Commune Hotels & Resorts is bringing its Joie de Vivre Hotels eastward to Miami and New York City—part of its overall national expansion. Plans call for a restoration effort of a hotel in Miami Beach and a new-build development in New York City's Bowery neighborhood.
"The growth of Joie de Vivre Hotels from coast-to-coast is a testament to its success in resonating with guests and local communities for nearly 30 years," said Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels & Resorts. "Creating hotels that offer guests memorable, neighborhood-driven experiences is a defining quality of Joie de Vivre Hotels. As the brand evolves - and restaurants and bars become increasingly important touch-points for travelers - we are investing in locally relevant culinary offerings and talented chefs that embody the spirit and energy of the communities where our hotels are located."
Originally designed by architect L. Murray Dixon, The Hall is located in Miami Beach's Art Deco District at 15th Street and Collins Avenue. Miami-based architectural firm ADD Inc. and interior design firm Robert McKinley Creative are tasked with renovating the building. The new 164-room Joie de Vivre Miami Beach property will feature a courtyard with an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a beer garden, library, bar and swimming pool. The Hall is slated to open in Summer 2015.
New York City
A new 22-story, 229-room Joie de Vivre hotel will go up on the Bowery. The new construction, conceptualized by Peter Poon Architects and Wimberly Interiors, will incorporate historic elements into a contemporary design that speaks to the revival the neighborhood.
Developed by 50 Bowery Holdings, the modern tower will feature an evocative cellar lounge, and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city's skyline, establishing the hotel as a social destination on the Bowery. The project at 50 Bowery is slated to open in 2016.