MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Thompson Hotels has announced 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 offering an estimated 47,000 square feet of multifunctional areas available for meetings and special events debuts with a blend of international appeal and local mindset. British interior designer Martin Brudnizki presents a 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; 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 tropical landscaping; Miami designer Ashley Leimer of Dress Noble to create staff uniforms; and the homegrown Junior & Hatter salon 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 0f 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 of 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.”
The guest journey begins at the hotel’s wave-shaped porte cochere. The entrance leads to an open reception space that features a chandelier showcasing thousands of pieces of crystal. Guests will follow a patterned pathway in the lobby’s terrazzo flooring right into Michelle Bernstein’s Seagrape restaurant, a 267-seat Floridian brasserie. Located on the hotel’s main level, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, and 24-hour in-room dining, Seagrape presents an abundance of fresh vegetables simply prepared, creative small plates, a selection of pedigreed, a-la-carte steaks and a rich raw bar.
Thompson Miami Beach’s 380 ocean front, ocean view, and city view guest rooms and its 30 suites, offer sitting areas, 1950s-inspired beds, retro bathrooms crafted with nautical accents, and a vanity space with an oversized mirror and terrazzo top. Included in the hotel’s collection of 30 suites, the signature Thompson Suites have private living rooms, dining areas, and terraces, all furnished with an eclectic assortment of vintage furniture that allows each room to feel distinct.
Located on the 10th floor, The Spa at Thompson Miami Beach and its fitness center maximize the Miami sunshine and ocean views. Hotel guests and visitors will have access to six open-air treatment cabanas. Registered hotel guests will receive complimentary daily fitness classes hosted on the fitness terrace, like Mini Boot Camp, Boxing Explosion, and Mat Pilates.
Built in the 1930s, originally across the street from Thompson Miami Beach, the historic, freestanding 1930s House was moved to the hotel property in the early 2000s and is set to become a go-to spot for locals seeking avant-garde cocktails, Spanish-inspired small plates, and crudos in a residential-like atmosphere. Offering indoor lounge and bar seating, as well as al fresco dining in the garden, the 1930s House is a gathering place. For 1930s House, Bernstein has created an original menu of internationally-influenced crudos, tartares, ceviches and carpaccios, as well as a selection of tapas. The beverage program at Crown Room, developed by beverage consultant and master bartender Julio Cabrera, will focus on the hand-made, artisan cocktail and will feature a mix of enduring classics and reimagined revivals, from a traditional Manhattan and Mint Julep to an Almond Blossom Crusta (circa 1951) and the Blinker (circa 1948).
The Garden, created by Miami architect Raymond Jungles, provides guests with complete privacy with a walled forest of native plants. The design continues to the hotel’s beach area, where retro-inspired sun loungers and umbrellas are available to hotel guests.