National Hotel Miami Beach re-launched after $12M upgrade

The National Hotel Miami Beach, an Art Deco landmark in the heart of South Beach, has announced that it completed a $12-million renovation in 2014, restoring the hotel to its original style and glamor.

Renovations began in 2010 with the hotel’s Cabana Building and continued to the original Historic Tower’s guestrooms, meetings and public venues. Throughout, the hotel worked with the Historic Preservation League in order to restore the hotel’s Art Deco details.

Originally designed by Art Deco architect Roy France in 1939, the restored hotel has maintained its historic integrity, architecture and design, offering contemporary amenities and facilities today’s travelers come to expect.


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Yaser Mohamad, the new hotel manager, spearheaded and managed the renovations.

The National Hotel’s public areas were thoroughly restored, to include original terrazzo flooring, ceilings, railings, light fixtures and furniture completely reinstated to its original luster. The lobby’s main column was enveloped with gold and black Murano glass mosaic tiles, fashioned during the period. Chrome pendant lights and fans were added to Tamara Bistro’s outdoor terrace and roll-down curtains were built in for privacy. A new color palette, stucco and finish were added to the exterior of the hotel’s 13-story tower. Wind resistant and noise buffers were added to windows to protect the building and maximize comfort.

The hotel’s renovated guestrooms convey a nod to the era with custom-designed hardwood furniture, antique clocks and chrome-plated accents and finishes. Bathrooms were completely remodeled with vanities in rich mahogany wood with showers in pale green terrazzo, accented by white tiles and gray terrazzo flooring. The hotel’s Triple-Level Penthouse were refurnished with distressed leather furniture, Art Deco-inspired fixtures and vintage artwork. An outdoor deck will be added to the penthouse in order to accommodate private events and dining.

The property has over 4,000 square feet of indoor and covered outdoor space, the longest infinity-edge pool on Miami Beach, and an expansive outdoor lounge and entertainment space.

Two of the hotel’s signature event spaces were renovated. The terrazzo floors of the “Oval Room,” the main ballroom, was restored to its 1939 origins and a new 3,000 hand-cut, crystal chandelier is now the focal point of the room. The private Martini Room was completely remodeled with new French doors that lead to the outdoor terrace, and new additions include an Art Deco-style wall unit and window treatments.

The National’s food and beverage programming was also revamped with entertainment, dining and lounge options that establish the property as a destination for live jazz and blues.

The National Hotel Miami Beach is considered as an iconic Art Deco landmark located in the heart of South Beach. Opened in 1939, the oceanfront resort combines the style and glamour of the Deco era with contemporary luxury. After renovations were completed in 2014, this family-owned hotel has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur.

Located at 1677 Collins Avenue, the National is in close proximity to the area’s most noted shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, arts, lifestyle and cultural attractions.

The National Hotel was awarded with the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes 4 ½ Star. It is affiliated with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and was recently inducted into Historic Hotels of America. The National Hotel is a sister property to the Hotel de Paris, St Tropez, which was fully renovated in 2013.