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The Miami Hotel Mambo is a dance that will never die!

Come this summer (possibly July), the newest hotel hotspot in Miami Beach will be The Plymouth Hotel, which is undergoing a massive renovation, made possible by Think Hospitality and spearheaded by Fernando Santangelo (who put his marks on nearby Raleigh Hotel and the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.)


The Plymouth Hotel, situated in the Collins Park cultural district (across from the Bass Museum of Art), originally opened in 1940 and it is this former Art Deco glam that Think Hospitality is looking to recapture; but with a contemporary twist, of course. Hope you love jewel tones! (We do, thankfully.) Here’s a bit on the design of the reinvigorated Plymouth:

The Plymouth’s oval lobby – a rare architectural feature – is designed as a series of pockets for refreshingly small-scale gatherings. Santangelo hand-selected vintage chairs, lamps and sofas in almond, ruby, grappa, aubergine and blue colors, and subtly elegant new furnishings in leather and handcrafted wood alternate with the lush greenery. An antique wall clock ticks away in a corner, and luxurious, hand-crafted wallcoverings and onyx-and-brass custom fixtures finish the space. 

 The pool area mirrors the lobby shape. An undulating perimeter design for the pool creates discreet areas in which to gather – nooks filled with lush landscaping and cantilevered daybeds. 


Upstairs, the 110 guest rooms lean more towards “beach-house chic” yet every room will be furnished according to their individual sizes, shapes, and moods. Yes, guest rooms have their own moods. But what they won’t have are overdone and tired hotel amenities as The Plymouth promises their rooms to be “trend-free.”

“Miami Beach is ready for a new generation of hospitality,” Hunter Gellin, president and CMO of Think Hotel Group said in a statement. “Travelers who’ve been around the world want a quieter, subtler, more confident kind of luxury, and they don’t need a hotel to shout. The Plymouth is whispering to them.”


But what has us most excited is that Chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg from Blue Ribbon Restaurants will open an outpost of their (you might say, trendy) Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. Blue Ribbon will operate both the Plymouth’s all-day lobby food and bar program. They will also do a special poolside menu. In short, BLUE RIBBON IS COMING TO MIAMI. GET EXCITED! 

Also something to get excited about? The hotel’s street-front terrace will serve as a lounge for guests with swing benches and potted palms and a vibe that aims to be a mix of all our favorite destinations–the south of France, London, LA and of course, Miami.

While the website for The Plymouth is up and running, reservations are not quite ready but since the hotel is a boutique that’s not on the beach, we expect room rates to be quite doable. When it isn’t Art Basel or the food and wine festival, or the music festival or whatever else is happening in town. :/

[Renderings via The Plymouth Miami]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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