Construction Launches at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, The only on-the-sand Luxury Residential offering in Fort Lauderdale

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Auberge Resorts Collection adds to Growing Real Estate Portfolio with Luxury High-Rise Residential Property

Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale groundbreaking ceremony.​

“We are thrilled to mark the groundbreaking of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale,” said Mark Harmon, Managing Partner, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Luxury resort and real estate operators Auberge Resorts Collection, together with the visionary development team behind Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale - The Related Group, Fortune International Group and The Fairwinds Group - officially kicked off construction this week with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Upon completion, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale will feature 171 residences ranging in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet across two iconic towers on the site of the former Ireland’s Inn. The exquisitely designed buildings will capture sweeping ocean views and feature designs by acclaimed interior design firm Meyer Davis Studios and architecture firm Nichols, Brosch, Wurst, Wolf & Associates.

“We are thrilled to mark the groundbreaking of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale,” said Mark Harmon, Managing Partner, Auberge Resorts Collection. “It is an honor to work with such an esteemed group of developers and bring the Auberge brand’s unique sensibility to help create a new vision for Fort Lauderdale. As the only beachfront residence of this caliber and first new ultra-luxury residential offering to break ground in the Fort Lauderdale market, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa is setting a new lifestyle standard for this stretch of Florida’s most beautiful beaches.”

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler thanked the community for the tremendous outpouring of support while noting the collaborative efforts of The Related Group, Fortune International Group and The Fairwinds Group, saying that this project is a success because it was “done the right way, by the right people, with the right goals," along with resounding support from the local community.

Also in attendance were Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Bruce G. Roberts, as well as NFL legend and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who purchased one of the first residences offered at the project earlier this year. These notable guests, among others, gathered on the oceanfront terrace of Auberge Beach Residences’ art-filled sales gallery as two lithographs depicting Ireland’s Inn, the hotel that stood on the project site for more than 60 years, were presented to Jack Ireland, the former landmark’s namesake. Upon completion, one of the commissioned lithographs will pay homage to the site’s history among additional commissioned artworks in a ground-level gallery.

Auberge Beach Residences will capitalize on its spectacular setting along 450 feet of prime coastal frontage through maximizing indoor-outdoor connectivity throughout individual residences and public spaces, including the beachfront signature Auberge restaurant. The restaurant will feature casually elegant indoor-outdoor dining offerings and an expansive outdoor bar designed to enhance the beachside setting and signature restaurant’s lively American bistro concept.

Now under construction, the North Tower has already sold 85 percent of its residences while sales of the South Tower launched in November. The enormous sales success that this project has received thus far demonstrates how Auberge Beach Residences is setting the stage for a new wave of luxury development in the Fort Lauderdale real estate market and the entire greater Broward County community.

Residence features include: expansive terraces, some with private pools; flow-through contemporary floor plans with 9’6” floor-to-ceiling windows; private elevator access and entry foyers in all residences; and gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

To see floor plans and renderings of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, visit or call (954) 416-3069. Sales of the two- to five-bedroom residences range from $1.5 million to $9 million.

About The Related Group
The Related Group was established in 1979, and is America’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and one of the largest firms. For more than 30 years, The Related Group has created innovative residential developments that have dramatically changed South Florida's urban landscape. Since its inception, the privately held company has built and managed more than 85,000 condominium and apartment residences. The Related Group has earned a national reputation for its visionary design and development of luxury condominiums, mixed-use center and affordable rental properties – often in emerging or undiscovered neighborhoods. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio of projects worth in excess of $15 billion. TIME magazine named Mr. Pérez one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States, and he has made the cover of Forbes twice. The Related Group has redefined the new cycle of real estate with the rollout of over 12 projects beginning with Apogee Beach in Hollywood and Mybrickell in downtown Miami, the first in each of their respective neighborhoods to break ground since the boom. For more information, please visit

About Fortune International Group
The name Fortune International Group is synonymous with excellence and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service in the world of luxury real estate. Visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna has set new industry standards ever since the company’s founding in 1983. Fortune is a recognized leader in both the development and sales and marketing of South Florida luxury real estate with a portfolio that includes residential, mixed-use, condo-hotel and office-condo projects. The company’s developments include Jade Residences at Brickell Bay; 1200 Brickell; The Bridgewater; Artech; Le Meridian Sunny Isles Beach; Jade Beach and Jade Ocean. In collaboration with The Related Group, Fortune International Group is developing Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood Beach. Fortune is also the exclusive sales firm for some of the most prominent projects in South Florida today, such as Midtown Miami, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, NINE at Mary Brickell Village, SLS Lux & Paraiso Bay, among numerous others. Fortune International Group has 13 offices around the world, with nearly 1,000 associates. Its international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to Sao Paolo, Manhattan to Paris. Fortune International Group’s strength derives from the company’s ability to define a market and its needs with all forces that shape the industry. For more information, please visit

About The Fairwinds Group
The Fairwinds Group was formed in 2004 by Andy and Kathy Mitchell, who envisioned a world-class facility on the site of the former Ireland’s Inn Beach Resort. Based in Fort Lauderdale, The Fairwinds Group, through Fairwinds Development LLC and Fairwinds on the Ocean LLC, led the acquisition of the resort and the procurement of a number of adjacent properties to consolidate the site to 4.6 net acres. Additionally, The Fairwinds Group led the early development team, working with the community and city officials to rezone the site in anticipation of the upcoming Fall 2014 project launch on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. This persistent visionary approach will bring to Fort Lauderdale the finest facility ever built, ushering in the next chapter in Fort Lauderdale development.

The Fairwinds Group’s leadership has extensive experience in hotel management and consumer products manufacturing gained from more than 40 years in business. Andy Mitchell, President and CEO, has served in global management roles for several U.S.-based Fortune 100 companies. Executive Vice President Kathy Ireland Mitchell grew up at Ireland’s Inn, and her career has spanned all aspects of the hospitality business. Father-in-law Jack Ireland, who has been involved in the hotel and restaurant business for more than 60 years, brings a solid understanding of client services that complements the team’s development efforts.

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts

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