Check Out Miami's Brand New Flavors For The Year
There’s no doubt Miami continues to be one of the country's most hyped spot for hotel new builds. Just yesterday we talked about Ian Schrager’s upcoming (eventually) Marriott Edition, and we’ve gushed like Beliebers over the SLS hotel and all its splendor (and even gave it an award!).
Now we hear there’s more news on the South Beach front.
A company called Geolo Capital bought a Miami Beach apartment building for $100 million and plans to turn it into a yet unnamed 388-room hotel that will be operated by Commune Hotels & Resorts, a division created by Thompson and Joie de Vivre Hotels. Geolo also plans on spending $67 million to remodel The Crown Miami Beach and rename it the Roosevelt Miami Beach (after the LA Hollywood Roosevelt), with a projected 2014 opening.
This fall will bring the debut of the Vintro Hotel South Beach, a 54-room property located two blocks west of Collins Avenue and the beach. Given its name, naturally wine is a focus and the hotel will have a restaurant and bar that will present an interactive wine menu featuring wines from around the world offered by the glass or bottle, small plates, charcuterie, and global cheese flights. A rooftop lounge adds a chill Miami vibe at night, but during the day, guests can quit profiling and simply enjoy the freshwater pool or even get their shuffleboard on. Starting rates are said to be $169 a night.
[Photo: Vintro Hotel]