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Lennox Hotels arrives on Miami Beach

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Lennox Hotels arrives on Miami Beach

Sheltered within an original 1930s Art Deco shell sits the newly opened 119-key Lennox Hotel Miami Beach. Hotel Designs takes a closer look at the new hotel on the block, imagined by acclaimed Argentinian interior designer Juan Ciavarella…

A striking new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, has opened its doors in South Florida hotspot, Miami Beach. Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is a bold luxury boutique property offering stylish accommodation and an authentic Miami experience.

The hotel – located on Miami’s iconic Collins Avenue – offers 119 contemporary guestrooms, 13 of these complemented by a balcony offering sweeping views of the buzzing streets of Miami Beach.  At the centre of the property’s four interconnected buildings, a Mediterranean-style courtyard features a 12ft swimming pool and poolside bar offering al fresco dining and serving innovative cocktails.

Located in what was once the Peter Miller Hotel, the property is a protected building in the heart of the area’s Historic District. Lennox Hotels purchased the building for $14.7 million in 2010 and has invested more than $100 million on an extensive transformation of the building.  The renovation has been focused on maintaining the property’s legacy by retaining its original Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival architectural style exterior and transforming it into a living landmark.

Exterior render of the hotel

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“One of the most special features of Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is that not one guestroom is the same as the other.”

The guestrooms are enhanced by handcrafted furnishings from Patagonia, natural elements and eco-friendly and upcycled materials meticulously curated by acclaimed Argentinian interior designer Juan Ciavarella. Soft neutral tones and unique textiles combine in rooms that will range in categories from Terrace Poolside with direct pool access, to Balcony King with private balcony overlooking the colourful streets of Miami Beach. One of the most special features of Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is that not one guestroom is the same as the other.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the Lennox Hotel brand to the U.S. with the opening of Lennox Hotel Miami Beach,” said CEO of Lennox Hotels, Diego Agnelli. “Our reasons for choosing this area were as much because of the area’s vibrancy and liveliness as it was because of the welcoming spirit of its people and the friendliness they express toward travellers.  Our vision for Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is to provide a sophisticated and inviting setting for travellers to live an authentic Miami experience, one that not only provides a place to mingle with the locals, but also allows them to feel like locals and enjoy the area, its culture and vivacity through the lens of a local.”

The historic structure was designed by architect Russell Pancoast in 1934.  Pancoast is known for much of Miami Beach’s most celebrated buildings, including the Surf Club, the Church by the Sea and the Miami Beach Auditorium.

The property has the notable distinction of being among the 300 Miami Beach buildings that were leased by the U.S. Army for the Air Forces Technical Training Command during World War II. The buildings returned to civilian use in 1943 and remained a military property until 1944. The structure is now part of the Historic District.

The transformation of the hotel’s original structure into Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is the work of veteran Miami architect Beilison Gomez. 

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Stepping through the hotel’s front doors, guests will be welcomed by bartenders at the hotel bar, the ultimate lounge area to mingle with locals or relax after a day of travel and exploration. To the right, guests will find the lobby and to the left, a walkway will lead them to the hotel’s upscale restaurant.

The seamless service from the hotel’s staff will make guests feel welcomed in an atmosphere that exudes unpretentious sophistication.  Unparalleled signature service will include concierge services, room service, laundry and more.  Each guestroom will be complete with amenities such as a Nespresso Vertuoline with complimentary Nespresso capsules, 47-inch LG TVs, a stocked mini-bar and local artisan stacks (extra cost), in-room safe and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The team is also announcing a partnership with William Roamto provide the luxury bathroom products featured in each guestroom. From the brand’s SENSE collection, these products feature vegan, nature made beauty care. With Minnesota Tamarack Larch tree bark as the main ingredient and a blend of 21 aromatic extracts, the collection promotes lush and hydrated skin and hair. William Roam is a partner of American Forrest, a non-profit conservation dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy forest ecosystems. Thanks to this partnership, American Forest has committed to planting one tree for every hotel room at Lennox Hotel Miami Beach.

Additional amenities for guests include complimentary shuttle service within a one-mile radius, including to the hotel’s private area on the beach that offers lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels.

The property is located just one block away from the Miami Beach Convention Centre.  The hotel will provide an ideal setting for intimate meetings of up to 12 people in its Patagonia Boardroom, a multi-use space equipped with the latest technology.

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Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami undergos major renovation

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Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami undergos major renovation

Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami is about to embark on an extensive renovation inclusive of its guestrooms and suites, lobby, and pool area…

Situated in the heart of Downtown Miami, with unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay, Kimpton EPIC will be fully reimagined with Miami-inspired elements, while maintaining its beloved sophistication and high-end feel. The finishes, furniture, and amenities will be acutely refined, and elegantly minimal with an organic sensibility.

High-impact artwork will evoke several elements including the natural components of the Earth while speaking to the Miami landscape and personality in a modern and abstract manner.

“Hues in wheat, gray and white, with a layer of soft harbor blue, offer a modern and high-end beach palette in the arrival and reception area.”

Upon arrival, guests will experience a different approach to minimal and sophisticated elegance in the hotel’s reimagined lobby area. Hues in wheat, gray and white, with a layer of soft harbor blue, offer a modern and high-end beach palette in the arrival and reception area. Black and bronze metals, woven linen, marble and custom hardware featured throughout will exhibit the luxurious feeling that Miami evokes within.

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Featuring eco-friendly materials, travellers checking in will notice driftwood-inspired slatted headboards, wood-look tile flooring throughout the guestrooms, marble base table and chairs and private patios with custom furniture, all overlooking Biscayne Bay. Art featured within the guestrooms will be local sourced, with a specific focus on highlighting Miami’s flourishing art scene.

Two EPICally detailed suites – a Hospitality and a Presidential, will both reside on the corners of hotel’s 30th floor. Complete with wrap-around balconies and sweeping views of the city lights, the bay, and ocean – both will feature curated, one-of-a-kind furniture, collected art and various functional considerations for entertaining and hosting.

“As with all Kimpton properties, the approach is a bespoke design.”

The high-end sophisticated feel of the property will extend into the hotel’s expansive 16th-floor pool terrace, with new European furnishes and a clean and modern color palette that has playful touches for an energetic pool vibe.

As with all Kimpton properties, the approach is a bespoke design. Virtually all furniture, lighting and artwork are custom and proprietary to the hotel. The hotel’s redesign, expected to be completed by the end of September, is masterminded by the talented in-house Kimpton design team under the helm of Ave Bradley, Creative Director & Global SVP of Design, and Diana Martinez, Senior Design Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

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Mr. C Hotels to unveil first property in Q2 2019

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The new 100-key luxury property, which will be designed in conjunction with architecture firm Arquitectonica and Brit List winner Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, will open in Miami this spring…

The highly anticipated Mr. C Coconut Grove, the first Mr. C Hotel to debut in Florida from the fourth-generation hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, has announced that the property will open in spring 2019.

“It is with great pleasure that we are able to unveil Mr. C Coconut Grove to the community this spring,” said Ignazio Cipriani, Founder/President of Mr. C Hotels at the announcement. ” Our partners and associates have enhanced our vision and helped to bring this exciting project to life in such an iconic neighborhood as Miami’s Coconut Grove.”

Modern guestrom with palette of light blue and light oak

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Mr. C Coconut Grove is situated in the heart of one of Miami’s most notable neighborhoods and is set to provide guests with unmatched views of Biscayne Bay and the Coconut Grove skyline.

From its interior, the hotel draws inspiration from Italy’s iconic coastal style and hints at the aesthetic elements of a classic yacht. Interior design includes high gloss timber paneling, leather-upholstered blue and caramel headboards, nautical style dressers, playful and comfortable sofas and armchairs in a range of soft and airy blue, and white and pink fabrics throughout the space. Acclaimed architecture and design firm Arquitectonica, in conjunction with the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, combined the stylish European glamour and nautical aesthetic Mr. C Hotels are best known for with the tropical surroundings of South Florida.

In addition to its 100 guestrooms and suites with private outdoor terraces, Mr. C Coconut Grove also features the Bellini Restaurant and Bar, on the hotel’s top floor. The restaurant boasts a refreshing new Italian dining concept inspired by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani’s travels throughout Italy, and offers indoor and outdoor seating that exudes the intimate old-world atmosphere of coastal Italy while embracing a sleek and soothing Miami modern style.

Rooftop pool render

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For corporate meetings and social events, Mr. C Coconut Grove offers guests a top floor ballroom with panoramic views of the Biscayne Bay. The space can accommodate a seated dinner for approximately 150 guests and cocktail reception for 300 guests, with an additional pre-function space. A covered event space is also available in the hotel’s ground floor for up to 720 guests.

Other statement features include a rooftop pool and pool deck with private cabanas and a pool bar, state-of-the-art gym equipment with personal trainer and yoga classes available upon request, a Lobby Lounge with indoor and outdoor garden seating, and a private spa suite with a relaxation area, sauna and treatment room which can be reserved through the concierge team.

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Clinton Hotel Reopens After Renovation

Clinton Hotel, South Beach Miami reopens after renovation

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Ideally located in the heart of South Beach Miami, the Clinton Hotel has been totally gut renovated, revamped and recently reopened.

Owned and operated by Think Hotel Group, Clinton Hotel’s transformation was completed in October 2017, in time to welcome international travelers as Miami’s most exciting event season commences. The renovations enhance the original 1930s art deco, boutique-style ambiance of the hotel, while upgrading the already stellar amenities.

The rejuvenated hotel and restaurant space have undergone all-encompassing alterations to ensure functionality and sophistication as part of the guest experience. The new rooms, pool area, and on-site event venue reflect the hotel’s chic and sophisticated ambiance, featuring a laid-back quality with unparalleled charm. The new on-property Brazilian restaurant, The Goods, will take the hotel’s culinary experience to new heights.

Clinton Hotel Reopens After RenovationThink Hotel Group, founded by three entrepreneurs and lifelong friends – Hunter Gellin, Mark Shemel, and Shawn Vardi, continues to bring a vibrant edge to the South Beach neighbourhood. The Clinton Hotel perfectly represents the essence of the collection of boutique hotels through its warm and effortless blend of classic Miami style and modern entertainment.

Set in the middle of the enthusiastic city on Washington Avenue, Clinton Hotel’s upscale transformation allows travelers to experience affordable South Beach luxury. Guests have access to the unique galleries, boutiques, and nightlife that are just steps away from the property.

www.clintonsouthbeach.com

Biltmore Hotel uses D’Shakil, Studio 5 for lobby enhancements

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The Biltmore Hotel, a national historic landmark and luxury hotel in the heart of Coral Gables, has announced that it has engaged with D’Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture to design new enhancements to the hotel’s legendary main lobby. Set to be completed by July 2017, the enhancements will include new materials, drapery and furniture throughout the space.

Drawing inspiration from the property’s iconic architecture and ceiling frescos, D’Shakil Designs and Studio 5 will follow the original vision set by George Merrick, the influential developer behind Coral Gables and an instrumental figure in establishing The Biltmore Hotel. Merrick combined his deep affection for lush South Florida landscape with his high regard for classic Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences, resulting in the spectacular Mediterranean architecture that currently graces the hotel’s signature main lobby. The firms utilised this blueprint when curating the lobby’s new design by incorporating luxurious fabrics and materials that offer a new approach while still maintaining the integrity of the hotel’s historic past.

“These new enhancements will bring an added element of style to the hotel, creating an improved sense of luxury that also reflects The Biltmore’s historic legacy,” said Matthias Kammerer, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel. “This new design will bring a fresh take to the details and décor of the lobby, all while continuing to offer guests a glimpse into the hotel’s storied past.”

Biltmore LobbyUtilising wood inlays, gold leaf, and luxurious materials, a synergy of style and substance will transpire to bring a modern touch that maintains the hotel’s traditional feel. Luxurious and detailed wool carpeting with deep blue hues will be introduced as a stand-out piece, along with rich green and blue velvet tufted furniture that pay homage to The Biltmore’s distinguished reputation as a landmark destination for opulence and grandeur.

Engaged to bring the best of the design world to The Biltmore Hotel, locally based D’Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture come together with years of hospitality design experience and decades of high end residential design expertise.

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with D’Shakil Designs to enhance the iconic main lobby of The Biltmore Hotel,” said Noel J. Torres, Principal of Studio 5 Design + Architecture. “Our vision was to bring a more current feel to the space while still honoring its rich history. Together with the hotel’s incredible team, we feel that we have achieved this goal, and we look forward to unveiling the updated main lobby to guests very soon.”

www.biltmorehotel.com

Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide opens new dual-brand property in Miami

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Miami Dolphin Mall and Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall, bringing a total of 232 new rooms to the city. The opening further establishes Hilton’s strong presence in Miami and continues the company’s growth in dual-build properties.

“Our dual branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites hotels serve as a great addition to the thriving area of Miami and continue our expansion in major urban markets,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Each brand retains its signature amenities which provides guests a unique opportunity to customize their stay.”

Developed by Procacci Development and managed by Real Hospitality Group, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Dolphin Mall complement the city’s vibrant and growing tourism attractions. Situated adjacent to Miami Dolphin Mall, the properties offer guests a centralised location with convenient access to Miami International Mall, the Doral Golf Course and Everglades National Park. Additionally, downtown Miami, South Beach and Miami International Airport are a short drive away.

The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has two distinct lobbies and dining areas that cater to the needs of their respective guests, while sharing a 1,100 square foot fitness centre, outdoor pool and putting green. All guest rooms offer 43-inch HDTV with 55 channels including complimentary music and movie viewing options. Evening room service is also provided to all guests.

The hotel also offers 5,500 square feet of conference space and versatile meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment including the divisible Flamingo Ballroom which can seat up to 180 guests. The Sandpiper meeting room can accommodate cocktail receptions up to 225 guests and offers a 1,200 square feet private terrace which is ideal for evening receptions and breaks. For the business traveler, the Heron is a perfect setting for business presentations, meetings, small dinners and intimate social functions.

Nobu Miami Beach taking bookings from September 2016

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Nobu Miami Beach is delighted to unveil its new website, now taking reservations for stays beginning September 16, 2016. Guests can use the site to book reservations and discover the property’s exclusive guest room retreats and unique amenities.

Renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Hollywood producer Meir Teper and Australian business tycoon James Packer are the visionaries behind the flagship hotel, slated to soft open this fall. “Since opening my restaurant in Miami Beach 16 years ago, I have felt a connection to this city and the people. Now with the Nobu Hotel, I feel like I have a new home,” Chef Nobu said.

The Nobu Hotel features world-renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu Miami, Helene Henderson’s Malibu Farm, along with rooms and suites set within the Eden Roc Miami Beach’s landmark Morris Lapidus tower.

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Designed by architect David Rockwell, the property will deliver a fun-luxury experience with Nobu amenities for guests, while paying homage to Eden Roc’s venerable heritage. The hotel’s 206 spacious guest rooms and suites offer stunning ocean and Intracoastal views with designs that draw upon Japanese architecture and the hotel’s oceanfront location to evoke a contemporary Japanese beach house. All rooms and suites feature private bars and exclusive food and beverage offering, Barcelona’s Nature Bissé bath amenities, custom Nobu mattress and Fili d’Oro bed linen.

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Thirty-five luxury suites embody peace and relaxation and are adorned with sleek furnishings and teak accents. The three penthouse suites offer breathtaking ocean views and 2,400 square feet of elegant decor available for guests seeking luxury accommodations or a venue for an exquisite event.

The perfect hotel for food lovers, the heart of the experience is Nobu Miami. The restaurant serves its genre-defining cuisine to a strong following of international tastemakers and devotees in its soaring dining room, and also offers a tantalizing 24 hour in-room dining menu designed especially for Nobu Hotel Miami Beach. Nobu guests will soon have exclusive access to a private Nobu pool with soaring views of the ocean and beach with Nobu poolside service and menus.

Complementing Nobu’s high-energy dining experience, the first east coast outpost of Chef and Swedish transplant Helene Henderson’s Malibu Farm will grace the property’s oceanfront dining space. Helene’s food philosophy – “fresh, organic, local” – is simple and revolves around finding the best ingredients and doing little to modify them. Malibu Farm at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach will source produce from area farms and markets, combining local influences with Helene’s California home.

Press Contacts:
Nadine Johnson & Associates
NobuMiamiBeach@NadineJohnson.com

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Sneak Peek: Highly-anticipated EAST, Miami reveals opening date

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This month, after nearly three years of planning and development, highly-anticipated lifestyle hotel EAST, Miami, is accepting reservations and opening its doors on May 31st in the heart of Miami’s Brickell district.

The anchor hotel for Swire Properties’ $1.05 billion (£728 million), 5.4 million square-foot mixed-used development, and the first of its kind for the Hong Kong-based brand in the United States, will feature destination dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, cutting edge technology, and quality amenities available to both local residents and visitors to Miami.

The hotel will offer a distinctive and unconventional experience for individuals who seek innovation, style and personalised service, building upon the success of the EAST brand, which includes EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing.

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EAST, Miami offers 352 guest rooms to include eight suites and 89 residence suites all owned and operated by Swire Hotels. Ranging in size from 300 to 1,800 square feet, the contemporary rooms, suites, and residence suites feature balconies with views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in rain shower, and complimentary WiFi. The one-, two- and three-bedroom residence suite options also offer fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities along with access to all amenities and services of the hotel.

The overall design of EAST, Miami was developed by award-winning, Miami-based architectural firm Arquitectonica, with specific restaurant and lounge interiors designed by Studio Collective, embracing both ancient and modern day building methods. Within each room, public space, and lobby, guests will delight at the collaboration between New York’s Clodagh Design, an agency who embraces both ancient and cutting edge methods in an effort to comfort not only the body but also the mind.

www.east-miami.com