The Shelborne South Beach has revamped its lobby, facilities, and rooms. The multi-million-dollar facelift, by architect Jonathan Cardello of ADD Inc. Miami, is part of the hotelÂ’s 70th anniversary celebration.
The new lobby design focuses on tuxedo tones featuring prominent white walls while preserving the elegant effect with black accent pieces. The design incorporates a showpiece lobby featuring crystal chandeliers, amber white walls dressed with flowing drapery, and white terrazzo floors. Framed with stark white lacquered material, the reception desk (also referred to as the Â“bubble deskÂ”) contains rows of orbs illuminated from behind and a concierge desk wrapped in black stingray skin.
Over 200 brand-new hotel rooms, poolside townhouse suites, mezzanine lanai suites, and an 1,800-square-foot, two-story penthouse suite mix the past with the present in a bold blend of blacks and whites, with rich black-and-gray wall-to-wall contemporary carpet, modern furniture, and Art Deco-style accents. The luxury experience expands to the spa-style bathrooms with custom wood and marble vanities and polished white marble flooring. Amenities include electronic laptop-size safes, iPod speaker systems, and hidden LCD televisions.
Poolside cabanas surrounded by beach gardens, a fitness center, and a rooftop spa with panoramic ocean views have also be added to the hotel. shelborne.com.