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The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami has reopened after completed a $90 million, multi-year renovation by owners Flag Luxury Group, LLC and Lionstone Group that touched all elements of the property. The hotel was originally imagined by architect Morris Lapidus.

The historic hotel showcases a design scheme created by Meg Sharpe of her namesake interior design studio, who oversaw the lobby, the Lapidus Bar, restaurant, pool, club and spa, and Cristian Rubio, from design firm HBA, who was charged with reimagining the guestrooms and meeting spaces. Finding inspiration from the natural surroundings, the interiors are warm and inviting, reflecting the serene natural beauty of Miami while celebrating the historic roots of the hotel.

Each of the 376 guestrooms and suites reflect Rubio’s vision, which is the result of his extensive research into Miami and the many facets of the city. Meticulously-designed furnishings and custom millwork blend together to create a space celebrating the city and its culture.

A new lobby celebrates the hotel’s original design, enhanced with contemporary touches. The new Lapidus Bar is a classic cocktail lounge honoring a bygone era of Miami with live music, vintage cocktails. The hotel also features a new restaurant, Fuego y Mar.

Photo: Courtesy of Marriott International


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