In its 105-year history, Bentley has been a leader in technical innovation, quality, and craftsmanship. Now, the British carmaker is bringing that history and legacy to a new project: its first-ever branded Bentley Residences, an ultra-exclusive, glittering oceanfront property set to open in 2027 on Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach.
Bentley designers Chris Cooke and Brett Boydell will collaborate with architects Sieger Suarez Architects and developer Dezer Development. Each of the 216 units features an oversized private balcony, a swimming pool, sauna, outdoor shower, and floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed city or waterfront views. The 29,000-square-foot penthouse includes an 11-car garage and two pools. “One of the biggest achievements when we design a car is to have a whole group of designers working together but to make it look like it came from one person’s hand,” says Boydell, Bentley’s head of design collaborations. “We have the same exciting challenge with Bentley Residences, but on a 70-storey scale.”
During Art Basel, Bentley hosted an intimate dinner with Gil Dezer, the president of Dezer Development, to celebrate the opening of the building’s sales gallery. Dubbed the “king of ultra-luxury towers,” Dezer is the brains behind Miami’s most celebrated branded buildings, including the neighbouring Porsche Design Tower and Residences by Armani/Casa. The menu was helmed by chef Todd English, winner of four James Beard Awards, who will oversee the seasonal menus for the Bentley Residences’ private residents-only restaurant.
Bentley’s design approach permeates the tower, which is built for indoor-outdoor living (this is Miami.) As with the cars and Bentley Home collection, there is an emphasis on locally sourced, natural materials, including glass, leather, and wood. The signature diamond motif is threaded throughout the Bentley Residences, from the tower’s glass façade panels to the lobby tiles. The lobby also features dramatic pillars, veined with natural wood ingrained with copper dust for a lustre first seen in Bentley’s concept car, the EXP 100 GT. The result is seamless, complete comfort. “I think it’s the approach to every element within the Bentley Residences, which gives that feeling of harmonious and inspiring design,” Boydell says of the materials and rich colour palette, which nod both to Bentley Motors and the coastal scenery. “We have applied the same attention to detail that goes into our cars into this very building,” Cooke adds. “Each space is different, but with Bentley design cues styled harmoniously throughout.”
The tower’s shared spaces exemplify this vision. The cinema resembles the interior of a Bentley car, with a cosseting sofa that wraps around three walls. The games room is equipped with VR headsets and both golf and driving simulators. There will also be a gym, spa, pet spa, whisky bar, and wellness centre.
The pièce de résistance is the Dezervator, a patented elevator named after Dezer Development, which uses RFID technology to allow residents to drive directly into their units without the driver having to leave their vehicle, let alone press a button.
Bentley Residences is an elegant, cutting-edge, and unapologetically luxurious project with a wealth of amenities and personalized service at residents’ fingertips.