Loews upgrading Miami Beach resort hotel
Loews is spending $50 million to renovate its Miami Beach resort.
Jonathan Tisch walked into the hotel room at the Loews Miami Beach, looked down, and saw too much taupe. Tisch, CEO of Loews Hotels, had approved the carpet months earlier at a design meeting for a major renovation of the oceanfront resort. But after seeing the fabric in a model room, Tisch ordered more blues and greens. ``He felt it was a little drab,'' recalled top designer Greg Walton, of RTKL Associates in Coral Gables. ``He really wanted that Miami feel in the room.'' Tisch, 55, hasn't delegated many decisions when it comes to the first major remake of the most profitable hotel in the Loews chain.