Developer to add two more floors at Regent Hotel that is part of Gale Miami Beach
Russell Galbut’s Crescent Heights can move ahead with plans to build two additional floors at the Regent Hotel, one of two Art Deco buildings that make up the Gale Miami Beach.
The Miami Beach Preservation Board on Monday approved a Galbut affiliate’s request to demolish the rooftop pool and deck of the two-story Regent that is adjacent to the three-story Gale Hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue. The two new floors would house 12 new guest rooms and four meeting rooms, as Crescent Heights anticipates the Gale Miami Beach will benefit from spillover business from a nearby Marriott-branded convention center hotel currently under construction.
“We are seeking a modest expansion,” Michael Larkin, the Galbut entity’s attorney, told board members. “These changes will allow the hotel to better serve the convention center market, which is a stone’s throw away from this property.”