Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION is South Florida’s leading luxury automotive dealership. On June 15, THE COLLECTION joined with NBA Champion Dwyane Wade & actress Gabrielle Union to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Jaguar F-PACE and Jaguar XE.
The #JagFresh celebration included a cocktail event where guests enjoyed delectable bites courtesy of Ariete, Bulldog BBQ, Fooq’s and Bulla Gastrobar; and cocktails courtesy of Eatery and Sidebar and Baby Jane Cocktail House.
The F-Pace is the first luxury performance SUV by Jaguar and the XE is set to exceed all expectations of a compact luxury sport sedan.
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Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is presented by FOOD & WINE. It a star-studded four-day event that showcases some of the world’s most renowned chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirits producers. This year’s event was hosted by Florida International University (FIU) and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. The Festival benefits Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center and FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. As of today, the Festival has raised over $22 million for the School.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival occurred on February 24-28 and they celebrated their 15th year! Guest personalities included award-winning actress and host of Valerie’s Home Cooking on the Food Network, Valerie Bertinelli; award winner and host of three shows on Food Network, Ted Allen; and rock and roll legend Gregg Allman.
In addition to being a co-sponsor THE COLLECTION helped two celebrity chefs (Bobby Flay and Robert Irvine) arrive in style with our 2016 Maserati Ghibli.
Another great Festival! Bon appétit!
Ugo Colombo’s The Collection hosted the Big Brothers Big Sisters kick-off cocktail reception recently in support of the organization’s upcoming ‘Wildest Dreams Gala.’
The 2016 Wildest Dreams Gala will be their 13th annual gala and will include live entertainment, an auction, dancing and gourmet cuisine. The gala attracts hundreds of Miami’s corporate and philanthropic elite every year and the goal of the Wildest Dreams is to raise $1 million.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been in existence for 100 years and operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.
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VIP attendees were welcomed to the cocktail reception with speeches from Tom and Kim Wood and were able to view latest car models in The Collection Porsche showroom up close. The night was a success and great way to kick off the upcoming Gala.
See more photos from the event from World Red Eye
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the “South Florida Exotic Car ‘TOY RALLY’, to benefit Toys for Tots celebrated its 10 year anniversary, as it ‘took to the streets’ for charity. This event is one of the largest processions of exotic cars and one of the most anticipated exotic car events in the country!
Hundreds of exotic cars were driven from the beautiful Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club, up to the amazing Goodyear Airship Base, home of the Goodyear Blimp. The caravan of exotic cars stretched miles long and the 2015 Toy Rally broke some amazing records. It contained over $50 million in exotic cars, it saw record attendance, and it included a huge mountain of toys (over 2,100 toys)!
Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be a sponsor for this event. Another year, and another success for this important cause!
Haute Living held its annual Art Basel blowout on December 4th. The evening started with an intimate collector’s dinner party sponsored by Hublot, Ugo Colombo’s The Collection and Perrier Jouët at Miami Heat star – and Collection brand ambassador – Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union’s waterfront home in Miami Beach.
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The sprawling entrance of the property was transformed into a magic garden, with a topiary maze featuring works by pop artist Mr. Brainwash aka. Thierry Guetta walls and flower wall by Olyve Flowers.
Guests included Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, actor-artist Adrien Brody, the Heat’s Justise Winslow, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, artist Romero Britto, Jorge Perez, Darlene Perez, Sara Colombo, and Ugo Colombo.
“My wife and I are very thankful to be able to open our doors to you. It took us four years to build this house, we just moved in last year, so it’s great to host our first event here with partners Hublot and The Collection,” said Wade.
Watch how we prepared for Art Basel by craning in the amazing Ferrari 488 Spider!
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The mission of Coral Gables Museum is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables.
Their City Trekker Camps explore the City of Coral Gables. The young campers visited Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION on a field trip earlier this summer and learned more about each of their favorite brands.
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Ocean Drive recently sat down with Ugo Colombo to discuss his latest project, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron that will soar 700 feet, have a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center, include artwork by Julian Schnabel, and will have an unobstructed 360-degree views over glistening Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
Marcelle Sussman Fischler begins by discussing Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group and his history of successes in Miami including Epic Residences & Hotel; the Bristol Tower on Brickell Avenue; the posh Santa Maria; Aventura’s chic Porto Vita; and The Collection, his seven-brand luxury automobile dealership.
Fischler asks Ugo Colombo about his ethos when conceptualizing a development, the influence of the Miami culture on design, and his thoughts on the supposed real estate bubble. Fischler also specifically asks Colombo about his passion for Brickell Flatiron.
“I always thought what you see happening now [in Brickell] would eventually happen,” begins Colombo. “This is a little piece of New York inside Miami. You are in an area where you are walking distance to go to work, you have access to tons of restaurants, you have access now to department stores and a bit of retail within a few blocks. You have the best restaurants, all moving to this area. You have access to the Metrorail, and you have access to the offices in the Financial District.”
Learn more about Ugo Colombo and Brickell Flatiron in this Ocean Drive article
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In a recent Miami Herald piece, Ugo Colombo explains why the designs of his projects are all about the details.
“The Italian-born developer oversees nearly every inch of his projects,” the article begins “from the intricate mosaics at the Collection, a luxury car dealership in Coral Gables, to the porthole-shaped windows that adorn Grovenor House, a 32-story condo tower with a nautical theme in Coconut Grove.”
Architect Luis Revuelta, who has worked with Ugo Colombo and CMC Group for 25 years says Ugo Colombo “…insisted on importing Venetian stucco, Italian kitchen fixtures and Azurelite glass,” for the famous Bristol Tower that was built in 1993.
Ugo Colombo is continue his hands-approach – and attention to detail – in his latest project, Brickell Flatiron. “’In order to really pay attention to what I’m doing, I need to work out a floor plan and personally look at what side each door swings and be happy with the column placement and how the whole building flows and functions,’” says Ugo.
Developer Alan Ojeda says Ugo Colombo “…invests so much time personally. We all pay attention to detail, but with Ugo it’s an exquisite attention to detail, a real passion.”
Read more about Ugo Colombo in this Miami Herald piece
One of the biggest galas of the season — the Doctors Hospital “ThunderBall” Gala — took place last month. Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION was proud to be a sponsor again this year and they provided the event with a multitude of Porsche displays which included the Macan Turbo, Porsche Boxster GTS, Panamera S E-Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo, Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and the 911 GTS.
The fourth annual Doctors Hospital Gala event followed the legendary James Bond: 007 theme and inside the FIU Arena, the Porsche 911 Turbo was on display and in full theme as it featured the iconic “ThunderBall” logo on the hood.
The evening featured a live performance by Grammy-winning artist Sheena Easton. The Scottish-born pop is best known for hits “Modern Girl” and “Nine to Five.” Easton is also applauded for Academy Award-nominated James Bond movie theme for “For Your Eyes Only” — which was fitting for the night’s James Bond theme.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters last month and to celebrate the highly-anticipated film Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION invited its Audi enthusiasts to a private screening. Guests were treated to a private theater and complimentary concessions of their choice.
The highly-anticipated film features the next generation 2016 Audi R8, 2015 Audi TTS and the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters. The all-new 2nd generation R8 and 3rd generation TTS have, like the Avengers themselves, become icons in popular culture. The R8, which made its initial debut in Iron Man, returns as an even more powerful supercar, while the iconic Audi TTS makes its big screen debut as a completely redesigned coupe.
Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America, says, “After eight years of successful partnerships with Marvel, Audi aligns with the evolving narrative of the Tony Stark character to showcase the all-new, re-designed 2016 R8. Having been part of the character’s storyline for the past three Iron Man films, it is a perfect fit for Audi to return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron with Tony Stark driving the iconic supercar in its next generation.”
Read more about THE COLLECTION Audi VIP Screening