by Elise Schoening | January 28, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach has reopened its doors after a $90 million, propertywide transformation. The oceanfront hotel in Miami's Art Deco Historic District shut down in 2017 to repair property damage sustained during Hurricane Irma.

The multiyear renovations include a top-to-bottom reimagining of the hotel's 376 guest rooms and suites, pool and spa. A new lobby, additional dining options and enhanced soundproofing have also been added.

Updates to the lobby include the addition of a new Lapidus Bar, which features live music and vintage cocktails. Other dining options on-site are the oceanfront DiLido Beach Club and Fuego y Mar, a new Latin American restaurant that will be overseen by executive chef Anthony LePape.

The wellness-focused Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a range of therapies to promote rest and rejuvenation, as well as a Timeless Capsule designed to condense spa treatments for time-restricted guests. For meeting planners, the hotel features 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including 11 meeting rooms and a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. 

The property redesign, led by firms Meg Sharpe Interiors and HBA, is intended to honor the hotel's history and blend in modern touches inspired by the city's natural surroundings.

"Given the tremendous thought that has gone into this $90 million renaissance, I'm confident that leisure travelers, business travelers and groups alike will find our 'big reveal' well worth the wait," said Sase Gjorsovski, general manager of the property.