BY Michael Light / On May 26, 2022

Keeping up their reputation of being the effervescent trendsetters and risk takers, New York’s Major Food Group has teamed up with Michael Stern and JDS Development Group to bring a new and shiny super-tall tower to Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The 90-story, 1049 foot tall super-luxury condo and hotel tower is beginning sales this summer. It is slated to be built at 888 Brickell Avenue, replacing an office tower that is currently occupied by Diario las Americas (for those Brickellians who recognize building names before addresses).

About the Developers

For those who are more familiar with Miami than New York, Major Food Groups lives up to their name. They are, in fact major. In addition to being trendsetters and risk takers, they are also influencers. Teaming up with Michael Stern (the co-developer of Echo Brickell and Monad Terrace) was a natural fit. Major Food Groups has founded more than 30 restaurants, hotels and private clubs. Many of these have popular outposts in South Florida including Carbone and HaSalon in Miami Beach, Dirty French Steakhouse at 12th and Brickell, Sadelle’s in Coconut Grove and the members’ only ZZ’s Club in the Miami Design District. We could go on, but let’s get to this gilded tower…

Rendering of Major Brickell Miami Residences Exterior via JDS

Rendering of Major Brickell Miami Residences Exterior via JDS

About the Building

With 259 residences spanning 90 floors, the 1,049 ft supertall skyscraper will also have 115,000 square feet of amenities spanning 8 floors. It is set to boast existing Major Food Group concepts as well as new ones. There has been speak of a Chinese restaurant in the private club, according to the developers. There will also be a 20,000 square foot spa, a fitness center that includes a boxing gym, F1 and golf simulators and sports court, plus the pool deck is multi-leveled with cabanas.

Speaking of the pool, we forgot to mention that it is gilded. Yes, sir. “I want to celebrate this sexy City with an indulgent swim in the only silver and gold pool in Miami,” said tower designer William Sofield of Studio Sofield. Lest we not leave out the champagne pool and mineral pool.

The valet court is also trimmed in gold leaf and decked out in monolithic slabs of Italian travertine and canopied by a gold-beaded screen that emits a warm, indulgent glow. “It will exude exuberant Gatsby-level energy and delight,” the developer said. 250 parking spaces are accessible by car elevator or valet.

With culinary delights in mind, there will be restaurant spaces on at least four floors as well as event space, wine rooms and a cigar room.

Inside the Residences

One of the stand-out features of these residences is that the hotel and condo sections of the building are not separated. They are considered hybrid condo-hotel units and each one has a unique “lockout” function that allows the unit to convert from a residence to a suite or even just to a guest room.

Rendering of Major Residences Brickell Miami Kitchen via JDS

Rendering of Major Residences Brickell Miami Kitchen via JDS

Details of the kitchen and bath finish outs are not yet available, however custom furniture by Studio Sofield is included with each apartment. This allows continuity for those owners who wish to add their residences (or portions of the residence, as the case may be with the new lockout system) to the hotel program for use while they are away.

The apartments are slated to range from one to four bedrooms and Tier 1 (friends and family) prices are set to range from $1.6 million to $11 million. Penthouse prices and details have not yet been released.

If you are interested in a presentation, more details about the new concept lockout system and/or specific pricing, please contact Michael Light, Broker and Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or via email at

Rendering of Major Residences Brickell Miami Views via JDS

Rendering of Major Residences Brickell Miami Views via JDS


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