Miami-based hospitality group has announced plans to unveil its latest project, on December 4, 2012, following a complete $35 million restoration.
Originally built in 1941 by Miami architect L. Murray Dixon, the historic property is located in the heart of South Beach at 1690 Collins Avenue and will offer the ideal combination of comfort, convenience and luxury.
Inspired by the sun-drenched villas in the Italian Riviera, the joined boutique hotels have been masterfully restored, offering a modern adaptation of Italy's classic, restrained architectural elegance while still maintaining its distinct South Beach glamour and eased charm. The hotel's new design, developed by architecture firm ADD Inc Miami, features imported white Italian marble, custom designed light fixtures, luxurious leathers, rich European oak and walnut woods and a warm color palette of beach-inspired tans, antiquated chestnut browns, deep cerulean blue and crisp whites with metallic accents throughout. The lobby sets the tone for the guest experience, boasting an ornate, triple-recessed diamond walnut panel set behind a replicated mirrored Art Deco desk, while a private 5,000 square foot, sandblasted Carrera marble-clad rooftop deck offers an opulent retreat complete with an infinity pool and expansive views of the city and ocean.
"This is our most extensive renovation of a classic South Beach property to date and we are eager to share our vision with our new guests," says Keith Menin, Principal of Menin Hotels. "The renovation has allowed us to breathe new life into this historic hotel and gives us great pride to showcase our ongoing commitment and investment to our home town – working with the city to preserve its history while also continuing to evolve Miami's appeal as a travel destination."
Maintaining its original name and structure, Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel will continue to reflect its Miami roots and will feature reclaimed limestone and terrazzo flooring from its previous incarnation, hints of the lavish 1940's Shagreen embossed leather in a variety of custom furniture pieces, exact replicas of entry light fixtures, 1940's-inspired staff attire designed by Noble Uniforms and a collection of vintage South Beach photographs and memorabilia from the early 1900's displayed throughout the property as well as in the guest rooms and suites.
The intimate boutique hotel will feature 87 certified green rooms and signature suites offering luxury Italian linens, marble bath appointments, exclusive Menin Hotels GuyandGirl bath amenities, a 55" high-definition LED television with expanded 90 channel HD lineup on the latest IBAHN system, ihome docking station for the latest iPad technology, fully-stocked minibar, high-speed wireless Internet access, room service, state-of-the-art fitness center, access to two complimentary chairs at Shelborne Beach Club and nightly turn-down service.
Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel's inviting public spaces will offer a collection of food and beverage venues by LDV Hospitality including Dolce Italian and The Regent Cocktail Club. Set within the entrance of Gale South Beach, Dolce Italian's modern design complements its approachable menu and contemporary take on Italian classics. For spirits enthusiasts, guests can venture to Regent Hotel's foyer to experience The Regent Cocktail Club – a classic cocktail bar meets lounge embodying the property's historic simplicity and elegance from the 1940's.
In anticipation of the opening, guests who reserve their stay between December 4, 2012 - January 31, 2013 will receive an exclusive 20% off the best available rate.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Menin Hotels is a full service hospitality management company with a reputation for maximizing assets and a portfolio of proven results in upscale lodging as well as lifestyle restaurants. Menin Hotels currently operates hotels in Florida and Chicago, including Shelborne South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach, Bentley South Beach, Raffaello Chicago and Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, with other U.S. and international sites to be added to its portfolio in 2013.
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