BRAZIL’S FASANO HOTELS WILL MAKE A BIG SPLASH IN MIAMI NEXT YEAR
We’ve just dropped the Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings for 2016 but already we’re looking forward to 2017. That’s when the iconic Shore Club, currently a Morgans Hotel, will reopen as the Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club. (Yup, this seems to be a trend.)
This will be the first Fasano Hotel in the United States for the Brazilian hospitality company, which has well-established luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro (favored by Kim and Kanye), São Paulo, Punta del Este, and Boa Vista. Yet Fasano will keep their American hotel a Brazilian affair, enlisting award-winning Brazilian architect and designer, Isay Weinfeld, to transform the property into a 100-room hotel with 75 luxury condominiums. But Art Deco fans, please don’t fret! Since the Shore Club is an Art Deco landmark (it was built in 1939), much of the original structure, including the main hotel lobby, will be preserved. However, the backyard will get a completely new look with a ginormous pool extending 250 feet long. (The longest in Miami!) Sadly, we’ll have to wait until late 2017 to actually take a dip in it.
You can peek at a new set of renderings that were released last month here. In the meantime, The Shore Club is still open. Since it’s peak season in Miami right now, most weekends are sold-out but rooms are still open mid-week (some for less than $300 a night!) We hear the hotel will close around May to begin its fantastico Fasano transformation.
[Photo: Fasano Hotel and Residences at The Shore Club]