Belmont Village Senior Living has broken ground on a new community in partnership with hospitality developer Turnberry in a bid to help usher in a “new era” for luxury senior living.
The community, known as Belmont Village Aventura, is planned as a luxury senior living development. It represents the third location for Belmont Village in South Florida and is set to open in early 2026, the company said in a news release.
It also marks the first time the Houston-based senior living company has worked with Turnberry, a company that has developed acclaimed projects in the residential, hospitality and mixed-use sectors.
As planned, the community is slated to include 180,000 square-feet. An 11-story building will house independent living, assisted living and memory care across 153 apartments in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans. Apartments are planned to have materials and finishes including stone counters, islands with waterfall edges, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Some units will also have balconies and penthouse layouts on the top two floors, according to the plans from Belmont.
Shared amenities will include a fine-dining restaurant, full-service bistro and rooftop bar, wine storage and semi-private dining, fitness center, outdoor terrace, wellness center, screen room, art studio space, full-service salon, sports lounge, library and pool.
Belmont Village CEO Patricia Will called the development and partnership with Turnberry a “pivotal moment” for the Houston, Texas-based company.
“Our partnership with Turnberry will enhance the living experience of our residents, creating built-to-purpose spaces where seniors can enjoy comfort, security and the highest standards of care as they age,” Will said in the news release.
Belmont Village is the owner and operator of 35 communities with over 4,700 employees and 5,000 senior living units. Some of the organization’s other partners include Baptist Health South Florida, the University of Southern California and University of California Los Angeles
Turnberry has developed more than $10 billion worth of commercial and residential assets, spanning more than 3,000 hotels and resort rooms. The company owns and operates the Aventura Mall, Town Center Aventura and Destin Commons in South Florida.
The company is also developing an 800-room hotel joined with the Miami Beach Convention Center in partnership with the Terra Group, along with a St. Regis hotel and residences in Nashville, Tennessee.
Turnberry Chairman and CEO Jackie Soffer said the company linked with Belmont Village due to the company’s “expertise and leadership in luxury senior living.”
From senior living operators recognizing the infusion between healthcare and hospitality in the industry to some operators pivoting towards hospitality-based models in independent and assisted living settings, the shift towards hospitality appears alive and well post-2020. In recent years, some design firms have even borrowed concepts from senior living projects to inform hospitality practices in future projects.
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