A Photo Tour of the Amenities-packed Gran Paraiso
March 4, 2019 by Lucas Lechuga
Gran Paraiso - the fourth and final tower of Related's Paraiso District - has been completed. The 54-story condo development began closings on January 9th. To date, over 225 of the building's 317 total units have closed (over 70 percent).
Gran Paraiso was designed by international architecture firm Arquitectonica with interiors and common areas designed by famed Italian designer Piero Lissoni. The non-penthouse residences at Gran Paraiso are comprised of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom options ranging in size from 1,075 to 2,232 interior square feet plus balcony. Each and every unit at Gran Paraiso offers direct, sweeping views of the water.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Gran Paraiso is the quantity and quality of its amenities. To be fair, it's perhaps the most amazing thing about Gran Paraiso AND Paraiso Bay because the two towers share amenities. When Paraiso Bay was delivered last April, it was said that roughly only 40 percent of its overall amenities were completed. That figure was almost incomprehensible because the amenities that were delivered at the time seemed plenty when compared to projects of similar size. (Keep in mind, Paraiso Bay has only 346 total units while Gran Paraiso has just 317).
The amenities that were delivered last April included a large clubroom with billiards table and catering kitchen; private screening theater; wine cellar and tasting salon; a cigar lounge with private humidors; teen's game room; children's playroom; a fitness center (albeit a smaller, temporary one); and a three-acre-plus, resort-style amenities deck with a dramatic circular zero-entry pool, outdoor spa, poolside cabanas, and summer kitchen.
Now, with the completion of Gran Paraiso, comes the rest of the amenities, which include a much larger, state-of-the-art fitness center with TechnoGym fitness and cardio equipment; a spin room equipped with TechnoGym bikes; indoor sports facilities with three bowling lanes, two billiards tables, two foosball tables, and high-definition golf simulator; Hammam spa with separate men's and women's steam and sauna facilities; and tennis center with lighted tennis courts and multipurpose court. Of those recently-delivered amenities, perhaps the most anticipated has been the bowling lanes. My photographer photographed it a few weeks ago on the day of its official opening and the management office already had reservations booked for several weeks in advance.
When added all together, one could easily make the argument that the amenities shared by Gran Paraiso and Paraiso Bay are the best in town. Related Group has delivered something enjoyable for all ages in this amenities-packed wonderland.
Over the past year, I've had the distinct pleasure of touring upon completion each of Related's four Paraiso buildings with Carlos Rosso, President of Related. "We have created a luxury private neighborhood in Edgewater that will transform the area like we have done in the past with South of Fifth and Downtown Miami; Related has been the first developer to move in and redefine a whole area," said Rosso. In Paraiso District, Related has brought interior designers from all over the world, including United Studio from London for Paraiso Bay, Piero Lissoni from Milan for One Paraiso and Gran Paraiso, Karim Rashid from New York City for Paraiso Bayviews, and, finally, Meyer Davis also from New York City for Amara Beach Club.