MIAMI, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Room Mate Hotels, a premier collection of 15 boutique hotels that bring affordable and stylish luxury to discerning travelers, officially re-opened Waldorf today, boasting an exquisite renovation to its vibrant interior as well as all 44 uniquely-appointed guest suites. Located in the heart of Miami and just steps from the beach, the renewal of the WaldorfTOWERS was completed by Ignacio Garcia Vinuesa, an acclaimed Spanish decorator who captured the heritage of the Room Mate brand through contemporary furnishings while also merging colorful textiles to offer guests a chic and sexy Miami feel.
"The grand re-opening of Waldorf will provide travelers with a boutique hotel experience equipped with stylish rooms, posh common areas and sophisticated décor at a reasonable price so they can enjoy South Beach's most popular restaurants, shopping, cultural and entertainment attractions," said Enrique (Kike) Sarasola, president and CEO of Room Mate Hotels. "As with all our Room Mate Hotels across the world, we wanted Waldorf to offer visitors a 'home away from home' feeling while they explore one of the country's most popular vacation destinations."
The Waldorf is scheduled to be the first LEED Certified hotel in Miami Beach. An internationally- recognized green building certification system, LEED verifies that Waldorf was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
While each Room Mate Hotel property is created with its own persona, Waldorf is characterized as athletic, charismatic and spontaneous. The property offers a dynamic, young approach to travel and incorporates elements of beauty, sophistication and culture in every facet of the hotel. Offering a welcoming environment to each of its guests, the mission of Waldorf is to provide a comfortable bed, a warm shower and personalized service to every visitor.
Prime Time Restaurant & Bar featuring contemporary American cuisine is conveniently located off the lobby of the hotel. Guests can take advantage of the restaurant and make reservations to dine-in or order room service. Each Deluxe Room, available at an average of $249 per night, features a luxury-hotel class bed and linens; a private, spa-like bath; and a host of modern-day amenities to offer a welcoming stay.
About Room Mate Hotels
Room Mate Hotels (www.room-matehotels.com), headquartered in Spain and with a growing portfolio of U.S.-based properties in New York and Miami, is a premier collection of 15 boutique hotels that bring affordable and stylish luxury to discerning travelers. Founded in June 2001, under the philosophy that the best way to travel is by visiting friends in each city—friends who share our lifestyle and transmit their knowledge and experience of the city—each property is created with its own persona, named after a unique individual who loves to explore and relish in the excitement and trends of today's most cosmopolitan cities.
With nearly 1,000 rooms available globally, Room Mate Hotels takes on the role of host and its guests as "roommates" (hence the name). The hotels are conceived as "homes" that open their doors to the travellers who come to the city in search of comfort, warmth and the hospitable spirit that Room Mate's professional team offers its visitors.
With hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Oviedo, Granada, Salamanca, New York, Miami, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Room Mate offers unique designs, a privileged location always in the very heart of the city, breakfast until 12p.m. and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
SOURCE Room Mate Hotels