MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (December 02, 2014) – Miami’s iconic landmark property, Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, is pleased to announce its receipt of one of the most prestigious distinctions in the hospitality industry, AAA's Four-Diamond Award, which recognizes high-quality hotels with upscale amenities, distinguished design and exceptional service.
The designation comes just months after the hotel’s reopening in September 2014 following a comprehensive $90 million restoration and renovation.
“We are honored to receive AAA’s Four-Diamond Rating just months after our restoration and reopening," said Nils Stolzlechner, general manager, Shelborne Wyndham Grand. "It is a true testament to our team’s commitment to reviving the hotel’s legacy through elegant design, refined service and thoughtfully curated experiences for guests at this historic South Beach destination.”
In a letter confirming that Shelborne Wyndham Grand has been selected to receive the award, Michael Petrone, AAA's Director of Tourism Information Development, stated, “This achievement ranks the Shelborne Wyndham Grand as a premier establishment esteemed by our professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 54 million AAA/CAA members. Only five percent of the more than 29,000 properties Approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction!”
Shelborne Wyndham Grand brings an exciting portfolio of culturally infused leisure and entertainment experiences to South Beach, many fostered through exclusive brand partnerships. The property features Morimoto South Beach, the cool, contemporary Miami flagship restaurant from award-winning chef Masaharu Morimoto, which incorporates comprehensive and expertly curated food and beverage programs, including room service and catering, designed by Morimoto himself.
Additionally, the hotel’s 1940s-inspired lobby has been restored as the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge featuring an original artistic cocktail program from celebrated apotheker Albert Trummer.
Blue Harmony® Spa is Shelborne Wyndham Grand’s beauty and wellness destination, elevating South Beach’s spa scene with offerings unique to its leisure-driven locale. It boasts signature specialty treatments from luxury spa brand NATURA BISSE® as well as select services incorporating the anti-aging skincare line HEVIAMD SKIN SCIENCE® from esteemed Miami dermatologist Dr. Oscar Hevia.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand features more than 15,000 square-feet of expansive event areas that include several meeting rooms, an executive boardroom, breakout rooms, a grand ballroom and extensive indoor and outdoor flexible space. The hotel is equipped to expertly cater to a wide array of celebrations, galas, corporate functions and intimate gatherings. Every meeting and event features a delicious array of culinary selections created by Chef Morimoto.
Located oceanfront in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District, Shelborne Wyndham Grand is situated in one of the most desirable areas of Miami Beach and within walking distance to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. The elegant pool and lounge area, which features inviting cabanas, leads right up to the boardwalk and a long stretch of white-sand beach. In honoring its heritage and reviving its history with a refined, contemporary appeal, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand team has primed the property to be an incomparable South Beach destination.
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About Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
Strategically located in the heart of South Beach, an international playground and home to some of the world’s most sought after real estate, the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach has reinvented its classic past and was reborn in September 2014. An iconic Miami landmark, Shelborne Wyndham Grand has been transformed into South Beach’s newest lifestyle property, presenting exceptionally chic design, the most luxurious comforts and expertly curated experiences all in one glamorous, culturally infused destination. Inspired by the fashion, music, art and flavors of South Beach, Shelborne Wyndham Grand’s sensational array of distinctive offerings have been crafted for the most discerning clientele. The 200-room property, situated just steps away from the beach, boasts an exclusive portfolio of leisure and entertainment options, including Iron Chef Morimoto’s Miami flagship restaurant, Morimoto South Beach.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 180 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
About Wyndham Grand Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. For more information, visit www.wyndhamgrand.com.
About Flag Luxury Group
The Flag Group of Companies, a preeminent hotel and real estate company that was headquartered in New York City, was originally founded in 1946. Now, known as Flag Luxury, owned and operated by Paul Kanavos and Dayssi Olarte De Kanavos, the company is committed to developing and owning premium brand world class hotels, luxury residences, retail centers and laud based entertainment complexes. Through strategic partnerships, innovative financial engineering and unparalleled site selection, Flag Luxury has earned a reputation as one of the leading developers in the hospitality industry. In addition to its newest project, The Shelborne Hotel in South Beach, Flag Luxury’s most recent developments include: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach; The Ritz-Carlton, Golf Club and Spa Jupiter; The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove; The Ritz-Carlton, Retail Center at One Lincoln Road, South Beach; Harmon Retail Center, featuring an 18,000 square foot LED sign on Las Vegas Boulevard; Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando; and I-Drive Live Orlando – a land based entertainment complex that will include the Orlando Eye Observation Wheel, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Center Aquarium and 200,000 square feet of additional retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, opening in 2015.