Miami Hotels Opening Report: The Mondrian Miami
The Miami South Beach hotel scene is blowing up and it's not all about Nicky O. This week we are taking a look at some of the planned hotels for Miami which includes hotels for which construction has begun and hotels which still remain a pipe dream. If you have any tips about South Beach hotels that you wanna share with us, send 'em down.
The Mondrian Miami is set to be the sister property to the Mondrian Hotels in Los Angeles and Scottsdale. The Morgans Hotel Group recently acquired an old apartment building on the west end of South Beach last month and has even been offering up its condo-tel units to VIPers although nothing has been constructed/renovated yet.
So far not much else has been planned for this place except this:
While the Mondrian is often described as a "sophisticated, modern, urban resort," its South Beach venture promises to keep within in the realm of cool, offering upscale amenities such as a spa, waterfront services and private boat slips.
There's also some discrepancy about how many storeys and how many units will be here. One article says 16 storeys, 342 units, another says 18 storeys, 186 units. We'll bet on the latter since the hotel is offering one and two-bedroom suites. Then again the Morgans Hotel Group says the former, so who knows until this place actually opens.
But you can probably count on an Asia de Cuba and a Skybar to anchor the hotel bar scene
Projected Opening Date: None given.
What We Think: Late 2008/Early 2009.
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