August 21, 2014
LEED-certified Room Mate Waldorf Towers

LEED-certified Room Mate Waldorf Towers

Hotel Breakwater

Hotel Breakwater’s see-through plunge pool

Gale South Beach

The Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel renovation combined the shell of the Gale Hotel with the former nursing home next door. 

James Royal Palm

James Royal Palm

Vintro Hotel South Beach

Renovations at the Vintro Hotel South Beach should be completed by the fall.

Miami-Dade

Deco District Renovations

Spurred by strong tourism numbers, hospitality companies have been purchasing and renovating South Beach hotels at a furious pace during the past two years.

Deco District Renovations 1) Lord Balfour
350 Ocean Drive
Renovation: Multimillion-dollar

2) The Savoy Hotel
425 Ocean Drive
Renovation: $1 million

3) Bentley Hotel
510 Ocean Drive
Renovation: Total cost unknown;
new paint, minor upgrades

4) Room Mate Waldorf Towers
860 Ocean Drive
Renovation: Total unknown;
entire interior with LEED certification

5) Blue Moon Hotel
944 Collins Ave.
Renovation: Total unknown; combined historic Lafayette and Les Suites hotels

6) Hotel Breakwater
940 Ocean Drive
Renovation: $85 million
Notable: See-through plunge pool elevated between the property’s two buildings

7) Lords South Beach
1120 Collins Ave.
Renovation: Total unknown;
facelift of the former Hotel Nash
Notable: For sale, caters to gay travelers

 

Tags: Miami-Dade

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