The FINANCIAL -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation in conjunction with Miami-based development group Robert Finvarb Companies and its partner David Martins on June 1 announced the opening of Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, a 105-room lifestyle hotel bringing the first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel to Miami Beach, and the second Hyatt Centric property worldwide.
“We’re excited to introduce our newest brand, Hyatt Centric, to vibrant South Beach,” said Sandra Micek, global senior vice president of brands, Hyatt. “Hyatt Centric South Beach is positioned to deliver on the brand’s commitment to put guests in the middle of the action and inspire them to explore the destination.”
“Hyatt Centric South Beach is ideally located in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue and 16th Street,” said developer Robert Finvarb, a Miami Beach native who has placed a strong emphasis on honoring his local roots in the development of the hotel. “Hyatt Centric South Beach captures the spirit of South Beach and inspires guests to explore the best that the area has to offer. Guests will be steps away from the best in culture, dining, and nightlife.”
Renowned architect Kobi Karp uses the local culture of South Beach as inspiration for the design of Hyatt Centric South Beach – a striking, 10-story glass tower that sits above a historic building façade, blending the city’s Art Deco roots with modern aesthetics. Protruding horizontal windows, which Karp describes as “bulging eyes,” are just one of the unique architectural elements that make Hyatt Centric South Beach distinctive. Contemporary furnishings and carefully selected artwork by local gallerist Dina Mitrani define the hotel’s calm and inviting interiors, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer a luminous view of the hustle and bustle outside the hotel. Public spaces showcase an eclectic art series entitled “El Peso de las Cosas” (The Weight of Things) conveying what featured artist Marina Font describes as “the bridge that connects experiences to memories.”
Upon arrival, guests are led to a central lobby lounge on the third floor where they can enjoy handcrafted signature cocktails at the bar and browse through the hotel’s curated book collection in The Corner. Outside is a stunning, open-air deck featuring a swimming pool where guests can leisurely soak up the Miami sun on lush lounge chairs or unwind in shaded cabanas. The hotel also offers a distinctive indoor-outdoor lobby on the third floor with public spaces available for guests to recharge and socialize.
Located in close proximity to South Beach’s iconic attractions, such as the Convention Center, Bass Museum, New World Center, and world-class shopping on Lincoln Road, Hyatt Centric South Beach places guests at the epicenter of the dynamic “Magic City.”
“Hyatt Centric South Beach has been developed to ensure our guests have everything they need,” said Ricardo Mendes, general manager, Hyatt Centric South Beach. “Our associates, who are modern explorers themselves, are ready to share their local knowledge and insider tidbits to inspire our guests to discover the best South Beach has to offer. We are excited to welcome our first and future guests.”
Hyatt Centric South Beach features a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, DECK sixteen, offering a locally sourced menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the talented Executive Chef William Milian at the helm of the kitchen. Additional food and beverage amenities include pool and beach service and Hyatt Centric’s signature restaurant-to-room dispatch service, which delivers selected menu items and cocktail kits in 20 minutes or less.
The hotel also offers a unique roster of conveniences including a fitness center and a number of off-site amenities, such as custom-designed bicycles and specially priced services at the famed exhale spa, where luxury spa services and award-winning fitness programs are at the tip of guests’ fingers.
In addition to catering to leisure travelers, Hyatt Centric South Beach also offers business guests a stylish boardroom on the second floor for meetings. The hotel allows for convenient connectivity with complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property and a state-of-the-art Bluetooth enabled TV systems with full audio and visual services.