The tax revenue from tourism exceeded by 53 % the previous year. Not least information to this tiny town that also captures the look of those home buyers willing to pay the most expensive square meter state of Florida .
The real estate in Bal Harbour leading prices with other rival neighborhoods located south of Florida as Star Island and Indian Creek, says Oren Alexander , Real State Broker.
" Bal Harbour brings in a square mile than any other place I have: 5 diamond 5 star hotels , top restaurants , beautiful beaches, most luxurious shopping center in the state and a short distance from the busy , noisy but fascinating town of South Beach. Bal Harbour has a charm and mystique itself that seduces both the sophisticated tourist and you want to own your home in this place. "
The Bal Harbour Shops , finished the year surpassing sales 7.6% over the previous year , and during 2013 has welcomed The Webster Bal Harbour, Akris and Lalique , while existing stores such as Prada , Dolce & Gabanna Loro Piana and expanded its premises.
The Bal Harbour Shops , is internationally recognized for concentrating the elite fashion , by the exhibition of jewelry that are unique or limited nature and as the first to introduce the new premises of flagship brands like Chanel, Saint Laurent Paris and Lavin Paris . The Shops currently produce more than $ 2,800 per square foot, the most profitable globally .
The opening of the popular restaurant The Grill is scheduled for October this year. Have a local 594 m2 located on the second floor of the mall and will have addition to its wide interior room , tables outside of your local located on a terrace overlooking the entrance of the mall .
The Grill is in addition to a full range of restaurants and bars that now owns the mall . Carpaccio with Italian cuisine , Makoto famous for its modern Japanese cuisine and La Gouleu , the charming French bistro . They along with the bars are part of , much frequented by local and international groups visiting the city gastronomic circuit fashion Miami.
" The 2013 has been an incredible year for Bal Harbour Shops , we saw our sales grow by 7.2 % over the previous year and we encourage you to say it's been the best year since the existence of the mall . The multibrand stores Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue had strong growth with double digit numbers . Some of our restaurants saw their turnover by 35 % , "said Matthew Whitman Lazenby , President & CEO of Whitman Family Development , owners of Bal Harbour Shops.
"We believe that the growth of tourism in the area and search for the exclusive and quality is increasing and these are some of the reasons for the success of The Shops . International tourism has given a boost to the regional economy of Miami and this in turn , over the years, has become a destination that can offer the sophistication that the luxury traveler was not before . "
The numbers not only shine for Bal Harbour Shops , The St. Regis Bal Harbour, opened in February 2012, continues to lead the luxury market in terms of average rates , being the highest of the resorts, the five star , five diamond East Coast of the United States , offering guests the exceptional quality of service that defines the St. Regis brand in the world.
Its General Manager Marco Selva said : " The 2013 has been an incredible for The St Regis Bal Harbour Resort year, we have seen not only grow our business and our average fare but were honored with many industry awards . The most recent was the distinction Forbes Five -Award. We are proud and we see the future with enthusiasm , always thinking of new features and services that will surprise those who choose us for their holidays . "
" Success comes from the exclusive destination , the sophisticated experience offered by our hotels, our restaurants and shops ,'' said Carolyn Travis , Executive Director of Tourism Marketing Bal Harbour. " To which he recently joined her programs like Unscripted , public art program , movies on the beach , the new Museum Access program, which provides free admission to all guests of our hotels to museums and art galleries the area. It is a good time to be in Bal Harbour .''