Lennox Hotels to open first US property in Miami

US: Argentinian operator Lennox Hotels will open its first US property close to the Miami Beach Convention Center and Lincoln Road.

When it opens this summer, Lennox Hotel Miami Beach will be "an intimate, bold luxury boutique property offering stylish and sophisticated accommodations and an authentic Miami experience".

Located in what was once the Peter Miller Hotel, built in 1936 and at the heart of the area's Historic District, Lennox Hotels has undertaken a complete transformation of the property, retaining its original Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival architectural style exterior.

"We are thrilled to be expanding the Lennox Hotel brand to the U.S. with the opening of Lennox Hotel Miami Beach," said Diego Agnelli, CEO of Lennox Hotels. "Our reasons for choosing this area were as much because of the area's vibrancy and liveliness as it was because of the welcoming spirit of its people and the friendliness they express toward travellers. Our vision for Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is to provide a sophisticated and inviting setting for travellers to live an authentic Miami experience, one that not only provides a place to mingle with the locals but also allows them to feel like locals and enjoy the area, its culture, and vivacity from the lens of a local."

The historic structure was designed by architect Russell Pancoast in 1934. The property has the distinction of being among the 300 Miami Beach buildings that were leased by the US Army for the Air Forces Technical Training Command during World War II. The buildings returned to civilian use in 1943 and remained a military property until 1944. The structure is now part of the Historic District.

The transformation of the hotel's original structure was the work of veteran Miami architect Beilison Gomez. It now features 119 guest rooms with amenities such as a Nespresso Vertuoline, 47-inch LG TVs, a stocked mini-bar and local artisan stacks, in-room safe and complimentary Wi-Fi.

At the centre of the property's four interconnected buildings, a Mediterranean-style courtyard features a swimming pool and poolside bar offering al fresco dining and cocktails.

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