South Beach’s landmark Art Deco destination, The Shelborne South Beach relaunches this season following a $90 million renovation. Originally crafted by architect Igor Polevitsky in 1940 (with interiors by acclaimed designer Morris Lapidus), the hotel now boasts a flagship dining room and food & beverage service under the stewardship of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The lobby lounge reflects the glamour of a bygone era with signature cocktails served in the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge crafted by master mixologist Albert Trummer.
Guest rooms are fully refurbished with every contemporary comfort added to enhance the hotel’s historic design. Designer Richard Misaan once stayed at the popular oceanfront property and updated the suites, hallways and public meeting spaces with luxurious appointments and timeless elegance. “Shelborne’s history is so rich and so beautiful; we couldn’t resist the opportunity to restore this property to its rightful glory,” said hotelier Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. “This new space will reflect its authentic old-school glamour and opulence, while incorporating the modern day comforts and conveniences of Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts, melding the best of both eras into one extraordinary destination.”
Staff wardrobes will reflect the heritage of the location and are being developed by Hollywood costumer Carol Ramsey. Providing the perfect backdrop, designer Meg Sharpe brings the lobby area and the cocktail lounge back to their original Art Deco sophistication with rich jewel tones, muted lighting and stunning woodwork. The overall effect is dazzling and dynamic. The pool and cabana areas have also been treated to a chic revival under Sharpe’s watchful eye.
Located in one of the most desirable South Beach locations, the Shelborne South Beach offers 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space just steps away from the best the city has to offer. Guests can enjoy countless shopping and dining options along Lincoln Road Mall or stroll in the neon glow of the historic Ocean Drive scene. Respecting the splendor of this stunning Art Deco property and bringing it back to life with every modern convenience has been a labor of love for all concerned.
• Oceanfront hotel
• 2 blocks to Lincoln Road
• 2 blocks to Ocean Drive
• 1 blocks to Convention Center