MIAMI BEACH, FLA. - Thompson Hotels announces the official opening of its namesake property in the Miami market and the flagship for the brand: Thompson Miami Beach, located at 4041 Collins Avenue. The 380-room upscale beachfront property debuts with a collaborative dream team that blends international appeal and local mindset. Globally revered British interior designer Martin Brudnizki presents a strikingly vibrant bohemian-beach chic concept that reestablishes the ideals of 1950s glamour, housed inside a historic Art Deco tower fully restored by Kobi Karp Architects. With a particular emphasis on local partnerships, Thompson Miami Beach has teamed up with Miami native and James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein to introduce her new restaurant, Seagrape; nightlife impresarios Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo of KNR Hospitality Group to develop experience-driven cocktail venues, 1930s House and Crown Room; Miami's star landscape architect Raymond Jungles to design lush, tropical landscaping; Miami designer Ashley Leimer of Dress Noble to create staff uniforms; and the homegrown Junior & Hatter salon out of the edgy Wynwood district to offer guests unique services.
"The opening of Thompson Miami Beach signals a major milestone in the growth and development of the Thompson brand," said Niki Leondakis, CEO, Commune Hotels & Resorts, the international, multi-brand lifestyle hotel company that manages Thompson Hotels. "It is the first project to bear the brand name in the Southeast U.S. and truly showcases what our collection is about: a hotel experience that encapsulates the lifestyle and personality of the local community. Our teams have worked tirelessly to execute a vision we are confident will add a new, refreshing element to this flourishing market."
"Today is an exciting day for everyone involved in the opening of Thompson Miami Beach," said Brett Orlando, Area Managing Director, Thompson Miami Beach. "We began this journey many years ago with an idea to create a hotel that would genuinely embrace what this city is about, yet, at the same time, would be relevant to travelers from all around the world. I feel proud of the local partnerships we have established and the top-notch talent in the community we have attracted. Anyone visiting Thompson Miami Beach, whether a local or a visitor, will feel a sense of true authenticity at every corner of the property due to its inspired designs and extraordinary team members."