ADD Inc Miami and its principal architect and designer Jonathan Cardello announced the completion of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel. The ADD Inc Miami also spearheaded the restoration of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel’s sister property, Shelborne South Beach.
Originally two separate hotels, The Gale and Regent Hotel were built for the same owner in 1941 by L. Murray Dixon, one of the principal architects of Tropical Art Deco style. Although not identical, both hotels evoked the Streamline Modern Style, a late adaptation of Art Deco design. The hotels were connected and developed by Miami-based hospitality group Menin Hotels.
The opening of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel follows a $35-million restoration that gutted and rebuilt the original structure of the two adjoining properties, returning it to its original name with added influences from the Italian Riviera.
The hotel features 87 guestrooms, three restaurants and lounges, as well as a 5,000 square-foot rooftop terrace with infinity pool and was able to preserve the original terrazzo flooring and reclaimed limestone of the first buildings.
The hotel’s exterior was recreated from its keystone entry façades, to racing stripes at the cornice, curved eyebrows and asymmetrical entry designs with Streamline Modern accent trim throughout.
Upon entering the lobby, visitors are transported back in time. Guests are greeted by staff in 1940’s-inspired attire designed by Noble Uniforms at a mirrored Art Deco desk surrounded by vintage-inspired, rich leather seating, dark wood floors, and walnut paneling. Classic chandeliers, replicated light fixtures and sconces complete the look of the period.
The 5,000-square-foot rooftop reflects its heritage and Italian design through neutral tones, glossy white lounge chairs, oversized sofas and cabanas. Framed by sandblasted Carrera marble flooring and a wooden deck, the hotel’s infinity pool overlooks the city skyline and the Atlantic Ocean, the west side of the rooftop overlooks the New World Center, where guests can catch glimpses of the New World Symphony’s wallcast, a 7,000-square-foot projection wall.
Each guestroom yields a nod to understated Italian chic and 1940’s glamor with Art Deco-inspired leather chairs, Russet wood, chrome accents and fixtures, vintage Miami Beach photographs, Italian luxury linens, and marble bath appointments against the backdrop of modern conveniences - “certified green” guestrooms, high-definition LED TVs, IPad docking stations and other state-of-the-art technology.
The Regent Cocktail Club is decorated with Art Deco-inspired furnishings, brass fixtures, dark wood floors and paneling paired with colorful accents throughout. The Regent Cocktail Club will serve classic cocktails and light bites and offer live music.
Dolce Italian is set in a 6,000 square-foot space with a historic tin tray ceiling and distressed grey wood paneling that evokes a beach-washed sophistication. Dolce Italian will include an indoor restaurant, outdoor cafe, lounge and bar.
Owned and operated by Menin Hotels, Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel is located at 1690 Collins Avenue.
ADD Inc Miami provides a scope of architecture, interior design, urban planning, branding and green design services. Since 1998, the firm’s design team has been delivering notable results in the hospitality, retail, entertainment, mixed use, workplace and residential industries.