The Berkeley Shore hotel in Miami Beach started its renovations. Located at 1610 Collins Avenue, the 45,100-square-foot redevelopment will include a total of 96 guestrooms, a restaurant and the addition of a new ten-story tower with rooftop Zen garden and pool.
Built in 1940, the Berkeley Shore was originally designed by Art Deco architect Albert Anis. The new design concept by the architecture and design firm Stantec consists of restoring original elements of the boutique hotel and replicating some of its historic Art Deco architectural qualities.
The interior design drew inspiration from the natural elements of Miami Beach using a palette of neutrals with elements of color throughout. The restoration will also include use of natural materials, such as wood and stone intertwined with textural elements. The guestrooms will have an open layout.
A new tower will be located behind the existing structure and will resemble the original exterior design of the historic hotel, but with a modern architectural aesthetic.
The Berkley Shore Hotel is scheduled for completion in spring of 2016.