Mandarin Oriental Residences: New Renderings Released As Preview Lounge Opens

Swire Properties has released new renderings and details of the Mandarin Oriental Residences planned in Brickell and opened a Preview Lounge.

Two towers are planned.

The South Tower will rise over 800 feet, while the North Tower will stand at approximately 400 feet.

A total of 228 two-to-four-bedroom in the taller South Tower.

Mandarin Oriental will have its flagship North American hotel in the North Tower, with 121 guest rooms. There will also be 66 private Residences, and 28 hotel Residences.

A resort-style podium with over 80,000 square feet of amenities will connect the two towers.

Kohn Pedersen Fox is deigning the exterior architecture, with interiors by Parisian designers Tristan Auer and Laura Gonzalez. Thai firm Shma is overseeing landscape design.

Fortune Development Sales has been tapped to oversee sales, which will launch later this spring.

Prices start at at $4.9 million, with reservations now being accepted.

 

(images: The Boundary)

 

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downgrade
1 month ago

Wow! Talk about a downgrade. The form is too massive and looks to focus on maximizing square footage — not an architectural icon!

Javanka
1 month ago

That’s what she said.

Anon
1 month ago

It looks like panorama tower with nicer finishing, really disappointing

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks like Panorama. WTF????

Bring back the precious design
1 month ago

Look at the shape/bulk … panorama is an apt comparison, the old design had curves and the architectural elements that framed the height, like bamboo curving up (for lack of a better description), it was pretty stunning this is wah wah waaah

Jeremey Howlett
1 month ago

Definitely too big, belongs in the middle of the city, and why would you build over a park?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not a park, but a vacant lot with some sidewalks and trees.

anonymous
1 month ago

the parks department had it listed as a park

Anonymous
1 month ago

The city should reconsider approval of this project, especially given the downgrade and eyesore it would create on such a prime lot, as well as the infeasibility for public transit. Instead, they should insist on focusing efforts on One City Centre.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A park is more valuable to the city than this filler.

jim
1 month ago

the earlier drawings were more interesting. why is it that each time a developer updates drawings of a project, they lose some of their charm. this building is starting to look like any other tall square box on the Miami skyline. too bad.

Norman
1 month ago

Amazing. Miami keeps on growing and I ❤️ it.

Javanka
1 month ago

That’s what she said.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So excited for this!

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

bait and switched once again

Mmmm
1 month ago

Once again, first designs get wows and approvals, then get value designed to the point it’s unrecognizable to the original design that got you approved in the first place.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A couple of days ago the news about One brickell city center and now this downgrade, what’s going on with Swire?

Anon
1 month ago

Squat. Boxy. Oh well.

Javanka
1 month ago

That’s what she said.

Shawn
1 month ago

Loving, loving, loving, loving the design

EJS
1 month ago

That site should have something really spectacular (notice I’m refraining from using ‘iconic’)…too bad, more of the same for the area.

anonymous
1 month ago

What else is new.. bait and switch. Huge downgrade.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Our city officials are so gullible and don’t care about us.

Calivalle
1 month ago

Incredible short sighted for a prime piece of land that the world would be looking at …The FIRST rendering look fantastic.Need world class architecture design..

Anonymous
1 month ago

If they can’t do it nice don’t do it at all. City should reject it. Focus on One City Centre, they’re spreading themselves too thin,

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like the crown was dropped. SAD! The question is, will it still curve in the back? Also, what’s the point demolishing the current fine hotel for such a mundane box, too?

bob art guy
1 month ago

YUK—YUK is expected when developers lose the balance between visual appeal and money. The review board has to reject this Monster!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

We all must protest this and insist it be rejected. They need to get One City Centre up, this is abhorrent

transplant
1 month ago

So out of scale for that little island

anonymous
1 month ago

When the original MO was built, it became an icon of Brickell Key, and quite frankly, I still consider it an icon. This is soooooo vanilla. What a disappointment.

we can eat cake
1 month ago

What a design rug pull

Commenter X
1 month ago

When is this thing erecting?

Javanka
1 month ago

That’s what she said.

s.k
22 days ago

Does anyone know what they are building at the MO “beach club”? Is that a Sales office or are they “upgrading” the beach club in the meantime?

Ridiculous
1 month ago

Prices start at $4.9 million for a two bed with no water views!!

No glass no class
1 month ago

Not all that great. But even the deeper balconies provided by having a post column near the corner makes a big difference above regular small balconies.

Scott
1 month ago

Should be required to go back to the drawing board. All of Brickell’s property values are going to decline because they will have to look at this awful monstrosity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I totally agree. Let them come back after they are done with One City Centre… this tower would be a mess for traffic ont har small bridge and doesn’t add any value to the city, just hurts the entire city and devalued everything.