Vesper consists of two rooms, starting with this retro-cool-looking cafe, which will also have outdoor seating overlooking the newly revamped pool deck. The cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, serving breakfast, coffee and other light fare.
To see where the James Bond influence comes into play (Vesper being from Casino Royale, of course), you'll have to be escorted through the kitchen into the brasserie...
This is a dark, clubby bar and restaurant where guests will be able to enjoy cocktails or dinner in a very glam, retro setting. The Brasserie will be open from 6–11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and close at 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. There will be a resident DJ and a late-night menu offered from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Menin said he wanted to create an exclusive and intimate space that was "rich, dark and sexy" and we can already tell that this is going to be one of the beach's next big hotspots.
We'll bring you more on the Shelborne reopening as the November 30 reopening gets closer. We reckon you can count on there being one heck of a celebration to mark the occasion, too. Back in 2005, the Miami Beach Sun Post called Menin's opening party for the Sanctuary Hotel the best of the year. We expect nothing less for his latest baby.