The Miami Beach Historical Preservation Board approved the Aman Miami Beach development by OKO Group’s plan for the restoration of the historic Versailles Hotel. This a big step forward for the art deco building in Miami Beach’s Faena District. Aman Miami Beach will consists of 56 hotel rooms within the restored Versailles Hotel along with 23 boutique residences located in a new tower next door. The residences in the new tower will be designed by Kengo Kuma with the HP board vote of the proposed residential tower design coming up in February. Once the design is approved OKO Group can proceed with permits and construction.
The vote to approve OKO Group’s plan for restoration of the Versailles Hotel was supported by community members including Craig Robins of Dacra, Wendy Kallergis of the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association, Tom Stern the Faena House Board President, and more. OKO Group also released a statement reacting to the vote:
“We appreciate that the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board took time to understand how our vision for Aman Miami Beach will benefit the Faena District and preserve the iconic Versailles Hotel while contributing to the local economy and elevating Miami Beach’s status as a global destination. The board’s favorable vote is consistent with the widespread support that Aman Miami has earned in the neighborhood and the Miami Beach community.
The development of Aman Miami Beach will infuse the City with hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment, resulting in more than 400 new jobs for the community and millions of dollars in new property and resort tax revenues each year. Aman has a proud history of delivering high-end, low-impact properties which are respectful of their physical surroundings and the history and culture of their communities – including 13 resorts bordering UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
We will continue this tradition in Miami Beach as we restore the Versailles Hotel to greatness. We thank the members of the Historic Preservation Board for supporting what will surely become the most preeminent hotel and residential development in Miami Beach.”
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