Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
ADD Inc Miami and its principal architect and designer Jonathan Cardello continue to place their irrevocable stamp on Miami Beachs Collins Avenue with the completion of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, slated to open on December 4.
The award-winning ADD Inc Miami also spearheaded the restoration of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotels sister property, Shelborne South Beach, located just north of the famous thoroughfare.
Originally two separate hotels, The Gale and Regent Hotel were built for the same owner in 1941 by L. Murray Dixon, one of the principal architects of Tropical Art Deco style. Although not identical, both hotels evoked the Streamline Modern Style, a late adaptation of Art Deco design. The hotels were connected and developed by prominent Miami-based hospitality group, Menin Hotels.
The opening of Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel follows a $ 35 million restoration that gutted and rebuilt the original structure of the two adjoining properties, returning it to its original name and magnificence with added influences from the Italian Riviera.
The hotel features 87 guest rooms, three restaurants and lounges, as well as a 5,000 square-foot rooftop terrace with infinity pool and was able to preserve the original terrazzo flooring and reclaimed limestone of the first buildings.
We wanted to pay homage to the original architectural spirit and design of the two structures, making sure to preserve their integrity, while enhancing it with a sophisticated Italian flair, stated Jonathan Cardello, Principal-Director, ADD Inc Miami. The result is a quiet luxury that permeates throughout with furnishings, colors, textures and accents inspired by the hotels rich history, Italian-influences, and its location across the Atlantic Ocean.
The hotels exterior was meticulously recreated, down to every last detail, from its keystone entry fa