US: The Shelborne on South beach has joined Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts and is undergoing a major renovation.
Described as one of Miami’s quintessential historic properties, the Shelborne reopen over the winter as Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, after having undergone a $150 million redesign.
Originally opened in 1940 and designed by Art Deco architect Igor Polevitsky, the resort was updated in the 1950s by Morris Lapidus. Now its owners, the Galbut family of Miami, have partnered with Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Paul Kanavos of Flag Luxury Group to implement the renovation.
George Scammell, vice president, global design, development planning and construction at Wyndham Worldwide, said: “Everyone involved with this project could not be more excited about the extensive renovation and attention to details going into it. Working with a talented, innovative design team has been integral in creating a distinctive, elegant environment that complements this unique hotel and will exceed our guests’ expectations.”
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos said: “Shelborne’s history is so rich and so beautiful, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to restore this property to its rightful glory. This new space will reflect its authentic old-school glamour and opulence, while incorporating the modern day comforts and conveniences of Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts, melding the best of both eras into one extraordinary destination.”
Shelborne Wyndham Grand will have an onsite fitness centre, spa, nightclub, restaurant and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces.
“Shelborne Wyndham Grand will offer an expertly curated experience infused with art, fashion, design and local culture,” said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotel Group Management. “We are excited to be part of this project, which reflects the excellence and unique experiences for which Wyndham Grand properties are known around the world.”