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Hyatt to open Florida’s first Andaz hotel in Miami

American hospitality chain Hyatt has announced that it will open Florida’s first Andaz hotel in Miami with the opening of the hotel expected in early 2024.

Hyatt today announced the sale of The Confidante Miami Beach to Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.. With this, the company has also announced that The Confidante Miami Beach will be rebranded as Andaz Miami Beach, which will be the Andaz lifestyle brand’s introduction to Florida. Sunstone plans to invest approximately $60 million to reimagine the property over the next 2 years.

The extensive enhancement project will include a redesigned lobby that will offer a unique ocean view check-in experience, the reinvention of all food and beverage offerings, a refreshed pool and recreation area, the modernization of the hotel’s guestrooms, expansion of the hotel’s suite mix, and an upgrade to the meeting and event spaces. The project is expected to begin next year in phases with an anticipated completion by early 2024.

During renovation, the hotel will continue to be operated by Hyatt. The company says that it will ensure that it minimizes the impact to the guest experience “as much as possible”.

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Pete Sears, Group President – Americas, Hyatt, said:

Hyatt continues to prioritize our lifestyle brands in key leisure destinations like Miami Beach that matter most to our guests, World of Hyatt members and customers. The planned renovation of The Confidante Miami Beach will be truly remarkable, and we are excited to usher in the hotel’s exciting next chapter by introducing the Andaz brand’s inspiring and immersive experiences to Florida.

The location of the hotel inspires travelers to explore the true essence of nearby South Beach and Miami’s art and shopping districts, the world-famous, culturally inspired local cuisine, and the years of history of the city encompasses.

With deep historical roots in Miami Beach, The Confidante Miami Beach is a three-towered property that pays homage to the vibrant feeling of the city in the 1950s. Serving at one time as the tallest modern building in Miami Beach, the hotel originally opened in the 1940s as the 18-floor Lord Tarleton Hotel on Collins Avenue, making headlines and representing a boom for the city’s economy.

The repositioned Andaz Miami Beach will join Hyatt’s existing portfolio of hotels in the city, including two Hyatt Centric hotels in South Beach and Brickell, three Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels near Miami International Airport, and Hyatt Regency Miami, for which Hyatt just announced extensive redevelopment plans. Hyatt will also soon introduce travelers and locals to Thompson South Beach, which recently celebrated a groundbreaking and is slated to open in 2023, and Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center, which is set to open in 2025 as the only convention center hotel on Miami Beach.

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