Who We Are

Inspired by visionary forebearers and sustained by a continuing commitment to excellence, Lionstone initiates and participates in world-class residential development and hospitality ventures that comprise its existing profitable portfolio.

Integrity and dynamism have defined Lionstone and its affiliated companies in the United States, the Caribbean and South America for decades. That same spirit motivates the family-owned Lionstone organization as it continues to create distinctive properties that respect and enhance the communities where they invest and work.

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Decades of Experience

Lionstone Development’s long range goal is to develop and manage a diversified portfolio of exquisite residential and hospitality ventures in optimum locations. Lionstone aims for profitability and long-term value appreciation for its shareholders, a congenial and productive work  environment for associates, and sustained profitability and appreciation for its assets. These principles are as fundamental to the company’s performance today as they have been for generations.


2020: Opening of Dreams Curacao after 15 MM renovation.

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach reopens after a 376 guestrooms renovation.

Lionstone partners with Flag Luxury and Ben-Josef Group to merge The Ritz-Carltons and Sagamore.

2021: 7MM conversion renovation and rebrand of Floris Curacao resort to Zoetry Resort Curacao complete.

2022: New Lionstone development headquarter opens in the heart of the Miami Design District.

2010 - 2019
2010 - 2019

2011: As co-creator of Virgin Hotels brand Acquires and initiates development of Old Dearborn Bank Building in Chicago to convert to the first Virgin Hotel worldwide.

2012: The Ritz-Carlton South Beach undergoes $11MM renovations of guestrooms and suites.

2013: Full renovation of rooms at Hilton Curacao.

Holiday Inn Aruba undergoes room renovation.

Leases 19,000 GSF of retail space to Walgreens on Lincoln road and Collins Ave.

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach undergoes meeting space renovation.

2014: Sunscape Curacao Resort renovation completed.

Sells Downtown Miami entitled parcel adjacent to Epic Hotel at record market price.

Acquires luxury ocean front property and converts into The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

2015: The first Virgin Hotel in the world opens in Chicago with 250 rooms.

2016: Lionstone Development celebrates it’s 50th anniversary.

2017: The Ritz-Carlton Bal harbor refurbishes guestrooms and suites for 3MM.

2018: The Ritz-Carlton South Beach undergoes 75 MM renovation of public areas and guestrooms.

2019: Agreement signed with AM resorts to convert Hilton Curacao to 5 star all inclusive Dreams resort.

2000 - 2009
2000 - 2009

2000: Acquires the Princes Beach Resort & Casino in Curaçao  2001 repositions the resort as the all-inclusive Breezes Curaçao  Resort and Casino.

2003: Opens The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

2004: Launches co-development and ore-sales with CMC Construction of EPIC Residences & Hotel in downtown Miami for a mixed-use project including two 55- story residential towers, five-star hotel, Marina and retail space. 

2005: Initiates permitting for Acqua Marina, a $15 million residential venture in Fort Lauderdale.

Initiates co-developments with Genesis Group for the St. Regis Residences, Costa Rica.

Initiates co-development with Fortune International for The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, South Beach.

2006: Begins the entitlement of a 250-unit condominium in the U.S Virgin Island as co-developer with Ritz-Carlton.

Initiates the co-development with Global Development of a 65,000 sq. ft. residential venture in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida.

2008: Acquires Floris Suite Hotel Curacao.

Construction of EPIC Residences and Hotel is completed.

2009: EPIC Hotel  managed by Kimpton Hotels  opens in Miami.


1992: Co-develops Paseo Alcorta, a 1 million sq. ft. shopping center in Buenos Aires with more than 200 tenants (interest sold in 1993).

1997: Acquires the 200 –room Curaçao Casino Resort. In 1999, repositions property as the Sheraton Resort & Casino, in 2003, further upgrades and repositions the property as the Hilton Curaçao & Casino.

1999: Acquires the 600-room Holiday Inn in Aruba.


1980: Initiates investments over 250,000 sq. ft. of freestanding retail and commercial space in Buenos Aires and surrounding.

1985: Develops Paseo de la infanta, a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping center in Palermo, Buenos Aires. 


1971: Acquires the 352-room DiLido Hotel Miami beach (redeveloped into The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 2003).

1974: Acquires and initiates development of a 550-acre residential community in Pembroke Pines, Florida (sold in 1973).

Acquires the 325-room Seville Beach Hotel, Miami Beach (redeveloping into The Ritz Carlton Club & Residences, South Beach in 2006).


1966: Acquires the White House Hotel, South Beach (sold in 1973

Acquires a 35,000 sq. ft. retail building in South Beach.

Acquires two rental apartment buildings in Miami Beach (sold in 1973).

1967: Acquires the Copacabana Hotel Miami Beach        (sold 1970).

Acquires the 150,000 sq. ft. Mercantile Office Building in Miami Beach (sold in 1976).

Initiates co-investment and sale of southeast Centers, shopping centers in Miami and West Palm Beach with 150 tenants and 600,000 sq. ft. of retail space.

about us

The Lowenstein family of Lionstone Development planted its roots in Miami in 1966 with the purchase of their first hotel in Miami Beach. Since then, the family has been proud to be a part of South Florida’s evolution in the past few decades, becoming a prominent world class cultural, leisure and business destination.

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