MIAMI, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, a leading hotel managed by Hersha Hospitality Management, announces completion of an expansive 10 million dollar transformation. Led by the internationally-recognized hospitality design firm, Puccini Group, these transformational enhancements include; all 405 guestrooms, lobby and outdoor pool as well as the entryway of the property.
"We believe that this fresh new look will elevate the guest experience at every touch point of our hotel, far above and beyond the convenience of being the closest hotel to the airport and a number of Miami's most popular attractions," says Dan McDermott, General Manager of the property. "This thoughtful and seamless redesign caters to the needs and necessities that are important to the diverse group of travelers we welcome each day at our hotel and Executive Meeting Center."
The hotel's transformation blends a modern tropical resort-like experience with the signature Sheraton comfort and convenience that guests have come to find synonymous with the brand. Perfectly located at the gateway of Miami, the 405-room hotel is the closest hotel to Miami Airport, which serves as the largest gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean. The hotel has direct pedestrian access to both the airport and the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), which provides direct connections to South Beach and Brickell. This exciting renovation highlights the property's sophisticated design, award-winning service, and world-class amenities setting the stage for a unique and memorable hospitality experience that does not just meet but exceeds expectations for business and leisure travelers, alike.
The arrival experience at the hotel begins with a refreshed entryway and porte corche leading into a chic redesigned lobby. The space is brought to life through the incorporation of striking geometric shapes, colorful aft work and lush greenery. Plush, contemporary lounge seating is sprinkled throughout, partly screened by partial link walls creating a space that can be both social and semi private in nature. A striking overhead lighting feature opens up the space by drawing attention upward and complementing the vertically integrated greenery.
Stepping outside the rear of the lobby into the outdoor pool area, guests will be immersed in a resort-like experience. Adjacent to the Miami River and Melreese Golf Course, the hotel's pool has been transformed into a tropical paradise with indigenous plants, luxurious fabrics and a range of statement seating options. A unique white sandy beach installation allows guests the opportunity to get a taste of the quintessential south Florida beach experience as they swim, sun and dip their toes in the sand with a cocktail in hand. Adjacent to this poolside paradise, guests can dine al fresco on the patio of the Rickenbacker, the hotel's flagship restaurant that serves up a comprehensive menu of creative cocktails and seasonally artisanal cuisine. Additional indoor dining options include MbarK, where vintage chic meets contemporary design and cocktails can be enjoyed over bistro-style fare.
Each spacious guestroom has been transformed into a welcoming oasis through modern, clean, and relaxing design elements. A primarily neutral palette is paired with eclectic furniture pieces and patterns in the form of a custom textile headboard and carefully placed touches of color that add personality and infuse a sense of space that is authentic to Miami. Each room also features updated bathrooms and signature Sheraton sleep experience alongside additional amenities to the likes of; 37" flat-screen TV's, high speed internet, oversized work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and conveniently placed electrical outlets. A number of guestrooms also boast sweeping views of Miami.
These transformational property enhancements also include 17,000 square feet of recently renovated, custom-built event space that can cater to groups of 30 to 300 and is conveniently located on a single floor. As the only International Association of Conference Centers certified hotel in South Florida, meeting planners and business travelers can rest assured in the hands of the hotel's dedicated IACC-trained staff, including an Executive Meeting Center Concierge. Additional perks include a 24-hour Club Lounge, fitness center, preferred rates at the renowned Melreese Golf course and complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle.
About Puccini Group
Puccini Group has been creating inspired concepts, interior designs, and brand identities for the world's leading hospitality brands since Bob Puccini founded the firm in 1996. Puccini Group's client roster includes the Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, InterContinental, Hilton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Starwood, St. Regis, and more. Puccini Group's multi-studio specializations include Concepts, Interior Design, Marketing, Branding, and Operations, which together results in a holistic approach to successful hospitality experiences in projects both within its home state of California, and internationally. The San Francisco-based firm is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. For more information, please visit puccinigroup.com.
HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management, operates nearly 130 hotels across the United States. It provides turnkey hotel management, asset management and receivership for properties with leading 4 brand affiliations through Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. HHM also operates 28 independent hotels ranging from The Rittenhouse Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond property in Philadelphia, to the Larkspur Landing hotels, all-suite extended stay properties in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Its highly experienced team is accustomed to serving as a fiduciary to publicly traded companies, joint ventures, institutional real estate owners and private investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at hhmhospitality.com.
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