MIAMI BEACH—Thompson Hotels has opened its namesake property in the Miami market and the flagship for the brand: the 380-room Thompson Miami Beach, located at 4041 Collins Ave. British interior designer Martin Brudnizki presents a bohemian-beach chic concept that reestablishes the ideals of 1950s glamour, housed inside a historic Art Deco tower fully restored by Kobi Karp Architects, according to the company.
Thompson Miami Beach has teamed up with Miami native and James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein to introduce her new restaurant, Seagrape; Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo of KNR Hospitality Group to develop the 1930s House and Crown Room cocktail venues; landscape architect Raymond Jungles to design the landscaping; Miami designer Ashley Leimer of Dress Noble to create staff uniforms; and homegrown Junior & Hatter out of the Wynwood district to offer guests salon services.
“The opening of Thompson Miami Beach signals a major milestone in the growth and development of the Thompson brand,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels & Resorts, the international, multi-brand lifestyle hotel company that manages Thompson Hotels. “It is the first project to bear the brand name in the Southeast U.S. and truly showcases what our collection is about: a hotel experience that encapsulates the lifestyle and personality of the local community. Our teams have worked tirelessly to execute a vision we are confident will add a new, refreshing element to this flourishing market.”
“We began this journey many years ago with an idea to create a hotel that would genuinely embrace what this city is about yet, at the same time, would be relevant to travelers from all around the world,” said Brett Orlando, area managing director, Thompson Miami Beach. “I feel proud of the local partnerships we have established and the top-notch talent in the community we have attracted. Anyone visiting Thompson Miami Beach, whether a local or a visitor, will feel a sense of true authenticity at every corner of the property due to its inspired designs and extraordinary team members.”
Thompson Miami Beach’s 380 oceanfront, ocean-view and city-view guestrooms, and its 30 suites, offer sitting areas, 1950s-inspired beds, retro bathrooms crafted with nautical accents, and a vanity space with an oversized mirror and terrazzo top. The signature Thompson Suites have private living rooms, dining areas and terraces, all furnished with vintage furniture. All mini bars are outfitted with “Mix It Up!” cocktail menus featuring recipes for classic libations with a Miami twist, such as the Pomegranate Fizz and Elderflower Paloma, which can be assembled in-room with ingredients found in the mini bars.
Thompson Miami Beach also features The Spa at Thompson Miami Beach, an indoor/outdoor venue on the 10th floor; a fitness center; two heated pools; an adjacent private beach; a private garden; and 47,000 sq. ft. of multifunctional space for meetings and special events, including The Vista Lounge outdoor space and the 1,360-sq.-ft. Tarleton Room.