Miami, January 3, 2023 – Acqualina Resort & Residences, located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach and recognized for providing great living and lifestyle experiences, unveils a glamorous refresh of the Mediterranean villa-style resort. From a newly transformed gallery lobby, decadent new adult pool experience, AcquaMarine kids club, luxurious rooms and suites, and restaurants, Acqualina’s enhancements offer glamour, style, and timeless beauty.

“Acqualina is a brand that continuously looks for ways to improve and implement new services and amenities for our customers to enjoy, from design and activities to dining experiences, said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO and Partner. “This differentiates us, coupled with our friendly and heartfelt service.”

From every vantage point and from every angle, owners Jules and Stephanie Trump with Yager Fleming and Isabel Tragash and her team from STA Architectural Group have slowly and carefully selected beautiful, rare, and specially curated elements to create a home like no other for Acqualina guests and residents.  

Newly Transformed Gallery Lobby

The vision for Acqualina Resort’s new lobby spaces is one of refreshed luxury and contemporary grandeur. The fresh color palette influenced by the emerald green waters of the Atlantic Ocean brings to life the architectural features that were enhanced and highlighted with varying shades of whites and strong punctuations of lustrous black millwork. In the warm gallery living room-style gathering space, the furniture features contemporary Fendi Casa selections. Additional striking details feature bespoke rugs handcrafted in Nepal, Brazilian marble, sumptuous velvet chenille fabrics, and highlights of smoke glass and metallic accents. 

Luxurious Bathrooms, Guestrooms & Suites

All bathrooms in 98 guestrooms and suites were given lustrous makeovers with Italian marble floors, separate glass-enclosed showers surrounded by custom, white textured wallpaper, LED-lit Italian sconces, wall-to-wall Molteni vanities in the suites, new plush bathrobes, ESPA bath and Lady Primrose after-sun products and either Baci counter or Nameeks wall-mounted makeup mirrors.

“Our DNA is classic furnishings with modern elements,” says Yager Fleming. “The bathrooms adhere to this philosophy with curated finishes that are either custom-made or from high-end designers that manufacture everything for us,” she says, while describing the White Vena Oro marble vanities as “fresh and translucent, brightening the entire bathroom space.” New Boca Terry white robes and white slippers complete the luxurious experience.

Every bed has new, soft-as-silk linens, including a duvet cover with champagne trim and Euro shams with Acqualina’s signature A.  Acqualina collaborated with Ideal Casa’s Virgilio Mariano to customize furniture for continuity and Italian elegance. From the sophisticated, yet practical, Italian-made Miami Sofa Bed with its hidden opening mechanism, to glass-topped bronze metal end tables and dining table with a leather-stitched column, solid wood Tub chairs and curved oak bar stools, every new suite addition is elegant, comfortable and timeless. Even the suites’ luxurious suspender lounge chairs were commissioned by RGS Europe and made in Spain. In addition, suite kitchens were created for glamorous evenings in, with elegant Lapitec Stone Bianco Vittoria kitchen counters, LED high-hats and Everest chandeliers.

The Guest Room Arrival Experience

 “We wanted our guests to feel as though they have entered their own private foyer area as soon as they step off the elevator,” says Yager Fleming.  “We selected a bronze-toned carpet with black accents to tie into our beautiful zebrawood furniture pieces, and then a Luna custom wallpaper that artistically suggests ocean waves breaking.”

New Adult Pool Experience

The ocean view Adult Pool has been enhanced with signature red loveseats, custom daybeds, and modern chaise lounges to create a sophisticated vibe. Four crimson cabanas take the alfresco experience to new heights for daytime luxury. The opulent sanctuaries are bastions of comfort with elegant lounge seating, backgammon-set tables, refrigerator, television, privacy curtains, fans, beverages, international cheeses and tropical fruits, signature Acqualina hats, Hampton Sun products, and so much more.

AcquaMarine Kids Club

The award-winning AcquaMarine kids club offered for children ages 4-12 and complimentary when booking accommodations at Acqualina is now operated by Itavi, a childcare provider founded by Miamian Ayana Rodriguez, and brings a revolutionary ocean-themed program to South Florida. In addition to the new AcquaMarine program, children will also enjoy the state-of-the-art children's room, an all-in-one classroom, fun center, and learning lab, now featuring an open floor plan with light blue color tones reminiscent of the turquoise sea. The newly redesigned space has a play area including a cozy reading corner, new furniture, epoxy floors with glacier flakes, games, toys and accessories and a colorful sea life mural creating a great learning environment for a world of science and discovery. The new mural installation is brushed with a variety of brightly colored fish and Florida’s coral reefs. There's a chalkboard wall for the kids to draw on for the Acqualina kids' art gallery. The ceiling was specially designed creating an underwater effect further incorporating the marine biology theme.

Il Mulino New York

Acqualina’s venerable Il Mulino New York, a classic South Florida gathering place, was elevated with soft white paint, applied in layers for texture and vibrancy, while black and white photos of Italy replaced heavy tapestries. Weighty wall sconces were exchanged for light, elegant chandeliers with tailored shades and comfortable dining chairs were refinished in luxurious black leather that gleams against a refinished original mahogany backdrop. While it’s still recognizable to long-time Il Mulino patrons, the fresh makeover is comfortably sophisticated.

Avra Miami

Avra Miami recently opened at the new Estates at Acqualina and connects to the resort by an exclusive sky bridge. Inspired by its Greek menu and oceanfront setting, STA Architectural Group created a larger-than-life space with floor-to-ceiling windows and then introduced a bougainvillea-entwined pergola and three Fernando Mastrangelo-designed salt stone sculptures for unexpected wow factors.  Avra marks the fourth oceanfront restaurant at Acqualina joining Il Mulino New York for authentic Italian cuisine, Ke-uH for exquisite Japanese fare, and Costa Grill for Floridian beachside dining.

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Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, the alfresco Costa Grill, Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, the new Avra Miami, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and AcquaMarine, an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award. 


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