Iberostar's second U.S. hotel opens in Miami Beach

A rendering of the Iberostar Berkeley (The historic building, now renamed Iberostar Berkeley, was fully renovated under a $43-million investment.)

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts opened the doors of its second U.S. hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The historic building, now renamed Iberostar Berkeley, was fully renovated under a $43-million investment and is situated at 1610 Collins Avenue, in the middle of South Beach.

“We are thrilled to launch the Iberostar Berkeley in South Beach, one of the hottest spots in the world. Its pristine beaches, vibrant culture and perfect weather, combined with our excellent customer service and amenities, make it the ideal dwelling option in the area,” Enric Noguer, Iberostar managing director for the Americas, said in a statement. “This second Iberostar hotel in the United States is proof of our commitment to this market, where we strive to serve international, as well as national tourists, and to connect with the local community and its cultural heritage,” Noguer said.

The Iberostar Berkeley consists of 96 guestrooms, including 20 rooms with balconies, a Sun Deck with views of Collins Avenue and restaurant, BLT Steak, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pet-friendly hotel also offers a fully-equipped fitness room; a heated pool and deck with lounge area on the fourth floor; 24-hour room service; full housekeeping with turndown service; and beach club with towels, chairs and umbrellas; among other amenities and services. The standard and deluxe rooms consist of one king and two queen size beds, respectively, as well as a minibar with snacks and soft drinks, onyx designer rain showers, workspaces with outlets and USB ports and more.

Iberostar Berkeley is one of the new properties the brand has been developing within the urban segment, with a plan to reach a total of 15 in the next three years in key cities like Budapest, Hungary; Madrid, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; New York; Havana; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Lima, Peru, among others.

The property is near the beach; Lincoln Road Mall (for dining, shopping, and art gallery visits); the New World Center, home to the New World Symphony; the Miami Beach Convention Center; the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater; and the cosmopolitan Ocean Drive; among other locations.