Key International Announces $15 Million Renovation Plan for Marriott Stanton South Beach.
February 7, 2017
Key International, a prominent real estate investment and development company specializing in hospitality, announced today a $15 million renovation plan for its Marriott Stanton South Beach property. This news follows the completion of initial upgrades – the January 2017 opening of Baja-inspired Mexican eatery Lolos Surf Cantina – and will succeed with a multitude of new amenities and enhancements.
Located at 161 Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth district, the 224-room hotel is a laid-back luxe retreat for the discerning, yet free-spirited traveler who seeks tranquility and ease in the heart of a bustling city. Over the next 12 months, the multi-million-dollar revamp will further enrich the guest experience with two new dining options, improvements to the existing, on-site Starbucks, and the addition of a full-service spa that will elevate the stylish beach hotel to a resort designation.
“We are excited to reveal our renovation plans for Marriott Stanton South Beach,” said Diego Ardid, co-president of Key International. “We carefully curated these unique, new concepts to transform the property into an amenity-rich destination, with various culinary experiences, to be enjoyed by vacationers and locals alike.”
Development of Lolos Surf Cantina initiated in late 2015 with the repurposing of former guest rooms to deliver a beachside dining option that was of great demand. The 2,850-square-foot space was created in collaboration with Chef/Partner Richard Ampudia and Plan Do See, a global hospitality brand based in Japan with multiple holdings in New York, L.A., Chicago and Bali, to reflect the convivial spirit of Mexican hospitality with bold and inventive fare sourced from local purveyors.
Currently underway, the next phase of Key International’s renovation entails the spa and a second, new dining venue in partnership with Plan Do See to be a branded Japanese restaurant. The upgraded Starbucks will also be unveiled during this stage to feature a modernized barista counter, along with added case goods and artwork throughout. All three concepts are set for completion in late 2017
The new, full-service spa will add a heightened level of tranquility to the destination. Operated by NFC – the largest provider of amenity management in the nation – the space will present 1,500 square feet of serenity that overlooks the property’s lush landscaping. The ambiance will harmonize with the hotel’s existing midcentury modern design with the incorporation of natural, earth tones and organic elements. Guests will bask in a full menu of offerings including, indulgent massages, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, hair services and wellness programing.
Key International’s final stage of renovations to Marriott Stanton South Beach will incorporate a complete refurbishment and rebrand of the existing DecoBlue restaurant. Scheduled to open in 2018, the new concept will introduce a flow-through social space that incorporates indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean.
Marriott Stanton South Beach is a leading hotel property within Key International’s robust hospitality portfolio throughout the Southeast U.S. and in Spain. The company owns and manages a diverse collection of hotels, including the world-renowned Nobu Eden Roc Resort Miami Beach and several under the Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Key International also recently purchased a 175-key hotel development site at a prime beachfront address in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as Hampton Inn & Suites by