INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s inspired by a seaside locale or injecting a Scandinavian-minimalist design, hotel properties are sprucing up their offerings for today’s modern traveler. Here’s a look at four of them:
As an anchor in Miami Beach’s Washington Ave. district, the historic Clinton Hotel has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation, introducing new guestrooms, a restaurant, pool and beach club.
The four-story boutique hotel is the latest offering from hospitality veterans at Think Hospitality, the owners and operators of The Plymouth Miami Beach, Boulan South Beach, South Beach Hotel (SBH), restaurant Orange Blossom and Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. Clinton Hotel’s renovations combine its classic Art Deco elegance with Key West flair.
“Upon purchasing The Clinton Hotel, we immediately envisioned its future as a four-star property in one of the most sought after locations in Miami Beach. It’s a unique part of South Beach’s illustrious history, and we wanted to utilize as much of that rich history in our renovation,” said Shawn Vardi, COO at Think Hospitality Group. “We restored the lobby to its original layout and were even able to recover the original 1930s Spanish tile, while incorporate modern elements and introducing a new food and beverage outlet.”
River’s Edge Hotel
River’s Edge Hotel unveiled a new identity with fresh, Scandinavian-minimalist design, following a comprehensive guestroom remodel and upgrades to its lobby, fitness center and meeting and event spaces. Situated along a tree-lined bend of the Willamette River in Portland, OR, a short distance from downtown, the 100-room hotel offers access to the city center.
HRI Properties oversaw the renovation and rebranding of River’s Edge Hotel. The interior design, conceived by SERA Architects, a Portland, OR-based sustainable design firm, evokes warm Pacific Northwest hospitality in a minimalist-chic setting. Simple materials and clean lines lend an air of tranquil sophistication to the public spaces and guestrooms, while boldly colored accents and large-scale geometric patterns add a playful edge, according to the company. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the redesigned lobby dons polished, modern decor crafted from natural materials, such as a white marble front desk and light wood panels.
Radisson Downtown-Inter Harbor
The Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown–Inner Harbor is now in the final stages of a multimillion-dollar renovation that began earlier this year.
Representing a significant hospitality presence in the market, the newly renovated 323-room Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown–Inner Harbor and soon-to-open 385-room Crowne Plaza Downtown-Inner Harbor occupy the two towers, which together take up an entire city block.
Crescent Hotels & Resorts has overseen the complete programming, rebranding and product transformation of both hotels.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Four Seasons Resort Nevis is set to embark on a multimillion-dollar enhancement project this year. The multi-phase renovation to the 350-acre property will kick off in April, starting with its 196 guestrooms and suites.
Preserving the architectural and design integrity of the original building exteriors, the room renovations will be have a lighter, cleaner and fresher decor, creating interest and drama through the use of scale, texture, pattern and color, according to the brand.
All guestrooms and suites are expected to be completed by November.
Following the room renovations, the resort will also begin a reimagining of its Great House and lobby areas, as well as its F&B outlets.