Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., together with REIT Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) has announced the opening of Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club. Located in the heart of Miami Beach at 39th Street and Collins Avenue, this luxury hotel, recognized as one of Miami Beach’s original and historic Art Deco properties, has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club now join Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, a diverse portfolio of more than 150 independent hotels around the world that reflect unique vision, design and craft.
“We are excited to welcome our fourth Autograph Collection hotel to Miami, and the fifteenth to Florida with the addition of Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Autograph Collection Hotels. “Through the refined guest offerings, design, and local culinary inspiration found at the hotel, we couldn’t be prouder to welcome Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, which remains true to the brand’s promise of delivering an exactly like nothing else experience.”
New York-based interior design firm Bill Rooney Studio designed the newly-renovated hotel, inspired by the 1940s Italian and French Rivieras with a preserved Art Deco aesthetic. Specializing in luxury hospitality design, Bill Rooney Studio masterfully creates spaces that are inspiring and highly-stylized, while equally welcoming and comfortable.
Oceanfront and city view rooms, including 20 spacious suites, are complemented by radiant white stone floors with Art Deco inspired articulation, flattering ambient lighting and subtle gold and smoky blue accents. Together, these design details create a sanctuary that allow guests to unwind in style. The hotel’s signature Cadillac Suite faces the Atlantic Ocean with an expansive 1,100-square-foot terrace, large enough to host private dinners and cocktail receptions. Accented with a plush outdoor living area, the Cadillac Suite has an outdoor dining area and sunbeds for basking in the Miami sun. A state-of-the-art home theater and 65-inch television enhance the entertainment systems of the hotel’s premier suite.
“We are thrilled to officially debut the newly transformed Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club to the Miami community,” said Neil Shah, Miami-based President and Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Trust. General Manager Karan Kakar also noted, “With an abundance of history, beginning with architect Roy France’s original Art Deco design in 1940, Cadillac offers modern Miami flair with European-inspired sensibilities, while maintaining its authentic and genuine personality established decades ago.”
At the heart of the Cadillac, the lobby has kept its classic signatures with original terrazzo floors, lush greenery and a wraparound mezzanine balcony overlooking the check-in and lounge area. Egan Miami Beach, the hotel’s lifestyle boutique, is located at the hotel entrance. Offering unique gifts for guests and locals alike, Egan Miami Beach is curated by Kate Egan, owner and founder of Egan Day and Egan Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA.
Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club combines the refined, impeccable hospitality of Europe with an elevated local experience that revolves heavily around food, culture and creating connections, adding in the unmistakable, vibrant energy of Miami Beach. A modern, Mediterranean influence can be felt throughout the hotel —from the aesthetics to the ingredients on guests’ plates.
The on-site restaurants and bars Donna Mare Trattoria and Bungalow by the Sea, a seaside-inspired destination just off the Miami Beach boardwalk, are the perfect blend of land and sea. The main pool leads to Bungalow by the Sea, a coastal chic destination for resort guests and locals alike to relax with a wide range of craft cocktails, rosé and European wines, as well as a raw bar and light fare including simply grilled fish and salads. Inside, Cadillac welcomes Donna Mare Trattoria, offering light, locally-sourced traditional fare and seafood, including Neapolitan pizzas from a wood-fire oven, homemade pastas, simply grilled fish and grass-fed meats. The restaurant’s intimate setting evokes the old-world atmosphere of Italy while embracing beautiful Miami Beach. Lobby Bar, the hotel’s intimate bar, focuses on cocktails inspired by the sea, and also serves light bites and rosé flights. The luxury hotel also provides beachside and pool service which includes a dedicated Sun Bum sunscreen bar and a signature shaved ice cart serving complimentary treats daily at two pools —one for adults only and one family pool.
For corporate meetings and social events, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club offers a quintessential Miami Beach backdrop. Several flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces include a high-tech and high-styled boardroom as well as a beautifully-appointed ballroom that fills with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and opens onto an expansive pool deck. Riviera, a flexible-use meeting space, also with bountiful natural light, leads to a grand terrace overlooking the pool. Cadillac pool and beachside gatherings under the palms are destined to become a part of the most sought-after events in Miami’s social scene. The wedding and banquet menus at Cadillac will include an option to offer a Rosé Bar, a first on Miami Beach. The relaxing beachfront setting will put guests at ease while also immersing them in lively Miami Beach culture.
With Cadillac Signature Experiences, tailored Miami specific packages which focus on air, land, and sea, guests have the opportunity to feel like they are truly part of the Miami Beach community. Each of these premium and carefully curated experiences is personally arranged by the Cadillac Concierge team, who specialize in customizing guests’ stays. The hotel also provides a pet friendly program offering a complimentary Waggo dog bed, water, food and treats. For the body and mind, the hotel offers a daily fitness class and has a fitness center equipped with Peloton Bikes. With elevated, tasteful experiences designed to facilitate immersion in art, culture and authentic cuisine, Cadillac provides guests with unparalleled, tailored concierge services, several dining options and more. Cadillac encourages and facilitates genuine connections and unforgettable moments for guests of all ages, across generations, for locals and travelers alike.
“This is Miami Beach done differently,” added Kakar.
ABOUT HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST
Hersha Hospitality Trust (HT) is a self-advised real estate investment trust in the hospitality sector, which owns and operates high quality upscale hotels in urban gateway markets and coastal destinations. The Company’s 49 hotels totaling 7,666 rooms are located in New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and select markets on the West Coast. The Company’s common shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “HT.”
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at over 150 hotels in over 30 countries and territories, among the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection properties are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details. A personal realization of an individual founder’s vision, these hotels are defined by unique design, differentiated guest experiences and their meaningful role in locality. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories.