Tuesday, June 30, 1998 | 11:38 a.m.
A Florida developer announced plans Monday to spend $600 million building 740 "outrageously luxurious" high-rise condominiums and a private club in Las Vegas on Paradise Road.
Turnberry Place is planned for the corner of Paradise and Riviera Blvd., across Paradise from the Las Vegas Hilton. Groundbreaking for a sales center is set for July with construction beginning next year on the first of four planned 38-story condominium towers. Each tower will have 185 residences.
The private club is to include a spa, fitness center, swimming pools, tennis complex and business center.
This is the third -- and by far the largest -- major luxury condominium project launched in Las Vegas this year.
Developer Irwin Molasky earlier announced a $100 million development, the Park at Hughes Center. It will have two 20-story towers with a total of 88 units at the Hughes Center at Flamingo and Paradise roads.
And Taurus Development of Canada plans the Versailles condominiums near the Badlands Golf Course at the edge of Summerlin. It could include as many as three towers with a total of 84 units.
Turnberry said it's a leading developer of residential resort properties like its Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in Aventura, Fla.
"Turnberry Place will provide a secure, secluded and outrageously luxurious lifestyle right in the center of one of the most exciting cities in the world," said company Vice President Jeffrey Soffer. "We are drawing on our past successes to make Turnberry Place Las Vegas' most exclusive and desirable address."
The project will have two, three and four-bedroom condominiums with floor plans ranging from 1,500 to more than 6,000 square feet priced from under $300,000 to more than $3 million.
The condos will have private elevator lobbies, an elaborate security system and amenities like marble whirlpool baths, granite-topped European kitchen cabinetry and private wrap-around balconies with views of the Las Vegas Strip.