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First Look Inside the Recently Completed SLS Lux

April 12, 2018 by Lucas Lechuga

Botero Male Torso sculpture at SLS Lux in Miami, Florida

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting the days until the opening of SLS Lux. It’s been a long time in the making, but I’m happy to report that it was well worth the wait. Related has once again delivered what is certain to be a neighborhood favorite!

SLS Lux Brickell Hotel entrance

Earlier this week, I had the distinct pleasure of touring Related’s latest project with Carlos Rosso himself – the company’s President of Condominium Development Division and very familiar face to all of us in the Miami real estate world.

SLS Lux Brickell hotel lobby

Carlos and I met in the strikingly beautiful Hotel lobby with mirrored backdrop, rich textures, and eclectic décor reminiscent of those found at the St. Regis in Bal Harbour. “We used the same interior designer we used at St. Regis – the master of luxury, Yabu Pushelberg,” Carlos added, “[whose] inspiration was the old mansions from Havana, Cartagena, and the Caribbean, with high ceilings, patterned marble flooring, and lots of lush landscape…a  glamorous, tropical setting”.

S-bar at SLS Lux in Miami, Florida

Passing through the Hotel lobby, we then entered the grandiose S-Bar, punctuated outside by a giant “Male Torso” sculpture by Botero, valued at $3M and wholly-owned by the building. Only three of its kind exist in the entire world: one in Paris, one in Buenos Aires, and now one in Miami. “The owners at SLS Lux can brag that they now own a unique Botero sculpture,” Rosso quipped. He expects S-Bar to become Brickell’s happening place. “We want it to become Miami’s high-end bar…a place where deals will be closed over great cocktails”.

Katsuya restaurant at SLS Lux in Miami, Florida

From S-Bar, we then made our way into Katsuya – a high-end sushi restaurant with impressive décor and attention to detail. From the sake cup screens to the incredible dark rich woods accentuated by the four gigantic globes hanging from the ceiling, this restaurant is sure to impress!

For some time, Related has been pushing the idea of converting South Miami Avenue into a pedestrian-only street on Friday and Saturday nights. “It’s time to make South Miami Avenue into Brickell’s own Lincoln Road,” Rosso said. “Look at what Bloomberg did with Time Square in New York – that is the future of urban open space.” With the addition of S-Bar and Katsuya, both located towards the northern end of South Miami Avenue, the walkability of that thoroughfare will no doubt increase. S-Bar and Katsuya are both slated to open in June.

SLS Lux Amenities

After the quick, yet thorough tour of the Hotel lobby and restaurants, Carlos led the way to the 9th floor amenities deck where most of the building’s amenities are located, including two pools, SLS Lux poolside bar, cabanas, tennis court, club room, private dining room, billiards room, spa, and fitness center. The photos below speak for themselves.

pool deck and cabanas at SLS Lux Miami

pool deck with cabanas

swimming pool at SLS Lux Brickell

2 pools

poolside bar at SLS Lux

SLS Lux poolside bar

club room at SLS Lux Miami

club room

private dining room at SLS Lux

private dining room

SLS Lux billiards room

billiards room

billiards room at SLS Lux

billiards room

outdoor lounge area at SLS Lux

garden terrace

fitness center at SLS Lux condos

fitness center

SLS Lux fitness center

fitness center

SLS Lux spa treatment room

treatment room

SLS Lux also has a rooftop pool and sky lounge (for residents only) but both were a work-in-progress and awaiting a temporary certificate of occupany (TCO) when I toured the building this past Monday. TCO is expected to be received for those floors within the next couple of weeks.

SLS Lux 3 Bedroom Condo

To complete my tour of SLS Lux, I was shown a 3 bedroom units located on the southwest corner of the building (the 01 line). Important to note is that each unit at SLS Lux comes completely finished, including flooring, shades, and closets. A one-year free membership to Equinox Brickell Heights comes included as well.

SLS Lux upgraded kitchen

living room w/ upgraded kitchen shown

views from 3 bedroom unit at SLS Lux condos

views south from the living room and kitchen

master bedroom

master bedroom

second bedroom at SLS Lux condos

second bedroom

SLS Lux 2nd bedroom closet

second bedroom

The Future

And Related’s grand plan for Brickell doesn’t end there. “This is the new Brickell – vibrant, full of pedestrians with active ground floor retail and restaurants and lots of residents embracing urban life,” added Rosso. “We are certainly building the new Miami. The vision will be complete when we launch 444 Brickell connecting South Miami Avenue to the Riverwalk”.

“When will you launch?” I inquired.

“As soon as we feel the time is right. It’s a very special project with a luxury anchor in Miami’s best site.”

I’m sure more news will follow, but it certainly feels that Related has an unbound willingness to continue being the leader in masterminding Miami’s urban future. After touring SLS Lux, Katsuya, and S-Bar, I’m excited see what these guys have planned for 444 Brickell.

6 thoughts on “First Look Inside the Recently Completed SLS Lux

  1. Jay

    The SLS lux website says that the rooftop pool and lounge are only available to penthouse residents only not residents in the lower levels. Is there truth to that or are those available for all residents?

    1. Lucas Lechuga Post author

      No, their website is incorrect. The rooftop pool and lounge is available to all condo residents. Only hotel guests are restricted from accessing those amenities.

    2. James R.

      There are two resident pools on the rooftop, one of all residents and one for penthouse residents only.

  2. Rafael Coelho Dos Santos

    I love the building, almost bought there a 3 bed; but sizes in bedrooms are extremely small. Related have been doing very small units with small closets.


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