sbe announced yesterday that they will be taking the historic Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club property in Hallandale Beach and transforming it into the SLS Resort Residence & Marina Hallandale Beach. This will mark the 12th sbe resort and 4th SLS branded property in South Florida. Set to open in 2022, the project will offer 290 hotel rooms including 50 condo/hotel units, 250 branded apartments, and sbe's award-winning Katsuya and S Bar food and beverage concepts. The property will also include sbe's mixology lounge and a 3-meal restaurant concept.
The companies revamping will come with some impressive personal touches including 18-hole championship golf course, a 10-court tennis complex and a 48-slip Marina. The golf course will be designed by pro-golfer Greg Norman and feature four par-5 holes and a 570-yard hole that is one of the longest in South Florida.
SLS Resort Residence & Marina Hallandale Beach will be the 7th SLS property for the sbe brand, 2 of which were opened in South Florida in just the past 2 years. SLS Brickell, which opened in November 2016, had sold out all of the 453 residential units before construction even began, and SLS LUX Brickell, which opened in June of 2018, had sold out all 450 residential units 5 months prior to opening.
"The greater Miami area has become a fundamental portion of the sbe brand, and we couldn't be more excited to announce this project, our twelfth property and third Katsuya in the market," said Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe according to Hotel News Resource. "It is a privilege to partner with seasoned developer and industry leader Ari Pearl, who has our same vision for the property. Together, we're ready to execute on that vision and create a premier destination resort and residences. It is truly an honor to bring our vision to a landmark property that has hosted legends like Woody Allen, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Ronald Reagan."