The Kolter Group Announces Sarasota’s Newest Offering of Ritz-Carlton Residences

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This ultra-luxury 18-story tower, named “The Grande” will feature 86 residences, a full array of private amenities and extraordinary services managed by The Ritz-Carlton.

“We are committed to creating an unprecedented residential opportunity that will reflect the extraordinary standards of the world’s finest hospitality brand,” said The Kolter Group President and CEO Bobby Julien

The Kolter Group, headquartered in the Palm Beaches, announced a new 18-story residential tower will be constructed adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton hotel facing west, overlooking the waterfront, with spectacular Bay and Gulf views. Offering the legendary service and sophisticated style that The Ritz-Carlton brand exemplifies worldwide, The Grande, scheduled to break ground in Spring 2017, will offer three- and four-bedroom residences, including penthouses, from $2 million to more than $5 million.

“We are committed to creating an unprecedented residential opportunity that will reflect the extraordinary standards of the world’s finest hospitality brand,” said The Kolter Group President and CEO Bobby Julien. “Our market research and recent experience have confirmed that there is strong demand for contemporary luxury residences and we believe The Grande’s combination of unique architecture, unparalleled amenities and exceptional service standards will satisfy the needs of the discriminating Sarasota buyer.”

Deluxe amenities will include a tropically-landscaped rooftop pool overlooking Sarasota Bay; an on-site, state-of-the-art fitness center; The News Room, a casual lounge designed to provide the day’s current world and financial news with seating areas and a daily coffee/beverage station. The Owners’ Club Event Room, with full catering kitchen, bar and expansive outdoor plaza area large enough to allow the flow of events outdoors will be the social hub of the building.

A dedicated Ritz-Carlton residential staff will deliver the best-in-class services expected at a property of this caliber. In addition to in-residence dining, residents may enjoy fine and casual dining and the full-service salon and spa of the adjacent Ritz-Carlton hotel.

The Kolter Group has commissioned SB Architects to create The Grande’s striking new waterfront design. Based in San Francisco, the award-winning international firm is known for its dedication to site-sensitive, contextually appropriate architectural design. SB Architects has designed other Ritz-Carlton properties, including a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and has been responsible for design renovations at several Ritz-Carlton hotels. Plans will include the latest in design concepts including walls of glass, soaring ceilings and stunning amenities while still honoring the existing landscape at the established property and the timeless traditions of The Ritz-Carlton.

The Grande’s residences will feature the latest in technological advances and the highest level of design and finishes, including expansive Great Room designs with kitchens featuring large social islands, 10’ ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass. All residences enjoy private entry foyers with access-controlled elevators. Buyers will be offered a choice of several interior finish packages, which have been professionally designed to include European cabinetry, the latest in premium flooring, gourmet appliances, European plumbing fixtures and more. Each residence includes two assigned parking spaces and valet service is also available to residents and their guests.

The Kolter Group has named Sarasota-based Michael Saunders & Company as the exclusive sales agent for the project. The agency is a leader in the Sarasota real estate market and demonstrates a keen understanding of the luxury buyer. “Today’s luxury buyer wants to experience new frontiers of sustainable luxury and The Grande offers exactly what these buyers value--a distinctive blend of culture, lifestyle, exciting amenities and world-class service--and the Michael Saunders team understands this very well,” stated Bobby Julien of his company’s selection of the sales agency.

About Kolter

Since 1993, The Kolter Group, located in the Palm Beaches, with an operational footprint in the Southeast United States and Canada is committed to delivering luxury residences and lifestyle communities. Utilizing the most current design concepts, Kolter continually strives to exceed the expectations of home buyers.

In addition to The Grande at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota, Kolter developments in Sarasota include Water Club on Longboat Key, VUE Sarasota Bay and The Mark Sarasota. For more information, visit .

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota, are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. or its affiliates; The Grande Residences LLLP uses The Ritz-Carlton marks and name under a license from Ritz-Carlton, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein.

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