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The Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach is Finally Happening

Where: 4041 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140
May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Miami hotel scene shows absolutely no signs of slowing down and now there's another big name in boutique to add into the mix--Thompson Miami Beach.

Thompson, under its former owners, tried to make the Hotel Victor their original Miami hotspot but the brand's new owners, Commune Hotels and Resorts decided to attach themselves to a different project.

Located at 4041 Collins Avenue in a former cone building, close-ish to the raging hotspot that is the Fontainbleau, the Thompson Hotel will have 380 hotel rooms featuring "beach-inspired accommodations and mid-century, international resort style." Designer Martin Brudnizki is in charge of the design which will (of course) preserve the building's Art Deco flair and 1950s architecture.

The Thompson will also have two pools, a small spa, three bars and a 267-seat "classic brasserie" from James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and Miami native Michelle Bernstein.

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The restaurant doesn't yet have a name but the fare will be found throughout the hotel as the resto will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as select items poolside and for in-room dining. The menu will feature the hottest ingredients around, which are essentially anything that is locally sourced. KNR Hospitality Group's Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo, well-known "super hosts" in Miami Beach, will also work with Bernstein to cultivate the food and beverage concepts found elsewhere at the Thompson.

The property is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation which initially led us to think we won't be staying at Thompson Miami Beach until sometime in mid-2015. But surprisingly, the hotel is planning a late 2014 opening. And perhaps, not-so-coincidentally, that's when the former founders of the Thompson brand plan on opening the Miami outpost of their newly formed Sixty Hotels brand--The Nautilus Hotel. We can't wait. Let the games begin.

[Photo: Google Street View]

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