Mark of Distinction

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Downtown Miami is swiftly sprouting into one of the hottest places to be under the sizzling Florida sun. With condominium and high-rise developments taking over the chic, booming landscape, there is no better place for budding Haute Living aficionados to set up camp.

The Marquis has the fastest elevators south of New York with a travel speed of 1,200 feet-per-minute so you can be enveloped in your own personal land of luxury in no time.

Shining brightly in this bustling metropolitan upsurge is the ultra-lavish, 67-story Marquis, a multi-functional condo and hotel project. Set to open by the end of 2009, Marquis consists of 305 supremely sumptuous one- to four-bedroom residences; 56 boutique hotel rooms operated by RockResorts; a world-class two-story spa and fitness center; infinity-edge pool; premier restaurant (which is in talks with a top celebrity chef); and a swank third-floor lounge featuring the only elevated bar on Biscayne Boulevard, overlooking the bay. Developed by real estate powerhouse Africa Israel USA, whose portfolio includes New York’s ClockTower Building and the Times Square building, their latest landmark is furthering Miami’s vision for city living in downtown.

Perfectly situated at the city’s vibrant epicenter and surrounded by Miami’s major attractions including the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, culturally-rich Museum Park, and the American Airlines Arena, Marquis is proving that downtown Miami is the new place to be for contenders serious about embodying the haute lifestyle.

Designed by Architectonica, Marquis is the second tallest building in the southeast. Towering 694 feet above Miami’s downtown area, Marquis’ residential units feature expansive eight-foot deep private balconies, floor-to-ceiling impact glass doors and windows, and touch-screen panels with built-in TVs and web browsers that connect with direct access to all building services. Prices for the units start at $600,000, but around $15 million will buy a crown jewel fit for one of Miami’s many VIP residents.

An impressive four-story, 10,157-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths takes over the entire peak of the building, offering unsurpassed sweeping bay and city views from each floor. The rooftop terrace features an outdoor whirlpool perfect for soaking in the views while soothing away the stresses from the day. Making your way up to the top is no feat either; the Marquis has the fastest elevators south of New York with a travel speed of 1,200 feet-per-minute so you can be enveloped in your own personal land of luxury in no time.

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