Shelborne South Beach consisted of a comprehensive renovation of the existing historic property. The renovation consisted of 200 new guest rooms, new corridors, a Morimoto sushi restaurant, Lobby Bar and Lounge, Lobby Bistro, and comprehensively renovated public areas. The project also consisted of the replacement of all windows and doors, new double height windows on 18th Street, a new mezzanine sun-deck, and a renovated ballroom. The project required tight coordination between the existing Condominium Association, the Hotel Ownership, the Hotel Operator and the Restaurant Operator. The project involved the complexity of maintaining the existing certificate of occupancy in a portion of the property while the renovation was ongoing.
The project was developed by Flag Luxury and Crescent Heights with financing from WP Carey. The success of the project and the rebirth of the Shelborne was based in our ability to coordinate the completion of the design while commencing construction and simultaneously permitting the project. The project was almost entirely constructed with a phased permit. The project required extensive coordination between three different designers for the rooms, public spaces and the restaurant, all of which were subject to review by the historic preservation staff. The project has opened to extensive acclaim and is one of Miami Beach’s best examples of historic renovation and reactivation of public spaces with unique Food and Beverage and gathering spaces. (Condo Association, Primary redevelopment developer, leased space tenant, and a major brand hotel operations team). The project has received Temporary Certificate of Completion approval. The hotel will be opening based on this approval with final construction on special projects continue during operations.