From Morgans Hotel Group, the groundbreaking innovator that introduced the world to iconic brands such as Delano in Miami Beach, Royalton in New York City and Sanderson in London, comes Mondrian in South Beach. Inspired by its LA namesake - known for cutting-edge design and glamorous nightlife personified by the original Skybar - South Beach is the latest in an exclusive collection of cities that welcomes the Mondrian brand. Mondrian stands as the only hotel on the west side of South Beach, offering solitary sunset, Miami skyline and bay views. It also represents the first time the company offers private residences and condo-hotel ownership.
Setting the famed hotel company apart as a pioneer in the industry, Morgans introduces a complete hi-tech lifestyle to a new generation of travelers. Their revolutionary spin on the traditional hotel gift shop, Semi-Automatic, is an oversized vending machine that redefines necessity by offering a myriad of luxury items at the touch of a fingertip, from a Paul Smith toothbrush to a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Morgans is leveraging several technologies to stay relevant for tech-savvy travelers, including the first hotel to partner with and offer TiVo in the rooms. They also teamed up with the popular trend-tracking UrbanDaddy website to publish city guides called "The List" keeping loyal Morgans clients up to date on cool-hunting finds.
When they lift their gaze from the technology and step into the hotel, conceived by Marcel Wanders, Fast Company's 2008 "Masters of Design," as Sleeping Beauty's castle, Mondrian guests enter a modern fantasy. The fairy tale environment comes complete with winding grand staircase in the lobby and chandelier showerheads in the baths. Wanders inverts traditional design elements to create chic, dramatic living spaces, furnished with original pieces from his design studio. Exteriors offer entry to a magical world, including an oasis of lush gardens with an intimate outdoor pool bar, private cabanas created with curtains of foliage and an adult sandbox.
Also envisioned by Wanders, the hotel features Morgans' world-renowned agua spa. With a mirrored Bisazza-mosaic reception desk that scatters light across the dimly lit room like an oversized disco ball, and a manicure area with throne-like seating overlooking the bay, the spa debuts an exclusive skincare line and several new treatments.
Jeffrey Chodorow also presents the latest Asia de Cuba restaurant, bringing a vibrant, social atmosphere with innovative menus that incorporate the best of Asian and Latin cuisines. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Bryan Flyer, diners indulge in Asia de Cuba's imaginative dishes in portions intended for sharing. The royal communal table, made popular at the first Asia de Cuba at Morgans in New York City, is situated upon a custom carpet and steals the spotlight in this space. Golden bells above the table call out to diners to take their seats and crystal chandeliers set within the bells shower guests with faceted light. Deep cushioned booths line the walls of the room, and the restaurant opens out onto the terrace where patrons can enjoy a cool breeze or escape to one of the private dining gardens and "kissing corners."
Rounding out the complete lifestyle offerings, Morgans unveils its newest hot spot, Sunset Lounge. Conceptualized by nightlife impresario Ben Pundole of Skybar and Bungalow 8 at St Martins Lane, Sunset Lounge offers a nightlife experience with live Latin and Spanish music, a handcrafted specialty cocktail list and sunset views over the downtown Miami skyline. Golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut stools are playfully dotted between ottomans and new antiques, a striking contrast of the imaginative and the forgotten. Gold leaf wallpaper surrounds the stretch patterned sofa that is set upon a staged, dark herringbone floor. Mondrian Marina, manned by Sunset Lounge's world-class staff, is one of only three marinas located on Miami Beach and offers 24 boat slips that hold up to 80-foot yachts and luxurious onsite services.
"We believe Mondrian in South Beach is the most exciting new property the city has seen in decades," said Fred Kleisner, President & CEO of Morgans Hotel Group. "With Marcel Wanders' first hotel design in the US and a move onto West Avenue, we're redefining the destination and offering spectacular views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. Mondrian is so extraordinary and is targeting such a unique customer that it will lead for years as a one-of-a-kind, coveted experience for guests and locals alike."
From developer Keith Menin of Sanctuary Group, Mondrian is located at 1100 West Ave and offers ownership in a waterfront property with private, VIP boat access to Biscayne Bay and breathtaking views of downtown Miami. The property features 335 hotel residences of studios, one-and two-bedroom residences, and four Sky Terrace suites priced from $500,000. With over 80 percent of the property sold, limited ownership opportunities are still available. For sales inquiries, please call the sales center at 305.672.2662.
Rates for Mondrian hotel suites range from $225 to $14,000. For hotel reservations please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com or call 800.606.6090.
About Morgans Hotel Group
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in Miami, Mondrian in Los Angeles, Scottsdale and South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in SoHo, New York; Las Vegas, Nevada; Palm Springs, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dubai, UAE. For more information please visit www.morganshotelgroup.com.