Introducing Carillon Miami Beach

Iconic Collins Avenue hotel launches new luxury brand and intuitive signature services

Nov 23, 2015, 16:09 ET from Carillon Miami Beach

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paying homage to its iconic address and historic namesake, the oceanfront Carillon Miami Beach hotel unveils a new luxury lifestyle brand and signature experience using an intuitive approach to guest service as the foundation for each of its world-class amenities. Home to 580 upscale residences, Carillon is bringing a revitalized, high-end product to the up-and-coming North Beach Miami (NoBe) community and leading the charge in the town's resurgence as a top travel destination.

After being acquired by Z Capital Partners in January 2015 and appointing global hotelier, Lester Scott, as its Managing Director, the 150 room all-suite hotel has rolled out a dynamic new roster of concepts within the spa, culinary, medical, wellness and other hotel facets, in addition to an exclusive membership program that will provide access to Carillon's unrivaled offerings.

Originally known as The Carillon Hotel, Carillon Miami Beach has embraced the name and signage that has remained atop the building as a city landmark since its opening in 1958. Once a hub for the movers and shakers of the Rat Pack era, Carillon will seamlessly meld the modern travel experience with the impeccable service standards and class of the hotel's origin.

Kicking off the rebranding is the launch of Carillon's new restaurant, THYME – a concept developed by world-renowned Executive Chef Fritz Zwahlen – serving progressive American cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients & Asian influence. Sought after oceanfront views from the indoor/outdoor venue perfectly complement the uniquely crafted menu offerings, which feature dishes such as Short-rib Fois Gras Dumplings and Miso Black Cod.

The tongue-in-cheek concept behind THYME directly links to Carillon's symbolic meaning - bells of a clock tower, which turn the hands of time – a motif that is physically represented throughout the property via massive functioning clocks on the top of the main tower's exterior, as well as Roman numeral reflections that are cast on the side of the building before the sun sets each day. These elements intend to evoke a sense of timelessness and work hand-in-hand with the hotel's signature experiences to create an emotion-evoking journey for Carillon guests.

Cue: the world-renowned spa.

It's fair to say that the intuitive service philosophy is most prominent at The Spa at Carillon – a 70,000 sq. ft. facility encompassing integrated medical, wellness and fitness programs – where a brand-new partnership with global luxury skin care brand, Clarins, has allowed the Carillon team to utilize these high-end products to design new treatments that are both results-driven and can be adapted to suit each guest's individual needs. The only hotel in Miami Beach offering a full array of Clarins products, this latest partnership is just the first step in elevating the Carillon spa experience.

A natural extension of The Spa, Carillon's onsite medical staff has been enhancing their functional medicine and modern methods to offer a new Executive Health Package aimed at individuals and corporate groups. Additionally, progressive daily lectures center around topics relevant to today's patient, carrying through The Spa at Carillon's integrated medicine and mind, body & soul renewal philosophies to help consumers all live a better life beyond the treatment room.

Additional property upgrades have included the installation of the country's largest collection of state-of-the-art ARTIS™ Cardiovascular equipment by Technogym, and a revamp of The Boutique, which will offer a selection of home goods and high-end clothing, welcoming featured local designers to host trunk shows throughout the year. 

Adapting the check in/check out process to suit the mobile-savvy modern traveler, a new Personal Concierge program brings an elevated level of luxury service to the Carillon experience. Guests are assigned their own dedicated concierge who will customize their itineraries from the moment they book, while mobile and tablet technologies will ensure rooms are available and ready for same-day arrivals.

The Club at Carillon, an exclusive fee-based membership program, will be launching in winter 2015, offering a high-end respite for local patrons to take advantage of the hotel's heightened services. Members will receive: preferred pricing on concierge services, cabanas, personal training, spa services and retail offerings, beach access with complimentary amenities, and workshops at the Health & Wellness Center. 

Looking to future projects, spring 2016 will mark the beginning of an extensive renovation to recreate the hotel's lobby and porte cochere, THYME restaurant, bar & lounge, outdoor event spaces, pool area and The Spa, along with the addition of an outdoor bar area that will transform the Oceanfront Terrace into a coveted new venue. The renovation is set to wrap in early winter 2016 and is projecting an estimated investment of $25 million.

This is just the beginning for the Carillon brand, as plans are already in motion to recreate this sophisticated, intuitive service hotel concept both domestically and internationally. 

"The Carillon brand redefines luxury lifestyle offerings with its all-encompassing nature and elevated level of service provided to our clientele," notes Lester Scott. "We will be taking the best and most memorable attributes of our past and recreating them for the contemporary market."

This sophisticated escape is welcoming travelers to look better, feel better and live better with the Come Meet Carillon package, which includes:

  • Oceanfront suite accommodations with balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Personalized beach daybed setup - including sunblock, bottle of champagne, sunglasses
  • Choice of champagne, craft beer or bottle of liquor in room upon arrival
  • One-on-one consult with a member of our medical staff & one 50-minute treatment per their recommendation
  • One personal training session per person
  • In-room amenity
  • Your own private yacht experience for one day
  • Roundtrip luxury airport transportation
  • Personal Concierge itinerary organization
  • Special dinner menu for two created by Chef Fritz and his team of culinary experts served on the beach

*The 3-night/4-day experience starts at $14,950. Call 1-866-800-3858 to book.

About Carillon Miami Beach
An icon has been revived at Carillon Miami Beach. With a coveted oceanfront address, an intuitive approach to guest service, and an A-list team of culinary, spa, fitness, wellness, and hospitality experts, individually-curated experiences are abound at this accessibly sophisticated property. Culinary delights are created by Executive Chef Fritz Zwahlen at all dining venues, including the main restaurant, THYME. South Florida's most expansive spa and fitness facility led by medical and wellness visionaries lets guests indulge in a dynamic roster of services only found at Carillon. Access to the European Thermal Spa experience, a two-story indoor rock wall, 40+ fitness classes daily, and a state-of-the-art, ocean view fitness space round out the incomparable facility. Sitting just on the northern fringes of the frenzied South Beach strip, Carillon takes advantage of its steps-from-the-sand location by providing guests with complimentary beach and umbrella service, four pools, and live entertainment and events from its Ocean Terrace – a true haven for sun seekers. Carillon Miami Beach is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Leading Spas. Carillon Miami Beach is a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C.

About Z Capital Partners
Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital Partners") is the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C ("Z Capital"), a leading global alternative investment manager with approximately $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management with offices in New York, NY; Lake Forest, IL; and Zurich, Switzerland. Z Capital Partners pursues a value-oriented, opportunistic approach in private equity that includes making control investments in companies that may require growth capital, balance sheet and/or operational improvements.

Z Capital's principals have applied this investment philosophy for over a twenty year period, deploying capital of approximately $17 billion in private equity and credit related strategies. Industries in which the principals of Z Capital have invested include consumer products, steel, steel processors, agriculture, consumer food, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, specialty services and automotive.

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