Aman Resorts Announces They Will Open A Hotel & Residences In Miami’s Faena District In 2023

Aman, a resort company with a cult-like following, has announced plans to open a hotel and residences in Miami Beach in 2023.

Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group and Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries are partnering to develop the project. Doronin is also the CEO and majority owner of Aman.

Aman Miami will include two oceanfront buildings, including the existing Versailles Hotel at 3425 Collins Avenue and a vacant lot next door. Both are part of the 1 million-square-foot mixed-use Faena District, which features entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and the Forum, an arts venue.

“My strategy for Aman places focus on expanding the urban destinations for the brand after success with similar projects such as Aman Tokyo. As a major global hub, Miami always has been a key location, particularly since I founded OKO Group and already have a number of developments in the thriving city of Miami,” Doronin said. “The Miami and Aman lifestyles are highly compatible. Both are energetic, easy-going and embrace the outdoors. I have been looking for the perfect location for many years, and I am thrilled to find it and to partner with Access Industries.”

The new tower will likely be 16 stories, and slightly taller than the neighboring Versailles, if it mimics a 2014 proposal for the site.

In 2014, Faena submitted plans for a new 16-story condo project designed by Leitersdorf Haw Architecture next to the Versailles tower, and imploded a portion of an older building there a year later. The 1940 Versailles tower with 141 hotel rooms is regarded by the city to be historic and was retained, while a 1955 addition to the Versailles was demolished.

Aman is known for elegant properties, attention to detail and an exceptionally high level of service (along with ultra-high prices). The company now has 39 hotels and resorts, including a location in New York set to open in 2020.

 

The 2014 Versailles proposal from Faena:

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Looking forward to see the proposal (if it is different). That site has been an eyesore for a few years.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This will be an Iconic design and value.. truly a luxury resort.

Go Miami go!
1 year ago

Go Miami go.
Keep building beautiful modern buildings that will change our City for the best.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Um, sorry, but this in Miami Beach.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What’s with Miami Beach and historic hotels sitting an empty vacant shell for years until redevelopment? It was the same with the Ritz Plaza (SLS) and Seville (Edition). Alas, at least Collins has some while they were all massacred along Biscayne Boulevard downtown in Miami proper.

StructurusErectus
1 year ago

Because not everyone cares about historical buildings! It tends to be a small whiny minority (cough)NIMBY(cough) advantaged because of the crappy hours city boards meet (Noon, really??) For those of us who actually work in the industry we then have to deal with the added costs of field conditions that aren’t on the original drawings and real world constraints of bringing some old relic in line with modern codes..all to please a few whiners. If you care so much about old buildings, buy them at fair market value and you can do all you want with them!

Anonymous
1 year ago

More dirty ruski money in Miami

Vladimir Vladimirovich
1 year ago

Didn’t think Next Miami allowed Ethnic Hate Speech and Russophobia

Anonymous
1 year ago

Better than the crap Jorge Perez and Melo build.