The SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences makes its debut.
THE OCCASION After much anticipation, sbe, The Related Group and Allen Morris Company finally lifted the curtain on the SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences, Miami’s latest example of five-star real estate. THE CROWD sbe’s and The Related Group’s fearless leaders, Sam Nazarian and Jorge Pérez, welcomed more than 300 guests to the party. Among the notables in attendance were Arquitectonica principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia (architect for the property), George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg (designers of the project) and Allen Morris himself. THE HIGHLIGHTS The evening began with an official ringing-of-the-bell celebration during which the various individuals responsible for the project spoke. Then came a sit-down dinner atop the hotel’s pool and, to close things off, a live performance by Cuban singer and pianist Aymee Nuviola. A few days later, Pérez invited a much more intimate group, which included singers Marc Anthony and Alejandro Sanz, to a special dinner at Katsuya, the SLS LUX’s much-loved Japanese restaurant. -Michael Muzquiz
Photos by Tamz Photography & World Red Eye