888 Brickell. 

The Grand Private Residence has a minimum of two ensuite bedrooms, plus a powder room, living graciously alongside a corner great room which extends to a generous loggia with outdoor kitchen. When the secondary bedrooms are transitioned into high-style Hotel Rooms, the principal bedroom and great room – together with its outdoor loggia – become an intimate private residence or Hotel Suite. With a separate entrance from the private foyer, the thoughtfully conceived Hotel Room is a world of its own in Dolce&Gabbana splendor, independent of the corner Suite. Both the five-star hotel market and high-end condominium rental market continue to achieve premium rates in Miami compared to the rest of the hotel and high-end rental market, respectively.

“This extraordinary, branded condo hotel for Miami will ensure that the demand for world leading, design led spaces with unparalleled views can be fulfilled; we are extremely proud to launch the collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana in this iconic tower.”

Michael Stern, Founder and CEO at JDS Development Group

The Miami 5-star hotel average daily rate in 2023 was more than $1,000 per night, a 48% increase from 2019. Brickell two-bedroom condominiums rent for more than double the figures of two bedrooms in high-end Brickell rental buildings, signaling the demand for high end residential product in this area. And between 2020 and 2021, migration into Miami from New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago brought $3.7 billion in taxable income. Growth in income of renters in Southeast Florida has increased 28% since 2019, largely because 58% of the jobs added in Florida since 2020 are in professional and business services, finance, and information technology.

Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana
Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana

The Tower

A striking new addition to the Magic City skyline, 888 Brickell, Dolce&Gabbana, Miami will be the tallest building in the city at 1,049 feet (319.74 meters), establishing a new standard in the architectural landscape. The façade is to be designed in collaboration with architects Studio Sofield, inspired by both quintessential modernist skyscrapers and Milanese mid-century design and fashion. The elegant and restrained combination of ivory travertine and matt black steel beams that give the building an expressly vertical appearance, setting it far apart from its neighbors. Towards street level, the building dons a gold beaded ‘necklace’ that brings a warm lustre and brilliant shine.

“The fashion house’s pursuit of quality and detail in design — together with their ability to create a beautiful world of authentic lifestyle filled with incredible hospitality — guarantees we are embarking on a successful, creative journey for our future visitors, guests, and residents alike.”

Michael Stern
Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana
Photo credit: Courtesy of JDS Development Group and Dolce&Gabbana
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