The Opening of the 140-room SLS Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida Marks the Debut of sbe Hotels on the East Coast
Former Ritz Plaza Hotel, an Historic Art Deco Building, has been Transformed, Including a New Addition of 10 Villas
Complementing the property's design is one of the year's most anticipated, world-renowned restaurants, The Bazaar by Jose Andrés. Helmed by award-winning culinary icon, and SLS Hotels Culinary Director, José Andrés, The Bazaar makes its Miami premiere, blending influences from local flavors while featuring an array of pioneering culinary concepts. The menu offers a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and blends tradition and ingenuity in true Spanish style mixed with influences from South Beach's Latin flavors. "I am so inspired by this amazing place, this historic hotel," added Andrés. "I have long waited to come to Miami and I am so proud to be here with our SLS Hotel, but more importantly that we are creating a truly unique Bazaar."
While Philippe Starck's artistic vision is clearly visible throughout the hotel, the Tower Penthouse and Villa Penthouse counted on the creative mind of Lenny Kravitz and Kravitz Design Inc . to create the look for both suites. Located on the top floor, the Tower Penthouse is graced with sweeping views of Miami Beach; designed with a mix of warm, worldly and eclectic styles and colors that nod to the Art Deco architecture of days gone by. The design concept for the Villa Penthouse has a contemporary feel infused with subtle Art Deco details, incorporating colors, textures and design elements such as warm Cyprus wood, Thassos marble, leather, mirrors and metals, highlighted by carefully selected modern, sleek furniture.
The property will also feature the eighth location of sbe's Katsuya by Starck brand in partnership with Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi. Katsuya by Starck features the incomparable artistry of Uechi against the backdrop of Starck's "mise en scène" design. The menu infuses traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist, providing innovative sushi and robata dishes uniquely adapted for the American palate. Food offerings will be complemented by a sake tower that is located in the center of the restaurant, presenting some of the world's finest rice-based spirits. On the second floor of the restaurant, you will find the Dragon Lounge, an intimate mezzanine lounge, showcasing Katsuya by Starck's award-winning mixology program.
With the food and beverage programs of the hotel under the direction of Chef Andres, unique experiences abound. Adjacent to the Dragon Lounge, you can find Sam's, a haven where guests can gather to experience the variety of cocktails and snacks crafted by Andres' team.
Another enlivening element to the property is Hyde Beach, the fourth location of sbe's renowned Hyde Lounge nightlife brand. Named Hyde Beach due to its enviable oceanfront location, this exclusive space will feature 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor lounge amenities. It will fashionably cater to the 200 chairs surrounding the property's two pools, featuring Chef José Andrés cuisine and cutting edge mixology inspired by the flavors and culture of the local community. Cabanas next to the guest-only pool, will serve as a private enclave with a mini-refrigerator, phone, flat screen TVs, games, and will offer manicures, pedicures and poolside massages.
SLS Hotel South Beach would not be complete without its absolute best-in-class services. Guests will enjoy preferential reservations to all award-winning restaurants and Hyde Beach, 24-hour in-room dining by Chef José Andrés, and access to the guest-only pool and Hyde Beach pool. The fastest internet connectivity and latest technology can also be found at the hotel, with in-room iPads complete with a customized SLS Hotel South Beach application that delivers unique hotel services right to guests with a simple touch, including dinner reservations, staying up to date with hotel special events, and many more. Additionally, guests have access to in-room connectivity that projects iPhone/iPad content on the TV flat screens. If that weren't enough, guests can also connect to GoSLSHotel.com, a SLS smartphone application for immediate service requests from remote locations.
For reservations, please log on to www.slssouthbeach.com , or call 888-606-1595. Reservations for The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck and Hyde Beach are strongly encouraged. To make a reservation at the restaurants online, click here for The Bazaar by José Andrés and here for Katsuya by Starck. To friend sbe on Facebook click here and to follow us on the Twitter click here. To download the sbe App click here.
SLS Hotel South Beach is located at 1701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida.
operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in service, design, culinary programming, and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has more than 100 properties currently operating or in development, and is expanding several of its flagship brands including SLS, Hyde and The Redbury, both nationally and internationally. The company will debut a new slate of hotel and residence properties in 2016, including the recently announced Hyde Hotel & Residences and SLS LUX Hotel & Residences. SLS Hotel & Residences will represent over 3,900 hotel rooms and 1,600 residences worldwide by 2019. In addition to its distinctive hotels, sbe"s world-renowned restaurants and lounges include Katsuya, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge. Founded in 2002 by Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company.
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