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Icon Vallarta is on the beach, near golf, shopping, Old Town, and the airport.

Whether it´s for you or not, Icon has personality. More precisely, it has Phillipe Starck's personality. The Related Group, a big U.S. developer, has leveraged the designer's cachet to the hilt. Starck's zany style is evident all over the common spaces with whimsically scaled objects, and furniture in a pool.

The views from the apartments are spectacular. The facade is an undulating wave of balconies. And the location is as practical as Starck's design is playful.

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Quick Facts about the Icon Vallarta

  • $$
  • Apartments
  • 336

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A project with personality.

Factsheet

Factsheet Info
Editor's Pick
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Red Certification
No
Overview
Price
$$: Least expensive units start under $500K.
Resort Type
On Beach,
City
Product Type Available
Apartments
Types of Ownership Available
Full-Ownership
Gated
Yes
Address
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio y Av. de las Garzas
Nearest Airport
PVR
Distance from Airport
15 minutes
Similar or Competitive Developments
Demographics / Nature of Buyers:
Cost
Price Overview
- One-bedroom unit USD 300,000 (111 sq m) - Two-bedroom unit USD 500,000 (140 sq m) -Two bedrooms + studio (only in Tower 3) $530.000 (176 sq m) -Three bedroom units $799,000 (280 sq m) -Four bedroom units (369 sq m)
Approximate Price per Square Meter
$.00 (USD)
Approximate Price per Square Foot
$0.00 (USD)
Approximate Maintenance Fee
$.00 (USD)
RED Review
Review

Icon Vallarta is on the beach, near golf, shopping, Old Town, and the airport.

Whether it´s for you or not, Icon has personality. More precisely, it has Phillipe Starck's personality. The Related Group, a big U.S. developer, has leveraged the designer's cachet to the hilt. Starck's zany style is evident all over the common spaces with whimsically scaled objects, and furniture in a pool.

The views from the apartments are spectacular. The facade is an undulating wave of balconies. And the location is as practical as Starck's design is playful.

Pros

- Central location for culture and nightlife, and getting to the airport.
- Creative architecture.
- Youthful energy ... it feels like a hip hotel.
- Lots of funky amenities like iPods and cappuccino machines.
- Outlandish design, like a lobby flooded with water.

Cons

- You may get tired of so much creativity after a while.
- Sleek apartments with lots of glass can be a challenge to decorate.
- Nothing particularly Mexican about the place.

General Comments

Icon Vallarta is a three-tower project in the middle of the Hotel Zone, with 26 floors each and 336 units. It is developed by The Related Group, a large Florida-based firm. This is probably the closest thing in Vallarta to South Beach. The architecture is by Arquitectonica; everything else is by "Yoo by Starck", Phillippe Starck's ubiquitous design firm.

Onsite Amenities
Amenties
Beach Club,
Cellars for Wine,
Common-area Pools,
Gym,
On-site Restaurant(s),
Spa,
Other Amenities
Temascal (sauna), iPods, Acqua Club, cappuccino machines, etc.
Finishings
Construction and Plans
Estimated Total Number of Units Programmed for Lifetime of Project
336
Number of Phases Programmed for Lifetime of Project
3
Which Phase is Currently for Sale
3
Number of Units Available in Current Phase (Including Ones Already Sold)
76
Estimated Completion Date for Current Phase
September, 2009
Estimated Completion Date for Final Phase
September, 2010
Area
Local Attractions
About the Developer
Developer
About the Architect
Architect
About the Builder

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