Sixty Hotels announces Miami Beach property

US: Sixty Hotels is to manage the refurbished Continental Oceanfront South Beach Hotel.

The 251-room property will be renamed the Nautilus South Beach, and will open by the end of 2014. It will be the fifth property in the Sixty portfolio, joining properties in New York and Los Angeles.

Sixty Hotels is the new brand founded by the Pomeranc brothers and Stephen Brandman.

The Nautilus, located at 1825 Collins Ave., which was bought by InSite Group and Quadrum for $61 million in 2011, and is undergoing a full renovation.

Sixty Hotels co-founder Jason Pomeranc said: “I think it’s safe to say it’s a gut renovation of our structure and it’s a full South Beach luxury repositioning”, adding that Miami is “the next logical growth city” for Sixty Hotels. It truly is, in and of itself, a global capital and destination.”

The Nautilus South Beach will include 29 suites and two penthouses; a new restaurant, lobby lounge, event space, pool bar and fitness centre are also in store.

The hotel’s decor will feature nautical touches and materials including grey concrete, stones and linen. Design is by Caroline Giraud-Sukornyk of CG Design, and Arquitectonica is heading the architectural work. Morris Lapidus, who also worked on the nearby  Shelborne Hotel, collaborated on the original design.

“For us, it’s nice to be back in Miami,” said Brandman, who managed the InterContinental Miami in 1994, and spoke about the new project at the 2014  Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit in London.

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