When Miami's Carnival Center for the Performing Arts opens this fall, it'll have a special class of VIPs. The performing arts center struck a deal with multifamily developer Neo to grant platinum membership benefits to residents at the company's newest project, Cima.

The benefits will allow Cima residents access to the center's premium resources, including priority status in buying tickets for performances, admission to dress rehearsals, priority reservations at the center's dining facilities, VIP parking, and ability to use the center's private salons to host events.

Lissette Calderon, founder and CEO of Neo, says the one-of-a-kind partnership has a two-fold benefit. First, it enhances the quality of living for the residents in Cima's 507 residential units. And second, it encourages the use and development of downtown Miami's core, allowing it to become not only a center for jobs but also for entertainment and living.

With three high-rise condo projects under her belt at 32 years old, Calderon has quickly helped shape the redevelopment of downtown Miami since she launched Neo in 1999. And the Cima project is the latest rendition of her vision for the area. She says the premise behind the condo complex looks “not toward what Miami residents want today but [rather] what Miami residents are going to become and [consequently] need in the future.”

The community, from its architecture to its amenities, will radiate “lifestyle, luxury, and elegance,” she says. Cima residents will enjoy five-star hotel services, access to lifestyle coordinators and personal assistants, a staffed business center, spa and pool services, personal chauffeurs, and a daily coffee and tea service.

Because of Cima's high-class living, Calderon s ays that a great synergy exists between the Cima way of life and the culture supported by the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.

“Every building exudes a different lifestyle, and Cima's was tailored to the arts and [that's] what Carnival [Center for the Performing Arts] had to offer, so it was a perfect partnership,” she explains.

Cima Stats Designed by Luis Revuelta, a South Florida-based architect, the 52-story Cima condominium project is expected to be one of the defining structures of downtown Miami. Situated on the north bank of the Miami River, the 13.5-acre urban community plans to become a lifestyle center for all those along South Miami Boulevard. Here are just a few things the community will offer:

  • 507 luxury residential units, priced from $300,000s to $800,000s
  • Amenities such as five-star hotel services, personal chauffeurs, and lifestyle coordinators
  • 14,000 square feet of retail space
  • Shopping boulevard and public river walk
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