Puccini Group adds elements of modern tropical resort in $10M renovation of Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

The enhancements included all 405 guestrooms, lobby and outdoor pool, as well as the entryway of the property.

The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, a hotel managed by Hersha Hospitality Management, has completed a $10-million renovation that added elements of a modern tropical resort into the property. 

Led by hospitality design firm Puccini Group, the enhancements included all 405 guestrooms, lobby and outdoor pool, as well as the entryway of the property. 

The property is the closest hotel to Miami Airport, and has direct pedestrian access to both the airport and the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC).


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The arrival experience at the hotel begins with a refreshed entryway and porte cochere leading into a redesigned lobby. The space includes geometric shapes, artwork and greenery. Lounge seating is partly screened by partial link walls creating a space that can be both social and semi-private in nature. An overhead lighting feature opens up the space by drawing attention upward and complementing the vertically integrated greenery.

Adjacent to the Miami River and Melreese Golf Course, the hotel’s pool now has indigenous plants and a range of seating options as well as a white, sandy beach installation.

Each guestroom now has a primarily neutral palette paired with eclectic furniture pieces and patterns in the form of a custom textile headboard and touches of color that are authentic to Miami. Each room also has updated bathrooms, as well as additional amenities like 37-inch flat-screen TVs,  oversized work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair, and electrical outlets.  A number of guestrooms also have views of Miami.

The transformation also included 17,000 square feet of renovated, custom-built event space that can cater to groups of 30 to 300 and is located on a single floor.