Delray’s Aloft Hotel Breaks Ground


Shovels hit the dirt for the ground breaking and sales launch of the new Aloft Hotel project in Delray Beach.

The project includes a 122-room Aloft Hotel, which is part of Starwood, 35-unit condos, 6,000-square-feet of first-floor retail and parking.

Developers Samar 202 Florida, LLC say they expect occupant in the fourth quarter of 2018. The project is located at 236 Fifth Ave.

Neighbors, local business owners, commissioners and business and civic organization leaders came out for the event on Oct. 19 at LaCigale Restaurant.

Commissioner Jim Chard recounted the phone call he received from Samar representative Alan Mindel about a year ago in regard to trees that were set to be demolished on the current construction site. “Would you like to have them,” Mindel offered? Soon after, the trees were donated to the Pine Grove Elementary School to create an “urban forest.”

Companies involved in the project include Slattery & Associates (architects), interior designers ID & Design International, Kaufman Lynn Construction, M&T Bank, and the Marriott Corporation.

John R. Hackett of The Corcoran Group, the exclusive real estate brokers for 236 Fifth Avenue condos, ceremoniously declared that sales are officially on. Videos and displays of the floorplans and renderings peppered the reception room.

236 Fifth Avenue residents will share the hotel’s top-tier amenities: amenity deck (including pool), state-of-the-art fitness center, room service, and concierge services. Residents will have their own club room, terrace and main lobby. The luxury residences will be on the second through fourth floors and will vary from one to three bedrooms; have sizable balconies; and private covered parking with assigned spaces.

Unit prices start at $500,000 and range to more than $1,000,000. Contact Cameron Sydenham of The Corcoran Group at 561-704-5559, or Suzanne Petrizzi, at (561-400-5211.

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