Bal Harbour Fact Sheet (updated 2.10) by akn18992

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									OVERVIEW          Situated at the northern tip of Miami Beach on the Atlantic Ocean
                  is an intimate barrier island that has long been considered the
                  glamour and fashion capital of the Southeastern United States.
                  Bal Harbour Village, incorporated in 1946, is a tropical haven
                  with an international ambiance that features luxurious oceanfront
                  resorts, the famous Bal Harbour Shops, pristine beaches and
                  superb culinary options – particularly for travelers who enjoy
                  dining al fresco.

                  In early 2010 Bal Harbour launched several new programs for
                  visitors and residents including a new Cultural Calendar, Kids
                  Club and Beach Fitness Program, all complimentary. A new
                  shuttle service will connect all of Bal Harbour’s attractions starting
                  this spring and multiple hotel, restaurant, and designer shop
                  openings are adding to the destination’s allure.

                  Conveniently located equidistant from Miami International Airport
                  and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport, Bal Harbour
                  offers a sophisticated option for accommodations just minutes
                  from greater Miami’s best cultural attractions, art fairs, food &
                  wine festivals and renowned nightlife.

SIZE/POPULATION   Bal Harbour Village is one square mile in size (2.5 km²) and
                  comprised of 3,222 residents (according to 2006 U.S. Census
                  Bureau), many who have made the destination their second, third
                  or fourth home.

ACCOMMODATIONS    Family travelers choosing Bal Harbour for their vacation getaway
                  will cherish the classic South Floridian experience of The Sea
                  View Hotel, an independent European-style property right on the
                  beach. Discerning travelers will relish in the highly-anticipated
                  luxury experience of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, which
                  opened in Summer 2009. Additionally, the venerable St. Regis
                  brand will further enhance the destination’s lodging options with
                  the 2012 opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

                  One of the first structures built along Bal Harbour’s coastline in
                  1948, the 220-room Sea View Hotel has attracted royalty,
                  presidents, heads-of-state, celebrities and families for
                  generations. Offering personalized service by a host of staff who
                  has been affiliated with the property for decades, the hotel
                  features an intimate private beach and 50 expansive Key West-
                  style cabanas surrounding a heated Olympic-size pool. The
                  property also offers a meeting space, massage services, a
                  poolside old-fashioned coffee shop serving the hotel’s signature
                  chocolate milkshakes and tuna melt sandwiches and a newly-
                  renovated bar and signature restaurant offering international
                  cuisine. The property also features a beautiful ballroom for
                  hosting dreamy South Florida weddings just steps away from
                  Tiffany in the Bal Harbour Shops where breakfast and special
ACCOMMODATIONS   wedding band consultations can be arranged for soon to be
(Cont’d):        brides and grooms.

                 Nestled along 750-feet of the most coveted stretch of the Gold
                 Coast where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Intracoastal Waterway,
                 ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa welcomes guests to an oasis of
                 supreme indulgence, with impeccable service and world-class
                 amenities to deliver the ultimate luxury travel experience. The 18-
                 story tower defines curated luxury with its modern glass exteriors
                 featuring 180° panoramic views; one-of-a-kind art collection on
                 display throughout the hotel valued at $4 million; oceanview bar
                 and lounge perfect for sunset cocktails; an exquisite restaurant;
                 poolside garden café, swimming pool and private cabanas for a
                 day filled with fun in the sun; a state-of-the-art fitness center with
                 personal trainers; and a 10,000 square foot waterfront spa for
                 relaxation and revitalization.

                 ONE Bal Harbour offers a total of 124 ocean-view guestrooms in
                 both studio and suite layouts, each with oversized terraces and
                 semi-private elevator access. Precious mahogany wood, granite
                 stone materials, leather accents and custom artwork are present
                 in each room and help to convey a serene and warm atmosphere
                 for all hotel guests. The hotel also boasts signature services such
                 as 24-hour in-room dining and concierge service, personal
                 shoppers, a Pawcierge for all four-legged guests, and multi-
                 lingual staff that can help accommodate requests that range from
                 evening-out attire to private jet and yacht charters.

                 Positioned as the ultimate address in an exclusive beachfront
                 enclave, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a five-star resort
                 hotel and condominium aimed at delivering discreet, graceful
                 living. The property’s three all-glass towers will rise 27 stories
                 above nine acres of lushly landscaped gardens and expansive
                 stretch of pristine white sand on the edge of the Atlantic. Each
                 tower will have its own private lobby entrances, security, valet,
                 and covered parking, as well as access to all anticipatory services
                 provided by the St. Regis Hotel.

                 The signature St. Regis Butlers will offer white-glove service, from
                 24-hour in-room dining to pet pampering, while the 12,000
                 square-foot RemèdeSM Spa will provide the ultimate spa
                 experience and state-of-the-art fitness center.           Everyday
                 indulgences will also include fine dining restaurants, childcare,
                 and poolside cabana and beach services. Special imaginative
                 elements will be the serene gardens and sculptures with
                 decorative fountains and pool features, as well as a premier
                 selection of works by world-renowned artists.

SHOPPING         The quintessence of exclusive shopping to discriminating
                 enthusiasts worldwide, Bal Harbour Shops is a glorious open air
                 mall that consistently sets the standard in the luxury retail
                 industry. Home to nearly 100 noteworthy stores including Bulgari,
                 Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi,
                 Gucci, Hermès, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Oscar de la Renta,
                 Roger Vivier, Miu Miu, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue,
                    the family owned and operated establishment boasts the highest
                    concentration of luxe jewelry and watch boutiques in the country.
                    Its collection of stores appeals to a well-heeled clientele of all
                    ages – including a host of A-list celebrities – who frequent Bal
                    Harbour Shops for the latest fashions and to dine and relax at its
                    variety of cafés.

DINING              Taking advantage of cool ocean breezes permeating off the
                    Atlantic, Bal Harbour Village features a diverse selection of
                    eateries – most offering al fresco experiences – to satiate any
                    appetite or mood. A sampling of restaurants and cafes in the
                    famed Bal Harbour Shops includes Carpaccio, an Italian eatery
                    where power-lunching and people-watching were perfected; La
                    Goulue, a French bistro with a tropical touch; Lea’s Tea Room &
                    Café, an authentic European tea salon; and Segafredo Bal
                    Harbour, a fashionable Italian-style caffé with a coffee and full
                    liquor bar, featuring an assortment of antipastos, salads, paninis,
                    pizzas and pastas. Other restaurants include Zodiac Café at
                    Neiman Marcus, Santa Fe News & Espresso and The Newsstand
                    by Books & Books set in the shop’s beautiful gardens.

                    For a change of venue outside of the Bal Harbour Shops, the
                    main restaurant at The Sea View Hotel, called The Terrace
                    Room, offers casual dining by the beach. Serving up mouth-
                    watering dishes and American classics for breakfast, lunch and
                    dinner, the Executive Chef Bennie delights all with his culinary
                    creations.

ENTERTAINMENT AND   The newly launched Bal Harbour Cultural Calendar offers a
NIGHTLIFE           series of free weekly entertainment every Thursday night at a
                    venue in the village. Highlights of the spring calendar include
                    under-the-stars movie screenings, interactive art exhibits in the
                    famed Bal Harbour Shops, performances from up-and-coming
                    local bands, and concerts on the beach from renowned musical
                    artists.

ACTIVITIES AND      Sunrise strolls along Bal Harbour Village’s immaculately
OUTDOOR PURSUITS    landscaped beach are a popular way to begin the day in the
                    village. And snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, swimming and
                    deep sea fishing are available nearby for water lovers. Golfers
                    will also find dozens of championship golf courses, including the
                    Miami Beach Golf Club, just minutes away.

                    Bal Harbour’s new Beach Fitness Program, launched in
                    September 2009, offers locals and guests access to free workouts
                    on the beach with experienced trainers. Classes include a
                    “Walk/Run Club,” “Beach View Yoga” and a cardio boot camp
                    called “Drenched,” three times per week. To enhance the
                    wellness experience, guests at Bal Harbour’s two hotels -- the
                    new five-star ONE Bal Harbour and Sea View Hotel – can also
                    partake of healthy cooking classes and wellbeing lectures coming
                    soon!

                    For a cardio workout with views, winding along the beach is a $3
                    million jogging track, the only beachfront path of its type in South
                           Florida.

 CHILDREN’S                Launched in January 2010, the Bal Harbour Village Kids Club
 PROGRAMS                  was developed in partnership with the Miami Children’s Museum
                           to provide a daily menu of themed educational activities
                           guaranteed to engage even the most over-stimulated mind.
                           Based in the historic Sea View Hotel, daily programs are lead by
                           a museum curator and include themed workshops ranging from
                           Eco-Explorers (to teach kids about recycling, conservation and
                           going “green”) to Little Masters (where budding artists can create
                           their own Monet or Warhol mini-masterpiece.) to Nutrition Mission
                           (where kids can dabble in yoga and while also learning more
                           about healthy eating habits). The program, the Miami Children’s
                           Museum’s first in the city, is available to locals too, so vacationing
                           kids can meet their Floridian peers.           Daily workshops are
                           available from 9am to 12pm for kids ages 5-12 and cost $25 per
                           child, per day.

 PUBLIC                    This spring Bal Harbour will also be launching the Bal Harbour
 TRANSPORTATION            Shuttle offering free transfers from 11AM until 9 PM, 5 days a
                           week. The shuttle service will make it easier for guests and
                           residents to hop from Bal Harbor’s Hotels to the Bal Harbour
                           Shops and nearby cultural attractions (based on the Cultural
                           Calendar).

 WEBSITES                  www.BalHarbourFlorida.com
                           www.BalHarbourShops.com
                           www.SeaView-Hotel.com
                           www.StRegisBalHarbour.com



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