SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (November 30, 2017) – Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach opened on November 20, 2017 – just in time for snowbird season. Now complete, this $65million new hotel in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach is amongst some of the destination’s most luxurious addresses right off of Collins Avenue. The 19-story hotel is home to 194 all-studio suites which boast city, intercostal, and ocean-views just steps away from the beach.
KobiKarp Architecture & Interior Design, the award-winning design firm headquartered in Miami, took the helm in designing the ultra-modern property. KobiKarp infused the hotel’s design and architecture with a clean, crisp and sophisticated aesthetic. As Sunny Isle’s newest hotel brand, Residence Inn highlights style, art, design and connectivity which are reflected in many areas throughout the hotel and during the entire guest experience. International art advisor Dina Mitrani, of Dina Mitrani Gallery, assembled collection of world- renowned artists with deep roots in Miami to create a collection of contemporary works throughout the hotel. The resulting visual stimulation extends from the exterior of the property to the hotel lobby, the landings on each floor, and hotel guestrooms, creating a visual interest around every corner symbolizing the resort’s avant-garde personality.
“We are very excited to bring the Residence Inn brand to Sunny Isles Beach,” says Robert Finvarb, owner of Robert Finvarb Companies and Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach. “Our hotel will provide guests with a home-away-from-home feel, allowing them to get their work done efficiently and recharge for the days ahead.”
Guests can look forward to a revitalizing sleep experience on the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens. Business travelers can find focus and productivity inside the suites’ large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed internet access. Because the hotel is designed for stays of five nights or more, every room is a suite with a fully equipped kitchenette, including a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Guests may also enjoy the floor to ceiling windows, providing each room with breathtaking views of the intercostal and Atlantic Ocean.
As for dining, Ocean View on Nine is the hotel’s quaint poolside restaurant featuring both indoor and outdoor dining options. There is also a complimentary hot breakfast featuring Healthy Favorites such as smoothies and yogurt, Morning Delights like cereals and waffles, and a DIY breakfast station with everything from bagels to breakfast tortillas with 20 toppings to choose from.
The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu includes fun poolside bites for the whole family, with classic appetizers like chicken wings and shrimp cocktail, and a variety of salads, pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. Ocean View on the Nine’s daily happy hour special takes place from 5pm to 7pm, and includes tropical favorites like Bahama Mamas, Mojitos, and Rum Runners. If guests prefer to spend the night in, the hotel provides a grocery delivery service and also has a 24-hour onsite food and beverage market.
Perfect for the business traveler, Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach offers a full range of event, meeting, and business services with three flexible conference spaces and two rooftop decks – totaling more than 9,000 square feet. The hotels dedicated staff will provide expert assistance with any type of affair. Additionally, a business library lends itself to the remote business traveler facilitating faxes, copying and printing services.
“Over recent years, Sunny Isles Beach has emerged as the ultimate South Florida destination,” says Chade Brunton of Marriott International, Inc. “The city is ranked #1 of Top Ten US Destinations by TripAdvisor TravelCast, and we are excited to be part of the city’s growth.”
Art at Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach
From the façade to the guestrooms, the art throughout the hotel incorporates images of flowers in many unique ways. The artwork seen in the guestrooms, halls, breakfast area, and the conference rooms are not simple snapshots of flowers. All artists included in this collection have a unique perspective of nature and its wonders, enabling the viewer to see flowers in a new light. One can easily see that the curatorial thread of the art collection at the Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach is a floral one, however, they provide a new and unique perspective of nature and its beauty and how important it is to “stop and smell the roses.”
• R&R Studios (Robert Behar & Rosario Marquardt) – Keeping with Sunny Isles Beach’s strict recognition of Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program, the outside of the hotel is adorned with floral accents by R&R studios. The east façade of the building is wrapped in a bouquet of white flowers poetically communicating ideas of friendship, camaraderie, sunny days, and love.
• Stephen Tomasko – Tomasko’sDelira and Excira, exemplifies not only the curatorial thread of the hotel’s art collection, but the warmth and illumination of a ray of sunshine, nodding to the name of this city. The wall covering directly across from the entrance of the lobby is by Israeli artist, Vera Vladimirsky which is an endless floral pattern adding a pop of color and texture to this elegant lobby.
• Robert Braun – On each floor’s elevator landings, there is a playful array of floral portraits created by Miami artist Robert Braun. Each floor alternates; his flowers on black backgrounds, with the translucent images of flowers on white backgrounds. Braun assembles his flowers in compositions giving the petals and stems of these flowers personality.
- Peggy Levison Nolan – In the guestrooms, triptychs by Peggy Levison Nolan, a dearly admired Miami artist, illustrate the Life Cycle of the Flower.
- Andres Ferrandis – In several of the larger rooms, the guest bathrooms are enhanced by artwork by Spanish-born Miami resident Andres Ferrandis, who uniquely adds color to his black and white flowers with playful and sporadic polka dots.
- Yuri Tuma – The 9th floor elevator landing and breakfast area are adorned with Zen- like digital mandalas made of flowers, branches and leaves by Brazilian-born, longtime Miami resident Yuri Tuma.
- Rafael Balcazar – The 9th floor conference room has a more minimal design and exhibits six monotones, black and white photographs of cacti and flowers by Colombian-born Miami artist Rafael Balcazar.
About Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in 10 countries and territories. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit residenceinn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook and follow @ResidenceInn on Twitter and Instagram.