Date: March 2018
Location: Corner of Collins Avenue and 39th Street, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Name: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club – reopening May 2018 – four/five star
No. of Keys: 357
Owner: Hersha Hospitality Trust who have added the hotel to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, from being a Courtyard by Marriott. Neil Shah is Hersha’s President. They bought the hotel for US$95 in 2011, and spent US$25m on refurb in 2014.
The hotel was built by art deco designer Roy France in 1940 and has now been restored, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the city landscape. The Cadillac’s signature suite features 1,100 square feet of space and can house private functions such as dinners and receptions. The suite features an outdoor living and dining area as well as home theatre system.
In 2005 it was added to the US National Register of Historic Places
Hersha also owns five other hotels in South Florida, including the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and the Residence Inn Coconut Grove in Miami, and the Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West. The company is building a new 135-key hotel in Coral Gables’ Merrick Park neighbourhood.
The last two years have been tough on the hospitality sector following years of record growth, Shah said. “RevPAR saw a decrease of 3 percent between 2016 and 2017,” he said. “The closure of the Miami Beach Convention Centre had a very significant impact, as did the Zika virus, on group business.”
THPT Comment: Great to see the old art-deco fabulousness of Miami being bought back to scratch.
First Seen: Travel Weekly