Hyatt to debut Andaz brand in Florida

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has revealed that the Andaz brand is expected to make its debut in Florida in the fourth quarter with the opening of the Andaz Miami Beach following the renovation and rebrand of The Confidante Miami Beach.

The new hotel, which is owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., will feature a barrier-free, redesigned lobby, two reconceptualized pools and an outdoor recreation experience, as well as three dining experiences with the hotel’s new culinary provider, José Andrés Group.

The oceanfront property will temporarily suspend operations starting March 25 through the conclusion of the renovation.

“We are thrilled to unveil this new chapter for Hyatt as our hotel becomes the Andaz Miami Beach, blending the essence of Miami Beach with the allure of imaginative travel to stimulate guests’ curiosity and self-expression,” said Amy Johnson, GM, Andaz Miami Beach. “This exciting journey brings the luxury lifestyle Andaz brand to Florida along with exciting collaborations like José Andrés Group. We look forward to welcoming back our guests and local community to a completely new and bold hotel, embodying the distinctly native experience and expressive nature of the Andaz brand, while still capturing the essence of Miami Beach.”

This first Andaz hotel in Florida will increase Hyatt’s brand footprint to 29 global properties, with more in the pipeline.

With three towers overlooking the beach, the hotel will offer the first-of-its-kind ocean view check-in experience in Miami Beach, according to Hyatt, as well as an outdoor restaurant terrace and a second-level outdoor Andaz Lounge. The property will have 25,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event experience space from ballrooms with ocean views to a pool equipped with technology that converts the space to a hard surface for gatherings and activations within minutes.