The 376-room hotel at the eastern edge of Lincoln Road was forced to close in late 2017 after Hurricane Irma struck South Florida. Parent company Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) took the closure as a chance to renovate the property from top to bottom.
“Today, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – a treasure in the brand’s portfolio and in Miami — returns better than ever with a distinctive design transformation that melds modern touches with the building’s beloved Art Deco design,” Sase Gjorsovski, general manager of the resort, said in a statement.
The renovation project impacted all of the hotel’s guest rooms added new eateries to the property and revamped its amenity areas.
New York City-based interior designer Meg Sharpe designed the lobby, the Lapidus Bar, restaurant, pool, club, and spa. Santa Monica, California-based hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, which has an office in Miami, designed the guest rooms and meetings spaces.